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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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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“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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Opinion: A goodbye worth the heartache

Riley Johansen | Editor-in-Chief  “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” The second I finished my junior year, I instantly knew what I wanted on my parking spot. A simple quote from Winnie the Pooh, a piece of my childhood that I had always kept close. It was cute, sentimental, but most importantly, it […]

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Bad for the environment: Bad for Artists

By Ann Vettikkal Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are as insane as they sound.  Riding the coattails of recent cryptocurrency excursions like bitcoin, a new form of cryptoart has formed. While bitcoin is considered fungible, meaning it hold equal value with another bitcoin and can be traded in a precisely equal manner, NFTs are a form of cryptoart that are not mutually […]

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Opinion: We need to do more about climate change before it is too late

Raghav Raj | Staff Writer  On April 31, President Joe Biden unveiled new measures to overhaul and upgrade American infrastructure, proclaiming his plan “a once-in-a-generation investment in America.” Officially titled the American Jobs Plan, the initiative is the largest presidential effort to fight climate change ever, dwarfing former President Barack Obama’s 2009 Stimulus bill which allotted a comparatively paltry $90 […]

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Opinion: Mason’s mental health training deserves to roll out to everyone

Shravani Page | Staff Writer Mason has had its fair share of mental health-related issues. And Mason has done a lot to help students combat them.  They’ve allocated more resources and even trained teachers and a small group of students in suicide prevention. They’ve developed numerous connections with Cincinnati Children’s, the Lindner Center of Hope, and organizations such as MindPeace. […]

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