Album Review: Red (Taylor’s Version)

Review by: Isabelle Paley Artist: Taylor Swift Rating: 4.5/5 Taylor Swift’s re-recording of a majority of her discography is a monumental feat for her career as an artist.  The rerecording of Red, the perfect fall heartbreak album, combines Swift’s 2012 lyrics with her 2021 voice. Swift merged her country roots with songs such as “Everything Has Changed” and modern pop […]

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Artist Spotlight: mitski

Della Johnson | Editor-in-Chief Mitski Miyawaki has released some of the most heart-wrenching music imaginable. Her discography is stocked with tearfully symbolic records, her lyrics striking yet often sung softly. Often using her work as an emotional vessel, Mitski has lamented over concepts such as the treatment of people of color in America and the perceived societal role of women. […]

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It’s time to decompress

Isabella Gaspar’raj | The Chronicle The Tombow Fudenosuke calligraphy pen was the gateway to finding my calmer self. About two years ago, I got my first calligraphy book and calligraphy pen. Though I like to show others my calligraphy work and I am proud of it, the root of it is that I love writing beautifully, and it calms me […]

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Activism is not a trend

Aditya Thiyag | The Chronicle I’m not opposed to using social media as a vessel for change. Its ability to connect individuals globally is unparalleled and information is spread on websites like Twitter and Instagram faster than any news site could hope to achieve. However, it is websites like these where trends and politics mesh together to create a beast […]

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Staff Editorial – Mason High School, it’s time to show some appreciation

October 2 was National Custodian’s day. October 2 was a Saturday. Nothing sounds more perfect than thanking our custodians on a day in which we aren’t even in school. Right? The custodial staff has persevered through downsizing, school shutdowns, bottle flipping, extraordinary safety measures during the pandemic, and now devious licks. There has to be some greater way to show […]

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Count your blessings

Abigail Waechter | Managing Editor On my first day of high school, I was dress coded. I wore a spaghetti strapped, white shirt with ripped blue jeans and tennis shoes. When my biology teacher handed me the yellow dress code slip, it said that I had violated the “no showing of shoulders” rule. This was my first day in a […]

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Movie Review: No time to Die

Review by: Aditya Thiyag Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Rating: 4.5/5 No Time To Die is a drama first and an action spectacle second. That’s what makes it a perfect conclusion to Daniel Craig’s run as James Bond. If there was one word I’d use to describe this film, it would be consequence. Every action Bond takes in this film and […]

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TV REVIEW – Squid Game

Review by: Aditya Thiyag Creator: Hwang Dong-hyuk Rating: 4/5 “The Blue Danube” is a German waltz composed in 1866 that’s pervaded pop culture for years on end, to the point where even Spongebob Squarepants featured an interpolation of it in a jellyfishing scene. But you’d be hard-pressed to find someone in 2021 who doesn’t associate the tune with the signaling […]

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“When You’re Older”

Isabelle Paley | The Chronicle When I was ten, I remember wanting to go to the mall with my friends and my mom said, “When you’re older.” When I was fifteen and wanted my first boyfriend. My mom said “When you’re older.” Now eventually I did get to do all of those things but at the time I was offended […]

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Return of students to Friday night football captures the magic of the high school experience

Andrew Little | The Chronicle After five long days of school, I always look forward to kicking off the weekend with Mason football games. I’ve spent the vast majority of the fall Friday nights in my lifetime watching high-schoolers pour their hearts out on the field for the game that they love, and I’ve cherished every minute of it. Growing […]

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Album review: donda

Review by: Sean Spiedel Artist: Kanye West Rating: 4/5 Easily the most anticipated album of the year, Kanye West’s Donda did not disappoint. West was first rumored to release Donda, named after West’s late mother, following a live listening party in Atlanta on June 22; however, West left his fans disappointed and delayed the album release. West then hosted another […]

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