PigAbilities team trains for Flying Pig Marathon

Elina Bishoyi | The Chronicle This year, MHS athletes will be walking, running and rolling across the Flying Pig finish line. The Flying Pig Marathon, presented by P&G and Prysmian Group, is the biggest annual marathon in Cincinnati. Runners can compete in various events like the marathon, half-marathon, 10k, 5k, and more. This year, during the weekend of May 6 […]

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Write Place undergoes changes to expand outreach

Aimee Liu | The Chronicle The Write Place is making strides toward becoming the right place for students to get help with writing. Mason High School (MHS) English teacher Allison Catalino created The Write Place in 2018, and said it is “a student-led writing center that has excellent student consultants who can help with any type of writing.” The Write […]

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Young Women’s Club addresses teen dating violence

Shrija Shandilya | The Chronicle The month of February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness month and members of the Mason High School (MHS) Young Women’s Club (YWC) helped bring attention to dating violence with their own week-long campaign from February 20 to 24. Members of the YWC set up outside the Large Commons during lunches where they answered questions that […]

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Modernizing ACT format leads to difficulties for test-takers

Drew Hoffmaster | The Chronicle Adjust and adapt becomes the Mason High School (MHS) motto once again. On Tuesday, February 28, Mason High School (MHS) students took the annual school-administered American College Test (ACT) given across the nation. The ACT is a standardized test taken by high schoolers across the country to test a student’s English, Mathematics, Reading and Science […]

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Student vision of the district guides new designs

Drew Hoffmaster | The Chronicle Students jump on the opportunity to help define the future of the district. Mason City Schools (MCS) challenged students to create a graphic called a Portrait of a Learner representing their interpretation of the values of the district. On January 25, 2023, three student-created designs were selected by MCS administration, each student was awarded $100 […]

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Mason robotics teams qualify for state championship

Sean Speidel | The Chronicle For the third year in a row, three different Mason community robotics teams have advanced to the Ohio For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Technology Challenge state championship competition. Teams Quantum Leap, Sub-Zero and Parallax Robotics all qualified for the state championship competition, part of their journey to compete in the world […]

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MHS provides inspiration room for students

Laurel Wang | The Chronicle Students at Mason High School (MHS) have a new place for peace. MHS has recently established a room for students of all faiths to find inspiration. Whether it is morning meditation or scheduled prayer times, students can utilize this room to fit their needs. For Muslim students, scheduled prayer times coincide with the school day. […]

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Tougher distracted driving penalties signed into Ohio law

Taylor Murray | The Chronicle Stay alive, don’t text and drive.  On January 3, 2023, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the new Senate Bill 288 into law in hopes of lowering the number of Ohioans who use their phone while driving. The bill states that distracted driving is a primary traffic offense, punishable by a $150 fine and two points […]

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In lights: Story Theatre

Megan Lee | The Chronicle Mason High School Drama Club takes the stage to perform their rendition of the play Story Theatre by Paul Stills. Story Theater follows a mix of Aesop’s Fables and other fairy tales to create a comedic and entertaining performance. Showings are in the Mason High School Black Box Theater at 7 PM on January 20, […]

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Students grapple with long term consequences of COVID

Alisha Soni | The Chronicle The ability to taste and smell is too often taken for granted. Apart from flu-like symptoms, COVID-19 can affect the ability to taste and smell. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms for a normal case of COVID last from a few days to a few weeks, however, some Mason High […]

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MHS Student Government reinstates StuGo grants

Laurel Wang | The Chronicle The clubs of Mason High School (MHS) have been granted new opportunities. This year, MHS Student Government (StuGo) reinstated a grant program to provide MHS clubs and activities with funding to achieve their goals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program had been postponed for several years, but StuGo leaders made reviving it a priority.  […]

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MHS students connect with music through Spotify Wrapped

Aimee Liu | The Chronicle One signal of the end of the year is the release of Spotify Wrapped. Spotify, a popular music streaming service, released Spotify Wrapped in 2016 as an annual compilation of a user’s listening activity throughout the past year. Through interactive slides, the platform shares with users their top artists, songs and genres, as well as […]

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Online crimes increase, Mason spreads awareness

Elina Bishoyi | The Chronicle The digital age can be deadly. On December 5th, Agent Brian with the Secret Service educated parents about the dangers of online crimes during the Cyber Safety Awareness event at the Mason Municipal Center. This event was hosted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in partnership with the Secret Service, who […]

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MHS Administration incorporates SmartPass into school routines

Tanya Keskar | Managing Editor Alisha Soni | The Chronicle SmartPass: an additional layer of security or a major inconvenience? As national school security becomes an increasing priority for school officials, Mason High School (MHS) is making significant structural changes to protect its students. Implemented on November 2, 2022, SmartPass is a digital hall pass system that requires students to […]

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Duncomb competes overseas in World Rowing final

Aimee Liu | The Chronicle A Mason High School (MHS) junior rowed her way to a bronze medal in the United Kingdom. MHS junior Annalie Duncomb competed in the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals in Saundersfoot, Great Britain, a small village in Pembrokeshire, Wales. In the event that ran from October 14 to October 16, 2022, Duncomb teamed up with […]

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