Graduating Seniors Honored Through Social media

The senior class of 2020 won’t leave without making a mark, even a digital one. The Instagram account @masonclassof2020 has posted over 300 collages of different Mason High School seniors and their plans for when they leave high school. Three seniors run the account: Riley Brannock, Cate Millard, and Mallory Hill. Since its first post on April 5, the account […]

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Mask-making taken up by Mason students

Jessica Wang | Staff Writer In just a few months, COVID-19 has become one of the most contagious diseases in recent history, and students at Mason High School are taking it upon themselves to slow the spread. Following guidelines set by Governor Mike DeWine — and the federal government — senior Rachel Zhan has been doing her part by social […]

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Local restaurants affected by quarantine

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Local restaurants are altering their normal operations to keep their customers and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Manan Raval is the manager of Curries, an Indian restaurant with a daily lunch buffet located in Sharonville. Because restaurants are now carry-out only due to orders by the state government, Raval said his business has lost […]

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Mason in Quarantine

As the recommendation for social distancing is followed by the city of Mason, local business and organizations are working in coordination with the state and Governor Mike DeWine to limit social interaction and prevent the spread of disease. During this time, the Chronicle photography staff visited familiar areas around Mason to document the measures being taken by various groups. Photos […]

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Mason School Board moves to online meetings amid Pandemic

Henri Robbins | Online Editor School might be out for the year, but the school board isn’t! The Mason School Board had their first meeting since the district moved to online learning on Tuesday, April 14. The meeting, during which members of the board and school administrators all joined in a group video conference, was live streamed via YouTube. At […]

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‘Birthday Bus’ helps students celebrate during quarantine

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Being separated from friends is no way to spend a birthday, but there is nothing a school bus with streamers and gifts can’t fix.  As the quarantine continues, many kids have to spend their birthdays without even seeing their friends. Mason City Schools staff decided to resolve this issue by starting the Birthday Bus. It […]

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Urbana University COVID-19 permanent closure impacts former Mason Comet football players

Rahul Parikh | Sports Editor Matthew Smith | Staff Writer On April 21st, Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio permanently closed due to the financial implications caused by the Coronavirus. This abrupt announcement completely caught two former Mason football players off guard. Mason senior Jackson Norman, an offensive lineman who had committed to Urbana and current Urbana freshman Brogan Reed now […]

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Mason Child Nutrition provides food for struggling families

Shravani Page | Staff Writer The COVID-19 pandemic has left some Mason families with the inability to access or afford food easily. Many organizations in town have stepped in to help. Mason’s Child Nutrition Department has stepped in and provided grab-and-go meals for all Mason children under 18. The Child Nutrition Team and its supervisor Tamara Earl have been working […]

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Mason graduate Margaret Zhang fights on frontlines against pandemic

Anushka Mukherjee | Staff Writer While the coronavirus continues its infiltration in our society, many medical experts including Mason graduate Dr. Margaret Zhang are fighting front-line.  Dr. Margaret Zhang graduated from The Ohio State University medical school in 2019. Currently, she is a first-year psychiatry resident, with experience in both internal and emergency medicine, at Mount Sinai in New York […]

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Police force works to maintain stay-at-home order

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Local police departments have been doing their part to ensure that Governor Mike DeWine’s “Stay at Home” order is obeyed. Mike DeWine’s controversial and relatively early enactment of virtual quarantine began with the initial three week break for all Ohio Schools starting March 16th. Now, the order has caused national outlets such as the Washington […]

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Students use quarantine to practice video-gaming skills

Alana Amaya | Staff Writer Whether it’s binging Netflix or video games, teens are looking for activities to keep them busy during quarantine. While the immense popularity of Fortnite was beginning to fade, many have decided to pick up the game once again. Although his preference may be set on other games, Freshman Will Murphy plays Fortnite the most because […]

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students in quarantine continue to practice faith

Della Johnson | Staff Writer For followers of various religions, practicing their faith while being recommended to stay at home has been the spark to many new ideas and innovations. Whether it is a reliance on the internet or more old-school tactics, the quarantine has expanded the boundaries of following a religion. Senior Haddon Foley has practiced Catholicism her entire […]

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Athletes stay focused through sports themed movies and shows

Indranshu Das | Staff Writer With the spring season pushed back to May 1 at the earliest, spring athletes have looked to spend their time thinking about something else rather than the potentially forgotten season. One thing in particular that all athletes can turn to–sports themed movies and shows.  Nick French, senior varsity track sprinter, said he remains hopeful that […]

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Neighborhoods use teddy bears to bring the community together

Meghan Dincler | Staff Writer Teddy bears aren’t just cute stuffed animals, they’ve turned into a way to bond as a community and spread hope and positivity.  Neighborhoods all around Mason have been creating scavenger hunts for families to do while they’re going on walks or bike rides. They hide everything from stuffed teddy bears to colorful and unique shamrocks […]

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