Administration increases school security to ensure safe environment

Ria Parkih | Staff Writer Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer From barricading during drills to staffing entrance doors in the morning, administration is making changes to better ensure student safety. After recent events such as the Parkland shooting, the school has implemented more policies to increase safety within the school. Some policies that have been either revised or installed include […]

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Cooper looks to better the community through conversation

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Jonathan Cooper wants to hear from you. The soon to be superintendent has created a program called CommUNITY Conversation as part of his 100 day plan with the board of education. The program is co-designed to tackle problems in the Mason community with leaders and members being present. The topics discussed are generated by the […]

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After success at “Shark Tank” high schoolers team up to launch safe delivery start up

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Don’t let their age fool you.  These young businessmen want their competitors to know that they’re not going to let their age stop them from entering the business world. Mason High School junior Juan Carlos Gaudiano and freshman Pranav Yenugu are in the process of developing their company SafeDeliv. SafeDeliv is a small device accompanied […]

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Students join in nationwide protests aimed at reforming gun control laws

Kaitlin Lewis | Staff Writer Asia Porter | Editor-in-Chief Age is nothing but a number to these student activists. Students nationwide have been channeling their frustration into political activism after 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida were shot and killed. The Valentine’s Day shooting marked the fifth school shooting to occur in 2018. News […]

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Coaches emphasize passion for the game over competition in inclusive basketball league

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer A new love for the game. The Mason Youth Inclusive Basketball program began three years ago and has been growing rapidly ever since. With 48 participants, the basketball league, designed for individuals ranging from seven to 19 years old with special needs, inspires players with varied abilities to appreciate basketball. Rob Auriana’s passion to create […]

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Actors come together in midst of opening night

Staff Writer Alexandra Lisa goes behind the scenes moments before the first showing. Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Mason Drama Club nose how to shift from a comedy to a tragedy. January 26 was the opening night of Drama Club’s production of  Cyrano de Bergerac. In 1655 Abbey France, a love triangle ensues between three main characters: Christian de Neuvilette, […]

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Board taps Cooper to take over for retiring Kist-Kline

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer The phrase ‘right man at the right time’ rang true at the monthly school board meeting as board members appointed a new superintendent. After 30 years in public education Superintendent Dr. Gail Kist-Kline is retiring. For seven of those 30, Kist-Kline dedicated her time to the Mason community in hopes of encouraging student leadership. Kist-Kline […]

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Fantini replaces Dyer as resource officer

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Officer Nick Fantini is reporting for duty. Fantini is replacing Officer Karli Dyer and taking over as Mason High School’s new School Resource Officer and said he is ready to help students grow. “I want to try to make a difference in their lives in any way, shape, or form,” Fantini said. “I’m here to […]

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King’s Island haunters face retaliation from petrified visitors

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Hired hellions are in for many frights themselves while attempting to startle guests. Kings Island celebrates the month of October with Halloween Haunt. A night of thrill is created by 10 haunted attractions, three outdoor scare zones, three live shows and scary characters lurking in the night. Senior Katie Pennetti spends her October nights scaring […]

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Photo Gallery: Volley For The Cure 2017

.@vbmyer @MasonGirlsVball Coach Myer gets 300th win as Comets down Aves 25-15, 25-12, 25-18 Improve to 6-0 in @gmcsports Congratulations coach @vbmyer pic.twitter.com/2AWVqgp1P4 — Mason Sports Radio (@MHSsportsradio) September 27, 2017 Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Pass. Set. Cure. On September 26, Mason Girls Volleyball defeated the Sycamore Aviators in three straight sets during the annual Susan G. Komen Volley […]

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Insomniacs struggle to get through daily routine

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer For some, their head hits the pillow at 12:00 am but 2876 sheep later, and they’re still wide awake. People with Insomnia suffer from the persistent inability to fall asleep. Researchers say the cause can be physical or mental factors. The brain goes through a sleep cycle and a wake cycle. When one of those […]

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Youth and Junior National Championships USA Triathlon sees over 700 athletes

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Nation-wide athletes — some starting at the age of seven — competed for a national title in the USA Triathlon. From August 5-6, West Chester hosted the Youth and Junior National Championships USA Triathlon. From over 36 states, more than 700 athletes competed in the championship at Voice of America Park. The age category ranges […]

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Mason Tri-Umphant Triathlon sees athletes of different skills and interests

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer Sports can be a challenge, but combining three together can add a new level of difficulty. On July 23, athletes spread across Ohio competed in the Mason’s Tri-Umphant Triathlon. The race began with a 400-meter swim or 5-kilometer run, transitions to a 20-kilometer bike ride around the city of Mason and finishes with a 5-kilometer […]

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BLOGically Speaking

From the staff of The Chronicle and MBC comes our blogs, where you can check out the lives of and ideas from our very own. Blogs include résumés, past work and experiences, and new opinions. Please take the time to meet our staff members, consider their ideas, and become a part of the discussion. The Chronicle Eric Miller — ericmillerchronicle.wordpress.com   Asia Porter […]

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