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Doc Films and Desi Club explores minstrelsy and misrepresentation with The Problem with Apu

Doc Films and Desi Club explores minstrelsy and misrepresentation with The Problem with Apu

Michelle Wei, Blogger

January 16, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Features, Showcase

In a recent collaboration between the Doc Films club and DESI club at Masters, the documentary The Problem with Apu  was shown this past Friday, December 8. The Problem with Apu was released on November 17, 2017 featuring and written by comedian Hari Kondabolu. The film focuses on addressing problems surroun...

Irshad Manji Discusses Moral Courage with Introduction to Journalism Class

Irshad Manji Discusses Moral Courage with Introduction to Journalism Class

Michelle Wei and Annie Rubinson, Intro to Journalism Students

January 5, 2018


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Author, educator and activist Irshad Manji strives to help people around the world develop the moral courage they need to stand up for what is right.  On a visit to the Masters School, Manji enlightened the Introduction to Journalism class with stories and lessons about moral courage. Manji has spread...

Questions arise regarding Campus Store’s availability

Questions arise regarding Campus Store’s availability

Drew Schott, Features Editor

December 12, 2017


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A freshmen rushes to the campus store to search for presentation folders for a project due in one period. Sprinting to the campus store, the student finds the door locked, viewing a sign that says that the store is not open until 11:00 a.m. Defeated, the student stands outside the locked door and then...

Dance, drama and music find one home

Dance, drama and music find one home

Jacob Strier, Copy Editor

December 11, 2017


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The previously divided performing arts departments have been recently united into a single Department of Performing Arts (DoPA). A single performing arts department is the norm at many schools, and improves collaboration and communication. The idea for a joint department was proposed by Head of School...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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