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Dance Company Fall performance brings audience to its feet

Dance Company Fall performance brings audience to its feet

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

November 22, 2019

Marked by jazz, contemporary, pop and hip hop, with an array of colors and storylines, Dance Company performed their fall show last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre. Their show attracted both day and boarding students, as well as parents and faculty members. The perform...

Dance Company to hold Fall performances this weekend

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

November 14, 2019

  After months of intense preparation, Masters Dance Company is ready for their upcoming shows this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.  Dance Company is a performing arts co-curricular that also counts for team sports’ athletic credit, which rehearses and performs once in the fall and o...

Shakespeare returns to Masters with “Twelfth Night”

Shakespeare returns to Masters with “Twelfth Night”

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

The last time a Shakespeare play was performed at Masters, none of the current Upper School students would've been apart of the cast. For the first time since the 2015 performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Sheakespeare play -- Twelfth Night -- will again be performed. After the production...

Spring Shorts return with more plays and more student agency

Spring Shorts return with more plays and more student agency

Sarah Faber, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

A cast of theater veterans and first-time actors alike presented the annual Spring Shorts in the experimental theater this past weekend, with one show on Fri. May 3, and two on Sat., May 4.   Usually, the Shorts consist of three or four comedic sketches, most directed by students, with one student-...

Tower’s Video Journalism

Jacob Kriss, Web Production Manager

February 7, 2019

Jacob Kriss   Tower is taking a new approach to video journalism through the production of short documentaries which can be viewed below. These pieces, like our written articles, hold a connection to the Masters community as well as ideas representing our school’s mission and the positive ...

Students exhibit creativity in fall play “Museum”

Students exhibit creativity in fall play “Museum”

Sarah Faber, Opinion Design Editor

October 26, 2018

This weekend, a cast of 40 Upper School Students will perform Museum– an eclectic, character-driven comedy by playwright Tina Howe. Museum was chosen as the fall play towards to end of last school year because of its flexibility to have a larger cast, and its comedic contrast from last year’s g...

Isle of Dogs, a two-part post – Part 2: Excerpts from a panel with the creative team

Isle of Dogs, a two-part post – Part 2: Excerpts from a panel with the creative team

Alexandra Bentzien, Features Editor

April 24, 2018

It’s always exciting to watch a movie the day it first screens in theaters.  But it is absolutely awesome when you get to listen to a Q&A panel of the films’ creative talent, especially when it features director Wes Anderson!  The visionary director spoke about his process in filming Isle of ...

Isle of Dogs, a two-part post – Part 1: Isle of Dogs is doggone delightful

Isle of Dogs, a two-part post – Part 1: Isle of Dogs is doggone delightful

Alexandra Bentzien, Features Editor

April 8, 2018

It is difficult to review a Wes Anderson movie in an original way, because ultimately each review includes the words “inventive” “creative” and “brilliant,” and each one discusses how “new avenues in cinema” have been opened that is a “beacon of hope” for the “future of film.” ...

Dohters Sing for a Cause

Dohters Sing for a Cause

Annie Rubinson, Blogger

March 27, 2018

Among the oldest clubs on campus, Dohters has been entertaining the Masters School with beautiful, harmonious music since 1964–but just this past week, Dohters took their passions to the next level. The group performed on Feb. 27, 2018, at a MISH-organized event called “Performing For Hope,” to H...

I, Tonya Movie Review

I, Tonya Movie Review

Jacob Strier, Copy Editor

January 31, 2018

  I had not been born yet when the legendary American figure skater, Tonya Harding, was making headlines across American television sets in the 1990s for her involvement in a wider scheme to injure her skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan. After certain facts came to light about Harding’s actions...

Golden Globes becomes the site of political activism

Golden Globes becomes the site of political activism

Sophia Brousset, Copy Editor

January 12, 2018

The 75th annual Golden Globes became the site of activism as the bulk of celebrity guests donned black dresses and suits with an aim to open the red carpet to discuss sexual misconduct. This decision was a part of the #TimesUp campaign, a movement founded in response to the “Weinstein effect,” a n...

Music you missed in 2017

Music you missed in 2017

Sam Levin, Blogger

January 7, 2018

2017 was a big year for musicians and artists that you probably haven’t heard of. While the music on the radio certainly evolved throughout the hectic and unforgiving year, there were some new releases behind the giant mainstream curtain that I think will make you actually feel things, and if you’re re...

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