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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...

Counseling center welcomes Katya Ostor

Counseling center welcomes Katya Ostor

Carolyn Hohl, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2019

Katya Ostor, the new Upper School Wellness counselor, believes that acceptance and awareness are the keys to approaching mental health issues. As a mental health advocate, Ostor takes a holistic approach. “If you aren’t taking care of yourself physically, you can’t take care of yourself mentally,” sh...

Mae Jan brings the beauty of Mandarin to Masters

Mae Jan brings the beauty of Mandarin to Masters

Sabrina Wolfson, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2019

  After teaching at various institutions, Mae Jan feels overjoyed to be in an environment where she truly belongs. Newly arrived this September, Jan turned her passion for teaching her native language, Mandarin, into a reality.  Growing up in Shān Dōng, China, Jan has always had a love for ...

EFFECT hosts first Fall Festival

EFFECT hosts first Fall Festival

Kate Sibery, Features Lead Editor

November 25, 2019

This year marks the first annual Fall Festival, hosted by EFFECT, Masters’ sustainability initiative. In the midst of a national movement to encourage discussions surrounding climate change and environmental action, EFFECT is organizing a week of community-wide activities to promote environmental awaren...

An advanced assessment: weighing the place of APs at Masters and beyond

An advanced assessment: weighing the place of APs at Masters and beyond

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

November 23, 2019

What are APs? The Masters School is currently engaging in talks about Advanced Placement (AP) courses and their role within the realm of the school’s academic identity; additionally, many members of the Masters community and beyond have grappled with the benefits and potential downsides of an AP cu...

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