Mason family organization supports foster families

Megan Lee | The Chronicle ¨To encourage, to empower, and to enrich the lives of youth in foster care.¨ These are the core values of Warm Welcomes Foster Care Outreach. In 2013, the Lorenz family founded Warm Welcomes, an organization aimed at providing a safe environment for families involved in foster care. During their time as a foster family, parents […]

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Spring Break Travels

Allie Keim | The Chronicle The Mason Girls Softball Team traveled to Nashville, Tennessee over spring break to play in the Warrior Classic tournament. Going line dancing and holding team dinners, the team’s annual tradition indulges in the country culture of Nashville. Sophomore Alyx Synan: “[This trip] is important for our team because while we see each other a lot […]

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Influence of the Indian community grows in Mason

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Kendall Davis  | The ChronicleAkshay Vadlamani | The ChronicleSrinidhi Valathappan  | The Chronicle As Mason grows over time, it continues to evolve as a hub of multiculturalism. This has led the Indian community to flourish alongside it, building a sense of home in a new country. In recent years, there has been an uptick in the Indian population of Mason. […]

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Student photographers find passion behind camera

Allie Keim | The Chronicle With the click of a camera, Mason High School (MHS) students capture moments for others and new perspectives for themselves. These students, being mostly self-taught and learning the basics of photography through basic instruction, have discovered their love for the art of photography and created their own businesses they wish to preserve throughout their futures.  […]

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Innovative Alterations: Fashion Club looks to break barriers

Aybika Kamil | The Chronicle Stitching together dresses and real-world learning opportunities, Mason High School (MHS) Fashion Design teacher and Fashion Club advisor, Silvia Cattini, allows students to rent formal attire free of charge.  In classroom C303, Cattini has dresses displayed on mannequins, waiting to be rented by students, whether it be for Prom, Homecoming or any other formal event. […]

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Students manage chronic conditions in daily life

Elina Bishoyi | The Chronicle Behind the scenes, some students have to navigate through the challenges of having chronic conditions. Some students are diagnosed with chronic conditions that may affect their lives in a day-to-day setting. Having to deal with impacts on their mental and physical health, they have learned how to address the challenges of the side effects, especially […]

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MHS Comet Cadets leaders teach military values

Taylor Murray | The Chronicle With camo pants and combat boots, Miguel Castro and Tony Haun are eagerly teaching their peers about pride, perseverance and patriotism. Junior Miguel Castro, founder and current Commander of the Mason High School (MHS) Comet Cadets, transferred to Mason in 2021 and was surprised to find a lack of military involvement programs for high schoolers. […]

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Substitute teacher by day, stand-up comedian by night

Elina Bishoyi | The Chronicle From the art of stand-up to the classrooms of Mason High School (MHS), substitute teacher Alex Schubert practices connecting with different audiences.  Alex Schubert has been doing stand-up comedy since 2012. As an aspiring full-time comedian, Schubert began his career performing at local comedy centers in Cincinnati at the age of 19. “I started writing […]

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“What’s Poppin” presents best friends creative outlet

Drew Hoffmaster | The Chronicle Just through colorful balloons, two best friends blow up their business. In 2022, seniors Hope Johnson and Sydney Vargo started What’s Poppin, a business creating balloon arches and designs for graduation parties, bridal showers and other events. While Johnson handles the business’s finances and Vargo handles the social media, they both work on the balloon […]

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Students find valuable opportunity through dog bones

Taylor Murray  | The Chronicle The smell of peanut butter cookies wafting from a nearby classroom may instead be a batch of dog bones. Brewhaus Bakery Co., based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded by Lisa Graham, is a non-profit organization that takes spent grains from breweries in the area and uses them to make dog treats. Along with their bakery […]

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Teacher shares her art through business ventures

Allie Keim | The Chronicle Through prints, paints and perspective Mason High School (MHS) teacher takes her art out of the classroom.  MHS visual arts teacher Hannah Zimmerman created her own art business two years ago, selling her prints and greeting cards. Zimmerman has expanded her business throughout the years to share her deep passion for art.  Creating prints of […]

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Students investors navigate waters of stock market and crypto

Elina Bishoyi | The Chronicle Stockbrokers and businesspeople aren’t the only ones investing a part of their paychecks for their futures. Students in Mason High School (MHS) often get jobs or internships as a source of income while balancing their school and social life demands, however, some students are turning to the stock market and virtual investments to gain real-life […]

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Students avoid conflict with peers despite varied viewpoints

Megan Lee | The Chronicle As the echoes of the recent election make their way through Mason High School (MHS), students and staff emphasize the importance of facts, empathy and political discourse.  With the conclusion of the November 7, 2023 election and as voters begin to prepare for next year’s Presidential election, this has recently emphasized a vast array of […]

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Self-taught instrumentalists embrace making music

Aybika Kamil | The Chronicle Mason High School (MHS) students march to the beat of their own drums as they navigate learning instruments by themselves.  Junior Oliver Tebbe began piano lessons when he was four years old, so although he did not take the instrument seriously until more recently, he has always been around music. Despite the fact that neither […]

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