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Administration shuts down Powder Puff game Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer The annual Powder Puff football game between junior and senior girls was called off this year due to safety concerns and issues with disrespect. According to Powder Puff advisor Sheila Nimer, the participating students were not following the rules in place while preparing for the game, making the situation […]

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Mock Crash serves as powerful reminder for upperclassmen

Gina Deaton | Online Editor Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Click to see clips from Mock Crash. Video by MBC News Reporter Julia Hollon    Stop and think. These are the words that 1,700 juniors and seniors took away from the mock crash demonstration on April 17. The crash involved two cars damaged in advance to give the appearance of […]

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Presidential honor

Senior presents science project at White House Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Photo contributed by Bluyé Demessie While most Mason High School students were sitting in class on Monday, March 23, senior Bluyé Demessie shook the president’s hand. Demessie showcased his science fair project at the fifth White House Science Fair, an event hosted by President Barack Obama. Other attendees included […]

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Driven for a cure

Dragonfly and Driven Foundations partner for charity basketball game Eric Miller | Staff Writer Mason hosts countless athletic contests each year but on April 11 for the Driven Community Basketball Game, it wasn’t about if you won or lost; it was about bringing people together to rally around a great cause. The Driven Foundation is a Columbus based non-profit founded […]

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The sound of silence

Gay-Straight Alliance commits to day of silence against LGBT bullying Emily Culberson | Staff Writer Participants of the Day Of Silence will carry this card on April 17. Members of the Gay Straight Alliance Club want to end the silence with their silence. On April 17, members of GSA are taking an oath of silence to raise awareness of the prevalent […]

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Theatrical tribute

Mason Community Players perform original musical for bicentennial Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer Watch a segment of the performance. Video by Lauren Lysko.  William Mason may have died in 1830, but he recently came to life on stage. The Mason Community Players performed an original musical titled “Imagine! Mason” April 9-12 at Mason Middle School. The play was a chronicle […]

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Honors ensembles harmonize in first combined concert

Sonia Rayka| Staff Writer To choral director Elaine Santos, the combined Beethoven concert was nothing less than an ode to joy. On March 23, the music department joined forces to perform the Fourth Movement from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the first time all three Honors ensembles have performed together. According to Santos, it was initially a challenge for the choir because […]

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Upperclassmen pose in NHS Prom Fashion Show

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Watch a slideshow of the fashion show.National Honor Society hosted the annual Prom Fashion Show on Thursday, March 26 which raised money for students who cannot afford prom themselves. With sponsors of Kostovos, Aveda, Francesca’s, and Presidents Tuxedo, NHS raised over $1,600 for the cause. anichols.chronicle@gmail.com

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High-performing Mathletes headed to state

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer The path is bright and the road is clear for the Math Team, as they head to state this Saturday, March 28. After the mathletes won first place out of 67 teams at the 2015 Ohio High School Mathematics Invitational Olympia competition, 11 of these MHS students make their way to the state competition at […]

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Freshmen week unites underclassmen

Isabel Marotta | MBC News Reporter Be your best self. During OGT week, freshmen at Mason High School participate in activities encouraging students to be their best selves. Through games, speakers, homerooms, and assemblies, this week was an opportunity for freshmen to grow and discover who they are. Jeff Schlaeger, Sib Advisor, set up many activities for each morning of […]

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day gears girls toward science

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Watch a video montage of the day’s events.Women only make up 13.4 percent of the engineering workplace, according to the American Society for Engineering Education. By holding “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” at Mason High School since 2009, event leaders hope to demolish this gender gap. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day was held […]

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Call to council

MHS aide Jim Fox appointed to Mason city council Sheila Raghavendran | Editor-in-Chief Working in public service for 37 years, Mason High School aide Jim Fox knows what it’s like being at the forefront of running the city of Mason. And this year, he is reprising his role as councilman, filling Tom Grossmann’s spot, who was recently elected Warren County […]

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Contracts and compromises

Mason Education Association and School Board reach agreement over contracts after turbulent summer relationship Abbey Marshall | Staff Writer After months of negotiation, the Mason City Schools Board of Education and the Mason Education Association came to a compromise regarding teacher contracts. At the school board meeting on February 10, the Board announced a two percent teacher raise on a […]

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Doctor’s discovery

Sauer’s math research published in professional journal Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Photo by Photo Editor Madison Krell Like Pythagoras and Euclid, Dr. Johnothon Sauer too has left his footprints in mathematics. Honors pre-calculus and algebra teacher Dr. Sauer has evolved the field of abstract algebra, an advanced level of algebra that focuses on the format of system using letters […]

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Test stress

Students opt-out of PARCC testing Jessica Sommerville | Staff Writer Count 326 students out. As of March 2, these students chose not to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test—an endeavor supported by Action for Mason Education co-head Kenna O’Sullivan. “Ideally I would love to see all students opt-out,” O’Sullivan said. “The freshmen have to all be […]

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Military road show

American Soldier Adventure Semi opens traveling exhibit in Mason Gina Deaton | Online Editor It’s an adventure within 848 square feet. The American Soldier Adventure Semi (AS4) is an 18-wheel, 30-ton tractor trailer measured at 16 feet wide, 53 feet long, and 13.5 feet tall that sat in the back parking lot of Mason High School on Tuesday, March 3, open to students and the community. […]

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