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“House of Cards” Season 4 Raises The Stakes

“House of Cards” Season 4 Raises The Stakes

Eddie Freedman, Contributing Writer

May 12, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Short But Sweet: Masters Says Goodbye to Doggett

Short But Sweet: Masters Says Goodbye to Doggett

Carly Matsui, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2015


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While freshman biology teacher, Amy Norris, was busy planning her maternity leave, Masters searched for the best person to temporarily fill her position. A teacher at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts, Joseph Doggett, was staying with his sister in the area when he saw the open teaching position,...

Next years school and MISH co-chairs introduce their ideas

Next years school and MISH co-chairs introduce their ideas

Leo Psaros, Sports Editor

May 21, 2015


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Meet your new MISH co-chairs for 2015-2016, Matthew Yarnall and Gabriella Bavaro and vice MISH co-chairs Boya Zhu and Henry Littlewood. In addition meet your new school co-chairs Timothy Kaplowitz and Annie Canning. Henry Littlewood is from London but currently resides in the states. Among his credentials,...

CITYterm presents Sunset Park and Gowanus

CITYterm presents Sunset Park and Gowanus

Wen-Xuan Ni, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2015


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"Gowanus, Gowanus, go, you know you wanna." With a catchy beat, the Gowanus group started off the Neighborhood Study presentation. Neighborhood Study is a one-week project in CITYterm, a semester program at Masters, during which students are responsible for thoroughly investigating two assigne...

More than just cold feet

Rachel Saunders, News Editor

April 21, 2015


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Although spring officially begins March 20, Masters marked spring’s beginning on Feb. 2 with the start of outdoor sports. When classes dismiss, one can see coaches and students treading on the still frostbitten—and very often snowy—fields. For some athletes, however, the cold is more than just...

Senior Citizen Prom

Senior Citizen Prom

Sofia Linden, Editor-In-Chief

April 14, 2015


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It’s Friday March 10 in Estherwood, and senior Susan Arcena runs up to fellow classmates smiling and says, “I have five prom dates, and they’re all over 50!”  She was not alone in accompanying senior citizens on the dance floor.  The class of 2015 danced and laughed with the elderly during...

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