Rosy reward

Marching band places fifth in nation, earns Rose Bowl Parade invitation Gina Deaton | Online Editor Photo contributed by masonbands.com It isn’t always easy working with 300 of your closest friends. William Mason High School’s marching band put the icing on the cake this season with a fifth place finish at Grand Nationals, the highest ranking they have ever received, […]

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Home for the holidays

Comet alum’s composition to be featured at concert Morgan Teska | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Tracey Carson The Honors Concert Choir just received a new gift for the holidays. 2011 Mason High School graduate Tara Traxler won a national composition for emerging composers during her senior year of high school and never looked back. This summer, the Oral Roberts […]

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Ebola epidemic

Local hospital evaluates reality of Ebola scare, takes precautions Gina Deaton | Online Editor Photo by Gina Deaton The Walking Dead: Season 6, The Ebola Epidemic. Ebola hemorrhagic fever, commonly referred to as just Ebola, has been spreading fear across America much faster than the epidemic itself. The seriousness of the virus, although incredibly rare, has prompted Cincinnati hospitals including […]

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Click of a camera

New camera calculator app solves math problems Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer Photo by Photo Editor Madison Krell PhotoMath, a free camera calculator application, might be the solution to students’ problems–mathematically, at least. After being launched on October 20, PhotoMath quickly made its way to the top of the App Store. Designed as an educational tool, the app has the […]

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Never forget

Homeroom class raising funds to build MHS war veterans’ memorial Madison Krell | Staff Writer MBC News Reporter Yash Padhye reports on the Vietman War memorial. Social studies teacher Jerry Schrock and his homeroom are standing up to salute fallen soldiers. Jerry Schrock and his homeroom have already made their mark by starting the kindness campaign back in 2013. This […]

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Little teacher, big impact

Substitute teacher leaves permanent mark on MHS  Rashika Jaipuriar | Associate Editor Photo from The Chronicle archives Student teacher and long-term substitute Jamie Button, known for his outgoing personality and love of teaching, passed away on October 23 at the age of 26. According to Honors World History teacher Ken Whitney, although Button was identified by his stature in the hallways, it […]

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Lending a hand

Mason family pays it forward by building prosthetic hands Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Pictured: Justin Palmer Photo contributed by Renee Palmer Raising a hand in class, giving a high five and lifting a cup have always been simple tasks. But when the Palmer family realized that these motions are not so easy for everyone, they became determined to make a […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Marching band performance

Erin McElhenny | Staff Writer The Mason High School marching band performed at the Mid-States Band Association (MSBA) Championships on November 8 in their home stadium. They placed first in every category but one, and will compete at Grand Nationals in Indiana next weekend. Click on an image below to enlarge and view in slideshow mode…

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A-Mason Race by NHS raises awareness for PANDAS

Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer The Wise family takes a picture with one of their clues that has information about PANDAS. Photo contributed. For seniors Leah Hall and Sam Hodge, November 1 was nothing short but A-Mason. The first ever “A-Mason Race” scavenger hunt was held this past Saturday citywide. Over 35 teams were given two hours to complete a […]

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SIBS raise outstanding amount of money in annual food drive

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Mr. Reid and Mr. Kreager pose with their newly dyed pink hair. Photo by Juliana Discher Mason students served up a heaping portion of help through the SIBS club’s annual food drive held from October 20 through October 24. According to SIBS advisor Jeff Schlaeger, the amount of money raised this year is phenomenal compared […]

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‘Miracle Worker’ brought to the spotlight

Erin Brush | Managing Editor The drama club is working miracles. Last Saturday was opening night for this year’s fall play, “The Miracle Worker”, which follows the life of Helen Keller, a blind and deaf little girl. According to lead actress Jessica Cooper, who plays Helen, the story closely follows Helen’s life. “The show is about Helen Keller and her […]

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Girl power

Grant allows senior to share her love of science Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer Photo by Madison Krell Women are decoding the digital age. Senior Myra Gupta, one of Mason High School’s four recipients of the Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), has received a grant to spread her love of computer […]

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Classic cafe

Eclectic restaurant attracts younger crowd Matthew Marvar | Staff Writer Photo by Matthew Marvar Troy’s Cafe is attracting a new type of crowd. According to co-founder Troy Meyers, it’s a small, upscale cross between Panera Bread and BRAVO! Cucina Italiana. His goal is to create a welcoming environment for everyone, even high school students, with emphasis on taste, ambiance, and […]

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Hispanic Heritage Festival hosted by Spanish National Honor Society

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Mason High School was blazing with Hispanic heritage and culture on Tuesday afternoon. The Spanish National Honor Society hosted its fourth annual Spanish Heritage Festival. More than 525 students gathered to an afternoon filled with dancing, singing, face painting, and an unbelievable spread of Hispanic food. A professional merengue and salsa dance instructor swept the dance floor. […]

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