Students go to great lengths to hear live music

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Some pay to see, some pay to hear, but others pay to experience. If all the concerts senior Haleigh Carr has been to in the past year took place consecutively, she would be going to concerts for over a month. Carr said the social aspect and concert experience is what keeps her coming back. “In […]

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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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Electronic note taking limits retention

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer As our technology gets smarter, we might not be. Studies by Princeton University Psychologists Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenhiemer found that an increase in technology use may cause a decrease in memory. It proved writing longhand allows for better recall of material. In the study, college students watched a video and were instructed to take […]

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Group of Interest: Model United Nations

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Students are playing peacemakers in Model UN club. Model United Nations (UN) is a club that allows students to participate in different debates and conferences mimicking the United Nations. Their goal is to create peace through this educational environment. People from different areas chose to represent a certain country or political leader. Junior and club […]

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Inside Edition: Comet Savings and Loan

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Matthew Marvar | Staff Writer Holding over 650 accounts, Comet Savings & Loan is an enigma. A machine of many moving parts, but how does that machine work? Three components make up the bank – banking, marketing, and a relationship between CS&L and Fifth-Third. Below, you will see the breakdown of all three components. Marketing […]

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Staff editorial – 3/11

Chronicle members practice ‘true journalism,’ travel for the truth If you want the truth, put on your walking shoes. Our reporters Blake Nissen, Isabel Marotta, and Asia Porter were quick to discover the need for this when they left the suburban bloc for Mason County. What they were to find was a shoe and leather journalism, a stepping out of […]

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College 101 Night prepares students for application season

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Watch this video to learn what happens at College 101 night.College 101 Night provides college information to freshmen, sophomores and juniors to allow them to be more prepared for their future. Guidance counselor Tony Affatato said that the different elements and programs throughout the night are to expose students, as well as their parents, to […]

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‘Melodic Connections’ offers unique music therapy opportunity at Community Center

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer MBC Reporter Kaylie Connors brings you the positive effects of Melodic Connections at Mason Intermediate. Anyone is able to be a musician. Melodic Connections gives students with developmental disabilities the chance to be in a community where they can learn to play new instruments as well as further their vocal skills. Lynn Migliara, Development Director […]

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E. coli outbreak reaches Ohio Chipotles

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Meghan Pottle | Staff Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 45 cases of Escherichia coli linked to Chipotle restaurants in six states, including Ohio. University of Cincinnati’s Director of Infectious Diseases, Doctor George Smulian, said E. coli is a bacteria that is found in gastrointestinal tracts under normal circumstances, but can develop […]

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Marching band constantly up against tough rubric

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Photo by Isabel Marotta Students strive for a 100 percent on a test while marching band members strive for 100 points on a performance. While it’s clear to see a score by how many runs a team scores or how many baskets they make, marching band is a different, more intricate story. According to assistant […]

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Mason City Schools issues annual ‘Quality Profile’

Isabel Marotta | Staff WriterIllustration by Graphic Designer Kate Madigan Mason City Schools showed they have more to offer than just test scores. Mason released their third Quality Profile on September 22. The pamphlet includes information regarding academics, finances, innovation, learning environments, the whole child, and global awareness. According to Public Information Officer Tracey Carson, there is a lot more […]

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Body and mind tested at grueling Mason Invite

Comet runners claim championship in boys, girls race Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Watch the runners tackle the Mason Invite. Video by Staff Writer Isabel Marotta. As if running 3.1 miles isn’t difficult enough runners at the annual Mason Cross Country Invitational had to leap bales of hay, climb hills, dodge low hanging limbs and even sprint through a rocky […]

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Sophomores achieve YouTube success, create viral videos

Isabel Marotta | Staff Writer Graphic by Visual Editor Madison Krell. Sophomores Emma Smith and Lauren Bangs are Internet sensations. Some students earn their money working at Kings Island or fast food restaurants, but these students, commonly known as “Lauren and Emma” on YouTube, are making a profit by posting videos. The girls started their channel in seventh grade where […]

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