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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...

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...

Masters employs ‘revolutionary’ sexual misconduct policy

Masters employs ‘revolutionary’ sexual misconduct policy

Kate Sibery, Features Lead Editor

November 21, 2019

Following a series of complaints and discussions surrounding Masters’ sexual misconduct policy, a group of Upper School administrators completely reconstructed it with the goal of prioritizing healthy communication surrounding sexual intimacy and relationships. Last spring, a group of students organized a...

Dance Company to hold Fall performances this weekend

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

November 14, 2019

  After months of intense preparation, Masters Dance Company is ready for their upcoming shows this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.  Dance Company is a performing arts co-curricular that also counts for team sports’ athletic credit, which rehearses and performs once in the fall and o...

Ellen Driscoll wants students to love language

Ellen Driscoll wants students to love language

Lance Leys, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2019

Ellen Driscoll is a teacher who, in her words, has “truly seen it all”. Teaching Latin to students of all kinds of socioeconomic backgrounds, which has lent her a very diverse view of the academic world, having had experiences which have allowed her to become the teacher and parent she is today. Dri...

Madkins is a ‘perfect fit’ for learning enhancement and development director

Madkins is a ‘perfect fit’ for learning enhancement and development director

Clara Kolker, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2019

Julee Madkins’ favorite thing about Masters is the school’s “distinct culture of kindness.” While she and her family have lived in the Westchester County area for two years, the spring of 2019 marked a warm introduction to the Masters community, not only as a faculty member, but also as a parent o...

From Broadway to Dobbs, Breault inspires creativity

From Broadway to Dobbs, Breault inspires creativity

Kwynne Schlossman, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2019

The new Masters Theater Director, Sean Breault, joined the Masters community with confidence that his previous experience will enhance the performing Arts program. Prior to joining the Masters community, Breault earned over 30 years of experience working within all realms of the theater world.  Brea...

New schedule assigns club leaders conflicting meeting times

New schedule assigns club leaders conflicting meeting times

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

November 1, 2019

Junior Sachi Singh is president of four clubs: ASL (the American Sign Language club), Desi (the Indian culture club), GALs (the feminist club), and GSA (the Gender and Sexuality Alliance). While a commitment to four clubs has always required organization, it has become increasingly difficult for club...

Richie Magic: A Dedicated Magician and Local Legend

Richie Magic: A Dedicated Magician and Local Legend

Sophia Van Beek, Copy Editor

October 30, 2019

One of my first memories in America, having just moved from my 10-year home of Singapore, was walking into the Hocus Pocus Magic Shop where I met Richie Magic. My dad and I, attempting to subdue the loneliness of our first few months in America, would walk into downtown Dobbs Ferry, poking into any st...

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