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Town Supervisor responds to swatting: “an expensive joke that wasn’t funny”

SWAT teams from across Westchester county respond to a call from a Dobbs Ferry residence on Myrtle Ave. The call turned out to be a

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

May 21, 2020

A Greenburgh Town board meeting was interrupted Tuesday when Town Supervisor Paul Feiner received an email from The Journal News. Police officers had assembled to respond to a shooter threat, and people were scared, they said. An hour later, after the residents of the home in question were safely ex...

Class meeting intruder leaves community shaken, administration responds

A phone receives a call from an anonymous caller. The intruder to the 10th grade class meeting used the dial-in feature on Google Meet as a private caller, and then went on to yell a series of expletives and racial slurs.

Mitch Fink and Kate Sibery

May 20, 2020

Sophomore Class MISH elections Google Meet, May 19––A 10th grade class meeting was suddenly interrupted when a private caller entered the meeting and began shouting expletives and racial slurs to a stunned group of students, faculty and advisors.  The meeting began with brief remarks from class presi...

SWAT investigation in Dobbs Ferry deemed a potential ‘swatting’ incident, investigation remains open

SWAT team respond to reports of a barricaded person in Dobbs Ferry. According to the Dobbs Ferry Police Department later in the evening, reports of the barricaded person were unfounded.

Annie Rubinson and Sophia Van Beek

May 19, 2020

Helicopters circled the streets of Dobbs Ferry earlier this evening as masked passersby crowded the corner of Washington Ave. and Ashford Ave. A person had allegedly been barricaded inside a home, a police chief told town supervisor Paul Feiner.  Ambulances and police cars were parked several blocks from the h...

Brock employees receive support from Paycheck Protection Program

Chairs stacked on the tables in the Cameron A. Mann dining hall. Brock employees, who staff the dining hall, were laid off on March 30 and had to file for unemployment. They are now beginning to receive stimulus from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

May 10, 2020

Over 50 days since The Masters School closed on March 9, the Masters dining hall staff received their first paychecks from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Friday, May 1. General Manager Lee Bergelson was notified April 19 that Brock and Company, Inc., the school’s dining services company,...

Distance learning alters international students’ schedules

A map of the world shows the variances in time zones across the areas where Masters students are residing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Owen Strier and Gabe Keller, Features Editor and Sports Editor

May 5, 2020

With the recent events surrounding COVID-19, the closure of Masters and the dorms, many of the international students are facing challenges with the online schooling that has been put into place. Most of the problems that they’re noticing are revolving around great time differences and sleep schedules...

Worth more lives, now, lives worth more

Andrew Mitchell, Contributing Writer

May 5, 2020

100 years ago, soldiers were marched into battle as pawns, in a greater international chess game. Human lives were deemed expendable, with the greater goal of victory dictating the death count. Almost 20 million soldiers in WWI, and over 50 million soldiers in WW2, were classified as casualties; they were a si...

Tower releases Issue 6

Tower releases Issue 6

May 1, 2020

Volume 76, Issue 6 of Tower was launched digitally on May 1, 2010. All the stories published with this issue, and throughout the month of April can be accessed here. Enjoy reading. Be sure to follow us on our social media! @masterstower on Instagram, @MastersTower on Twitter, and @MastersTower on Facebook. News: Video: States begin to reopen as...

Video: States begin to reopen as coronavirus battle continues

Jeri Arazie, manager of GDC Home, uses Lysol to disinfect a chair in the store. The furnishing store located in Johns Island, SC, is one of many businesses that was permitted to reopen last week. State governors across the United States are beginning to lift restrictions, which has generated mixed emotions from customers and employees.

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2020

May 1 marks the beginning of a new chapter in the United State’s battle against the coronavirus. The Trump administration's “slow-the-spread” guidelines expired on April 30 and now, the responsibility of reopening belongs in the hands of individual state governors. New York Governor Andrew C...

Danforth, Chiodo coordinate PPE donations to support frontline workers

Goggles from Morris Hall, as well as latex gloves and disposable wipes, are prepared to be sent off to New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia Medical Center. The donation included 198 pairs of goggles, 48 boxes of gloves and five containers of cleaning wipes.

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor

May 1, 2020

The Masters School has taken a proactive role in supporting front line healthcare workers to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. The school sent 198 goggles, 48 boxes of gloves, five containers of cleaning wipes and 40 nasal swabs to two New York City hospitals on March 25 and March 31. 3D printed pro...

COVID complications cause EPA rollbacks

Amidst coronavirus pandemic, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler has relaxed certain policies to ease the strain on factories.

Sophia Van Beek, Copy-Editor

May 1, 2020

During the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put a pause on environmental laws’ enforcement, allowing companies to pollute the air or water without having to pay sanctions. The current EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler noted that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, i...

U.S. Gun sales spike amid pandemic

A man is shooting coronavirus cells with a firearm. Since the initial outbreak of coronavirus in the United States, firearm sales have increased at rapid speeds. Ammunition storefronts have been ruled by many states as

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2020

In the month of March alone – following the domestic emergence of the novel coronavirus – gun sales in the United States skyrocketed as Americans purchased almost two million weapons, according to released FBI statistics. Federal data indicated a 41 percent surge in the number of National Instant...

Meet the co-chair candidates: Sophia Viscarello

Sophia Viscarello is running for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots. She hopes to prioritize getting to know the student body and taking into account their input next year.

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

April 28, 2020

Photographer and fencer Sophia Viscarello said her ideas about next year focus around the themes of connection, communication and openness.  “‘The wisdom is really in the room,’ is a quote my mom always says,” she said. “If you’re able to listen to what people have to say, you can acco...

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