Plans for coffee shop opening on hold… again

Laurel Wang | The Chronicle Mason High School (MHS) students looking for a coffee break won’t find one this year, as plans for a student-run coffee shop continue to brew.  The Cosmic Cafe was initially set to launch in the 2022-23 school year. However, the opening has now been postponed indefinitely. Supply chain issues and community demand for the expansion […]

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Science Olympians earn second national title

Drew Hoffmaster | The Chronicle The Mason High School (MHS) Science Olympiad team scored their second consecutive national title in May 2022 in an impressive feat of teamwork and persistence. Science olympiad is a nationwide competition where students partake in a multitude of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) events. These events can range from taking a test to building […]

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H.S. admin implements measures to ease student safety concerns

Aimee Liu | The Chronicle Students’ fears about school safety are being addressed as administrators try to balance security and a welcoming atmosphere. With the onset of the school year at Mason High School (MHS), staff have tightened many safety measures. In particular, they have focused on keeping doors secure, monitoring cameras more closely and having staff in the hallways. […]

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Physics students compete overseas in Kutaisi, Georgia

Taylor Murray | The Chronicle Two Mason students bring home the gold for Team USA from the International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA). On August 14, seniors Samvit Das and David Zhang traveled to Kutaisi in the country of Georgia to represent Team USA at IOAA. The olympiad took place over eight days and consisted of two four-hour exams: […]

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Internship puts Bio Med students on frontline of Nigerian health crisis

Alisha Soni | Staff Writer Through an internship at Georgetown University, Mason High School (MHS) students used their passion for public health to impact Nigerian communities. Through HOSA, which is a health organization that allows people across the world to participate in different medical events, sophomore Mithul Vivek was introduced to the Advanced Public Health and Medicine internship hosted at […]

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Comfort found in color choice for 2022 graduating seniors

Izzy Gaspar’raj | The Chronicle One senior prefers green. Another prefers white. On graduation day, both will proudly wear the cap and gown color of their choice.  Mason graduating classes have always been able to choose whichever color they would like for their cap and gown, but a large facet of this choice dealt with gender. Traditionally, the color white […]

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New aquatic center to be valuable tool for community

Sean Speidel | The Chronicle The city of Mason has a new fifty-meter, Olympic-sized swimming pool. After 24 seasons, the Lou Eves Municipal Pool closed on September 2, 2019 in order to begin construction on the Mason Municipal Aquatic center, which presently includes an outdoor heated leisure pool and a newly opened indoor fifty-meter competition pool.  On April 4, 2022, […]

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Student artists showcase artwork at local cafe anniversary

Ava Yungbluth | The Chronicle Talented artists at Mason High School were given the opportunity to showcase and sell their original pieces of art. On April 9, 2022, an anniversary gallery art show at the Kitty Brew Cafe was put on through a partnership between the cafe and the National Art Honor Society (NAHS). The gallery allowed art students at […]

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Teens ignore negative effects of caffeine consumption

Divy Bose | The Chronicle  Every sip counts. Students at Mason High School (MHS) can be found with an energy drink in their hands from class to class, prying to keep their eyes open. As students continue to thrive off of these drinks, the popularity of energy drinks has skyrocketed in past years. Many students, however, are unaware of the […]

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Shortage of skilled workers leads to high-demand for trade employement

Trade careers offer lifestyle that deviates from conventional four-year college Risha Chada | The Chronicle Aimee Liu | The Chronicle A national shortage of skilled workers has threatened the conventional post-graduation path. Despite what many high school students believe, going into a trade—a skilled job that often requires manual labor—can prove to be a resulting and lucrative career. Michael Giovinazza, […]

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Hard work pays off for successful Mock Trial team

Divy Bose | The Chronicle The Mason High School (MHS) Mock Trial team has made it to the State Championship after two years.  A mock trial team is made up of students who practice law, public speaking and decision making. Members are responsible for arguing a different case, each one having occurred in history, for each competition that they attend. […]

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Ganga writes book to raise awareness

Risha Chada | The Chronicle Freshman Harshita Ganga has combined her passion for writing and autism awareness in her quest to become a published author. Freshman Harshita Ganga recently published her book “Hidden Secrets” on Amazon. After thinking about ways to increase autism awareness, Ganga decided to combine that desire with her passion for writing. Ganga said she wrote the […]

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NHS Prom Fashion continues charitable mission

Ava Yungbluth | The Chronicle  Mason’s National Honors Society (NHS) prom fashion show is making a comeback to ensure an amazing prom experience for all upperclassmen. The reign of prom fashion shows ended abruptly in 2019 after the COVID-19 outbreak but has returned this year to carry on the society’s mission of charitability. NHS Prom Fashion Show Chair, senior Rachel […]

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Russia, Ukraine conflict impacts students with international family ties

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | The Chronicle While students go about their everyday lives, Ukrainian and Russian students are juggling issues stemming from the war in their home countries. On the morning of February 24, Russian troops entered Ukraine from the country’s eastern border after decade-long tensions between the countries escalated. The current conflict stems from Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s worries about […]

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Student health impacted by lack of sleep

Aimee Liu | The Chronicle Sleep, a time that should be rejuvenating, is causing some students more stress than relief. Though not a new phenomenon, sleep deprivation (a state caused by inadequate quantity or quality of sleep) in students at Mason High School (MHS) has caused a recent trend of difficulty focusing in and out of the classroom. Factors including […]

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