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The student-run news site of The Masters School

Tower

The student-run news site of The Masters School

Tower

Head of School Laura Danforth, Dean of Faculty Sam Savage and Chief Financial Officer Ed Biddle discuss pandemic finances in Danforths office.

Approaching a return to normalcy: Masters pandemic finances, Jan-June 2021

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer June 10, 2021

Retirement contributions to resume After a fiscal year during which Masters suspended contributions to employees’ retirement funds, the school will resume contributions during the 2021-2022 fiscal...

Middle School students sit in a recently constructed classroom in Strayer Hall. Remodeling spaces, such as Strayer and Doc Wilson Hall, was a major expense in bringing students and teachers back to school safely for in-person learning last fall.

Persevering in a pandemic world: Masters’ pandemic finances, June-Dec 2020

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer May 1, 2021

In economics, there’s the concept of the price maker and the price taker. Price makers influence the market price and enjoy pricing power, but price takers must accept the prevailing market price. Independent...

The mystery of vaccine hesitancy

Logan Schiciano and Hanna Schiciano March 30, 2021

Recent polls reveal that hesitancy to get the COVID-19 vaccine is particularly high amongst Republicans – 41% don't plan to get the shot, including 49% of Republican men, according to PBS. Tower Broadcast...

A cleaning crew sanitizes library furniture in March 2020. New cleaning equipment was one main area that Masters invested in during the early stages of the pandemic.

Preparing for the unknown: Masters’ pandemic finances, Feb-May 2020

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer March 14, 2021

No manual exists for navigating a school through a deadly pandemic, but Masters’ Chief Financial Officer Ed Biddle drew from the next best resource – a comprehensive report analyzing the effects...

Dobbs 16 perseveres through restrictions

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer January 2, 2021

This package was originally published in Tower Broadcast News #3, which aired on December 17, 2020. 

Vaccine rollout has commenced in the U.S. as public figures including President-Elect Joe Biden and current Vice President Mike Pence have received their first doses.

Twists and turns on the road to a Covid vaccine

Kate Sibery, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2020

The forgotten history of vaccination  Childhood used to be far more deadly than it is today. A little over a century ago, the infant mortality rate in the United States stood at a staggering 20 percent,...

Pooled testing promotes sense of security in pandemic

Logan Schiciano and Carol Queiroz December 18, 2020

Once a week, in-person junior Ellanna Swope darts to her kitchen cabinet early in the morning to get her unused COVID-19 at-home testing kit. Swope collects her samples and puts them back into the kit’s...

Tower Broadcast News #3

Logan Schiciano and Lance Leys December 17, 2020

Today on the show, a behind-the-scenes look at Masters pooled testing operation, a spotlight on how Dobbs 16 – Masters' competitive a cappella group – has adapted despite COVID-19 restrictions, a preview...

11-year old Abigail (Abby) Kaye, the daughter of eleventh grade Class Dean Shelly Kaye, studies at home accompanied by her familys dog. Because both of Abbys parents are teaching in person this fall, shes had to take on more responsibility making sure she and her brother Gavin are present for their online classes. Kaye said, It’s been difficult for me to accept that I’m turning it over to an 11-year old to manage her own schedule. Under normal circumstances, I would never expect anything like that.”

Children of the pandemic: exploring the challenges and coping strategies of the world’s youngest learners

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer November 20, 2020

The initial thrill of learning from home that many young children experienced back in March has quickly faded into an endless stretch of fear, isolation and uncertainty. The pandemic is not only proving...

A student scrolls on Instagram, looking at Halloween images. The Masters School found maskless students posting on social media after Halloween parties, causing tension at school.

Maskless students scare administration

Rowan McWhinnie, Features Editor November 18, 2020

For a group of Masters students, Halloween was a night to remember, but for all the wrong reasons. This past Halloween, several day-students met up and went into New York City to celebrate the holiday....

Denis Sadrijaj 22 sets his line up for his upcoming fantasy football match-up.

Fantasy managers adapt to not-so-fanciful football

Andrew Mitchell, Sports Editor November 18, 2020

Junior Kyle Benson checked his Fantasy Football team in week four of the NFL season counting on his star player, Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans, to score big. That week, 23 players on the Titans...

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