Fidget spinners cause stir

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Instead of clicking their pens, students can now fidget with their spinners. Seniors Evan Krimpenfort and Zach Oldham make Fidget Spinners in Oldham’s home and distribute them to other students. Fidget spinners are triangular gadgets that are made to prevent teens from playing with their fingers or engaging in other nervous habits like biting their […]

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OPINION: College campuses lack opinion

Arnav Damodhar | Associate Editor Progress is not possible without change, and change is impossible without debate. But instead of ideological debates in our college campuses, we only see protests and violence. Conservative Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the University of California Berkeley on February 2. The night before, approximately 150 agitators interrupted a non-violent group of protesters. […]

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Mock Trial frustrated with fifth place finish at regionals, miss out on state

Freddie Wilhelm | Staf Writer Mason Mock Trial finished fifth at regionals, narrowly missing qualification to state. The Comets competed in Batavia Friday, February 10 with hopes of qualifying to the state competition. Mason Green competed in their opening trial against Western Brown and won the round. Senior Larry Gao won that round’s award for Outstanding Attorney, as well as Senior […]

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City welcomes diversity at annual Taste of Mason

Arnav Damodhar | Associate Editor On February 8, Mason High School served as a hub for cultural exchange at the annual Taste of Mason. The city of Mason came together to experience its many cultures and try different foods. Local restaurants like Troy’s Cafe, Two Cities Pizza, Cazadores Mexican Grill Chan’s Asian Wok, and Soho Bistro catered event. Junior Aaron […]

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OPINION: Give Trump a chance

Arnav Damodhar | Associate Editor Number 45 was not my pick for the White House. I was not enthusiastic about Rex Tillerson, Betsy Devos, and Tom Price either. Every four years, thousands of people gather on the steps of the Capitol to witness power pass from one hand to another. This was the case with President George W. Bush and President […]

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Skateboarders forced to ‘trespass’ in search of a good ride

Arnav Damodhar | Associate Editor Skateboarders are not criminals. But that’s how they are made to feel when forced off public property for doing what they love. While outdoor enthusiasts in Mason hit the tennis courts, soccer fields, and biking trails, local skateboarders are criminalized whenever they practice their craft in the alleys and streets of Mason. Senior Gabe Carr […]

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Arts and creativity lost in shift to STEM

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Calculators instead of clarinets, Einstein instead of Shakespeare, systems instead of sonnets. Do you see a trend here?  It seems that in the push to expose students to more science and technology related education, the result could be a decreased emphasis on art and creativity. STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – is a […]

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OPINION: Citizens owe it to their nation to vote

Arnav Damodhar | Associate Editor It just doesn’t add up. In an ideal nation, the average citizen votes. The average citizen has faith in the system. The average citizen is politically conscious. However, in a nation with 330 million people, only 60 percent of the eligible population votes in presidential elections, and the number is even lower for midterm and […]

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9/11 Victims Bill passes in Congress after Presidential veto

Arnav Damodhar | Associate Editor The echoes of the September 11 attacks are still being heard, even after 15 years. A federal commission assigned to investigate the planning and execution of these attacks found ties between Saudi Arabia, a long-standing U.S. ally, and the terrorists responsible. The Saudi government, however, denies any involvement. On September 28, Congress voted to override […]

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Indiana University High School Journalism Institute 2016

The Chronicle staff participated in a journalism camp at Indiana University from July 11-15. Throughout the week staff members improved their writing, interviewing, photography, videography and leadership skills. At the conclusion of the camp, staff members received the following awards: Best Story Arc for Photo Story – Jonathan McCollough Outstanding Leadership Team – Jessica Sommerville, India Kirssin, Arnav Damodhar, Eric […]

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OPINION: A black and white Hollywood

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer It’s 2016 and Hollywood is still black and white. The Oscar Awards ceremony was on Sunday, February 28. Out of the 20 actors and actresses nominated, not a single one was African-American. Even at the 88th Academy Awards, racism is still prevalent. But this type of racism is different. It’s not the shooting of a […]

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Praise and worship causing problems in local neighborhood

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer The worship band at Crossroads Church has been receiving noise complaints from nearby residents. Photo contributed by Jennifer Sperry We are all the Lord’s children, but the brother and sister relationship has been problematic between Crossroads church and the surrounding residents. As a result of the loud music played during the church’s services, surrounding residents […]

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Romeo and Juliet set to debut at Black Box Theater

Arnav Damodhar | Staff Writer Watch a sneak peek of the play. Video by Staff Writer Juliana Discher.Wherefore art thou, Romeo? In the Black Box Theater at Mason High School. Drama Club’s performance of Romeo and Juliet debuts today and will also be performed Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6. Advisor Allen Young said one of the reasons that […]

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