MHS vocal programs make school history

Elina Bishoyi | The Chronicle On top of releasing a new album, Mason High School (MHS) vocal programs made school history this year at the Ohio Media Education Association (OMEA) State Choir Adjudicated Event. Siren and NoteOrious, a capella clubs at MHS, announced the release of seven covers on their new album “Up in Flames” on April 21. A capella, […]

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Near-total solar eclipse crosses Mason, last for 75 years

Elina Bishoyi | The Chronicle Mason High School (MHS) students will have the opportunity to view a truly once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse this year, with the next one not occurring until 2099. The solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 will be the first total solar eclipse in Ohio since 1806. The rare phenomenon occurs when the Moon comes between the […]

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Fashion Show raises money for Daylight Prom

Shrija Shandilya | The Chronicle Mason High School’s (MHS) recent Prom Fashion Show was not just an opportunity for students to model, but also a way for students to help others. Through the event on March 14, 2024, sponsored by the National Honor Society (NHS), students raised over $2,000 to fund this year’s Daylight Prom, a sensory-friendly version of Prom […]

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THRIFTING NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE AT MHS

Hudson Pitcock | The Chronicle As the season of cold weather comes to a close and spring and summer approach, many students at MHS are ready to facethe challenges of making sure their fashion style is always in season. Many students that pride themselves in everyday fits like sophomore Taurien Wiggins turn to thrifting. Wiggins said dressing in less layers […]

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Students fast for Ramadan to support friends

Aybika Kamil | The Chronicle Non-Muslim Mason High School (MHS) students give Ramadan a try. Considered to be the holiest month for Muslims, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims fast from dawn to dusk daily, abstaining from drinking water and eating food to satisfy one of the five pillars of Islam, Sawm. They fast to cleanse […]

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Creative arts students make Overture Awards history

Drew Hoffmaster | The Chronicle Mason High School (MHS) seniors Hailey Hartman, Christy Kim and Ellen Zhang were the first trio from a single school to each win an Overture Award. Through the Cincinnati Arts Association, the Overture Awards program recognizes and awards talented creative arts students from the Greater Cincinnati area. Recipients are honored with a $1000 scholarship for […]

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Students upset with removal of lab bells

Akshay Vadlamani | The Chronicle After years of regular lab bells, a major schedule change is underway. In addition to the existing curriculum, Advanced Placement (AP) Biology and Chemistry students currently take a lab bell, an additional period where teachers host the various labs required of students without interfering with the teaching that happens in class. Due to the extensive […]

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Instagram proposes parental restrictions for teens

Shrija Shandilya | The Chronicle In the golden age of social media, its creators now want to confine it. In November 2023, the parent company to Instagram, Meta, called on lawmakers to pass a policy restricting young children on social media without parental approval. In the months prior to this, a bipartisan coalition of 33 attorney generals led a lawsuit […]

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Dance Team makes history at nationals [MULTIMEDIA]

Megan Lee | The Chronicle For the first time in program history, Mason High School’s (MHS) Varsity Dance Team cracked the top five at Universal Dance Association (UDA) Nationals.  The MHS Dance Team took the stage from February 2 to 4, 2024 in Orlando, Florida at the prestigious UDA Nationals, a competition that hosts college and high school dance teams. […]

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Dodd departing Mason High

Drew Hoffmaster | The Chronicle At the conclusion of the 2023-24 school year, a six-year chapter is closing at Mason High School (MHS).  On February 2, principal Bobby Dodd announced that he was resigning from his position. After helping kick-start and improve many of MHS’s many programs like the Experiential Learning Program (XLP), Hope Squad and the AMs, Dodd had […]

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Juniors organize group to encourage civic engagement

Kendall Davis | The Chronicle With a strong interest in politics and inspiration from school, several students have set out to make a difference in the community when it comes to voting and civics. Junior Alisa Zhao founded the MasonVotes organization after taking an AP Government and Politics class in which she learned about how low voter turnout in America […]

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[ONLINE EXCLUSIVE] MHS student earns Ohio Journalist of the Year

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle, Managing Editor  The Ohio Scholastic Media Association (OSMA) and Journalism Education Association (JEA) Ohio announced Andrew Little as the 2024 Ohio Student Journalist of the Year. Little was awarded for not just his journalistic work in a variety of areas, but skills of leadership, diversity and ethics. Little’s first experience with journalism was in 2018 […]

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New courses incorporate Big Rocks into proposals

Shrija Shandilya | The Chronicle Four new courses, ‘The Science of Well-Being for Teens’, ‘Perspectives on Sports and American Culture’, ‘Leadership, Public Policy and You’ and ‘Queen City Studies’ are being introduced to Mason High School for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.  These courses went through an extensive approval process as they are required to fit the district’s three Big […]

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The Rise of Vaping: Students, teachers, administration grapple with consequences of rising e-cigarette usage

Akshay Vadlamani | The Chronicle In the haze of rising concerns, the undeniable truth about the perils of vaping has cast an unsettling cloud over today’s youth. E-cigarettes, also known as vapes, are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid into a vapor that can be inhaled. The vapor may contain nicotine, the addictive drug in tobacco, flavoring and other chemicals. […]

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New cozy space for books encourages reading

Aimee Liu | The Chronicle After years without a place to check out a book, Mason’s new Little Library has opened in Z203. Mason High School (MHS) Campus Supervisor Tracy Zimmaro came up with the Little Library after finding out the Learning Commons was going to get renovated and she needed somewhere to keep the books. “Production and demolition [in […]

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From COVID to Cali: Seniors reflect on time in marching band

Kendall Davis | The Chronicle From six feet apart to six feet in front of cameras, the William Mason High School Marching Band seniors have come a long way during their time in band. Following a successful beginning to the season coming in sixth place at the Bands of America Grand National Championships, the William Mason High School Marching Band […]

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Teachers address concerns of cheating in classrooms

Elina Bishoyi | The Chronicle  Rising concerns in academic dishonesty has Mason High School (MHS) teachers taking new initiatives to curb this cheating issue. Some teachers at MHS have noticed an increase in cheating. Students have been caught using preloaded calculators, taking pictures of tests or using online platforms such as Photomath and Artificial Intelligence (AI). MHS National Honor Society […]

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