Young Women’s Club not afraid to tackle tough topics

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | The Chronicle In the 2021-2022 school year, the students of Mason High School focused on tackling serious topics like abusive relationships and vaginal yeast infections.  Yeast infection and general vaginal health have been a topic covered mostly in health classes, usually accompanied by awkward silence and uncomfortable giggles. Due to hesitation to talk openly about these health […]

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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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MHS students celebrate Daylight Prom

Bradyn Johnson | The Chronicle Assisted by Tanya Keskar On April 29, Mason High School students from five resource rooms, where students receive a modified curriculum with special education teachers, attended the Daylight Prom, hosted by the Little Miami School district. The Daylight Prom is a dance that specifically caters to the needs of students with sensory and medical needs. […]

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New social media app promotes authentic sharing

Sean Speidel | The Chronicle  No filters. No influencers. No like-button. At a random time every day, BeReal users are notified that it is “Time to BeReal.” They then have two minutes to take a picture with both their front and back camera of whatever they are doing at the time they are notified. Though the concept itself is seemingly […]

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Horseback riding takes on new meaning for MHS Senior

Risha Chada | The Chronicle Horseback riding is not just a sport for senior Clara Nemeth–it is family. Senior Clara Nemeth is a seventh-generation horse trainer who dedicates her life to horsemanship. Nemeth, who has been riding horses her entire life, comes from a family of horseback riders that traces back seven generations. Nemeth said that horseback riding and horsemanship […]

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Meaning in the Music: Students learn culture-specific instruments to connect with their identities

Aditya Thiyag | The Chronicle Classical music has extended beyond the confines of band and orchestra rooms, helping Indian students connect with their roots. Carnatic music is an older form of classical music that originated in the southern region of the Indian subcontinent. Having existed for centuries, the art form is based in ancient South Indian culture, and most songs […]

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STATE OF THE SCHOOL: Principal Dodd believes student-first focus is key to success at MHS

Abby Waechter | Managing Editor Assisted by Della Johnson and Shravani Page Though the slogan “Bobby Comet” has decorated Mason High School for four years, students question how their principal is upholding the standards of “comet culture” behind the scenes. On August 1, 2018, Robert ‘Bobby’ Dodd started his first day as principal of Mason High School (MHS) after former […]

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Students skip prerequisites to advanced language courses

Tanya Keskar | The Chronicle Mason students have taken initiative of their learning by immersing themselves into additional language courses, some having no prior prerequisites.  By plunging themselves into the realm of foreign language courses with little prior knowledge of the inner-workings of a language is allowing driven students to discover the facets of speech. Mason High School (MHS) senior […]

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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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Student hobby combines sustainability and creativity

Aditya Thiyag | The Chronicle Teenage artisans are stringing together a new pastime. A hobby that dates back centuries and transcends cultural barriers, the art of jewelry-making is not a new one. A piece of jewelry is defined as any collection of ornaments threaded or shaped together into a wearable object, and jewelry-making is the minutiae of crafting said objects. […]

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Focused on Faith

Muslim student-athletes work to balance life and religion during Ramadan Evelina Gaivoronskaia | The Chronicle Abstaining from food and drink is both physically and mentally challenging, but that demand is enhanced when Muslim athletes juggle the celebration of Ramadan with their beloved sports.  Ramadan is a religious holiday that is observed during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During […]

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Beauty in Black and White

Bradyn Johnson | The Chronicle Girls at Mason High School are taking a shot at disbanding beauty standards. Project Beauty was founded in 2017 by Cincinnati photographer Thomas Nguyen to help young girls to embrace their true selves through photos that do not edit out any sort of bumps, bruises or blemishes, and depict the model in their most natural […]

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Mason student decides to run for state office

Lack of youth representation prompts political action Junior Sam Cao has decided to run for office. Cao is running as a Democrat for a seat on the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the district that encapsulates portions of Butler and Warren County. His campaign team is composed of other high school students, including juniors Nick Brady and Adam Nassif, two […]

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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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LDS high-schoolers commit to early-morning seminary class

Izzy Gaspar’raj | The Chronicle While some are just waking up for the school day, certain students are already up, studying religious scriptures. From 6:30 to 7:15 each morning, high-school members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) attend a seminary class, taught by adult members of the Church, in which they study the scriptures of their […]

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Excitement for Hire

Unique jobs offer students unorthodox workforce experiences Bradyn Johnson | The Chronicle Without the limitation of a nine-to-five job, students at Mason High School have expanded the traditional definition of a job to a new level. From working at the Cincinnati Zoo to the Four Bridges golf course, teens are finding jobs that pertain to their passions. Starting with part-time […]

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