The mystery of vaccine hesitancy

Logan Schiciano and Hanna Schiciano March 30, 2021

Recent polls reveal that hesitancy to get the COVID-19 vaccine is particularly high amongst Republicans – 41% don't plan to get the shot, including 49% of Republican men, according to PBS. Tower Broadcast...

Preparing for the Unknown: Masters Pandemic Finances, Feb-May 2020

Preparing for the unknown: Masters’ pandemic finances, Feb-May 2020

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer March 15, 2021

No manual exists for navigating a school through a deadly pandemic, but Masters’ Chief Financial Officer Ed Biddle drew from the next best resource – a comprehensive report analyzing the effects of...

Jacob Chansley, also known as the Q Shaman, screams outside the U.S. Capitol. Chansley, a QAnon conspiracy theorist, was one of many recognizable figures who played a role in the deadly insurrection on Jan. 6. Chansley was later arrested and and brought up on U.S. federal charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Podcast: Inside the Mob: Jan. 6, 2021

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer January 21, 2021

As President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and others in the new Biden Administration call for unity, the country is just two weeks removed from the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol – the climax...

Masters Hall library set to open soon

Sophie Grand January 2, 2021

The Pittsburgh Library’s doors are set to open soon after five months of construction––all of which took place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The renovation, which also included portions...

2020 Year in Review

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer January 2, 2021

2020 was one for the history books. TBN producer Logan Schiciano looks back at the year’s developments at Masters and around the world. This package originally aired on Tower's Instagram...

Pooled testing promotes sense of security in pandemic

Logan Schiciano and Carol Queiroz December 18, 2020

Once a week, in-person junior Ellanna Swope darts to her kitchen cabinet early in the morning to get her unused COVID-19 at-home testing kit. Swope collects her samples and puts them back into the kit’s...

Tower Broadcast News #3

Logan Schiciano and Lance Leys December 17, 2020

Today on the show, a behind-the-scenes look at Masters pooled testing operation, a spotlight on how Dobbs 16 – Masters' competitive a cappella group – has adapted despite COVID-19 restrictions, a preview...

11-year old Abigail (Abby) Kaye, the daughter of eleventh grade Class Dean Shelly Kaye, studies at home accompanied by her familys dog. Because both of Abbys parents are teaching in person this fall, shes had to take on more responsibility making sure she and her brother Gavin are present for their online classes. Kaye said, It’s been difficult for me to accept that I’m turning it over to an 11-year old to manage her own schedule. Under normal circumstances, I would never expect anything like that.”

Children of the pandemic: exploring the challenges and coping strategies of the world’s youngest learners

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer November 20, 2020

The initial thrill of learning from home that many young children experienced back in March has quickly faded into an endless stretch of fear, isolation and uncertainty. The pandemic is not only proving...

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