An Open Letter of Thanks

Our incredibly passionate and dedicated staff would like to extend our thanks to The Mason City Schools Foundation and Chronicle Alumni for their generous financial support this year. The Chronicle is an important part of the culture at Mason High School. It is a source of pride in our community, and is distributed, free of charge, to all high school […]

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Nutrition staff embraces differences to create community environment

Shravani Page | Staff Writer  In a world where differences are known to cause divides, the Mason High School Nutrition Staff uses their differences to unify. Mason’s nutrition staff is a group of individuals Mason students see and interact with everyday. Whether it’s greeting students with a simple “hi” or helping them with their lunch needs, the staff strives to […]

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Passion for fountain pens leads to global friendships

Della Johnson | Staff Writer  Penmanship enthusiasts are inking up impressive collections.  Fountain pens–ornate pens with tips of metal–have been around since their replacement of the older dipping method in the 20th century, and have faded out of common usage due to cheaper, more modern, and more easily accessible alternatives. For a select few, however, these writing utensils haven’t left […]

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Societal standards push students towards the normalization of dangerous eating behaviors

Shravani Page | Staff Writer Della Johnson | Staff Writer  When students attempt to match body ideals set by society, they can be pushed to dangerous limits. Eating disorders are known to be secretive and dangerous–especially among the student population. With about 20 million women and 10 million men developing eating disorders in their lifetime, according to the National Association […]

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Best Songs of 2020

As 2020 finally nears its end, the Chronicle Staff is taking a look back at all of the truly fantastic music that was released over the past year. Without further ado, here are a few staff picks for the best songs of the year. “Key West (Philosopher’s Pirate)” by Bob Dylan By Raghav Raj The penultimate track from Bob Dylan’s […]

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Voices – 11/17/20

Kaya Rossey – Junior Tell us a bit about yourself! What kind of things do you like to do, hobbies, fun facts, etc.?  My name is Kaya, I’m a junior and some things that I love are writing, modeling for art students, and public speaking (if it’s something I’m passionate about).  What are you passionate about speaking out on in […]

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Movie Review: Extraction

Alana Amaya | Staff Writer Rating: 4/5 stars Retired special operations officer, Extraction’s Tyler Rake (played by Chris Hemsworth), gets hired for a private mission by an Indian mob leader to rescue his son, Ovi Mahajan, kidnapped by a mob leader of a neighboring country (Bangladesh). The plot centers around Tyler’s difficult mission to extract the child who was forcefully […]

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Mason in Bloom

A collection of springtime photos from the video feature. To watch the video on YouTube, click here! Photos by Mia Sweitzer and Andrea Hefferan msweitzer.chronicle@gmail.com ahefferan.chronicle@gmail.com

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