Guo Receives MLK Humanitarian Award for Coronavirus Relief Project

Della Johnson | Staff Writer Mason High School Senior Jiahao Guo’s efforts in helping his community have not gone unnoticed.  In early 2020, Guo gathered a few friends together–all of them teenagers–to start the Coronavirus Relief Project (CRP), a nonprofit organization that provides masks and other health-related items to places in need, whether it be internationally or, as Guo has […]

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Students honor and connect with loved ones through tattoos

Ally Guo | Staff Writer The permanent nature of a tattoo is often viewed as a risk, but for some students, that permanency is the perfect way to memorialize a treasured family connection. People get tattoos for a variety of reasons: to express a certain aesthetic, to represent ideas important to them, or to celebrate the people who inspire them. […]

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Mason senior receives Scholastic Gold Key, advances to American Visions contest

Ally Guo | Staff Writer Last April saw many students stuck at home, but senior Tiya Yempati used her lockdown experiences as inspiration for award-winning art. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is one of the largest student art and writing competitions in the country, receiving nearly 320,000 submissions across 28 categories in 2020. Participants are initially judged at the […]

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Student-led GlobAL LANGUAGE INITIATIVE DIVERSIFIES MHS’ LEARNABLE LANGUAGES

Ally Guo | Staff Writer Language barriers are being broken thanks to Mason High School’s (MHS) Global Language Initiative. Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and American Sign Language are offered during the school day as classes to Mason students. However, the Global Language Initiative (GLI) was established two years ago so that students could learn an even wider array of languages.  […]

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MHS Exploring post pandemic remote learning options

Ally Guo | Staff Writer Teaching and Learning Dr. Robyn Jordan, Mason formed several focus groups in order to hear feedback from “every type of family” and “every type of learner.” Each focus group was asked the same questions, centering around what has gone well this year and what needs to change. However, one particularly important question asked to families […]

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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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Dinan’s second book explores characters gone rouge

Ally Guo | Staff Writer  When Boone McReedy is swindled out of $15,000, it’s up to him and his ex-girlfriend Darby West to earn back the money, one scam at a time. Following the publication of his award-winning first book, MHS English teacher Kurt Dinan’s second novel, The Scam List, was released in August 2020. The story follows the adventures […]

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