Opinion: To My Fellow Seniors

Lily Geiser | Editor-in-Chief Well, it’s been a wild ride Mason. There were a lot of ways that our senior year could have ended. I don’t think that anyone had their money on global pandemic, but it is what it is. And I could tell you all about how much it sucks (it does) and how much I miss my […]

Read more

A look at Mason’s proposed operating levy

On Tuesday, March 17, for the first time in ten years, voters are faced with a choice: Whether to pass a Mason City Schools levy. Every Mason resident’s ballot in the March 2020 will have Issue 12 on it — a proposed property tax levy that would benefit Mason schools. The issue is an operating levy, meaning that it would […]

Read more

Student led clubs promote independence among members

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Student-run and student-led, high school clubs are redefining the traditional atmosphere of after school activities. Speech and Debate are primarily led by four students: the President, in charge of the logistics and the roster, the Vice President, who handles judges and two secretaries, the Secretary of Fundraising, and the Secretary of Curriculum, who organize activity […]

Read more

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

Read more

Opinion: Body Positivity Isn’t Enough

Lily Geiser | Editor-In-Chief Body positivity is a huge movement right now. Don’t get me wrong — there are still plenty of issues out there with body image. Models are all still tall and outrageously thin, actors and actresses are still expected to uphold traditional beauty standards, and everyone has still felt bad about their body at some point in […]

Read more

Mason’s Second Invention Camp inspires students to create

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer Young campers battled their way through Camp Invention armed with one weapon: Their imagination. Jill Arminio and Chrissy Hufnagel held their second annual Camp Invention from Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 16 at the Mason Early Childhood Center (MECC). Open to children in grades 1-6, Camp Invention aims to helps students learn valuable skills […]

Read more

Couples plan for college separation

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Nearly a third of college relationships are long distance. With graduation looming just around the corner, more college-bound couples will join those numbers.  The transition from high school to college can be incredibly difficult — moving away from your family for the first time, living in a completely different environment, losing touch with friends. Some […]

Read more

The Women of Mason

There are over 15,000 women living in Mason. Some are business owners, some are lawyers, some are doctors, some are stay-at-home moms. In March, a month dedicated to women, we wanted to highlight just some of the contributions these women are making throughout the city of Mason. Nikki Foster Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Nikki Foster is an Air Force […]

Read more

Government shutdown impacts local families

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Good news: The government is open for business. The longest government shutdown in history — lasting 35 days — is over. On February 16, just hours before the government was due to shut down again if a deal was not reached, President Trump signed a spending bill providing just $1.375 billion for a border wall, […]

Read more

Vytla Performs at National Singing Competition

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Junior Soumya Vytla is finding her voice on the national stage. Watch Vytla’s performance at YoungArts’ National Arts Competition. Vytla participated in the YoungArts’ National Arts Competition, a competition for high school artists across the country. Entering in the popular music category, she became a finalist and besides receiving a scholarship of up to $10,000, […]

Read more

College not the only career path after graduation

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer College application season is nearing the end. But for some students, their careers have already started. Mason is the largest high school in Ohio, and the vast majority of its students continue on to college after graduation. However, there are still plenty of students that do not feel that college is the right path for […]

Read more

Diabetic students deal with daily struggle of disease

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes. But it’s still one of the most misunderstood diseases in the world. Diabetes, a disease becoming more and more common in the United States, makes it difficult to properly digest carbohydrates, which can cause extreme spikes in blood sugar levels. According to the American Diabetes Association, […]

Read more

Let’s get over self-deprecation

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer It’s no secret that I hate self-deprecation. I do. I really really do. Which is weird, because I’m guilty of it myself. Everybody is, actually. Because it’s so easy, isn’t it? To walk into a test saying “I’m going to fail” — at least then, you won’t seem arrogant. To look at yourself in the […]

Read more

Opinion: Goodbye, Firehawk

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Dear Kings Island: We need to talk. Listen, I’ve been visiting your theme park for as long as I can remember. When I was five, we were getting Gold Passes and riding the bumper cars and the Backyardigans swing ride. I’ve been with you through thick and thin, and you’ve changed. A lot. Remember when […]

Read more
1 2