Arts and Entertainment

Voices – 5/13/2021

Yamha Sami – Senior  Tell Us about yourself! What kinds of things do you like to do, Hobbies, Fun Facts, Etc?   Some hobbies of mine are drawing […]

Muslim students juggle fasting challenges with daily routine

Risha Chada | Staff Writer From sunrise to sundown, Mason High School students fast for Ramadan, a yearly religious tradition of putting the greater good before one’s needs. The Islamic tradition of Ramadan is known as a season of spiritual reflection, self-improvement and heightened devotion and worship throughout the Muslim community. The holiday serves as a way to cleanse the […]

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Album review: if i could make it go quiet

Artist: girl in red Rating: 5/10 Review by: Della Johnson On her new record, if i could make it go quiet, Marie Ulven — better known as girl in red — is inexplicably much more aggressive than we’ve ever seen her. Having risen to fame on a platform molded with the serenation of young, queer romance, her newest songs draw […]

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Mason Schools Foundation maintains generosity amid pandemic year

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer In a pandemic year when everyone pressed pause the Mason Schools Foundation (MSF) pressed forward in their efforts to fund innovative learning programs in the Mason City School District. As the local economy came to a standstill when the Coronavirus shutdown occurred, the foundation still managed to find unique ways to generate funds in order […]

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Voices – 5/13/2021

Yamha Sami – Senior  Tell Us about yourself! What kinds of things do you like to do, Hobbies, Fun Facts, Etc?   Some hobbies of mine are drawing and painting, specifically pencil drawings and acrylic painting! Sometimes watercolor too but I’m not so good at it. I’m a part of NHS, SIBS, and I’m on the board for the Youth Activism Club here […]

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Independent Jazz Spotlight

By Raghav Raj In 2021, a musical year that hasn’t really had the sort of star-studded, critically adored releases that the year before it did (not yet, at least), the underground and independent music scenes have never been more important. We’re only five months into this year, but luckily, there’s been no shortage of great music from the fringes of […]

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Staff Editorial – Final Year Report: Mason’s COVID response proves impressive

 This new normal has started to feel, well, just normal. And a lot of that is thanks to an environment that was invariably supportive and adaptive despite the difficult decisions and endless opportunity cost that are bound to come with a devastating pandemic.  Because all things considered, things could have gone much much much worse. They could’ve gone slightly better […]

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Evolution of the circus-scene provides opportunity for students to explore unique crafts

Alisha Soni | Staff Writer  When most people today hear the word “circus,” images of a bygone era filled with animated clowns, sword swallowers, and performers catapulting through hoops of fire come to mind.  Despite circus performers attaining the ability to thrill audiences through dangerous or tricky stunts, the circus has been rapidly decreasing in popularity. Nowadays, many people seem […]

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Bad for the environment: Bad for Artists

By Ann Vettikkal Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are just as insane as they sound.  Riding the coattails of recent cryptocurrency excursions like bitcoin, a new form of cryptoart has formed. While bitcoin is considered fungible, meaning it hold equal value with another bitcoin and can be traded in a precisely equal matter, NFTs are a form of cryptoart that are not […]

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Military enlistment a popular route following graduation

Meghan Dincler | Online Editor After switching out their backpacks for military uniforms, some seniors are getting ready to head off to boot camp. When high schoolers consider going into the military, they are presented with a few options. They could go to basic training and then straight into the military as their full time job, known as “active duty”. […]

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TV Review: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Directed by: Kari Skogland Rating: 8/10 Review by: Scott Reckers As opposed to a surface-level Marvel series where Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes just march around, beating up bad guys, the show faces its characters with tough decisions. Taking a refreshing look at systemic issues like racism and police brutality in America, the show sees Marvel taking a sharp left […]

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Sophomore cashes in on colorful hobby

Della Johnson | Staff Writer When it comes to owning a small business, sophomore Lillian Ehlers is nailing it. The concept of students having jobs alongside their extracurriculars is nothing new, with part-time jobs at food chains and retail stores being among the most common of working environments for teens. Another route, however, is for a student to start their […]

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Freshman softball player lets her play do the talking

Rilee Malloy | Staff Writer Mason softball player Audrey Renaud knows what it’s like to be mocked. She also knows what it’s like to get the last laugh.  Renaud has Tourette’s Syndrome. A disorder that involves uncontrollable repetitive movements or unwanted sounds, also called tics.  Even though she started developing severe tics in the seventh grade, Renaud wasn’t diagnosed with […]

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Multisport athletes becoming rare in age of specialization

Cody Allgor | Staff Writer  The three sport varsity athlete has slowly started to become something of the past at Mason High School. However, some Comet athletes are not ready to give up playing the sports they love, even if it means dealing with a jammed packed training schedule and lingering injuries.  As a junior, Michael Molnar was the starting […]

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An Open Letter of Thanks

Our incredibly passionate and dedicated staff would like to extend our thanks to The Mason City Schools Foundation and Chronicle Alumni for their generous financial support this year. The Chronicle is an important part of the culture at Mason High School. It is a source of pride in our community, and is distributed, free of charge, to all high school […]

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