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Moo Baan Dek raises kids to be powers for good in the world

Moo Baan Dek raises kids to be powers for good in the world

Sarah Faber, Social Media Manager

November 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Rajani Dhongchai, affectionately known as Mae Aew, and her husband, Piphop Dhongchai, started Moo Baan Dek, an alternative education school for underprivileged children, around the time when Thailand was adopting democracy as its government. Rajani Aew had taught in public schools but didn’t really like it, an...

Next generation politics

Next generation politics

Annie Rubinson, Blogger

October 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Close-up on CAM, Features, Showcase

  The Harkness Method acts as a vehicle for students to interactively absorb subject matter and express diverse opinions. However, students at The Masters School and beyond struggle to find environments where they feel comfortable exchanging certain views without fear of judgement. Among the ne...

Charity basketball game

Charity basketball game

Logan Toporoff, Managing Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The power is out, households are without reliable drinking water and flash flood warnings continue to pour in even a month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Roughly 3 million Puerto Ricans are living with the reality of this horrible destruction, in need of any help that can be given. Master...

Sister Kay, the champion of Jonestown

Sister Kay, the champion of Jonestown

Alexandra Bentzien, Features Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Education after primary school is not mandatory.  Most of the adults are illiterate.  Women work as domestic help for practically no pay and men earn seventy dollars a week driving tractors in the fields.  This is Jonestown, Mississippi in 1978.    The year marked Sister Kay’s first visit t...

Masters community will “MISH” Atlee and Goulian

Masters community will “MISH” Atlee and Goulian

Emma Luis and Alexandra Bentzien

June 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Beside the bustling city of Philadelphia sits a small suburb surrounded by revamped steel mills and farms named of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Phoenixville is the soon to be new home of two very familiar Masters faces, Amy Atlee and Chris Goulian, who will be departing Masters after a total of 32 and...

ASMR, a strange solution to sleeplessness

ASMR, a strange solution to sleeplessness

George Weed, Features Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

I adore sleep more than a lot of things in this world, but I often find it hard to reach that state, and I know that there are many who experience a similar problem. I frequently lie awake for what feels like hours, unable to find the perfect position to induce my slumber, and when I have tried sleeping...

Students take center stage in the spring shorts

Students take center stage in the spring shorts

Michael Fitzgerald, News Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Coming to Masters on April 28 and 29 are three student-run, one-act comedy plays in the Experimental Theater.  These comedies, the spring shorts, are one of the most appealing theatrical productions at Masters. Though the students are primarily in charge, Head of Drama Department Chris Briante is ser...

Tedx students prepare for talks

Tedx students prepare for talks

Cedar Berrol Young, Managing Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the May 20 Tedx deadline approaches, students giving speeches are working overtime to complete their presentations. The list of student speakers include: Tulay Akoglu, Sophie Brousset, Sam Coppola, Mao Inoue, Jared Foxhall, Jonas Kolker, Julia Mathis, Scout O'Donnell, Heather Smith, Ahnaf Taha, Kree...

Great Gig In The Sky 4/21/17

Great Gig In The Sky 4/21/17

Vincent Alban, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase

On Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd, the Masters music ensembles combined to produce the entirety of the Green Day album: American Idiot, for the 2017 Great Gig In The Sky performance. ...

The 35th Annual Junior Games

The 35th Annual Junior Games

March 5, 2017


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The 35th Annual Junior Games took place Saturday, March 4, with around 100 student volunteers, and many children from various backgrounds. Here are a few pictures from the event, held by South East Consortium, with sponsor TD Bank. ...

Asylum exposes pain of refugee crisis in a beautiful tribute

Asylum exposes pain of refugee crisis in a beautiful tribute

Jacob Strier, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Asylum was unconventional, informative, all-enveloping and breathtaking. Written by a collaboration of Masters students based on the dire stories of refugees, particularly Syrian: Asylum educated and entertained its first viewers last Thursday afternoon at their final dress rehearsal. The hour-long play, which included ...

A glimpse into the Israel-Palestine Conflict

A glimpse into the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Drew Schott, Columnist

January 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Since the Biblical era, the conflict between Israel and Palestine over certain lands has generated a substantial issue between the two entities. Palestine is significant to the religion of Islam because Jerusalem is considered the third-holiest city in the region, following Mecca and Medina in Sa...

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