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Prisoners deserve better during COVID

Prisoners are not being adequately protected during the coronavirus, because they are unable to practice social distancing.

Sophia Van Beek, Copy-Editor

May 21, 2020

In an Alabama state prison, an anonymous man is hunched over a camera pleading for his life; another inmate claims that “death is imminent” according to a CNN report. One hundred inmates rioted for their lives when six people at the Washington State Penitentiary tested positive for COVID-19, accordin...

Power For Good: Essential workers in our community

Essential workers stand outside their hospital, receiving meals during their shifts. Healthcare workers have had to work extra shifts and take pay cuts due to the ongoing pandemic.

Kyla Barantsevitch, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2020

Grocery workers. Delivery people. ER nurses. The list of people who hold jobs that are considered “essential” can go on and on. Within our own school community there are many students whose parents are these types of workers. And while the current coronavirus pandemic compels millions of Americans t...

COVID-19 concerns force Broadway to go dark

After New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo's order not to gather in large groups was set in place, live entertainment industries, including Broadway, were forced to go dark and stop shows.

Lexi Wachen, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2020

It’s been 54 days since Broadway’s last spotlight went dark. This crisis has not only had an impact on the performers but creative teams, musicians, directors and programs. Throughout history, Broadway theatres have never experienced a closing this extensive, even after the shutdown after the terrorist ...

Moria – a refugee camp during the coronavirus crisis

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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

May 11, 2020

The conversations, the news, the political discussions now all revolve around the coronavirus – how to stop its spread, mitigate its effects and cushion its economic impact. The COVID-19 pandemic made the world stop and made some problems of the past irrelevant. However, although potentially talked...

Brock employees receive support from Paycheck Protection Program

Chairs stacked on the tables in the Cameron A. Mann dining hall. Brock employees, who staff the dining hall, were laid off on March 30 and had to file for unemployment. They are now beginning to receive stimulus from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

May 10, 2020

Over 50 days since The Masters School closed on March 9, the Masters dining hall staff received their first paychecks from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Friday, May 1. General Manager Lee Bergelson was notified April 19 that Brock and Company, Inc., the school’s dining services company,...

Distance learning alters international students’ schedules

A map of the world shows the variances in time zones across the areas where Masters students are residing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Owen Strier and Gabe Keller, Features Editor and Sports Editor

May 5, 2020

With the recent events surrounding COVID-19, the closure of Masters and the dorms, many of the international students are facing challenges with the online schooling that has been put into place. Most of the problems that they’re noticing are revolving around great time differences and sleep schedules...

Worth more lives, now, lives worth more

Andrew Mitchell, Contributing Writer

May 5, 2020

100 years ago, soldiers were marched into battle as pawns, in a greater international chess game. Human lives were deemed expendable, with the greater goal of victory dictating the death count. Almost 20 million soldiers in WWI, and over 50 million soldiers in WW2, were classified as casualties; they were a si...

COVID-19 affects mental health

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

May 5, 2020

There has been massive efforts from world leaders to control the spread of COVID-19  – from social distancing to curfews. This self-isolation period is having a large impact, both positively and negatively, on people’s mental health.   According to Upper School counselor Katya Ostor, this quarantine...

Masters getting through isolation

Leron Dugan's Painted Work of Art

Jacob Kriss, Accountability and Accuracy Manager

May 5, 2020

Many students at The Masters School are finding creative ways to keep themselves productive and mentally stable during quarantine.  Senior Sabian Grier said, “With social distancing being practiced, it has been difficult to find routine and embrace this new way of life.” Although social dist...

Quarantine has dramatically altered our sleep schedules

The effects of staring at a screen throughout the day, combined with the constant bombardment of coronavirus-related news has made it increasingly difficult for students and faculty to maintain a normal sleep schedule.

Kate Sibery, Features Lead Editor

May 2, 2020

This pandemic has undoubtedly caused stress and anxiety for nearly everyone, but it has also given some people more free time and flexibility within their schedule. Thus changes to our sleep schedules and behaviors have been commonplace.

European study suggests different social distancing rules for runners

This graphic illustrates the distance germs and bacteria (like COVID-19) can spread when one runs.

Tim Mathas, Opinion Editor

May 2, 2020

While it is understood that six feet apart is the optimal distance two individuals must be from each other in order to adhere to proper social distancing protocols, a recent study has brought into question whether this same rule applies for runners.  With lots of extra time being spent at home during quarantine, m...

Athletic department to honor ACR despite spring season cancellation

(Left) A couple senior players jog off the field in a baseball game against Hackley during the 2019 spring season. (Right) The baseball field lies fallow after the cancellation of the spring season. Governor Cuomo officially decided today to keep all New York schools closed for the rest of the year, meaning all high school athletics are concluded for the remainder of the school year.

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Masters Athletic Director Logan Condon officially announced the cancellation of the spring sports season in an email sent out to all Upper School Families on Tuesday, April 16. For many student-athletes, this news was devastating for a variety of reasons – whether it be their final season with their...

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