Movie Review:

Review by: Laurel Wang Directed by: Gerard Johnstone Rating: 3.5/5  Few movies can say their pursuit scenes come with choreography. But for M3GAN, it’s a claim to fame. The horror-comedy craftily bridges the gap between the genres, delivering a fresh, tongue-in-cheek take on the doll horror movie. Gemma (Allison Williams), a toy robotics engineer, settles soundly into the role of […]

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Movie Review: Glass Onion

Review by: Josie Lorenz Directed by: Rian Johnson Rating: 4.5/5  Knives Out (2019) felt like an impossible act to chase yet Glass Onion has followed with incredible finesse. Glass Onion, named after The Beatles song by the same title, follows detective Beniot Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, in yet another murder mystery. A glass onion is an idea that people […]

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Movie Review: Avatar: The way of Water

Review by: Alisha Verma Directed by: Steven Spielberg Rating: 3.5/5  The world that James Cameron creates in Avatar: The Way of Water truly sets that standard for transporting the audience into a new reality. Avatar: The Way of Water is the long-awaited sequel to the original Avatar released in 2009. Created by James Cameron, Avatar is a movie filled with […]

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In lights: Story Theatre

Megan Lee | The Chronicle Mason High School Drama Club takes the stage to perform their rendition of the play Story Theatre by Paul Stills. Story Theater follows a mix of Aesop’s Fables and other fairy tales to create a comedic and entertaining performance. Showings are in the Mason High School Black Box Theater at 7 PM on January 20, […]

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College Football Bowl Game Face-off

Andrew Little | Sports Editor Sean Speidel | The Chronicle As the college football bowl games approach over winter break, our sports writers Andrew and Sean challenged each other to a test of their expertise. The two each picked the full slate of bowl games and debated the highest-profile games of the slate including the College Football Playoff matchups. Andrew […]

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Movie Review: The Fabelmans

Review by: Alisha Verma Directed by: Steven Spielberg Rating: 3.5/5  After exploring everything from dinosaurs to extraterrestrials, Spielberg has finally turned the camera on himself. In The Fabelmans, we follow the semi-autobiographical tale of Sammy Fabelman’s growing love for film set against the backdrop of his crumbling family life.  From the second he sees his first movie, his ice-blue eyes […]

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Album Review: HEROES AND VILLAINS

Review by: Shrija Shandilya Artist: Metro Boomin Rating: 5/5 As a sequel to the star-studded album NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES, HEROES AND VILLAINS plays to the strengths of all featured artists while incorporating Metro Boomin’s innovative take on trap to create a captivating yet cohesive album.   The first track, “On Time”, starts the album off bright and uplifting, featuring […]

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Show Review: Wednesday (Season 1)

Review by: Megan Lee Creator: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar Rating: 3.5/5 Wednesday Addams, the dark and twisted daughter of the Addams family, has been made a stereotypical juvenile. By putting Wednesday in the seat of a “regular” teenager, Netflix has taken the classic Addams family story and directed toward a younger teenage audience Wednesday enrolled in Nevermore, a school […]

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS: IN CONVERSATION WITH Johan DeMessie, 12/15/2022

Reva Rampalli | The Chronicle Tell us about yourself! Tell us your hobbies, interests, extracurriculars, and even fun facts! Hi, my name is Johan. I’m a senior this year. I’m passionate about environmental science and sustainable engineering. I’ve always enjoyed the freedom that research provides me to explore topics that interest me. I’ve been doing science fairs since I was […]

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Celebrating with Community

Megan Lee | The Chronicle With the first semester of the 2022-23 school year coming to a close, students at Mason High School are looking forward to how they are going to spend their winter break. The Chronicle staff asked some students what their winter traditions are, and how it brings them joy. Each Christmas Eve, the Habra family spends […]

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On Tour: 2022

Ellie Saylor | The Chronicle From country to pop, Mason High School (MHS) students have been enjoying the music of many talented artists at live concerts. The Chronicle staff asked some MHS students about their most memorable concert experiences from 2022. Junior Sienna Blank Indie-folk band The Lumineers performed on June 7th, 2022 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati. […]

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Student Spotlights: In conversation with Kaasvi Anshu, 11/18/2022

Josie Lorenz | The Chronicle Tell us about yourself. Tell us about your hobbies, interests, and extracurriculars.  Hi! I am Kaasvi, a senior this year. The science of learning, cognition, and metacognition fascinates me, and most of my extracurriculars encompass these arenas. In addition to writing, I enjoy verbally communicating about the importance of growing from our academic adversities with […]

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Movie Review: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Review by: Bradyn Johnson Directed by: Ryan Coogler Rating: 4/5  It was difficult to imagine a Black Panther movie without lead actor Chadwick Boseman, but Black Panther: Wakanda Forever proved to be a massive success. After Boseman’s abrupt passing, many were unsure about the future of the beloved character. Fortunately, director Ryan Coogler was able to make the transition between […]

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Album Review: Her Loss

Review by: Ali Sami Artist: Drake Rating: 4.5/5 “21, Can you do something for me?” Drake and 21 Savage’s most recent album, Her Loss, was released on November 4, 2022, and the duo did not miss. The album consists of 16 songs with a playing time of exactly an hour. Travis Scott was the only feature on the album, and […]

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Album Review: Midnights

Review by: Ali Sami Artist: Drake Rating: 4.5/5 Self-loathing, fantasizing about revenge, wondering what could have been, falling in love and falling apart. Through 13 beautifully crafted new songs, Taylor Swift’s new album, Midnights, delivered on every single one of these five emotions. The album created an array of sounds and feelings that encompass the idea of “midnight.” Three hours […]

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