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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Destination Imagination team places first at state, heading to global competition

Monica Brucher | Staff Writer The Destination Imagination Team after their performance at the regional competition this year Photo contributed by Sam Hodge This is anything but the final destination. Destination Imagination, that is. Junior Sam Hodge believes DI still has some stops to make. “This year at globals, we really want to place again like last year,” Hodge said. The […]

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Holocaust survivor visits MHS and speaks to freshmen

Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Photo by Abbey Marshall Hate and prejudice are with us today. These words were spoken by Holocaust survivor Werner Coppel, who is more familiar with hatred and prejudice than most people can fathom. Coppel spoke to a group of Honors World History students on Tuesday, April 29, to share his trials and tribulations of being […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: After Prom 2014

Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Juniors and seniors were invited to attend After Prom from 1-4am following Prom on Saturday, April 26. amarshall.chronicle@gmail.com Click on an image below to enlarge and view in slideshow mode…

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Comet broadcasters shine at Golden Lion Film Festival

Student broadcasters involved in Mason Broadcasting Crew (MBC) were recognized for their work at The Golden Lion Film Festival held at Ursuline High School on April 5. Photo from www.goldenlionfilmfestival.com Mountain Lion Award Alternative Film Senior Gabe Dubois, Early Spring bass fishing Senior Fernanda Hurtado, Fencing Highlight Video White Lion Award Informational and Educational Video Seniors Gabe Dubois/Javert Valenzula-Barrios, Mason High […]

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McBreakfast

Health impact questioned as fast food breakfast rises in popularity Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Photo by Madison Krell   It’s out with eggs and toast, in with the Egg McMuffin. Increasingly, fast food chains are integrating breakfast into their menus. Companies are battling: White Castle recently previewed its new Belgian waffle sandwiches, Taco Bell revealed its Waffle Taco and A.M. Crunchwrap, and McDonald’s is serving free coffee […]

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Driving digital

Driver Education courses now available online Monica Brucher | Staff Writer Photo art by Gabrielle Stichweh Students can now click their way to get behind the wheel. The Ohio Department of Public Safety recently approved online driver education classes, but Paul Tlominski from Jack’s Driving School said there are many risks that come with it. “I know there will be some mothers who [take] it for their students,” […]

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Test transformation

New SAT replaces vocabulary with incorporation of science material Katie Hibner | Staff Writer Photo by Katie Hibner Current SAT vocabulary books are getting torched. The College Board will “abrogate” obscure terms from the college entry exam in spring 2016. This news came too late for freshman Shirley Yang, who said she has studied SAT vocabulary since she was in fourth grade. “[The College Board] has lowered […]

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Addition by subtraction

Kist-Kline introduces plan for building renovations and closure Fernanda Hurtado | Staff Writer Photo by Fernanda Hurtado Mason City School buildings are getting a $25 million makeover encompassing renovations in already existing buildings and reducing its footprint by closing down Western Row Elementary. On April 2 Mason schools officials held a public meeting to gather opinions about what should be done with $25 million in […]

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Shrieking sensation

KI prepares for the opening of world’s longest inverted rollercoaster Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Don Helbig Roller coaster fanatics will scream for joy on April 18. The wait for Kings Island’s newest ride, Banshee, has nearly come to an end. The debut of the world’s longest inverted coaster will occur on KI’s Opening Day. All park guests are guaranteed to be […]

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Math team competes in state competition

Katie Hibner | Staff Writer The numbers just didn’t add up for the Mason High School math team. The results of the Ohio High School Mathematics Invitational Olympiad were released this week, and although sophomore James Zhu placed eighth, advisor Colleen Everett said the team as a whole failed to meet expectations. “This year we didn’t do as well as […]

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National Honor Society holds Prom Fashion Show

Katie Hibner | Staff Writer It was beauty in the front, chaos in the back. According to senior and emcee Nick Martin, the National Honor Society prom fashion show succeeded despite mayhem behind the scenes. “The transitions [between walks] weren’t smooth,” Martin said. “The senior girls had to change their dresses really quickly and I had to stall [by saying] […]

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