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Students respond to new schedule

Students respond to new schedule

Emma Luis, Editor in chief

March 8, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Masters Mourns Keaton Guthrie-Goss

Masters Mourns Keaton Guthrie-Goss

Gabriel Keller and Alexandra Bentzien

January 10, 2019


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On Nov. 29, 2018, former Masters student William Keaton Guthrie-Goss, an alumnus of the Class of 2011, tragically passed away at the age of 25 due to a surfing accident in Fort Bragg, Calif. BEtter known as Keaton, Guthrie-Goss was originally from Garrison, NY, and was voted “Most Loved By All” f...

New white affinity group on campus

New white affinity group on campus

Alexandra Bentzien, Editor in chief

January 9, 2019


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“People of color shouldn’t always have to be the ones to educate white people about racism and oppression. We are taking responsibility for learning about racism, our own white privilege, and how to challenge it as white people.”  This is the first point in a statement of purpose that precludes the a...

Bolsonaro wins Brazilian election for Social Liberal Party

Bolsonaro wins Brazilian election for Social Liberal Party

Sophia Brousset, News Editor

November 29, 2018


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Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing conservative of Brazil’s Social Liberal Party, won the presidency of Brazil, seemingly on trend with the global rise of right-wing parties. This growth of populism was also seen in the election of U.S. President Donald Trump and the near-election of Marie Le Pen to the French p...

Dobbs Ferry stabbing shocks students

Dobbs Ferry stabbing shocks students

Logan Schiciano, Sports Design Editor

November 28, 2018


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Many students at Masters were alarmed to hear the news that a man was stabbed in the chest on the Old Croton-Harmon Aqueduct (OCA) around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. According to News 12 Westchester, the incident happened just north of Walnut St. in Dobbs Ferry, and the suspect, who has not yet be...

Students are numb to tragedy after the shooting in Thousand Oaks

Students are numb to tragedy after the shooting in Thousand Oaks

Alexandra Bentzien, Editor in Chief

November 16, 2018


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An ordinary night at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. became the scene of a tragedy as a gunman fired shots into a crowd of people, murdering 12 and wounding others.  The incident, which occurred on Wed., Nov. 7, marked the 307th mass shooting in the United States since the beginning of 2...

DiDonato moves on from security

DiDonato moves on from security

Amita Khurana, Lead Features Editor

November 12, 2018


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After four years of being a security guard, Joe DiDonato has taken on two new jobs at Masters. Since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, DiDonato moved on to be the Assistant Director of MISH as well as the Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities/Transportation. DiDonato is enthusiastic toward...

Saturday summit succeeds in second year

Saturday summit succeeds in second year

Yasmine Pascal, Fact Checker

November 12, 2018


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 Over 100 students and faculty of different backgrounds, ethnicities, races, gender and sexualities from The Masters School, Rye Country Day and Holy Child, attended the second annual Saturday Social Justice Summit, hosted by Masters in the Middle School. At the summit, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Sat....

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