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Outspoken hosts an open mic, plans for future with non-members

Outspoken hosts an open mic, plans for future with non-members

Annie Rubinson, Blogger

February 12, 2018

Outspoken, the spoken word club at Masters, is an audition-based group that provides an environment for people in and out of the club to openly express their thoughts, beliefs, and aspirations through poetry. The group is made up of dedicated, courageous poets across all four grades–they close in on ...

Social media linked to multiple adverse psychological effects

Social media linked to multiple adverse psychological effects

Brody Leo, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2018

Influential tech powers have stepped up to warn of the harmful potential of social media. Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said earlier this month that he will not allow his nephew to use any social media. Facebook posted on their newsroom in December explaining that social media has the potential ...

Touring Talent spreads joy to Andrus on Hudson

Touring Talent spreads joy to Andrus on Hudson

Annie Rubinson, Blogger

January 26, 2018

        The affinity groups, student performance ensembles, and cultural clubs at Masters all have their own way of spreading the activity of their meetings to a larger community. Touring Talent, one of Masters’ oldest clubs, actively pursues this in an especially meaningful way. By spending eac...

Women’s March 2018

Women's March 2018

Vincent Alban, Staff Photographer

January 21, 2018

Following the election of Donald Trump on January 20th, 2017, millions of people took to the streets to protest. One year later, the momentum from the Women's March has not run out.  

Irshad Manji Discusses Moral Courage with Introduction to Journalism Class

Irshad Manji Discusses Moral Courage with Introduction to Journalism Class

Michelle Wei and Annie Rubinson, Contributing Writers

January 6, 2018

Author, educator and activist Irshad Manji strives to help people around the world develop the moral courage they need to stand up for what is right.  On a visit to the Masters School, Manji enlightened the Introduction to Journalism class with stories and lessons about moral courage. Manji has spread...

Questions arise regarding Campus Store’s availability

Questions arise regarding Campus Store’s availability

Drew Schott, Features Editor

December 12, 2017

A freshmen rushes to the campus store to search for presentation folders for a project due in one period. Sprinting to the campus store, the student finds the door locked, viewing a sign that says that the store is not open until 11:00 a.m. Defeated, the student stands outside the locked door and then...

Dance, drama and music find one home

Dance, drama and music find one home

Jacob Strier, Copy Editor

December 11, 2017

The previously divided performing arts departments have been recently united into a single Department of Performing Arts (DoPA). A single performing arts department is the norm at many schools, and improves collaboration and communication. The idea for a joint department was proposed by Head of School...

Moo Baan Dek raises kids to be powers for good in the world

Moo Baan Dek raises kids to be powers for good in the world

Sarah Faber, Social Media Manager

November 15, 2017

Rajani Dhongchai, affectionately known as Mae Aew, and her husband, Piphop Dhongchai, started Moo Baan Dek, an alternative education school for underprivileged children, around the time when Thailand was adopting democracy as its government. Rajani Aew had taught in public schools but didn’t really like it, an...

Next generation politics

Next generation politics

Annie Rubinson, Blogger

October 27, 2017

  The Harkness Method acts as a vehicle for students to interactively absorb subject matter and express diverse opinions. However, students at The Masters School and beyond struggle to find environments where they feel comfortable exchanging certain views without fear of judgement. Among the ne...

Charity basketball game

Charity basketball game

Logan Toporoff, Managing Editor

October 26, 2017

The power is out, households are without reliable drinking water and flash flood warnings continue to pour in even a month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Roughly 3 million Puerto Ricans are living with the reality of this horrible destruction, in need of any help that can be given. Master...

Sister Kay, the champion of Jonestown

Sister Kay talks to Tower about her her life and her work in Jonestown

Alexandra Bentzien, Features Editor

October 26, 2017

Education after primary school is not mandatory.  Most of the adults are illiterate.  Women work as domestic help for practically no pay and men earn seventy dollars a week driving tractors in the fields.  This is Jonestown, Mississippi in 1978.    The year marked Sister Kay’s first visit t...

Masters community will “MISH” Atlee and Goulian

Masters community will

Emma Luis and Alexandra Bentzien

June 15, 2017

Beside the bustling city of Philadelphia sits a small suburb surrounded by revamped steel mills and farms named of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Phoenixville is the soon to be new home of two very familiar Masters faces, Amy Atlee and Chris Goulian, who will be departing Masters after a total of 32 and...

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