The White Sneaker Craze

The White Sneaker Craze

Kate Sibery and Sophie Grand

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 Music credit:

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

Upper School wellness counselor Katya Ostor joined Masters this year.  She is currently filling the position of Stefanie Carbone, who is on sabbatical leave. Ostor is excited to meet students and start conversations regarding mental health.

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

After searching for a school to fulfill her creativity as a teacher, she found Masters to be a 'perfect' fit.

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

Students help compost during a

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...

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

Driscoll has been teaching Latin for the past nine years  at public schools in Pennsylvania, Queens and Westchester. Masters marks her decade of teaching, at her first private independt school. Driscoll still keeps in touch with her students from previous schools and believes that there is  always an aspect of Latin that students fall in love with.

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

Learning Enhancement and Development Director Julee Madkins is a new addition to the Masters’ community. She has training in teaching children with special needs and believes that it is necessary to implement different learning styles in independent schools.

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

Sean Breault is Masters new Technical Theater Director and is eager to bring his creativity and experience from the professional sphere to budding technicians.

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

Sachi Singh '21 was in charge of running four separate club tables during the annual club fair in mid-September. Attending to her multiple leadership roles has been made more difficult by the new schedule which assigns clubs meeting times with an abundance of leadership overlap.

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...

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