Movie Review:

Review by: Laurel Wang Directed by: Gerard Johnstone Rating: 3.5/5  Few movies can say their pursuit scenes come with choreography. But for M3GAN, it’s a claim to fame. The horror-comedy craftily bridges the gap between the genres, delivering a fresh, tongue-in-cheek take on the doll horror movie. Gemma (Allison Williams), a toy robotics engineer, settles soundly into the role of […]

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Movie Review: Glass Onion

Review by: Josie Lorenz Directed by: Rian Johnson Rating: 4.5/5  Knives Out (2019) felt like an impossible act to chase yet Glass Onion has followed with incredible finesse. Glass Onion, named after The Beatles song by the same title, follows detective Beniot Blanc, played by Daniel Craig, in yet another murder mystery. A glass onion is an idea that people […]

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Movie Review: Avatar: The way of Water

Review by: Alisha Verma Directed by: Steven Spielberg Rating: 3.5/5  The world that James Cameron creates in Avatar: The Way of Water truly sets that standard for transporting the audience into a new reality. Avatar: The Way of Water is the long-awaited sequel to the original Avatar released in 2009. Created by James Cameron, Avatar is a movie filled with […]

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Staff Editorial – Income inequality is putting high test scores for sale

Wealth should not be a factor in scoring well on standardized tests. The SAT and ACT are standardized tests created to assess students’ proficiency in math, reading, and writing, but since testing has become a significant factor in college admission decisions as supposed indicators of college success, income inequality has become extremely prevalent. Although many colleges have been cutting back […]

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Gay is not a dirty word

Josie Lorenz | The Chronicle Le$bean, G@y, B! – methods to censor LGBTQ+ identities as if they are a curse, something to hide, something to shield from the conversation. Dating back to the 12th century, the term “gay” referred to being happy and content. This word obviously evolved into how we know it now but even from the start, the […]

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Failure is a mindset

Taylor Murray | The Chronicle Merriam-Webster defines failure as a “lack of success” or “falling short”. The word obviously holds a negative connotation, and we have been taught that failure is indeed a negative thing. Many teens, at Mason High School (MHS) and elsewhere, grew up being taught that they should avoid this so-called “failure” at all costs, that they […]

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Capital punishment must end

Laurel Wang | The Chronicle On Halloween 2017, Sayfullo Saipov drove a truck into a bike path in New York City, killing eight and injuring eleven in the deadliest terrorist attack in the city since 9/11. His trial began in the second week of January 2023 as the first federal death penalty trial under the Biden administration, but his case […]

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Movie Review: The Fabelmans

Review by: Alisha Verma Directed by: Steven Spielberg Rating: 3.5/5  After exploring everything from dinosaurs to extraterrestrials, Spielberg has finally turned the camera on himself. In The Fabelmans, we follow the semi-autobiographical tale of Sammy Fabelman’s growing love for film set against the backdrop of his crumbling family life.  From the second he sees his first movie, his ice-blue eyes […]

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Album Review: HEROES AND VILLAINS

Review by: Shrija Shandilya Artist: Metro Boomin Rating: 5/5 As a sequel to the star-studded album NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES, HEROES AND VILLAINS plays to the strengths of all featured artists while incorporating Metro Boomin’s innovative take on trap to create a captivating yet cohesive album.   The first track, “On Time”, starts the album off bright and uplifting, featuring […]

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Show Review: Wednesday (Season 1)

Review by: Megan Lee Creator: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar Rating: 3.5/5 Wednesday Addams, the dark and twisted daughter of the Addams family, has been made a stereotypical juvenile. By putting Wednesday in the seat of a “regular” teenager, Netflix has taken the classic Addams family story and directed toward a younger teenage audience Wednesday enrolled in Nevermore, a school […]

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College Football Bowl Game Face-off

Andrew Little | Sports Editor Sean Speidel | The Chronicle As the college football bowl games approach over winter break, our sports writers Andrew and Sean challenged each other to a test of their expertise. The two each picked the full slate of bowl games and debated the highest-profile games of the slate including the College Football Playoff matchups. Andrew […]

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Staff Editorial – FIFA World Cup unites student body

Sports bring people together. The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, held every four years, brings together the best national soccer teams from around the globe to biggest competition in sports outside of the Olympics. For most casual fans in America, this tournament contains the only soccer games they will watch over the four year span. After failing […]

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The new year does not limit our goals

Megan Lee | The Chronicle Our year should not be defined by a single decision made on January 1st.  The meaning of a new year means something different to each person. We spend our holiday days off meticulously formulating a set of steps to make our lives more enjoyable, meaningful or even effortless. Behind each objective is the one main […]

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Learning from athletic recruitment

Carly Prows | The Chronicle There is nothing like talking to college coaches over the phone – a combination of nerve-wracking, surreal and exciting feelings. I prepared for my first call with a college coach the same way I would prepare for a big test: researching the school, digging for important information on the coaches and team and even practicing […]

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