Clinton, Trump battle for Ohio vote

Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. Ohio has voted for the winner of every Presidential election since 1960, the longest streak in the country. It has also voted for the winner of 28 out of 30 elections since 1896, the best record of any state with a 93 percent accuracy. Government teacher Chip Dobson […]

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Feminine hygiene products taxed under “Tampon Tax”

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Women can purchase lip balm, breath mints, dandruff shampoo free of sales tax, but not pads or tampons. The “tampon tax” or “pink tax” is the name given to the sales tax on feminine hygiene products. Tampons and pads are not given an additional tax, but they do not fall under the medically exempt tax […]

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Comets participate in festivities leading up to 2016 homecoming

Asia Porter | Online Editor Comet Country showcased their spirit throughout the week in this year’s Spirit Week. Mason High School Student Government kicked off Homecoming Week on Sunday, October 9 when they came in to decorate the school in green, black and white as well as painting the lobby windows and Spirit Rock to represent the theme for this year’s dance: […]

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New legislation regulates drone use

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer With new drone regulation, the sky is no longer the limit. These unmanned aerial vehicles have widely expanding applications in commercial and scientific fields. But with this proliferation of uses comes concern over safety and ethics. For this reason, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a series of new regulations on August 29, which limit […]

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Free for all parking forces students to choose between long walk and sleep

Student arrival time determines location of parking spots in first, second and third lots. Photo by Jonathan McCollough; Photographic by Ryan D’Souza. Alyssa Brooks | Staff Writer “Someone parked in my spot.” This sentence became the infamous quote of students last year with assigned parking spots. Last year, depending on the time they registered, students were placed throughout all parking […]

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Young drivers face wrath of parents after first accident

Luke Hutchinson | Staff Writer Accidents happen fast, resulting in damaged cars and students trembling at the thought of telling their parents. Senior Matt Deskins said he was leaving a basketball game when he rear-ended a Honda Accord at the Mason-Montgomery traffic light. “I was going about 35-40 (miles per hour) and totaled my truck, and I totaled their car […]

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Migraine pain forces victims to suffer in silence

Lack of treatment causes patients to seek unorthodox relief Calista Busch | Staff Writer Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Lightning bolts zapping your head, hands wrenching your brain, nails being driven into your skull – for students with migraines, this excruciating pain is common. Migraines are painful, recurring headaches, usually accompanied with adverse symptoms like flashing lights, nausea, and sensitivity to light, […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: College Fair 2016

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer On September 12, colleges gathered in the small and large commons for Mason High School’s annual college fair. Students had the opportunity to check out prospects or ask questions to admission representatives. Click on an image below to enlarge and view in slideshow mode… rparkih.chronicle@gmail.com    

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NHS Blood Drives sees record number of donors

Juliana Discher | Staff Writer Donate blood and save three lives. This sentiment is the driving force for the National Honor Society Blood Drive that has been going on for the past ten years. The triannual Blood Drive was held on August 30 in the New Gym. According to NHS advisor Dee Dee Messer, this is the highest number of […]

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Shakespeare in the Park brings age-old stories to community

Alexandra Lisa | Staff Writer Fair is foul and foul is fair. Nothing is safe from the test of time. Has it come time for Shakespeare’s words to ring true for his own work? Despite the fact that Shakespeare’s pieces are considered old-fashioned, hard to follow, and even boring by some, the famous playwright’s works are still studied and lectured […]

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