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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...

Preparing for the Unknown: Masters Pandemic Finances, Feb-May 2020

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

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer March 15, 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 of...

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...

The draining effect of spending hours upon hours in front of a computer screen, five feet away from my bed is not to be diminished by citing the risk Covid presents. As a school, we have the resources to keep those who want to stay in-person, in-person.

Mental health should not be secondary to Covid concerns

Kate Sibery, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2020

We need to be back in school, and we need to stay there, for the sake of our mental health.  Over the last decade, there has been a sharp increase in awareness of and treatment for mental health issues...

Students sit in rows as they participate in a hybrid class.  The desks which now occupy classrooms were a replacement for Harkness tables, which helped to facilitate the schools emphasis on discussion-based learning.

The tables have turned

Mitch Fink, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2020

When Masters made the switch to remote learning last spring, the Harkness table–the oval-shaped table on which the school has staked its educational identity –was left in the dust. Nearly two months...

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