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One-on-one with Head of School Laura Danforth

Head of School Laura Danforth addresses the Upper School at this year's MLK assembly in January. Danforth recently talked about some of the decisions she's had to make as head of school amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2020

Head of School Laura Danforth has been leading The Masters School through the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated millions across the world. Danforth reflects on the many crucial decisions she has made and discusses plans for the future. Topics of discussion: "I knew that it was not going to come as a surprise, but a profound disappointment to everyone," said Danforth on her decision to extend remote learning through rest of the year. She first notified the community of...

Traveling amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Kate Sibery, Features Lead Editor

March 29, 2020

Prior to the spread of the coronavirus to the U.S. and the subsequent panic that ensued, my family had been planning to spend our spring break in Hawaii. As the scale of the virus increased and reached our neighboring towns and cities—New Rochelle, Scarsdale, the Bronx—we began to reevaluate our...

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'S ANNUAL WINTER SHOWCASE took place in the Experimental Theater on Jan. 10 and featured the spoken word poetry of 12 upper school students, including  Zia Foxhall '20. In addition to their showcase, the group hosts several

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

David Stern speaking at a conference in 2012.  Stern served as commissioner of the NBA from 1984-2014.

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”

Senior Owen Pietsch (middle) sings

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...

For Mondaire Jones, politics is personal

Mondaire Jones is one of six candidates running for congress in New York's 17th District. Primary elections for this office will be held on June 23, 2020.

Kira Ratan, Web Editor & Social Media Manager

December 18, 2019

Faces of locals lit up when congressional candidate Mondaire Jones walked into the room during a meet-and-greet on Nov. 11. Almost all at once, a line formed and he shook each one of their hands and smiled in succession.  Jones, 32, is one of six Democratic congressional candidates for New York’s 17th District...

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 ...

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