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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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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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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Mason Science Olympiad hosts first in-person invite

Srinidhi Valathappan | The Chronicle A shared love for science brought together Science Olympiad students from around the state for a day filled with competition. In a tremendous display of teamwork and dedication, the Mason High School (MHS) Science Olympiad team hosted its inaugural in-person invitational on November 11, 2023. The event, which came after months of meticulous planning and […]

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Chess wins eighth consecutive GMC championship

Shrija Shandilya | The Chronicle On November 28, Mason High School’s (MHS) chess team continued their dominant reign over their Greater Miami Conference (GMC) with an eighth straight championship. Mason won its 10th GMC trophy in 11 years in dramatic fashion, defeating runner-up and rival Sycamore 13-0-1 to 12-1-1. In the first round of competition, both teams were 8-0-1 with […]

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Black Student Union to host Sneaker Ball

Allie Keim | The Chronicle Mason’s Black Student Union (BSU) is putting a modern twist on the classic ball. To avoid losing a glass slipper, students will lace up their sneakers to dance the night away.  Initially planned for Saturday, November 18, 2023, Mason High School (MHS) and now postponed to a later date, students will gather in the small […]

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MHS organizations joining forces to promote a season of giving

Srinidhi Valathappan | The Chronicle All for one, and one for all. Every year,  Students Involving and Befriending Students (SIBS), Student Government (StuGo) and National Honor Society (NHS) each typically run a week-long independent charity fundraiser. The three clubs plan their own incentives and organize their respective members, but this time, they’re pooling their efforts to make a greater impact, […]

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MHS student fights for funding in Washington

Megan Lee | The Chronicle Mason High School (MHS) junior Parthav Gavini took advocating all the way to Washington, D.C. Gavini, a member of the Great Oaks Future Health Professionals (HOSA), formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, program at MHS traveled to Washington, D.C. in September to participate in a nationwide convention debating new budget cuts within the […]

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Mason staff supports student growth post-pandemic

Kendall Davis | The Chronicle With the effects of COVID-19’s learning gaps becoming apparent, Mason teachers and administration innovate to move forward in new directions. Across schools worldwide, teachers and students alike have noticed difficulties with returning to learning and behaving in school post-pandemic. With the shifting of expectations during the COVID years, it has been challenging for students to […]

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New book study fosters conversation on success

Srinidhi Valathappan | The Chronicle Mason High School (MHS) is full of students who strive for success at everything the school has to offer including the brand new book study.  This relentless drive often brings with it stress, burnout and a highly competitive culture that can take a toll on the well-being of students. Senior Nura Salem is a first-year […]

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Student leaders revamp XLP to better serve

Kendall Davis | The Chronicle With the growing necessity of real-world experience in the workforce, Mason’s Experiential Learning Program (XLP) gives students the chance to get their hands dirty. The XLP has a new team of student leaders this year. The XLP exists to provide Mason students with career exploration tools and connect them to real-world opportunities. The opportunity board […]

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Administration turns to unusual tool to keep lunchroom clean

Ruhi Kaneria | The Chronicle Hoping to keep students in line, administration institute cones to regulate left-behind lunchtime messes.  The Mason High School (MHS) administration is taking a more forward approach to improving the cleanliness of the lunchroom through the use of cones. These small orange cones, often showcased at the front table on the lunchroom stage, have been used […]

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AP Psychology teachers concerned about recent ban

Shrija Shandilya | The Chronicle On August 3, 2023, the state of Florida announced that they will be effectively banning the teaching of Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology. The state’s department of education informed school leaders that the discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity is illegal under state law. Both of these topics are part of the AP Psychology curriculum, […]

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New Kings Island chaperone policy stirs controversy

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle Just like a rollercoaster, Mason High School (MHS) students see the ups and downs of Kings Island’s new chaperone policy. On April 22, 2023, Kings Island began the implementation of a new chaperone policy. Now, all guests ages 15 and under visiting the park after 4 PM require a chaperone of 21 or older. Other […]

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