MHS artists use their talents to promote inclusivity

Megan Lee | The Chronicle The National Art Honors Society artists strive to influence inclusivity far beyond the walls of Mason High School (MHS).  Each year, students in the National Art Honors Society have the opportunity to participate in a movement called the Memory Project. This non-profit organization, based in Wisconsin, partners with different youth organizations to provide intercultural connections […]

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Transplant brings new perspective on organ donation

Aimee Liu | The Chronicle Organ donation is not just a checkbox at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). Organ donation is the process of surgically removing a healthy organ from a donor for transplantation to another person. Donors can be alive or deceased and can donate internal organs such as hearts, livers, kidneys, lungs, and more.  The process of […]

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High schoolers pitch in with the family business

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle For junior Josh Kyselica, work and family are one and the same. Kyselica’s mom is the owner of Friday Threads, a clothing supply company that issues both large and small custom orders for customers. Kyselica’s mom started the business back in 2012. What started as a hobby of sewing became a side business of taking […]

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Teachers bring new lessons to classrooms

Drew Hoffmaster | The Chronicle Students are not the only ones going to school. Although Mason High School (MHS) teachers have already completed their required four-year bachelor’s degree and state certification, some teachers work towards additional degrees to further their professional careers or expand their teaching skills. For MHS Assistant Principal Tina Drake, pursuing higher learning is what she enjoys […]

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Decorations, cheer and good vibes bring pods to life

Taylor Murray | The Chronicle Between holiday decorations, end-of-year parties, and weekly dance sessions, the halls of MHS have never been more welcoming. Many teachers within Mason High School (MHS) pods use different strategies to spread joy and enhance the school environment. MHS pods are groupings of classrooms labeled by numbers and letters to represent their floor and location in […]

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MHS marching band makes history in Indianapolis

Josie Lorenz | The Chronicle On the grandest stage, the Mason High School marching band made school history. On November 12, the MHS band placed fourth at the Bands of America Grand Nationals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Grand Nationals is a national competition featuring bands from around the country who compete in three rounds of performances. Only […]

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Senior twins anticipate post-high school separation

Drew Hoffmaster | The Chronicle When Molly DeBord heads off to Bowling Green State University next fall, it will feel like leaving a part of herself.  That’s because her twin Jamie will possibly be four hours away at the University of Kentucky. The 18-year-old fraternal twins have never been separated.  “I’ve never had to do anything alone,” Molly DeBord said. […]

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Davis focuses on his future in photography

Carly Prows | The Chronicle When he is not tackling opponents on the field, Mason High School (MHS) senior Caden Davis finds pleasure in the art of photography.  Many football players fall victim to the “jock” stereotype with no time for other hobbies, however, Caden Davis found a passion outside of football. As an elite athlete, Davis has not only […]

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OCD diagnosis leads to crushing symptoms

Divy Bose | The Chronicle Being a neat freak is not what OCD is about. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder characterized by extreme agitation and recurring thoughts and behaviors. Those diagnosed with this disorder often face extreme symptoms such as excessive hand-washing and fear of germs. However, OCD is far more than a habit of cleanliness, and […]

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High heat unhealthy for the hair

Divy Bose | The Chronicle Tame the curls, don’t get rid of them. Mason High School junior Finley Bierma is a student who learned the hard way. Bierma wanted to straighten her hair. She would spend nearly two hours a night trying to straighten out her curls with a flat heat iron.  Bierma was self-conscious about her curls. She wanted […]

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MHS staff follow different career paths to end up as educators

Laurel Wang | The Chronicle Mason High School (MHS) staff have taken many stops along their journeys to the classroom. Associate Principal of Teaching and Learning, Robyn Jordan, is a prime example. Jordan currently spends her workdays supporting staff and students, but she found her start as an amphibian and reptile researcher with the National Park Service. Jordan initially wanted […]

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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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Athletes and anemia: coping while still trying to compete

Khusbu Patel | The Chronicle Mason volleyball player Sydney Grebe knew she was going to be facing some difficult opponents this year, but she did not plan on battling a mysterious illness that sidelined her for a portion of the Comets’ season. When Grebe started to experience chronic fatigue, loss of hair, ear ringing and brittle nails, she knew something […]

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Senior turns baking hobby into cookie business

Divy Bose | Staff Writer Cookie recipes usually do not call for 50-pound bags of flour. But when you have to bake cookies for weddings, baby showers, and graduations, 50 pounds is just a start.  Mason High School senior Abby Renners started baking cookies at a local bakery. When she discovered baking, she knew she was onto something. “It was […]

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A capella singer determined to pursue music career

Ava Yungbluth | The Chronicle A note-worthy student at Mason High School (MHS) is a rising star in the songwriting industry. Some students involved in choir programs at MHS have chosen to take their singing talents to more professional measures. One student, Junior Alexa Doll, is a music artist that has crafted songs of her own while being part of […]

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