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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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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Killens makes the most of senior year on the basketball court

Abby Waechter | Staff Writer Trey Killens has undergone a transformation.  From varsity benchwarmer a year ago, Killiens is now the Greater Miami Conference’s leading scorer and one of the most explosive offensive scorers in Mason Comets’ basketball history.  In middle school when the Mason High School coaches were watching middle school games to get a look at their potential […]

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Voices – 12/11/2020

Interview by Shravani Page Page Design by Aadrija Biswas Preston Meyer – Junior Tell me about yourself! What kinds of things do you like to do, Hobbies, Fun Facts, Etc.? I’m a junior. I’ve always had a big passion for the environment and just nature in general. I grew up in a remote part of Mason and was used to […]

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Shuppert racks up views on hand-drawn animations

Evan Ponstingle | Staff Writer Senior David Shuppert has put his art into action and it’s going viral. Shuppert has maintained a YouTube channel under the alias “TNTSquirrel” where he posts his animated creations. His most recent video, “Enderman in Smash–Animation,” racked up over 1.7 million views in the span of one month. While Shuppert only created his YouTube channel […]

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Voices – 11/17/20

Kaya Rossey – Junior Tell us a bit about yourself! What kind of things do you like to do, hobbies, fun facts, etc.?  My name is Kaya, I’m a junior and some things that I love are writing, modeling for art students, and public speaking (if it’s something I’m passionate about).  What are you passionate about speaking out on in […]

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Staff

MHS Chronicle Staff Members 2020-2021 Editor-in-ChiefRiley Johansen News EditorAnn Vettikkal Feature EditorKaelyn Rodrigues Sports EditorMatthew Smith Business Manager/Circulation ManagerAnna Kinasewitz Alexa Crociata, Intern Online EditorMeghan Dincler Visual Design EditorAadrija Biswas Staff Design Team Lexi Brown Rachel Cai Staff Writers Cody Allgor Divy Bose Evelina Gaivoronskaia Ally Guo Della Johnson Rilee Malloy Shravani Page Evan Ponstingle Raghav Raj Scott Reckers Abby Waechter Alisha […]

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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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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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Chaney concludes H.S. career as one of Mason’s all time greats

Indranshu Das | Staff Writer Adam Chaney is the greatest of all time.  That’s what Mason head swimming coach Marc Sullivan thinks. Sullivan, a hall of fame swimming coach himself,  believes Chaney will be remembered as the greatest swimmer in Comet history, and potentially one of the best overall athletes.  “I’ve not coached or associated too much with the other […]

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Exchange students adjust to new social norms

Della Johnson | Staff Writer To exchange students, the typical routine of a Mason student is foreign. Exchange students at Mason High School often face a shift in social scenes as they transition between countries. Junior Liyan Zahran is an exchange student from Jordan, a country in the Middle East. She has stayed in Mason for seven months out of […]

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Cleanses used to improve physical and mental health

Meghan Dincler | Staff Writer Junior Isabel Mattern said she was interested in improving her health, and decided to try a juice cleanse after seeing multiple videos and posts about their many health benefits. Mattern said she wanted to try a juice cleanse after enjoying some unhealthy food during Thanksgiving.  “I was finding all these posts saying [a juice cleanse] […]

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Science teachers implement interactive technology

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Science teachers are switching up their classes and venturing into the world of technology.  Through the use of Nintendo Labo kits, Mason High School’s Intervention specialist Mike Planicka and Physical Geology teacher Cody Kreager teach students about the applications of technology in the classroom. Nintendo Labo kits are made of cardboard cut-outs and assembled to […]

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‘Hypebeasts’ pay hefty price for clothes

Jessica Wang | Staff Writer Most people are hesitant to spend 60 bucks on a hoodie, but Hypebeasts easily drop over a thousand. Junior Vatsal Agarwal embodies the definition of Hypebeast. Originally from Singapore, he is influenced by the infatuation with designer brands in his native country. In turn, he is driven to chase some of the most famous names. […]

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