A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

Teacher Timothy King spends tenure instilling kindness, environmental appreciation in MHS Risha Chada | The Chronicle Timothy King may be the longest-tenured teacher at Mason High School (MHS), but his compassion for his students has more than stood the test of time. While King has taught at the school for decades, MHS is not the same school it was when […]

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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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Nationwide staffing shortage takes toll on high school employees

Bradyn Johnson | The Chronicle As “help wanted” signs have become a fixture in businesses nationwide, many local establishments have had to alter their traditional practices to find employees. When the world entered into the COVID-19 Pandemic, it consequently entered into a workforce shortage. As a result, companies around Mason have struggled to fully staff their businesses, leaving the few […]

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In It For the Long Run

Seniors bypass early graduation to stick around for another Evelina Gaivoronskaia | The Chronicle Mason High School seniors are wrestling with their decision to continue their last year, even though many can already graduate. Senior Ben Haller was one summer English course away from being able to graduate early but decided to stay for his senior year. Due to COVID, […]

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Being Seen

Acknowledging correct pronoun usage fosters more positive learning environment Aimee Liu | The Chronicle The topic of gender identity is no longer a national conversation; it is right here in Mason High School. As the United States experiences new ripples of social awareness, MHS students have noticed a slight, yet significant change in their classrooms this back-to-school season: several MHS […]

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Impassioned youth lead call for change

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | The Chronicle With Government classes preaching political engagement, students who cannot vote are finding ways to make an impact on the political climate of their community. Senior Logan Strunk is not 18 yet, so he chooses to take political action using avenues that, unlike voting, don’t have an age limit. For him and his peers, attending protests, […]

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Training for future Air Force recruits gets early start

Bradyn Johnson | The Chronicle The education of military hopefuls has been taking an earlier flight. Civil Air Patrol is an arm of the U.S. Air Force, an auxiliary program, comprised of civilian volunteers. It is a non-profit organization that was established on December 1, 1941, and consists of roughly 60,000 members nationwide between the ages of 12 and 20. […]

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keeping it conscious

Ethical and sustainable living becoming a globally-beneficial student trend Tanya Keskar | The Chronicle A few eco-minded Mason High School students are battling today’s issues by focusing on the impact of their footprints. Last year, senior Preston Meyer decided to become vegan after learning how meat consumption and animal exploitation are some of the worst factors in the climate crisis. […]

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Muslim students juggle fasting challenges with daily routine

Risha Chada | Staff Writer From sunrise to sundown, Mason High School students fast for Ramadan, a yearly religious tradition of putting the greater good before one’s needs. The Islamic tradition of Ramadan is known as a season of spiritual reflection, self-improvement and heightened devotion and worship throughout the Muslim community. The holiday serves as a way to cleanse the […]

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Biracial students grow to accept their identities

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Managing Editor  In a society bent on labels, students who fail to fit into just one category seek to resolve and accept their biracial identity.  Senior Chandrika Vasan, who is half-Indian and half-white, grew up in a town with “no people of color around” before relocating to Mason when she was in fifth grade. Vasan said she […]

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