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Wu journeying home to New Zealand for the remainder of the school year

Wu journeying home to New Zealand for the remainder of the school year

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

Senior Simon Wu never expected Friday, March 6 to be his final day at The Masters School.  With the coronavirus pandemic worsening in the New York metropolitan area (the state has nearly 50 percent of all cases in the United States), he is returning home to Auckland, New Zealand and will finish the...

Local elder care facilities prepare for spread of COVID-19

Local elder care facilities prepare for spread of COVID-19

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor

March 23, 2020

35 coronavirus-related deaths in a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington in late February elevated the need for more safeguards in America’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities, where residents are more susceptible to serious coronavirus illness – due to both age, declining immune function ...

COVID-19 complicates college search process

COVID-19 complicates college search process

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

March 16, 2020

With colleges and universities across the United States closing their campus doors to current and prospective students due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, many Masters students and their families are left in distress over how their college search process will be impacted.  After having to cancel two trips to various ...

Classes canceled for week of March 9 amid coronavirus concerns

Classes canceled for week of March 9 amid coronavirus concerns

Logan Schiciano and Michelle Wei

March 9, 2020

9:36 p.m., Sun., March 8: A K-12 Alert informed The Masters School community that the final week of school before break was cancelled. At 10:44 p.m., Head of School Laura Danforth followed up with an email  explaining that classes would be cancelled “out of an abundance of care.”  According t...

Masters to host “We are Family” Spring Gala

Masters to host “We are Family” Spring Gala

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

March 5, 2020

The Maureen Fonseca Center will be decked out in disco decorations for the upcoming “We are Family” Spring Gala on April 23 to raise money for the School. According to The Masters School website, all the proceeds will go to “advance the School’s mission by supporting access to the performing arts, ...

Senior service may replace finals

Senior service may replace finals

Kate Sibery, Features Lead Editor

February 25, 2020

By a margin of 16-7, Executive Committee passed a bill that would require seniors to participate in 15 to 20 hours of compulsory community service projects in place of final exams. The passed bill must now be presented to department chairs and members of the administration before finally being reviewed ...

Social media creates an unhealthy reliance for Gen Z’s news consumption

Social media creates an unhealthy reliance for Gen Z’s news consumption

M. Brody Leo, News Editor

February 20, 2020

Junior Jason McGuire opened Instagram on his phone one morning before school early this January, and it was then that he first learned about Australia’s devastating bushfires – from a post by one of his close friends, rather than from printed news or news organizations’ website.  McGuire’s s...

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...

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