Rally calling for due process in Cuomo investigation held in NYC

Logan Schiciano and Hanna Schiciano April 3, 2021

Outside the headquarters of Fox News and The New York Post, a small rally was held on Friday demanding due process in the investigation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.  As of April 3, nine women...

News Brief: NYU Journalism School hosts discussion on confronting recent anti-asian hate

News Brief: NYU Journalism School hosts discussion on confronting recent anti-asian hate

Kira Ratan, Features Lead Editor March 30, 2021

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute hosted a virtual webinar last night on confronting anti-Asian hate, which has sharply increased over the course of the coronavirus pandemic.  The...

Asian students have felt a wave of hate resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid blaming frustrates student

Marianna Gu, Contributing Writer March 19, 2021

As the death rate of the COVID-19 virus continues to accelerate, people from all around the world are anxiously waiting for a responsible solution from their respective governments. Tony Wei, a sophomore...

Prom from 2019 being held in Estherwood Mansion.

News Brief: Senior prom to take place

Kyla Barantsevitch, Web Editor March 10, 2021

This past year has seen many disappointments in the form of important events ranging from sports events, graduations, to the junior-senior prom being cancelled in the spring. However, fortunately this...

As universities have lifted testing as a requirement to apply, colleges have seen applicant numbers rise. Colgate University applications soared by 102.6 percent this year, following their partnership with a scholarship program and a no-loan initiative for families.

As colleges go test-optional, application rates surge

Sophie Grand, Chief Design Editor March 9, 2021

The release of early admissions decisions for most top universities has forced high school seniors across the country to face an unsettling truth: COVID-19 has dramatically complicated chances of admission...

A Jewish Orthodox man drives a bicycle through Monsey, a town in Rockland County, N.Y.

Ramapo election aims to restore equity in education

Sophia Van Beek, News Editor March 8, 2021

Juniors Clara Kolker and Clyde Lederman spoke to the Upper School during a recent morning meeting about a special election being held for the school board in the East Ramapo Central School District (ERCSD)....

Past photos of TEDx Student Speakers who performed live in front of the Masters Community over the last five years .

Possibility of spring TEDx event remains uncertain

Sabrina Wolfson, Opinion Editor March 8, 2021

Standing anxiously on stage, adjusting the microphone with sweaty palms, and waiting for the cue to begin speaking: this is the experience that many students have in the final moments before they begin...

Admissions officers debate in a decision committee. The admissions team has faced unexpected challenges in the wake of a tumultuous 2020.

Masters admissions creates reform in the wake of Covid

Mitch Fink, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2021

The effects of a tumultuous 2020 have weighed heavily on the Masters admissions office. The independent school admissions landscape has been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic and shaken by the nationwide...

On Feb. 24, a trespasser entered buildings on the Masters campus, taking a laptop and a hat. During Covid, the administration relaxed security measures. Since the trespassing, administration has revised security procedures to keep the campus more safe.

Campus trespasser forces administration to rethink security protocols

Kira Ratan, Features Lead Editor March 8, 2021

An unknown individual trespassed onto Masters’ campus on Wednesday afternoon, entering two buildings and stealing a laptop from a middle school classroom and a hat from an office. Head of School Laura...

Pictured at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Fonseca Center in 2015 are Tim Kane, Jonathan Clay P’19, Head of School Laura Danforth, Diana Davis Spencer ‘56, P’84, former Head of School Maureen Fonseca, Lynn Pilzer Sobel ‘71, P’99, ‘05, Chief Financial Officer Ed Biddle, and former Head of the Board of Trustees Tracy Tang Limpe ‘80, P’18. The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation donated $10 million to the construction of the Fonseca Center.

Community responds to $20 million donation for new IEC

Kate Sibery and Mitch Fink March 8, 2021

Masters recently received a $20 million dollar donation, the largest in the school’s history, from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation (DDSF) to fund the construction of a new Innovation and Entrepreneurship...

Sophomore Baird Hruska poses with his learners permit after taking the DMV's initial leaners permit test. Getting a driver's license, which was once an easy-to-understand rite of passage for teens, has been heavily disrupted by the pandemic.

Covid poses obstacles to the driver’s license process

Sonali Rao, News Intern March 1, 2021

Before the pandemic, getting a driver’s license was generally a well-understood process. The effects of COVID-19 quickly changed that. The pre-pandemic steps to receiving a driver’s license, which...

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