Mason in Quarantine

As the recommendation for social distancing is followed by the city of Mason, local business and organizations are working in coordination with the state and Governor Mike DeWine to limit social interaction and prevent the spread of disease. During this time, the Chronicle photography staff visited familiar areas around Mason to document the measures being taken by various groups. Photos […]

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‘Birthday Bus’ helps students celebrate during quarantine

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Being separated from friends is no way to spend a birthday, but there is nothing a school bus with streamers and gifts can’t fix.  As the quarantine continues, many kids have to spend their birthdays without even seeing their friends. Mason City Schools staff decided to resolve this issue by starting the Birthday Bus. It […]

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Mason in Bloom

A collection of springtime photos from the video feature. To watch the video on YouTube, click here! Photos by Mia Sweitzer and Andrea Hefferan msweitzer.chronicle@gmail.com ahefferan.chronicle@gmail.com

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Album Review: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

Andrea Hefferan | Managing Editor Rating: 6/10 After multiple hit singles, artist Conan Gray is debuting his first full length album, Kid Krow. His pre-released singles, Comfort Crowd, Maniac, Checkmate, and The Story were everything I love about Gray’s music: honest, relatable, and catchy. With conversational lyrics and a relatively minimalist sound, listening feels similar to a conversation with a […]

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Therapy embraced as method to improve mental health

Andrea Hefferan | Managing Editor Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can heal your mind. Therapy has become a common resource used by students at Mason to better their mental health.  One of these students is senior Vince Albers, who has seen a therapist for over a year. For him, sharing everything with his therapist was daunting […]

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Freshmen Spirit Party Welcomes Class of 2023

Cody Allgor | Staff Writer These upperclassmen are giving new High School students a community they can count on. The Freshmen Spirit Party made its way to the class of 2023 on August 13 at Mason High School. At the party, the students were split up into their future homeroom classes and were guided through various activities in the high […]

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Teacher teams up with student to solve cold case

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor It’s been over 20 years since University of Cincinnati student Alana “Laney” Gwinner disappeared. Forensics teacher Randy Hubbard and junior Evan Fletcher are determined to find out why. Fletcher and Hubbard were investigating unsolved crimes, or cold cases, when they stumbled upon the case of Laney Gwinner, who was a 23-year-old accounting student at the […]

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Model United Nations hoping to dominate Miami conference

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Politicians aren’t the only ones getting involved in world affairs. Mason’s Model United Nations (MUN) is a club where discussing and enacting foreign policy is turned into a competition. Students mimic the actual United Nations, and win awards for performing well in conferences. They can receive Honorable Delegate, Outstanding Delegate, and Best Delegate, which is […]

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Horseback riders form deep connections with animals

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Horseback riding is more than just an enjoyable pasttime for sophomores Brooke Harris and Sarah King. The girls each have their own horse with whom they have formed a special connection through training for countless hours. For Harris, horseback riding allows her to take a break from everything going on in her life. She goes […]

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Hu’s photography to be on display at Smithsonian

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Inside the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History one can find the Hope Diamond, dinosaur fossils, ancient mummies–and Junior Stephanie Hu’s photograph. Every year, photographers enter their best photos into the Nature’s Best Photography competition, hoping to earn a Windland Rice Smith Award and be a part of an exhibit in the Smithsonian. Following a trip […]

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Cleaning up not a priority for student body

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Mason High School students clearly haven’t learned how to pick up after themselves. Every day the cafeteria and the small commons are littered with trash left over from the three lunch bells. When junior Ashley Florence heads to the commons for band practice at the end of the day, she is appalled by the amount […]

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Designers fabricate elaborate costumes for Halloween

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor Senior Wrynn Boucher and junior Caite Brutvan have already been designing their costumes by hand for weeks by the time most people start to shop for Halloween. This year, Boucher and Brutvan both set out to make their Halloween costumes by hand. Brutvan discovered sewing at a young age; her skill and passion for it […]

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Local group paints mural in support of common ground

Andrea Hefferan | Online Editor With the simple stroke of a brush, three Mason High School students are painting a picture that they hope will help the Mason Community. The MADE (Mason Deerfield) for Authentic Leadership organization will be painting an interactive mural on the back wall of the ROYAL Theatre Company and Muennich’s Inc. Auto Repair Service in downtown […]

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