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Masters set to honor MLK with day of celebration and reflection

Masters set to honor MLK with day of celebration and reflection

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

The Masters community will take the greater part of the school day to commemorate the work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. through a series of presentations, speeches, and activities on Thursday, Jan. 16. The day, which will begin with an all-school assembly in the Fonseca Center ...

Salty Dogs musicals revived with “The Salting Dead”

Salty Dogs musicals revived with “The Salting Dead”

Carol Queiroz and Annie Rubinson, Contributing Writer and News Lead Editor

January 2, 2020

One evening in the winter of 2017, Theodore Horowitz '19 sprinted down the main quad to print fliers for the first ever Salty Dogs musical because he “thought it would be funny.” Last week, he returned from college to participate in The Salting Dead, the group’s fourth original musical production....

11 Life-Changing Seconds: Travis Roy’s Story

11 Life-Changing Seconds: Travis Roy’s Story

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

“I woke up that morning thinking it was the best day of my life,” Travis Roy said as he recalled the fateful day of Friday, Oct. 20, 1995, the day he learned he would never be able to play hockey again. Last Monday, Roy was brought in as a guest speaker to share his story with the Masters community....

Former Governor Bill Weld Challenges Trump in the 2020 Republican Campaign

Former Governor Bill Weld Challenges Trump in the 2020 Republican Campaign

Reed Gilmore, Advertisement & Distribution Manager

December 18, 2019

Former Governor of Massachusetts (1991-1997) Bill Weld is attempting to gain traction in his campaign against President Donald Trump for the Republican ticket in the upcoming 2020 election. The first of only three Republicans to launch a campaign against President Donald Trump, Weld faces near-impossib...

Masters scraps annual ski trip

Masters scraps annual ski trip

Owen Strier, Features Editor

December 18, 2019

For over ten years, many Masters students have participated in an annual overnight ski trip to Okemo Mountain in southern Vermont. However, because of a high rate of injuries, including many emergency room visits, the trip has been called-off indefinitely. Director of Student Activities and Transport...

For Mondaire Jones, politics is personal

For Mondaire Jones, politics is personal

Kira Ratan, Web Editor & Social Media Manager

December 18, 2019

Faces of locals lit up when congressional candidate Mondaire Jones walked into the room during a meet-and-greet on Nov. 11. Almost all at once, a line formed and he shook each one of their hands and smiled in succession.  Jones, 32, is one of six Democratic congressional candidates for New York’s 17th District...

Two sides of college counseling: the shadow world of private consultants

Two sides of college counseling: the shadow world of private consultants

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

December 18, 2019

The niche business of private college consulting erupted into the American consciousness in last spring’s Operation Varsity Blues scandal, in which 50 wealthy parents and celebrities were arrested for bribing their children’s way into college. With many seniors hearing back from their Early Decision ...

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...

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