Biracial students grow to accept their identities

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Managing Editor  In a society bent on labels, students who fail to fit into just one category seek to resolve and accept their biracial identity.  Senior Chandrika Vasan, who is half-Indian and half-white, grew up in a town with “no people of color around” before relocating to Mason when she was in fifth grade. Vasan said she […]

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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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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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Voices – 01/22/2021

Interview by Kaelyn Rodrigues Jada Fox – Junior Tell us about yourself! What kinds of things do you like to do, hobbies, fun facts, etc? My name is Jada Fox! I am always doing some kind of art. A goal in my life is to learn every form of art that I can! I am in Students Involving & Befriending […]

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Mason athletes forming trend of continuing education and athletic careers at prestigious universities

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Managing Editor While many seniors must wait patiently until next year to receive their college decisions, senior Jamie Kim is already Ivy-bound. In late July, Kim announced her commitment to continuing her tennis career at Yale University. Although she made this verbal commitment the summer before her senior year, she started communicating with Yale and other potential […]

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Inclusive excellence team promotes diversity and inclusion

Alana Amaya | Staff Writer Kaelyn Rodrigues | Managing Editor Mason High School (MHS) is taking a new step towards creating a more welcoming environment through the Inclusive Excellence (IE) Student Leadership Team. This year, the IE Student Leadership Team was created to elevate student voices, especially regarding the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion, while establishing a peer-to-peer support […]

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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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AP Testing Takes on a new look during the COVID-19 Lockdown

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Each May, students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) classes can take exams to determine whether or not they will receive college credit. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the College Board, the organization that offers the AP program, has altered the exam from the typical 2-3 hour pen-and-paper test to a 45-minute online exam. In previous […]

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Local restaurants affected by quarantine

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Local restaurants are altering their normal operations to keep their customers and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Manan Raval is the manager of Curries, an Indian restaurant with a daily lunch buffet located in Sharonville. Because restaurants are now carry-out only due to orders by the state government, Raval said his business has lost […]

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Students studying abroad return home due to Covid-19

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many high schoolers have had to cancel their spring break trips. For some college students, travel precautions have been even more disruptive. Mason High School graduate and junior at Elon University, India Kirssin, was studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina when she found out that the program was canceled due […]

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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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High school girls look to birth control for medical relief

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer From controlling irregular menstruation to alleviating chronic pain, birth control is not just used as a contraceptive — for some, it’s a necessity. Senior Nikita Morjaria takes birth control to reduce her anemia, a condition caused by a deficit of red blood cells. She chooses to take non-hormonal birth control, which tends to have fewer […]

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Gymnasts bend over backwards to maintain busy schedule

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer When it comes to balancing school with other activities, student gymnasts are sure to stick the landing. Junior Annie Riegert and senior Kelly Sulek have both been gymnasts for over a decade. The athletes, who both compete level 10 in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics program, attend Perfection Gymnastics School. Riegert said she started gymnastics […]

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Diwali embraced by religions across Mason

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Most holidays are celebrated by a single religion. This Indian festival is shared by three. Diwali is a five day-long holiday observed in several religions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Although each religion celebrates Diwali at the same time, they have different meanings behind the holiday and sometimes refer to it under varying names to […]

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