Students showcase alpacas at upcoming Warren County Fair

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer This summer, some students are “alpaca”ing their bags and heading to the fair. The Warren County Fair takes place July 17-22 at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Every year, students ranging from kindergarten to high school flock to the Warren County Junior Fair, a portion of the fair organized by the educational youth development program 4-H. […]

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Indoor tans give teens glow without the beach

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Students are getting ready for warmer weather by heading indoors. Whether it be in preparation for prom or hitting the beach, tanning is an important part of many students’ spring schedules. The perfect tan can be achieved using a variety of indoor methods: ultraviolet (UV) exposure, lotions, and sprays. UV exposure in tanning beds combines […]

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Tennis team wins opening match 5-0 against Lakota West

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer Mason Men’s Tennis opened their season with a 5-0 sweep over Lakota West on April 4. The Comets opened their season with a win against their Greater Miami Conference rival Firebirds. The game started optimistically, with Mason Tennis winning all of their opening sets. Later on, Mason’s second doubles team, juniors Diego Cepeda and Shashank […]

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Girls swimming repeats as State runner-up

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer The girls’ swim team finished their season as state runner-up for the second consecutive year, continuing their tradition since 2013 as a top three state finalist. The team earned 230 points at the meet in Canton, Ohio, 16 shy of champion Upper Arlington. Junior Allison Bloebaum and senior Ashley Volpenhein paved the way for the […]

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Petrov has impressive outing on world stage

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Over the mud and through the woods, to the finish line he goes. On January 29 in Bieles, Luxembourg, senior Spencer Petrov raced in the Cyclo-cross World Championships. Cyclo-cross is a bike race that combines road and off-road courses with maneuvering or running through obstacles into a sprint to the finish. Petrov was one of […]

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School district under pressure to meet state requirements

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer The Every Student Succeeds Act, passed in December 2015 with strong bipartisan support in Congress, replaced No Child Left Behind and decreased the role of federal government in determining education policy. No Child Left Behind required states to develop high standards and allowed the federal government to take control on […]

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Comets defeat Upper Arlington state meet rematch

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer With the help of numerous top finishes, the boys and girls swimming teams defeated Upper Arlington in a rematch of last year’s state competition. On Saturday, January 7, the Comets took on the defending state champions, Upper Arlington, at home. Last season, the girls fell short at the state meet, coming in second to Upper […]

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Teachers pay high price for high achievement

The Cost of Greatness Part 1 of a series – Teacher Overload Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Jonathan McCollough | Staff Writer They come to school early, stay late and have hours of homework every night – but they’re not students, they’re teachers. A 2016 research brief from Pennsylvania State University found that 46 percent of teachers responded “yes” to […]

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Hooked on Snapchat

Users can’t break addictive habit Illustation by Alekya Raghavan.Juliana Discher | Staff Writer For some Snapchat users, maintaining that 100 day Snapstreak is worth giving a friend your account sign-in or even paying a person to help keep the streak. Since its release in September 2011, Snapchat has constantly been evolving to keep users engaged. The popular mobile app began […]

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Boys and girls continue winning streak, place first in GMC

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer The Greater Miami Conference winning streak continued for the Mason Cross Country team, with both the boys and girls hoisting the championship trophy. The meet took place at Voice of America Park on Saturday, October 15. The view from the top of the podium wasn’t anything new for either team, especially for the girls, who […]

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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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Satterthwaite more than just a fan for Comet baseball team

Duncan Mackenzie | Staff Writer Photo by Staff Writer Blake Nissen. “Let me root, root, root for the home team” may just be lyrics to a song, yet it’s a phrase that one Mason High School student lives by. The Mason Comets sports universe has many self-proclaimed “mega-fans” and “superfans”, but only one person can truly be a team’s “number […]

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Boys and Girls soccer participate in FC Cincinnati Game festivities

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Cincinnati’s new professional soccer team, FC Cincinnati, hosted Mason High School Soccer Night during halftime of their game against the Wilmington Hammerheads on Saturday, April 30 at Nippert Stadium. Seven Mason soccer players were selected to participate in a penalty kick contest in front of roughly 20,000 fans. Freshman Allison Winterhalter and Julia Shutrump, sophomores Jade […]

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Mason Softball defeats Hamilton 13-0; Buffenbarger pitches no-hitter

Erin McElhenny | Staff Writer The Mason softball team beat Hamilton on Monday April 25, 13-0. While junior pitcher, Elle Buffenbarger threw a no-hitter, she said the focus was on continuing her team’s winning streak. “It was a good feeling,” Buffenbarger said. “More importantly we won and that’s what’s important to me.” With Tuesday’s win, the girls remain undefeated in […]

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Students soon to rely on textbooks to learn about Holocaust

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer Holocaust survivor Conrad Weiner talks about his experience to educate students. Photo by Madison Krell. 11 million. That is The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s estimated number of victims killed by the Nazi police’s population policies during World War II, known as the Holocaust. Some of those who survived this event live to tell the […]

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