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Masters students set to take part in Youth Climate Strike

Masters students set to take part in Youth Climate Strike

Michael Leo

September 20, 2019

After weeks of behind-the-scenes planning and meetings between administrators and students, administration granted Masters students the opportunity to be excused from school, this Friday, Sept. 20, to attend the Youth Climate Strike, which will be held in New York City. This past Wednesday at 3 p.m., Int...

Gould Park pool begins construction

Gould Park pool begins construction

Sophia VanBeek, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019

Local Dobbs Ferry families are excited about the reveal of the new pool in Gould Park, a town park located off Beacon Hill and Ashford Avenue. The Village of Dobbs Ferry began construction of the pool in April, and it is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019, according to the Recreation Dep...

Meatless Monday makes its way to Masters

Meatless Monday makes its way to Masters

Tyler Conway, Lead Web Editor

June 6, 2019

The global “Meatless Monday” campaign has made its way to Dobbs Ferry, with Masters hosting a modification of the event each week in the dining hall. Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, working in collaboration with the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins B...

TEDx speakers share “ideas worth spreading”

TEDx speakers share “ideas worth spreading”

Michelle Wei, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2019

Marking the third annual TEDx The Masters School (x = independently organized TED event), ten students presented their own TEDx talks in the Experimental Theater on May 18. From the normalization of self harm to media being a new instigator of war, there were a variety of topics presented. For th...

New York State bag ban impact on Masters and Dobbs Ferry

New York State bag ban impact on Masters and Dobbs Ferry

Jacob Strier, News Design Editor

April 29, 2019

New York State legislators approved a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags which is set to take effect in early March of 2020, a sweeping move which will transform consumer life throughout Westchester County and the wider state. According to The New York Times, New York State lawmakers’ goa...

Mueller report polarizes America

Mueller report polarizes America

Annie Rubinson, Features Design Editor

April 29, 2019

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has, for the past two years, taken on the responsibility of ensuring that the American public is made fully aware of activity of the Trump administration–beginning with the 2016 presidential election. From May 2017 until March 24, Mueller searched for evidence of Russia...

Masters responds to tragedy in New Zealand

Masters responds to tragedy in New Zealand

Mitch Fink

April 29, 2019

A gunman opened fire on two different mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, killing 50 innocent people. The attack shocked the entire world, but particularly hurt the Muslim community. Among the 50 people who lost their lives was a family of Syrian refugees, who came to New Zealand believi...

Students respond to new schedule

Students respond to new schedule

Emma Luis, Editor in chief

March 8, 2019

Upper School Eight-Day ScheduleAfter the announcement of the schedule for the 2019-2020 school year, Tower emailed a link to an online survey to the entire student body asking Upper School students to respond with their initial reactions to the new schedule. 155 of the Upper School’s 501 students r...

Students Respond to Possible Change in Dress Code

Students Respond to Possible Change in Dress Code

Annie Rubinson, Features Design Editor

February 24, 2019

Upon learning of Head of Upper School Dr. Nikki Willis’s intentions to re-evaluate the Masters dress philosophy in November, a survey was sent to the entirety of the community. The 129 recorded responses–114 (88.4%) from students and 15 11.6% faculty members–provide information on the participants...

Valentine’s Day in Parkland: Activists look for the changes demanded by the 17-person massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Valentine’s Day in Parkland:  Activists look for the changes demanded by the 17-person massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Amina Choudhry and Gabriel Keller

February 15, 2019

As we arrive at the one-year mark since 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, more questions are being raised about the change in gun laws that have (or haven’t) been made. After speaking with a Broward County teacher and a friend of one of the victims, it is clear that a rene...

Wood, on paternity leave, replaced by Rubin

Wood, on paternity leave, replaced by Rubin

Logan Schiciano, Sports Design Editor

February 7, 2019

The birth of a child is one of life’s finest moments; English teacher Darren Wood elected to take paternity leave from Masters in order to spend time with his son, Owen, who was born in October. Wood, who has been gone since the start of the second semester, plans to return on May 6, according to a...

TSA Members not Granted Security

TSA Members not Granted Security

Max Goldrich, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

After Congress and the President failed to come to a final Appropriations agreement - an agreement regarding the total of assets devoted to funding the government - on Dec. 22, 2018, the government commenced a partial shutdown that became the longest-lasting shutdown in U.S. history at 35 days. While most Americans did not feel the direct i...

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