Long-Term Benefits of Talking about Inclusivity

Ruhi Kaneria | The Chronicle Inclusivity is a term that has spearheaded many conversations in the past years, from executive board meetings to the sphere of Mason High School (MHS). Here, students and staff work to facilitate conversations of inclusion and belonging with the aid of the diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) principles. By using diversity, equity, and inclusion as […]

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My take on the Apple vs. Android debate

Drew Hoffmaster | The Chronicle Green text message bubbles. Lightning chargers. Different operating systems. These are just some of the differences between Apple and Android devices. People always want to be trendy. To be trendy in 2007, people were rocking the newest fashion trend, low-rise jeans, or using Microsoft Vista. In June 2007, the first iPhone came out, and people […]

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Niksen: The Art of Doing Nothing

Srinidhi Valathappan | The Chronicle As second-semester seniors, we find ourselves at a crossroads where the infamous “senioritis” tends to creep in, stealing away our motivation and leaving us with a sense of restlessness. It’s a curious sensation, this tug-of-war between the allure of newfound freedom and the lingering responsibilities that tether us to the world we’ve known. However, amidst […]

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Christmas consumerism

Ruhi Kaneria | The Chronicle Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Hauls and influencers. Consumerism has been rooted in our history for centuries. From the exotic items presented on the market in the 18th century to the boom of department stores in the early 19th century, humans have always been looking for the next best thing, whether it is new spices, shiny […]

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Finals do not define you

Megan Lee | The Chronicle Amidst the three long weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break, the countless hours of school work, studying and striving to stay motivated are starting to show. Now more than ever it takes strength to keep yourself in a position to stay motivated through the holiday season, especially doing the thing most dread during the holidays: […]

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Appreciate abstract art

Nishka Mishra | The Chronicle Everyone loves to hate abstract art. It is something we as a society can all seem to band together against. Splatters of paint on a canvas, all-white painting and shapes that look like they could have been drawn by a kindergartener hung up in some of the most famous museums around the world and sold […]

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Championship or Bust

Camden Paeltz | The Chronicle Second place is the first loser. This seems to be a prevalent mentality in Mason athletics, but it shouldn’t be. When I attended the state cross-country meet, most Mason runners had high hopes for a third consecutive championship victory. Instead, they fell just short and placed second to a very talented Massillon Jackson team. It […]

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The issue of Issue 2

Akshay Vadlamani | The Chronicle The passage of Ohio Issue 2 has led to the legalization of marijuana usage for Ohioans over the age of 21, sendingwaves of concern across the state on the detrimental effects of such legislation. Marijuana has been in use medically for almost a century, however, research regarding the effect of its use on mental and […]

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Audiences are afraid to take risks

Andrew Little | The Chronicle I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone say, “Hollywood has run out of creative ideas,” while watching television and seeing an advertisement for the latest blockbuster. The trend of sequels, reboots, and adaptations of existing Intellectual Property (IP) has dominated the film industry for the majority of my lifetime.  The phenomenon seems […]

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What really is “Comet Culture?”

Ruhi Kaneria | The Chronicle Kelly green. A comet logo. The capital M. Branding, social media and marketing is a key component to building a school image. Using marketing, administration and students can create a unique identity that can stand out in the community. Mason City Schools is no stranger to strategic marketing. Just think of the usage of space […]

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Climate change is becoming too costly

Elina Bishoyi | The Chronicle The skies filled with hues of reds, oranges and grays, and the smoke-laced air are nothing short of an apocalyptic movie. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the costs for climate and weather disasters from January to August alone are at least a minimum of $1 billion – the largest amount ever spent […]

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What We Owe to Each Other

Laurel Wang | The Chronicle The idea of “self-care” stems from medical terminology of the 1950s. But it first took on the meaning we know today through the Black Panther Party, as ways civil rights activists could care for themselves to prevent burnout. Alongside self-care came the concept of community care, or a system of support for our communities. The […]

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