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SADD speaker puts a smile on students’ faces

Shaun Derik, speaker and performing artist, payed a visit to Masters to give an uplifting and engaging speech at morning meeting on Monday morning. Derik was chosen as this years SADD red ribbon week speaker, advocating for students to make good choices, and to be yourself.

October 18, 2016

Photos by Huston Watson/TOWER  

Club Fair 2016!

Students and teachers checked out the many and diverse offerings at this year's Club Fair.

Photos by Sophie Buchanan/Tower

September 14, 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

May 27, 2016

This is a corrected version of a graphic from the May 27 issue of Tower.  The information in the image is based on student responses to a survey about where they will be attending college in the fall.  If you are a senior and your name does not appear in the graphic, you can still be added!  Please...

Fuller House Returns Home

Fuller House Returns Home

Emma Luis, Contributing Writer

May 12, 2016

Ever since 1995, American fans of the sitcom Full House have tried to fill the void left behind when the show ended. Finally, say goodbye to longing for the past because Netflix once again has come to the rescue. Netflix’s original series, Fuller House, a continuation of the 80s-90s show Full House, ...

Staff Insider: Getting To Know Rafael Ruiz

Staff Insider: Getting To Know Rafael Ruiz

Jake Masters, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

There are many pieces that allow Masters to run so smoothly. Behind the scenes twenty-four hours, seven days a week there is a dedicated hard working staff that spends much of their time working to maintain our school every single day. Our school staff comes from all over the world and they all have...

“House of Cards” Season 4 Raises The Stakes

Eddie Freedman, Contributing Writer

May 12, 2016

I didn't go into House of Cards Season 4 with high expectations, as Season 3 didn't impress me as much as the first two seasons. Although the plot developments were gripping in previous years, Season 3 acted almost as a “recovery season” to fill in the holes that viewers were left with after Frank Un...

Masters Welcomes Senegalese Students

Masters Welcomes Senegalese Students

Gabby Davies, Web Editor

May 12, 2016

On the evening of March 30, 10 Senegalese students and three of their teachers trundled their luggage into the Library Conference Room where they met their host families. Three weeks later, in the same location, they would be saying farewell to these families in sorrow. For both the students and faculty...

Science teacher Mary May brings experience from abroad

Science teacher Mary May brings experience from abroad

Alexandra Bentzien, Contributing Writer

May 10, 2016

It might be difficult to find common ground with a backpacker and a scientist, but this is not the case for Mary May. While on her seven-year absence from Masters, May spread her passion for science and gained new perspectives as she traveled to the other side of the world to teach in Malaysia and Saudi...

Barrios gives back inside and outside the classroom

Barrios gives back inside and outside the classroom

Emma Luis, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2016

Brendon Barrios, a fresh face at Masters, joined the History Department this year. He teaches World History and has become a vital part of the department right off the bat. From the minute you walk into a classroom with Barrios, you can tell that he is not an ordinary teacher. His compassion for students...

Dr. Van Beek: From Singapore to Suburbia

Dr. Van Beek:  From Singapore to Suburbia

Eddie Freedman, Contributing Writer

January 27, 2016

Many of us have probably lived away from our families for long periods of time, whether a few days, a few weeks or, for some of our boarders, almost a full year. However, unlike English teacher Stacy Van Beek, we probably weren't halfway across the world for 14 years. Van Beek is new to Masters...

Meet Masters’ Newest Mandarin Teacher

Meet Masters' Newest Mandarin Teacher

Elijah Emery, Contributing Writer

January 25, 2016

The school’s newest Mandarin teacher, Joy Yuan, has a passion for her subject. This year is her first time teaching high school and she is excited to work at Masters. “I want to take advantage of being new here, on campus, and also being here in Dobbs Ferry. I want to know more about my students...

Williams feels welcome in first year at Masters

Williams feels welcome in first year at Masters

Neha Garg, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2015

Kelly Williams, the newest member of the History and Religion Department, said that her decision to join Masters came from “the strong sense of community and focus on imagination Masters offers.” Williams, although currently towards the beginning of her career, wants to pursue teaching for the...

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