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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Fall Arts Festival showcases local artwork

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer A portrait of local artists, musicians, food vendors, and community volunteers was displayed this Saturday at Cottell Park for the annual Fall Arts Festival put on by The Arts Alliance. The festival was held on September 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and featured over 70 local and regional artists vending their work. According to festival […]

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Central perk

New ‘Comet Coffee’ shop set to spruce up Learning Commons Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer Photo by Photo Editor Madison Krell There’s more than minds brewing in the Learning Commons. A coffee shop is being implemented into Mason High School’s newly-converted space, according to the project’s co-founder, senior Emily Trinh. “Some of my fellow seniors (and I) pitched the idea […]

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Signed, not sealed

MCS contract reopener settled, concerns continue Rashika Jaipuriar | Associate Editor Photo contributed by Karrie Strickland Mason City Schools employees didn’t get much of a vacation this summer. The teachers and Board of Education went through a lot of pressure to finally settle a one-year reopener in teacher contracts. According to Mason Education Association Vice President Maria Mueller, the disagreements […]

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Time out

Despite new attendance standards early release to continue Eric Miller | Staff Writer Pictured: Junior Aminah Baig Photo by Photo Editor Madison Krell Crisis averted. Semesters and graduation requirements can’t kill early release and late arrival. Early release and late arrival students had a curveball thrown at them in the spring of 2014, as the Ohio Department of Education announced […]

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