District renovations to begin in 2018

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer The Mason City School District will be getting a makeover in 2018. The largest part of the renovations will be at Mason Middle School, which was originally built in 1959 and used as Mason High School. Students will not be able to stay in the middle school during the construction period – technology upgrades will […]

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Internet connection causes trouble during exam week

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer On Monday, December 19, 2016, Financial Literacy teacher Jennifer Striker proctored her final exam to her students. Midway through the exam, the internet connection went down and more than half of the students lost their exams. Striker said she was fortunate to have a paper copy of her exam. “I could immediately give it to […]

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Horoscope believers see proof in the stars

Jacob Fulton | Staff Writer If your horoscope gets your future right, it might be a sign. Horoscopes center around the concept that the position of the stars can influence a person’s life. Egyptians observed 12 constellations positioned throughout different points in the sun’s 12 month rotation. From these constellations, the Zodiac was born. Each Zodiac sign is thought to […]

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Death toll on the rise as lethal brand of heroin hits Mason

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Heroin addicts are dying to get their fix. Literally, they are dying. It starts with shallow breathing, confusion, loss of consciousness. Respiration stops, the lungs stop, the heart stops, then death. In search of that next euphoric high, heroin users have encountered something they didn’t bargain for when they inject themselves with heroin laced with […]

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Volunteers crucial to teams’ success

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Team moms have got it going on. Sports teams rely heavily on parent volunteers. Dawn Berryman, the sophomore team mom for girls’ junior varsity soccer, has many responsibilities–spirit wear, team dinners, coordinating snacks for away games, and working with boosters all sit on her to-do list. However, she said she enjoys being involved because she […]

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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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Staff’s Outside Work

Alyssa Brooks Calista Busch Politifact evaluates truthfulness of politicians DeWitt warns of possible challenges during check-out Dalton Craven Arnav Damodhar Joey Deaton Ryan D’Souza Juliana Discher Heart transplant survivor Christina Cinca tells her story Social media clouds a political enviroment Jacob Fulton Politifact serves as fact checker for presidential election Bryan Hudnell Politifact determines if politicians are politically correct Luke […]

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Area districts hope students benefit from later wake-up call

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Sleep? There’s a nap for that. As sleep is commonly called “food for the brain”, sleepfoundation.com reports that a lack of sleep limits a student’s ability to learn, listen, concentrate, and solve problems. Lack of sleep also makes teenagers and adults more prone to pimples and other skin problems. According to nationwidechildrens.org, sleep deprivation impacts […]

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Academic team helps add to all sports total, win GMC title

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer MBC Reporter Joey Deaton brings you the news of the Academic Team and their success in the past two seasons. The Academic Quiz team won the Greater Miami Conference for the second time and scored 11 points towards Mason receiving the 2015 All-Sports trophy for the eighth year since Mason joined the GMC in 2007. According […]

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Elite Baseball and Cincinnati Baseball Schools host youth summer camps

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer In the heat of the summer, baseball camps are a catch. Elite Baseball and Cincinnati Baseball Schools are two organizations that are encouraging kids to improve their baseball skills and stay active. They are doing so through summer camps hosted at Elite Baseball/Explosion Fitness Solutions in Maineville, OH. The camps draw students from Mason and its […]

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Mason Historical Society hosts 22nd annual ice cream social

Asia Porter | Staff Writer The city of Mason screamed for ice cream on June 30. From 6 to 9 p.m., the Mason downtown plaza was filled with familiar ice cream products, all available to Mason families for one dollar. Culver’s, Graeter’s and Ice ‘N EZ donated the frozen treats in support of the Mason Historical Society’s 22nd annual Ice […]

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Upperclassmen pose in NHS Prom Fashion Show

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Watch a slideshow of the fashion show.National Honor Society hosted the annual Prom Fashion Show on Thursday, March 26 which raised money for students who cannot afford prom themselves. With sponsors of Kostovos, Aveda, Francesca’s, and Presidents Tuxedo, NHS raised over $1,600 for the cause. anichols.chronicle@gmail.com

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Snack satisfaction

Comfort foods used as coping mechanism Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Graphic by Layout and Design Editor Gabrielle Stichweh Happiness is just four Oreos, a bowl of mac-n-cheese and a cheeseburger away. Many people find different ways to enjoy what they eat, either by having an emotional connection to it, or by the feelings they get from it, psychologist Jeffrey […]

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Spoken Word Poetry Club slams into spotlight

Ashton Nichols | Staff Writer Photo by Photo Editor Madison Krell The Spoken Word Poetry club has been making a slam at Mason High School. The New Voices Spoken Word Poetry Club is a club at MHS that focuses on the art of poetry. Each month, New Voices challenges students with a new topic to craft their poetry about. Senior […]

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