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Education on donations to Masters receives mixed reviews

Education on donations to Masters receives mixed reviews

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

December 2, 2019

Every year in Ninth Grade Seminar classes, first-year students are taught about charitable giving and the administration of nonprofits. While the benefits of donating to charity seem straightforward, the decision to include a lesson on donations to Masters in the curriculum has had mixed reviews....

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...

Masters employs ‘revolutionary’ sexual misconduct policy

Masters employs ‘revolutionary’ sexual misconduct policy

Kate Sibery, Features Lead Editor

November 21, 2019

Following a series of complaints and discussions surrounding Masters’ sexual misconduct policy, a group of Upper School administrators completely reconstructed it with the goal of prioritizing healthy communication surrounding sexual intimacy and relationships. Last spring, a group of students organized a...

Shakespeare returns to Masters with “Twelfth Night”

Shakespeare returns to Masters with “Twelfth Night”

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

The last time a Shakespeare play was performed at Masters, none of the current Upper School students would've been apart of the cast. For the first time since the 2015 performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Sheakespeare play -- Twelfth Night -- will again be performed. After the production...

The Billion Dollar Tweet

The Billion Dollar Tweet

Mitch Fink and Sophie Grand

October 17, 2019

  When Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey sent out a tweet advocating support for protesters in Hong Kong on Oct. 4, it’s unlikely that he could have predicted the reverberations of his actions. Now, in the weeks since the tweet (which has been deleted), its butterfly effect has polari...

Masters students attend Climate Strike; administration announces excused absences for activism events

Masters students attend Climate Strike; administration announces excused absences for activism events

Michael Leo

September 19, 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, on Friday, Sept. 20, to attend the Youth Climate Strike in New York City. On Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m., Interim Head of Upper School Peter Newcomb sent a...

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...

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