Mason bowling clinic held to inspire improvement

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Photo by Rashika Jaipuriar Three strikes isn’t an out in the world of bowling. Every Monday from noon to 2 p.m., Mason Bowl holds a clinic taught by Joe Riestenberg, the Mason bowling team’s head coach. 35 kids attended the clinic last year, with this year being only the second. “The teaching part of [today is […]

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Comet Skippers host jump rope camp

Eric Miller | Staff Writer As if flying through the air head-over-heels wasn’t difficult enough, Mason’s Comet Skippers throw in a jump rope to the equation. This past week, the Comet Skippers devoted their time to teaching aspiring Skippers the sport of jump rope. Kids from grade one through 12 were at the Skippers’ fifth annual day camp. The four day […]

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Greg Richards basketball camp finishes second successful week

The Greg Richards basketball camp just finished its second week, spent with the seventh, eighth, and ninth graders. See more on the camp here. See awards below: 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 3-on-3 Chase Popplewell Ethan Howard Noah Pedelty Gabe Brumley Jake Kandell Khalis Hicks Charlie Wade Tyler Baarendese Dylan Gregory 1-on-1 Michael Vaicarcel Chase Harding Chris Simmons 5-on-5 […]

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Greg Richards basketball camp held at MHS

Kylie McCalmont | Staff Writer Photo contributed. As the school year came to an end, the Mason boys high school basketball team took to the gym to train Mason’s young athletes into basketball superstars and possibly future NBA players. Boys going into third through sixth grade gathered at the Greg Richards Boys Basketball Camp from June 9 through June 13 where the […]

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Retired FBI Mason alumnus visits and speaks to students

Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer Fidelity. Bravery. Integrity. These three words symbolize everything Mason alumnus Richard Schwein learned from the 40 years he served as an FBI agent. A Mason graduate of 1955, Schwein said he first began his work for the FBI when he was scouted after he was forced out of college due to expenses. “I had to […]

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Students embrace coexisting through creation of interfaith group

Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Photo by Abbey Marshall Coexist (verb): to exist in a mutual tolerance despite different ideologies or interests. On Thursday, May 22, a group of students with varying religious beliefs gathered together to demonstrate this idea of “coexisting”. The first interfaith group meeting took place: a discussion lead to inform and educate others about the various […]

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Student Government class officer candidates

Sophomore, junior, and senior class officer elections are currently being held on Naviance. See below to learn a little more about the candidates before casting your votes. SENIOR CLASS OFFICER CANDIDATES Connor McCormick GD2GB Hi, my name is Connor McCormick, and I am running to be your Senior Class President for the class of 2015. I have been an active part […]

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Blaze Pizza opens in Mason

Lindsay McCalmont | Staff Writer Photo by Lindsay McCalmont A new pizza place has ignited a flame in Mason. Blaze Pizza, which opened on May 9th, brings a whole new twist to the pizza making business. It’s a “make your own” pizza place where customers can watch as their pizza moves down the assembly line, according to sophomore employee Michael […]

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Splitting the winnings

Ohio schools reap funds from casinos Rashika Jaipuriar | Staff Writer Photo by Pritam Jaipuriar Mason City Schools is getting a piece of the jackpot. Gambling and casinos now indirectly provide some of the latest funds for Ohio’s school districts. “We are not in a position to support school events, PTO fundraisers, youth sports teams or any program where children […]

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Hidden gems

Madison Krell | Photo Editor Mason High School is known for its large size. So it’s no wonder that most students have never been to some of the high school’s “hidden treasures”, and that some don’t even know where they can be found. The Chronicle explored five of “Mason’s mysteries” — do you know where they are hidden? The Radio Room The […]

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Computer freeze

Booked lab space forces classes to resort to alternatives Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Photo by Madison Krell MHS is experiencing technical difficulties. Due to PARCC testing and Media Center renovations, students vying for time in the labs are facing issues. According to MHS Media Specialist Virginia Robinson, renovations prevented walk-in students from using computers in the Media Center for a […]

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Access denied

Social media limitation sparks debate over restriction inconvenience Monica Brucher | Staff Writer Photo by Madison Krell Blocked out. Administration blocked several streaming sites from the school’s wifi at the beginning of the year, but there’s still discussion about it as the year comes to a close. Assistant Principal William Rice said there’s no need for students to still be […]

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Tech talk

iPads incorporated in support education classrooms to enhance communication Katie Rojas | Staff Writer Photo by Madison Krell Communication is key. For some Mason High School students with special needs, communication is difficult, but thanks to affordable and accessible devices like the iPad, the ability to know the wants and needs of a student who is otherwise unable to communicate […]

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Job insecurity

Summer workplace harassment becoming prevalent among teens Fernanda Hurtado | Staff Writer Photo art by Gabrielle Stichweh Summer jobs expose teenagers to the real world — and real world problems, like sexual harassment. According to attorney Douglas Linn, sexual harassment is illegal and happens to teenagers in numbers as common or even more common as adults in the workplace. “It […]

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