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MHS Comet Cadets leaders teach military values

Taylor Murray | The Chronicle With camo pants and combat boots, Miguel Castro and Tony Haun are eagerly teaching their peers about pride, perseverance and patriotism. Junior Miguel Castro, founder and current Commander of the Mason High School (MHS) Comet Cadets, transferred to Mason in 2021 and was surprised to find a lack of military involvement programs for high schoolers. […]

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Long-Term Benefits of Talking about Inclusivity

Ruhi Kaneria | The Chronicle Inclusivity is a term that has spearheaded many conversations in the past years, from executive board meetings to the sphere of Mason High School (MHS). Here, students and staff work to facilitate conversations of inclusion and belonging with the aid of the diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) principles. By using diversity, equity, and inclusion as […]

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Barbie and the irony of Hollywood

In most of the entertainment industry, there are evident standards for female and male characters. Women are intended to be beautiful, calm and ditsy, while men get to be heroes and warriors. Although the industry has still developed a scene of iconic female characters, it is easy to be blindsided into believing the scales are equal.  Take the Golden Globes, […]

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Album Review: american Dream

4/5  Artist: 21 Savage Review by Nishka Mishra British-American rapper 21 Savage released his third studio album american dream on January 12 to immense mainstream success. The album will serve as a soundtrack for a biopic about the rapper releasing in July of this year.  american dream follows the struggles the rapper has faced to achieve the “american dream”. It […]

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Song Review: yes, and?

Song by Ariana Grande Review by Allie Keim 4/5 Having not released new solo music since her 2020 album Positions, Ariana Grande’s newest single “yes, and?” is her comeback to music amidst media turmoil. The single explores empowering themes of self-love and indifference towards her critics through a danceable, poppy beat. Throughout the song, Grande tackles negative media attention head […]

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Movie Review: Mean Girls (2024)

Review by Megan Lee Directors: Samantha Jayne & Arturo Perez Jr. 3/5 Since the original release of the hit movie Mean Girls in 2004, characters like Regina George and Cady Heron have had a massive impact on the worlds of teenage girls. The film was then adapted into a broadway musical in 2018. Now twenty years later, the musical adaptation […]

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Athletes express team unity through hairstyles

Mitchell McMillen | The Chronicle When sophomore Colin Keough steps onto the ice for the Mason High School hockey team, he and his teammates are sharing more than just a jersey. Keough and several of his teammates don long-flowing mullets. Keough acknowledges his mullet fits a stereotype, but chooses to embrace the identity. “I chose my hair because when you […]

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Sabirdjanov pins down 100th win at Mason Invitational

Camden Paeltz | The Chronicle On January 13th, the annual Mason Wrestling Invitational took place. The invite consisted of some of the top high school wrestlers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. To accommodate the needed space, the arena at Mason Middle School annually transforms into a wrestling arena. Four mats are set up for matches occurring simultaneously. The unique atmosphere […]

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My take on the Apple vs. Android debate

Drew Hoffmaster | The Chronicle Green text message bubbles. Lightning chargers. Different operating systems. These are just some of the differences between Apple and Android devices. People always want to be trendy. To be trendy in 2007, people were rocking the newest fashion trend, low-rise jeans, or using Microsoft Vista. In June 2007, the first iPhone came out, and people […]

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New courses incorporate Big Rocks into proposals

Shrija Shandilya | The Chronicle Four new courses, ‘The Science of Well-Being for Teens’, ‘Perspectives on Sports and American Culture’, ‘Leadership, Public Policy and You’ and ‘Queen City Studies’ are being introduced to Mason High School for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.  These courses went through an extensive approval process as they are required to fit the district’s three Big […]

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Niksen: The Art of Doing Nothing

Srinidhi Valathappan | The Chronicle As second-semester seniors, we find ourselves at a crossroads where the infamous “senioritis” tends to creep in, stealing away our motivation and leaving us with a sense of restlessness. It’s a curious sensation, this tug-of-war between the allure of newfound freedom and the lingering responsibilities that tether us to the world we’ve known. However, amidst […]

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Christmas consumerism

Ruhi Kaneria | The Chronicle Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Hauls and influencers. Consumerism has been rooted in our history for centuries. From the exotic items presented on the market in the 18th century to the boom of department stores in the early 19th century, humans have always been looking for the next best thing, whether it is new spices, shiny […]

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Finals do not define you

Megan Lee | The Chronicle Amidst the three long weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break, the countless hours of school work, studying and striving to stay motivated are starting to show. Now more than ever it takes strength to keep yourself in a position to stay motivated through the holiday season, especially doing the thing most dread during the holidays: […]

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Swimming helps Cole connect after move from Zambia

Mitchell McMillen | The Chronicle Freshman Mulenga Cole is diving into new waters, continuing his swimming career after traveling across the pond from Zambia to Mason. Cole’s family moved from Zambia, a country in southern Africa, to Mason this summer to be closer to family and for Mulenga to attend an American high school. Zambia is nearly 8,000 miles from […]

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