Bad for the environment: Bad for Artists

By Ann Vettikkal Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are 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 manner, NFTs are a form of cryptoart that are not mutually […]

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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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Music Review – MF Doom: Artist Retrospective

By Raghav Raj (Staff Writer), Scott Reckers (Staff Writer), and Ann Vettikkal (News Editor) On the last day of 2020, it was announced that Daniel Dumile, better known as rapper MF DOOM, had passed away two months prior on Halloween. As mercurial in death as he was in life, DOOM was one of rap’s greatest enigmas, hiding his brilliant gift […]

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Best Songs of 2020

As 2020 finally nears its end, the Chronicle Staff is taking a look back at all of the truly fantastic music that was released over the past year. Without further ado, here are a few staff picks for the best songs of the year. “Key West (Philosopher’s Pirate)” by Bob Dylan By Raghav Raj The penultimate track from Bob Dylan’s […]

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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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Opinion: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death shouldn’t feel this dire

Ann Vettikkal | Managing Editor  Donning a bejeweled, strikingly armor-like collar, when Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented, she did it with grace, style, and conviction.  Wearing embellished jadots that differed depending on whether she ruled with the majority or dissented was one of many practices that bolstered Ginsburg’s stardom status. Her existence became a strange crossover of ensuring the tedious but […]

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Mason levy passes Amid Covid-19 precautions

Shravani Page | Staff Writer Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer After 15 years, Mason City Schools has passed its next levy — by a margin of nearly 40%. On April 28th, the election results were finally in, with 13,391 votes cast — 9,292 for the levy and 4,099 against. Mason Superintendent Jonathan Cooper was grateful to send out positive news […]

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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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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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A look at Mason’s proposed operating levy

On Tuesday, March 17, for the first time in ten years, voters are faced with a choice: Whether to pass a Mason City Schools levy. Every Mason resident’s ballot in the March 2020 will have Issue 12 on it — a proposed property tax levy that would benefit Mason schools. The issue is an operating levy, meaning that it would […]

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Fears of coronavirus disrupt local Chinese cultural events

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer 7,453 miles from the source of the sickness, the 2019 coronavirus has had more success creating concern than spreading infection here at Mason High School.  Coronavirus is actually an umbrella term that houses many viruses. The most recent one is the 2019 coronavirus that can lead to severe respiratory illnesses or in some cases, death. […]

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Fears of coronavirus disrupt local Chinese cultural events

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer 7,453 miles from the source of the sickness, the 2019 coronavirus has had more success creating concern than spreading infection here at Mason High School.  Coronavirus is actually an umbrella term that houses many viruses. The most recent one is the 2019 coronavirus that can lead to severe respiratory illnesses or in some cases, death. […]

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Mason, Neighboring Districts meet to discuss graduation seals

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer In a recent collaboration, neighboring school districts have come together at MHS to set the standards that could lead to alternative paths toward graduation.  Representatives from more than 20 schools gathered to discuss the state’s recent rollout of nine new graduation seals. On January 31st, counselors and administrators from Cincinnati Public, Lakota, Lebanon, Fairfield, Madeira, […]

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