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10 ways to keep busy during self-quarantine

Sophie Grand and Annie Rubinson, Opinion Editor and News Lead Editor

March 28, 2020

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Breaking down privilege and the SAT

Breaking down privilege and the SAT

Sophia Van Beek, Copy Editor

March 10, 2020

It is no secret that wealthier students have an advantage on the SAT and ACT. In 2019, this problem was nationally highlighted when 34 wealthy parents were accused of interfering with the college admissions process to aid their children’s acceptance through means of bribery and cheating on stand...

Outspoken captures student narratives

Outspoken captures student narratives

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

February 25, 2020

From Katharine Duval’s theme of living in the moment to Carolyn Hohl’s creation of a new holiday for the homewreckers and the binge drinkers to Zia Foxhall’s poem about her fleeting childhood, the Outspoken performance explored a range of different topics and personal narratives. At 6:59 p.m. on Jan 10...

MUSE explores dreams in annual showcase

Michelle Wei

February 1, 2020

“What is a dream?” senior Maya Asante asked the crowd in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre. Answering her own question, Asante said, “To me, it’s the Sleeping Beauty definition. It’s a wish your heart makes.”  Through nine student-choreographed dances and various guest performances, th...

Peril to prosperity: How David Stern’s NBA transformed athletics forever

Peril to prosperity: How David Stern’s NBA transformed athletics forever

Mitch Fink and Sophie Grand

January 18, 2020

Andrew Ross Sorkin stepped out of his father’s car, legal pad and tape recorder in hand. Sorkin, a 15-year-old student at Scarsdale High School at the time, had scored the biggest coup of his young journalistic life: an interview with National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern....

Salty Dogs musicals revived with “The Salting Dead”

Salty Dogs musicals revived with “The Salting Dead”

Carol Queiroz and Annie Rubinson, Contributing Writer and News Lead Editor

January 2, 2020

One evening in the winter of 2017, Theodore Horowitz '19 sprinted down the main quad to print fliers for the first ever Salty Dogs musical because he “thought it would be funny.” Last week, he returned from college to participate in The Salting Dead, the group’s fourth original musical production....

The Making of Side Show

Jacob Kriss, Accountability and Accuracy Manager

December 18, 2019

Upper School students have already begun rehearsals in preparation for the fast-approaching debut of the winter musical Side Show. The musical, which was first performed on Broadway in 1997, is based on the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hiltons, who meet two men that promise to make ...

Winterlight concert warms audience despite cold weather

Winterlight concert warms audience despite cold weather

Tyler Conway, Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 15, Upper School students sang and strummed their instruments at the 2019 Winterlight Concert, one of Masters' longest-running annual performances. The concert was held in the Claudia Boettcher Theater, and featured performances from singing to jazz to orchestra groups. The concer...

Agatha Christie lives: Masters murder mystery

Agatha Christie lives: Masters murder mystery

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

December 18, 2019

Nine murders took place on “Friday the 13th” in the Experimental Theatre during Phoenix Presents Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” The 1930s classic whodunnit follows 10 strangers who are gathered on an island, and systematically murdered, one-by-one.  The Phoenix Presents is a ...

The White Sneaker Craze

The White Sneaker Craze

Sophie Grand and Kate Sibery, Opinion Editor and Features Lead Editor

December 18, 2019

White sneakers have become the fashion essential of the decade–their influence has permeated the high fashion sphere as well as the life of the casual consumer of “on trend” footwear. ...

The Art of Self-Defense: Minio’s Moves

Sophie Grand and Gabriel Keller, Opinion Editor and Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

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Newcomb takes on new role in the community

Newcomb takes on new role in the community

Lexi Wachen, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2019

There is a new but familiar face in the Head of the Upper School’s office. Peter Newcomb, the dean of students since the fall of 2016, took on a new role as interim head of  Upper School for the 2019-2020 school year. As the dean of students, Newcomb’s previous position demanded him to be an accessible...

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