Mason Graduate Taylor Telford reports on COVID-19 news

Shravani Page | Staff Writer Former Mason graduate Taylor Telford works as a breaking news reporter at The Washington Post and has been reporting on COVID-19 over the past few weeks. Over the past month, Telford has constantly been working on stories regarding COVID-19. She works with how incoming information about the virus is presented to the nation. The Post […]

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Album Review: 3.15.20 by Childish Gambino

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer 6/10 Childish Gambino’s surprise release of 3.15.20 ostensibly gives us nothing to comment on (including the white album cover and tracks named after their timestamp within the larger project) except the actual music. Listening to the album from beginning to end is an experience in and of itself, and a confusing one, especially compared to […]

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sleep schedules affected by quarantine

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Instead of catching disease, students are using the extended break to catch some Z’s.  Since Mason City Schools’ announcement of an extended break, followed by a shift to online classes, many students have found themselves readjusting their sleep schedule. Since they no longer have to wake up before 7:45 a.m. to make it to school, […]

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Rising athletes struggle with newfound recruiting barriers

Matt Smith | Staff Writer Many kids have dreams of becoming a collegiate athlete. For some though, the process of realizing that dream has changed its course.  For rising athletes such as junior baseball player Ben Stuart and sophomore tennis player Vignesh Gogineni, this spring and summer was supposed to be a big opportunity for them to present their talents […]

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Students retain vacation plans despite quarantine

Archie Barton | Staff Writer With self-isolation becoming the norm, it can be difficult to escape the increasing boredom of quarantine. However, some Mason students decided to continue with their vacation plans despite the dangers of the coronavirus. Seniors Colby Kramer and Alyssa Horvath, who traveled to Florida during their spring break, enjoyed quarantine six feet from the other beach […]

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Couples continue despite social distancing

Scott Reckers | Staff Writer Holding sanitized hands, this quarantine won’t be the demise of MHS couples. Lovebirds of Mason are still finding a way to be together during the pandemic. Whether it be long FaceTime calls, leaving a surprise on a doorstep, or going for a hike in the woods the couples are doing all they can to stay […]

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Teachers face challenges moving to online learning

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Facing an indefinite online school experience, Mason teachers are learning to deal with the struggles of putting hands-on activities online Due to COVID-19, Mason High School had to switch over to online education, causing some teachers to look for new ways of teaching their classes. Courses all across the different MHS departments, from AP Chemistry […]

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Game Review: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Riley Johansen | Design Editor With most everyone cooped up in their homes waiting out the quarantine, there’s never been a better opportunity to escape from reality to your own private island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The long-awaited game definitely held up to the hype, and the series has only gotten better since the first game’s debut on the […]

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Students studying abroad return home due to Covid-19

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many high schoolers have had to cancel their spring break trips. For some college students, travel precautions have been even more disruptive. Mason High School graduate and junior at Elon University, India Kirssin, was studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina when she found out that the program was canceled due […]

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Mason in Bloom

A collection of springtime photos from the video feature. To watch the video on YouTube, click here! Photos by Mia Sweitzer and Andrea Hefferan msweitzer.chronicle@gmail.com ahefferan.chronicle@gmail.com

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Album Review: Sleepyhead by Cavetowns

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 7/10 With the success of Cavetown’s sophomore Lemon Boy, many expected him to be something of a one-hit wonder, but as Robin Skinner releases his third full album, he both retains his initial stylings and builds upon them, creating an album that exudes a sound of pure peace and calm, yet still holds a […]

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Local golf courses remain open despite social distancing

Indranshu Das | Staff Writer Amidst all the outbreak surrounding COVID-19, one thing hasn’t changed — golfers in Ohio have an opportunity to continue playing, practicing, and using golf course facilities.  In the Greater Cincinnati area, as well as the majority of counties in Ohio,  state mandates have allowed golf courses to remain open for golfers, with certain restrictions and […]

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Part-Time employees continue work amidst quarantine

Hannah Libby | Staff Writer As most of Mason is told to stay indoors, some students are working to keep that possible.  Senior Sara Murray has continued working at Kroger as a ClickList associate. Her hours have increased substantially throughout this transition period by about 15 hours. The changes haven’t stopped there — Kroger has taken some extra precautions to […]

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Spring athletes continue sports regimen despite Covid-19

Abby Miller | Staff Writer For spring sport athletes, staying in shape isn’t as easy as it sounds.  With the recent closings of gyms, community weight rooms, fields and tracks due to the procedures surrounding COVID-19, high school athletes are finding it difficult to maintain their workouts at the same caliber as before. Per OHSAA rules, all spring sports have […]

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Album Review: After Hours by the Weeknd

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Rating: 8/10 After Hours brings the fourth studio album for The Weeknd, following the 2018 EP My Dear Melancholy. The first album released since 2016’s Starboy, After Hours attempts to find the balance between The Weeknd’s tragic love anecdotes and the longing to dance to the upbeat 80s sound spliced throughout the album.  The pre-released […]

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Baseball team prepares for season despite postponing

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer A curveball that no one saw coming.  Coming into 2020, the Mason baseball team, led by head coach Curt Bly, had high expectations for the season, and all eyes were focused on reaching State final four goals. However, this spring has been anything but expected. With their season on hold per OHSAA rules, a lot […]

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