Impassioned youth lead call for change

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | The Chronicle With Government classes preaching political engagement, students who cannot vote are finding ways to make an impact on the political climate of their community. Senior Logan Strunk is not 18 yet, so he chooses to take political action using avenues that, unlike voting, don’t have an age limit. For him and his peers, attending protests, […]

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New club empowers female students to pursue STEM careers

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer  After noticing a lack of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Mason High School junior Marissa Riehm decided she was going to do something about it. She chose to create a club that allows young women to explore their STEM interests.  The young women of MHS have a variety of STEM courses available […]

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Comets down the Aviators 65-58

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer On Friday, February 5, the Mason Comets defeated the Sycamore Aviators 65-58 at the Mason Arena.  Down 16-11 after the first quarter and trailing 34-30 at the half, head coach Greg Richards felt his team started out a little slow. “I had to call the time out early and wake us up a little bit, […]

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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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Criticism causes students to rethink cultural clothing choices

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Amidst comments and criticism from others, students attempt to balance their culture with their self expression  From food to language to clothing styles, culture can be a big part of students’ identities. Some often face the tough decision between changing their style to fit into their cultural expectations or having to withstand negative comments about […]

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Album Review: Dreamland

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Artist: Glass Animals Rating: 7/10  This year has not been easy for anyone, including the band Glass Animals. With their drummer recovering from a near-fatal car collision, Dave Bayley found himself seeking comfort in his childhood. Through this reflection, the band’s third album, Dreamland, was born.  The album is chock full of 90s and 2000s […]

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Students raid closets to cash in on COVID

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer The tedium of quarantine has led some students to cash in virtually while mandated to stay home.   With the increased demand for online shopping, combined with the preference for more environmentally friendly options, online thrift shopping has been gaining popularity. Some Mason High School students are taking advantage of this surge of buyers as […]

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Marching Band adapts to practice during the pandemic

Ally Guo | Staff Writer Flags spinning, horns blaring, the marching band surges onward in spite of a pandemic. On July 14, Mason High School’s marching band began its summer practice. Numerous health and safety precautions had been put in place to ensure the safety of the band members, based on guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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‘Birthday Bus’ helps students celebrate during quarantine

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Being separated from friends is no way to spend a birthday, but there is nothing a school bus with streamers and gifts can’t fix.  As the quarantine continues, many kids have to spend their birthdays without even seeing their friends. Mason City Schools staff decided to resolve this issue by starting the Birthday Bus. It […]

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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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Germaphobes struggle to deal with everyday germs

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Germs on hands, food, water bottles — most people can ignore the small particles that surround them in their day-to-day life, however, for germaphobes, they can be terrifying.  Germophobia is anxiety that is induced by being in contact with germs. In many cases, it is seen as not wanting to share food or drinks, excessive […]

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Comets season comes to an end with a loss to Loveland

Cody Allgor | Staff Writer The Mason Comets girls basketball team exited the division one sectional tournament by falling to Loveland 55-41 on Monday night at Lakota East High School. The Tigers, winners of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference controlled the pace and tempo of the game, jumping out to an early 22-7 first quarter lead. A lead they held onto […]

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Teachers utilize online resources to enhance education

Della Johnson | Staff Writer Listening to lectures and taking notes aren’t the only ways to learn anymore. In recent years, numerous online tools have integrated themselves with the traditional, paper-pencil oriented approach. Websites such as Khan Academy, Desmos, and Mathbits have become the right hand men of teachers throughout Mason High School.  Teachers like Heather Verstreate, an Honors Geometry […]

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Subscription boxes personalize online shopping

Evelina Gaivoronskaia |   Staff Writer Monthly subscription boxes provide out-of-the-box ways to explore new products.  With the rise of the Internet, more and more people have used online shopping platforms, such as subscription boxes. Sophomore Allison Fries has been using Birchbox, a subscription that provides a couple of samples of various beauty products every month, since December. She said […]

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Singers come together to form all-female a cappella group

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Youtube video embedded above. To access video, click here. Nine girls are changing the tune of Mason’s a cappella program. Siren, started this school year, is Mason High School’s (MHS) first all-female a cappella group. The group was started by Katie Hayward, who is the Assistant Choir Director at MHS, after seeing the number of […]

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