Drama Club set to debut spring musical My Fair Lady

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Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Doolittle does a lot in Mason High School’s Production of My Fair Lady. The Drama club’s production of My Fair Lady debuts Thursday April 28 at 7 p.m. followed by curtains at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday as well as 3 p.m. on Sunday. Advisor Allen Young said he is very excited for the […]

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Root named Murnan’s replacement as head wrestling coach

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Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer The new head wrestling coach has been named. After 14 years of heading the program, Craig Murnan has passed the baton to Ryan Root. Root was Murnan’s assistant coach from 2012-2016 and has a successful history in both wrestling and coaching. A 1995 graduate of Lakota East High School, Root was an All-American four-time state […]

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Veteran receives diploma 47 years after graduating class

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Jessica Sommerville | Online Editor After 47 years, veteran Steve Mullins is a Mason High School graduate. Initially a member of the Class of 1969, Mullins was a senior during the Vietnam War. He was taking one and a half credits, but as students were then required to take two credits in order to be considered full-time students, his name […]

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Mason in the Middle debuts print edition

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View a Flipbook edition of the paper.  At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, The Chronicle partnered with journalists at Mason Middle School to create Mason in the Middle, a news source for MMS by MMS students. On Friday, April 22, their work debuted in its first print edition. Click on an image below to enlarge and view in […]

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Gay-Straight Alliance to help clothe the homless

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Jessica Sommerville | Online Editor Not every teen eats three meals a day, dons a hoodie when cold, or sleeps in the comfort of a home. According to a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, nearly a quarter of all homeless persons are under 18. The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) will hold a clothing drive the […]

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Nerf nuisance: Mason police forced to respond to community concerns

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Gina Deaton | Editor-in-Chief Senior Sam Parsons is a very competitive Nerf Wars player who takes extreme measures to win. Photo by Staff Writer Blake Nissen. When the founding fathers penned legislation that allowed American citizens to bear arms, they probably didn’t have Nerf guns in mind. Each spring, Mason becomes a battlefield as Nerf Wars season begins. Dozens of […]

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Connecting Little and Great Miami bike trail excites local cyclists

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer Plans are underway to connect the Little and Great Miami Bike trial to Mason. The Great Miami River Trail already runs from Miami township to Washington township, but a new, multi-state initiative aims at completing and extending the network to Cincinnati. Eventually it is scheduled to connect with the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Warren […]

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Dinan gets ‘caught up’ with release of new novel

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Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor Kurt Dinan held a book signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Wednesday, April 6. Photo by Abbey Marshall. Lots of students are going to “get caught” reading English teacher Kurt Dinan’s debut novel. Dinan’s Young Adult book Don’t Get Caught hit bookstores on April 1. It is is a comedic tale of Max Cobb and his […]

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Prom committee finalizes planning, prepares for big night

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Spencer Walsh | MBC Reporter Reporter Cameron Hayner brings you the decision-making process behind Prom. From finding a dress two months in advance to the promposal in front of the whole school, Prom is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for juniors, seniors and a few lucky freshmen and sophomores. A few short weeks after students come […]

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StuGo puts on second annual Senior Citizens Prom at Cedar Village

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Aleyka Raghavan | Staff Writer Seniors of Cedar Village and Mason High School danced the night away at the second annual Senior Citizen Prom. On Sunday, April 10, Cedar Village Retirement Center hosted a prom for senior citizens and MHS seniors in collaboration with MHS Student Government. According to Diane Slovin, Director of Community Outreach at Cedar Village, the Prom […]

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Prom Fashion Show raises over $2,000 to send Comets to Prom

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Gina Deaton | Editor-in-Chief Watch the senior participants dance. Video by Staff Writer Blake Nissen.Forty-eight Comet juniors and seniors can now add “model” to their college resume. On the evening of Thursday, March 17, the stage opened up for upperclassmen to waltz down the runway in the latest trends from Francesca’s, Kotsovos, and President Tuxedo in a fundraiser for their classmates […]

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Students weigh in on their favorite 2016 nominees

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Thomas Marriner | MBC Reporter Watch Marriner interview MHS seniors who voted in the primary elections. With the Ohio Presidential Primaries fast approaching, voters in our state are forming opinions. Many Ohio polls have Donald Trump and Gov. John Kasich in a dead heat, and Sec. Hillary Clinton with a substantial lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders. But whom do the […]

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FBI’s demand of Apple poses constitutional question

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Blake Nissen | Staff Writer Apple CEO Tim Cook is gaining some powerful friends in the fight against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and their request for entry into IOS 8. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has asked Apple to make a new version of the iPhone operating system that would create a backdoor into their system, according to Apple’s […]

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Hyatt named new Mason High School principal

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Abbey Marshall | Managing Editor After an extensive outside search across southwest Ohio, information collection on candidates, paper screenings, phone interviews, in-person interviews, and a final performance task, it turned out the best person for the job was just down the hall. On February 23, the Mason City School Board approved the motion to appoint Interim Principal Dave Hyatt as […]

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‘Coffee with a Cop’ unites community with police in casual conversation

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India Kirssin | Staff Writer ‘Coffee with a Cop’ took place in the community center on February 25. Photo by Staff Writer Blake Nissen. Behind the badge, local police officers have a genuine hope of personalizing themselves in the community. On Thursday, February 25, the Mason Police Department, West Chester Police Department, and University of Cincinnati Health Police Department teamed […]

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Conservatives and liberals jostle for position in wake of Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s sudden death

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Conservatives fear Obama decision could tilt court in favor of liberals  Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer Justice Antonin Scalia is pictured in his official Supreme Court portrait. He passed away on February 14 at the age of 79. Photo contributed by The Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States. Just hours after the death of Antonin Scalia, the political […]

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