New Kings Island chaperone policy stirs controversy

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle Just like a rollercoaster, Mason High School (MHS) students see the ups and downs of Kings Island’s new chaperone policy. On April 22, 2023, Kings Island began the implementation of a new chaperone policy. Now, all guests ages 15 and under visiting the park after 4 PM require a chaperone of 21 or older. Other […]

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New StuGo constitution creates big changes

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle Mason High School’s (MHS) Student Government (StuGo) has rewritten the rules of leadership with their ratification of a new constitution. StuGo is one of the largest clubs in MHS and is in charge of planning and organizing school events, including Homecoming, Pep Rally and Kids Count. The function and structure of the organization are governed […]

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Write Place undergoes changes to expand outreach

Aimee Liu | The Chronicle The Write Place is making strides toward becoming the right place for students to get help with writing. Mason High School (MHS) English teacher Allison Catalino created The Write Place in 2018, and said it is “a student-led writing center that has excellent student consultants who can help with any type of writing.” The Write […]

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High schoolers pitch in with the family business

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle For junior Josh Kyselica, work and family are one and the same. Kyselica’s mom is the owner of Friday Threads, a clothing supply company that issues both large and small custom orders for customers. Kyselica’s mom started the business back in 2012. What started as a hobby of sewing became a side business of taking […]

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Students grapple with long term consequences of COVID

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle The ability to taste and smell is too often taken for granted. Apart from flu-like symptoms, COVID-19 can affect the ability to taste and smell. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms for a normal case of COVID last from a few days to a few weeks, however, some Mason High […]

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MHS Administration incorporates SmartPass into school routines

Tanya Keskar | Managing Editor Alisha Soni | The Chronicle SmartPass: an additional layer of security or a major inconvenience? As national school security becomes an increasing priority for school officials, Mason High School (MHS) is making significant structural changes to protect its students. Implemented on November 2, 2022, SmartPass is a digital hall pass system that requires students to […]

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Internship puts Bio Med students on frontline of Nigerian health crisis

Alisha Soni | Staff Writer Through an internship at Georgetown University, Mason High School (MHS) students used their passion for public health to impact Nigerian communities. Through HOSA, which is a health organization that allows people across the world to participate in different medical events, sophomore Mithul Vivek was introduced to the Advanced Public Health and Medicine internship hosted at […]

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MHS rowers travel internationally to compete in coastal rowing tournament

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle Mason students traveled internationally to Peru to compete in a coastal rowing competition. The Copa America Coastal is World Rowing’s first coastal rowing competition, hosted in Peru this year. Competitors from Central and South America, including five Mason students, traveled to Peru in order to compete in the competition. Sophomore Carter Pence found interest in […]

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Students object to Ohio’s proposed Don’t Say Gay bill

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle Modeled after a recent proposed Florida bill, the Ohio House of Representatives has introduced House Bill 616, a bill that would ban discussion over gender identity, sexuality, or critical race theory in grades K-3.  A version of Florida’s House Bill 1557, more commonly known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, has been introduced in Ohio. […]

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Ballerinas willing to pay high price to perform

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle For many, ballet is more than just a form of dance, it is a form of self-expression that can come at a cost. Ballet is a popular type of performance dance that is meant to appear as effortless and graceful, but has been typically associated with a stigma of “toxic ballet culture.” In addition to […]

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Unconventional classroom arrangements foster positive student mindsets

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle Teachers have begun to branch out of the traditional classroom standard.  Some MHS teachers have created more comfortable and collaborative learning environments by enhancing their classrooms. For English teacher, Nichole Wilson, the impacts of a decorated room, coffee bar with snacks, bean bag chairs, and flexible seating, are all key to creating a comfortable classroom. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Encanto

Review by: Alisha Soni Directors: Bryon Howard, Jared Bush Rating: 4.5/5 Encanto is much more than just another Disney movie and a box office hit. Despite the film coming out in November, it found new life over the season due to its availability on Disney Plus, allowing audiences to experience three-dimensional characters, vibrant songs, and stunning animation that culminate in […]

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Becoming a Master

Dungeons and Dragons fans find schooltime outlet Alisha Soni | The Chronicle Adventurers charge into battle, their fate uncertain. Relying on nothing but luck, they roll the dice. Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a 1970’s tabletop role-playing game that allows a group of people to immerse themselves into their own fantasy world. The “Dungeon Master” runs the storyline, leading the […]

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