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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Mason School Board moves to online meetings amid Pandemic

Henri Robbins | Online Editor School might be out for the year, but the school board isn’t! The Mason School Board had their first meeting since the district moved to online learning on Tuesday, April 14. The meeting, during which members of the board and school administrators all joined in a group video conference, was live streamed via YouTube. At […]

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Urbana University COVID-19 permanent closure impacts former Mason Comet football players

Rahul Parikh | Sports Editor Matthew Smith | Staff Writer On April 21st, Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio permanently closed due to the financial implications caused by the Coronavirus. This abrupt announcement completely caught two former Mason football players off guard. Mason senior Jackson Norman, an offensive lineman who had committed to Urbana and current Urbana freshman Brogan Reed now […]

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sleep schedules affected by quarantine

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Instead of catching disease, students are using the extended break to catch some Z’s.  Since Mason City Schools’ announcement of an extended break, followed by a shift to online classes, many students have found themselves readjusting their sleep schedule. Since they no longer have to wake up before 7:45 a.m. to make it to school, […]

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Album Review: Sleepyhead by Cavetowns

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 7/10 With the success of Cavetown’s sophomore Lemon Boy, many expected him to be something of a one-hit wonder, but as Robin Skinner releases his third full album, he both retains his initial stylings and builds upon them, creating an album that exudes a sound of pure peace and calm, yet still holds a […]

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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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Opinion: A Troubling Situation

Henri Robbins | Online Editor How often are birds a problem in your life? Is it fairly often? I wouldn’t think they are, so let me tell you: When they’re a problem, they are a problem.  To start this story as simply as possible, our dryer was acting weird. My mom didn’t want to do laundry, because every morning the […]

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Album Review: Miss Anthropocence

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 7/10 With a large part of the album released as a series of singles over the last year, one might think that they knew what to expect from Grimes’ most recent project, but even from an artist known for her experimental stylings, the diversity in sound in Miss Anthropocene is astounding. Creating an eclectic […]

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Mason Wrestling wins GMC Championship

Henri Robbins | Online Editor In the annual GMC Wrestling Championship, Mason took home first with 168 points and three wrestlers placing first in their weight class. Along with that, Coach Nick Maffey was named the 2020 GMC Coach of the Year. Below are all of Mason’s placements in the meet: Weight Class Name Placement 106 Ethan Pickens 3rd 113 […]

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Movie REview: Birds of Prey

Henri Robbins | Online Editor You ever hear the phrase “set your expectations low, and they’ll always be exceeded?” That’s what I did for this movie, and even with that, it was just okay. In what was meant to be a challenge or, as they put it, an “emancipation” of the typical Harley Quinn character, DC cleverly turned some tropes […]

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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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Comets Take Down Aviators, Continue Win Streak

Cody Allgor | Staff Writer The Mason Comets closed out the month of January the same way they started it; with a win. Friday night Mason defeated Sycamore 74-35 to close out a month where the Comets racked up seven wins and only one loss to push their season’s record to 10-6. After a slow start that saw the Aviators […]

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Review: Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 6/10 I’ve always loved the Star Wars movies, ever since my dad showed them to me in the first grade. They were intriguing, enthralling, captivating, a window to a new world that I’d never seen before. They were unexpected, groundbreaking — they were like nothing I’d ever seen. The movies, comics, books, and games […]

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