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Tower Broadcast News #2

Logan Schiciano

October 28, 2020

Tonight on TBN we take a look at how small businesses in Dobbs Ferry have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, with the return to in-person learning shaking up the school day schedule, clubs have been forced to meet in the evenings and lunch has drastically changed – club leaders and Brock...

Students and faculty reflect on school’s reentry decision as remote start looms

The front door of Masters Hall will remain closed for the start of the 2020-2021 school year as students will be learning remotely for at least the month of September. Members of the Masters community have mixed reactions to the school's decision to begin online.

Logan Schiciano, New Ventures Editor

September 5, 2020

With the first day of classes just days away, students and faculty at The Masters School have varying opinions on Head of School Laura Danforth’s decision to return to remote teaching and learning for at least the month of September. Danforth detailed the school’s reentry plans, which she said w...

Podcast: Danforth reflects on remote start, anti-racism plan

Head of School Laura Danforth speaks at the 2018 MLK Assembly. Danforth recently made the decision to begin the school year with remote learning despite many schools in the area closing to return to the classroom this fall.

Logan Schiciano, New Ventures Editor

August 14, 2020

As students across the country prepare to return to the classroom amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The Masters School will begin the year with remote learning. But the pandemic is not the only crisis at this time. Longstanding issues of injustice and inequality were brought to the forefront...

Opinion: Cancel the 2020 NFL season

The National Football League (NFL) and NFL Players Association recently announced plans to test players and personnel daily for two weeks when training camp begins. As people across the U.S. still struggle to get tested for COVID-19 and receive results in a timely fashion, the NFL should not be diverting resources away from the general public.

Logan Schiciano, New Ventures Editor

July 22, 2020

The National Football League (NFL) is determined to begin its season on time; however, as the coronavirus pandemic continues in the United States, it is not just unsafe to be playing football, but also unethical.  On Monday, July 20 ESPN reported that the NFL and the NFL Players Association have agr...

The mystery of mask denial: Why is it so hard for Americans to mask up to save lives?

A group of boys from North Carolina said they don't wear masks because it is a

Logan Schiciano, New Ventures Editor

July 2, 2020

The United States reported 52,789 new coronavirus cases on July 1 – the most in a day since the start of the pandemic; yet, individuals across the United States, including many of the top officials in the Trump Administration, refuse to wear a mask.  The Center for Disease Control originally issued gui...

The COVID-19 blame game

The COVID-19 blame game

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

June 10, 2020

While the Trump Administration has pushed theories that COVID-19 started in a bio-lab in Wuhan, China and also blamed initial Chinese responses to the virus for the pandemic spread of the disease, the Chinese government has denied these allegations. Chinese boarding students at The Masters School...

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...

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...

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