New initiative brings student art to high school halls

Henri Robbins | Online Editor The walls of Mason High School are getting a makeover. Recently, Mason High School started an initiative to incorporate student art into the halls of the school. Students from the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) volunteered to create a Mason-themed mural designed by sophomore Porter Lorenz. Since the mural began, teachers Daniel McKay and Tina […]

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Fears of coronavirus disrupt local Chinese cultural events

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer 7,453 miles from the source of the sickness, the 2019 coronavirus has had more success creating concern than spreading infection here at Mason High School.  Coronavirus is actually an umbrella term that houses many viruses. The most recent one is the 2019 coronavirus that can lead to severe respiratory illnesses or in some cases, death. […]

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“Idea Team” to implement student plans for school change

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Ignite Your Vision was the ignition point for Mason’s newest vision.  After Mason High School’s “Ignite Your Vision” campaign in 2019, which allowed students a one-time platform to enact ideas to improve the school, the school is creating an initiative to allow students to create year-round change. To do this, they’re founding an “Idea Team,” […]

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Mason, Neighboring Districts meet to discuss graduation seals

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer In a recent collaboration, neighboring school districts have come together at MHS to set the standards that could lead to alternative paths toward graduation.  Representatives from more than 20 schools gathered to discuss the state’s recent rollout of nine new graduation seals. On January 31st, counselors and administrators from Cincinnati Public, Lakota, Lebanon, Fairfield, Madeira, […]

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Singers come together to form all-female a cappella group

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Youtube video embedded above. To access video, click here. Nine girls are changing the tune of Mason’s a cappella program. Siren, started this school year, is Mason High School’s (MHS) first all-female a cappella group. The group was started by Katie Hayward, who is the Assistant Choir Director at MHS, after seeing the number of […]

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Threat of war causes anxiety among potential recruits

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Given war and peace, America currently exists somewhere between the two.  On January 2, 2020, President Trump issued a strike that killed major Iranian leader Qasem Soleimani. Beyond heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran, this event sparked the fast spread of related content at home on the Internet and social media, including jokes about […]

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School board unanimously votes to put new levy on 2020 ballot

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Fifteen years. That’s how long since it’s been since Mason passed their last levy, and the Superintendent has said that it’s time for another.  After a recommendation from Mason City Schools Superintendent Jonathan Cooper, the Mason School Board unanimously voted ‘yes’ on a resolution of necessity for a 2020 levy at the November 19 School […]

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AP Physics Catapult Cornhole

Lily Geiser | Editor-in-Chief Students in AP Physics C: Mechanics created catapults, trebuchets, and other projectile-launching devices to demonstrate the concepts they learned in class. The goal of these devices was to launch a bean bag across the school gymnasium and land it on a cornhole board. lgeiser.chronicle@gmail.com

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Student leaders tasked to present new R-factor program to peers

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer The R-factor program promises to bring a positive atmosphere to Mason High School. Mason City Schools plans to introduce a new program, the R-factor, to help students better their lives and find a better way to react to everyday situations. On October 28, 143 MHS students attended a seminar introducing them to the program. Those […]

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Photo Gallery: 2019 Lip Dub

The Mason High School students and staff came together to create the 2019 Lip Dub video on Thursday, October 17, to support and raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In the video, students and staff members lip-synced to various popular songs while moving around the school. Click to enlarge and view in slideshow mode. Photos by Mia Swietzer. […]

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Books disappearing off Learning Commons Shelves

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer It seems that everyone is overbooked these days – except the bookshelves in the Learning Commons.  According to the Ohio Department of Education, libraries play in integral role in shaping well-rounded students and setting them up for success because it leads to increased literacy and learning. Since the 2016 school year, the Learning Commons has […]

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Political Activism gives Students a Voice

Jessica Wang | Staff Writer Voting is not the only way for students to get involved in politics. With the approaching off-year election and looming 2020 presidential election, America has become a whirlwind of ideas and opinions. However, students are working to breathe their beliefs into reality through political activism. For senior Alexandra Madaras, expressing her political beliefs has long […]

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School board members face challenge by newcomer

Henri Robbins | Online Editor A new name is popping up in front yards across Mason.  In the upcoming school board election, two long-time members are running for re-election, but Ian Orr, a newcomer to the political scene, is also running for one of the two available seats.  The School Board is a group of five elected officials who represent […]

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Photo Gallery: 2019 Homecoming Pep Rally

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Henri Robbins | Online Editor Mason hosted their 2019 Homecoming Pep Rally on October 4, the day before their homecoming dance. The event saw various performances from groups such as the Cheerleaders and Comet Skippers, along the Seniors vs. Teachers Dance Battle and the Homecoming Court Relay Race. Click to enlarge and view in slideshow […]

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