Music that matters

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Hallways ring with sound during ‘Music Monday’s in November Katie Hermann | Staff Writer MBC News Reporter Kendall Heydt discusses the new Monday tradition, ‘Music Mondays’, with Kindness Council adviser Jerry Schrock. Monday’s just got a little easier for students dragging themselves into school at the crack of dawn. In an act of true kindness to help the sleep-deprived and […]

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Fast fingers

Students race to write 50,000 word novels Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer Photo art by Layout and Design Editor Gabrielle Sticweh It’s a race against the calendar. Hours of sleep are disregarded for writers during the month of November as National Novel Writing Month takes control. More commonly referred to as NaNoWriMo, participants are challenged to write a 50,000 word […]

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Half-hearted devotion

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Resumes padded with extracurriculars and lack of passion  Katie Hibner | Staff Writer  Photo and photo art by Katie Hibner, Layout and Design Editor Gabrielle Stichweh, and Managing Editor Sheila Raghavendran Ten percent of the time, a member’s pas­sion for the National Honor Society is paper-thin. According to NHS advisor Barb Shuba, that portion of students only participate in NHS […]

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Marching band crowned sixth in nation

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Erin Brush | Sports Editor The marching band performed its show at Band of America’s Grand Nationals competition and stole sixth place in the nation. Everyone loves an underdog. The Mason marching band’s sixth place finish at Bands of America’s Grand Nationals competition came as quite a shock to many band members, according to junior flutist Evie Dempsey. After placing […]

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Students set sail with cardboard boat regatta

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Katie Rojas | Staff Writer Sharks, Toy Story, Noah’s Ark, Mario, Mickey’s Steamboat, Santa. These are just a few of the themes of the 48 boats that were included in Sunday’s AP Physics Boat Race project. AP Physics teacher DeeDee Messer said that the project, which is in its third year, was changed from during each bell to during the […]

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Girls’ water polo makes a splash in history

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Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer MBC News Reporter Breanne Gibb witnesses the girls water polo team take home the state title for the very first time. For four years, Maddie Franzoni has had chlorine pulsing through her bloodstream, fueling the need for a state championship. On October 26, with both saltwater and freshwater tears of joy streaming down their faces, […]

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Winners in the waters

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Madison Krell | Staff Writer The boys’ water polo team competes at the state championship. There is a first time for everything. For the Mason Comet boys’ and girls’ water polo teams that first time was this year as both teams advanced to the Ohio state water polo championships. According to junior Abbie Etherington, the outcome of the season was […]

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Comets get tackled by Fairfield 31-21

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The Chronicle Staff Reports Friday night was the tale of two teams headed in opposite directions as the Fairfield Indians held off the Mason Comets 31-21 to improve their record to 8-1 while dropping the Comets to 3-6 on the season.  The Indians, who appear to be on their way to a playoff berth, sit just one game back of first place […]

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Modern transportation


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Scooter gang unites to traverse distance between pool lot and high school Madison Krell | Staff Writer   Photo by Madison Krell. You’ll have to forgive junior Ellie Tomassoni because she’s got to scoot. Tomassoni and a group of her friends have a found a good use for those old scooters they used to ride around their neighborhoods when they […]

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The show goes on

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Drama season kicks off tonight with performance “Inspecting Carol” Fernanda Hurtado | Staff Writer Photo by Fernanda Hurtado. Art imitates life. While Mason High School drama director Allen Young insists there are no political connections with tonight’s opening of the fall performance of “Inspecting Carol,” it’s hard not to draw some political connections to the play. After public outcry last […]

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Purple pride

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MHS students dress in support of GLAAD Katie Hibner | Staff Writer Photo by Katie Hibner. Eliminating Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender bullying can be as simple as going purple. On October 17th, millions across the country wore the pride color to join Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in a protest against gay abuse. Although GLAAD only encouraged Americans […]

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Driving solo

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Teenagers will drive alone if pending Ohio house bill 204 passes Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer  Photo by Abbey Marshall. Carpooling is teenage ritual. However, a newly proposed bill in the state of Ohio could be problematic for teenage drivers and their carpools. Republican Rick Perales’ House Bill 204 is aimed to protect 16 and 17-year-old drivers living in Ohio […]

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NHS knocks out cancer

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MBC News Reporter Hannah Maxwell reports on NHS’ breaking of the world record for longest game of knockout and supports freshman Aidan Glass. Moments from NHS’ knockout cancer event. Click here to view a video of the event created by seventh grader Wesley Atkinson.

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NHS knocks out world record and supports freshman Aidan Glass

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Monica Brucher | Staff Writer On its mission to support freshman Aidan Glass in his battle with brain cancer, National Honor Society’s fundraising event broke the Guinness world record for the largest game of knockout. Senior NHS Vice Presdient Amulya Joseph said President Katie Rojas’ proposal to break a world record came a long way. “At the time we were […]

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Girls’ cross country triumphs district championships

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Kelly Noriega | Staff Writer Despite the rainy weather this Saturday morning the girls’ cross country team prevailed and left their competitors in the dust as they came in number one overall with a total time of 1:35:16.77. Leah Ford led the team and got her personal record of the season this morning, 18:30.52, also coming in third overall. Bad […]

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