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School strikes shake American education

School strikes shake American education

Drew Schott, Features Editor

May 7, 2018


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Rocking the American public education system, teachers in Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Arizona initiated walkouts throughout March and April to call for fairer teacher pay, better school conditions, and increased school funding. With thousands of educators marching nationwide, the strikes alerted...

Parkland shooting spurs calls for change at Masters

Drew Schott/David Oks, Features Editor/Opinion Editor

March 1, 2018


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On Feb. 14, America was rocked by the deaths of 17 high school students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The massacre, the deadliest since the 2012 Newtown massacre, intensified the national debate on gun control, especially concerning proposals to ban assault weapons like the...

ONYX celebrates Black History Month

ONYX celebrates Black History Month

Annie Rubinson, Blogger

February 7, 2018


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In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson announced the initiation of Negro History Week during the second week of February. Because this week contained the birth dates of both Abraham Lincoln, official ‘abolisher’ of slavery, and Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and former slave, Woodson felt that it was...

Irshad Manji Discusses Moral Courage with Introduction to Journalism Class

Irshad Manji Discusses Moral Courage with Introduction to Journalism Class

Michelle Wei and Annie Rubinson, Contributing Writers

January 6, 2018


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Author, educator and activist Irshad Manji strives to help people around the world develop the moral courage they need to stand up for what is right.  On a visit to the Masters School, Manji enlightened the Introduction to Journalism class with stories and lessons about moral courage. Manji has spread...

FURTHER READING: Co-chair deposed; many students have his back

FURTHER READING: Co-chair deposed; many students have his back

December 15, 2017


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Editor's Note: This article contains the unedited statements that were made during the November 12, 2017, executive committee meeting of those featured in the front page article covering the removal of Ahnaf Taha as co-chair of community government in our November 15, 2017, issue.  This page will be...

Spring Gala looks to impact community and sustainability

Spring Gala looks to impact community and sustainability

Drew Schott, Columnist

April 30, 2017


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After a three year hiatus, The Masters School’s Spring Gala occurred on Apr. 27 at the Maureen Fonseca Center. The gala’s main objective was to engage the school community by inviting all parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and trustees to join in community participation and inclusion, while also reinv...

Jonathan Demme, director and father of Masters students, dies at 73

Jonathan Demme, director and father of Masters students, dies at 73

David Oks, Copy Editor

April 26, 2017


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Jonathan Demme, director of such noted films as Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia and the father of Masters alumni Brooklyn and Jos Demme, died on Wednesday at his home in New York City. He was 73. Demme earned strong and consistent approval from critics for his films. He directed the 1984 conc...

Thai Scholar excels in prestigious national math competition

Thai Scholar excels in prestigious national math competition

Henry Williams, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2017


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This year, senior Suchakree Chueleucha, a Thai Scholar, qualified for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), one of fewer than 250 students nationally. Participating in the USAMO is invitation only, and qualification is a long and difficult process. Each year, the Mathematical Associati...

Critics see flaws in Cuomo’s free college program

Critics see flaws in Cuomo’s free college program

David Oks, Copy Editor

April 25, 2017


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The cost of college tuition has recently come to the center of the national education debate. In January, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York proposed a program to make New York public colleges tuition-free for middle- and low-income families. On April 12, Cuomo, flanked by former Democratic presidenti...

As first 100 days end, Americans review Trump’s actions

As first 100 days end, Americans review Trump’s actions

David Oks, Copy Editor

April 25, 2017


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The first 100 days of a presidential administration have long been a crucial date in American politics. The 100-day period, which can function as a benchmark for presidents to be compared in their effectiveness, is seen as the point at which the president is most powerful and most able to enact his agen...

Concerns arise about Secretary of Defense pick James Mattis

Concerns arise about Secretary of Defense pick James Mattis

Drew Schott, Columnist

January 13, 2017


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After spending over four decades in the Marine Corps and rising to the position of Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), James Mattis has been nominated for the position of Secretary of Defense (SecDef) in the cabinet of President-Elect Donald Trump. Known by some in the U.S. Armed Forces as the...

Obama Wishes a Final Farewell

Obama Wishes a Final Farewell

Jacob Strier, Contributing Writer

January 12, 2017


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On Tuesday Jan. 10, American citizens watched as Barack Obama stood humbly in front of a colossal Presidential seal in Chicago as he delivered his final major speech in office as Commander-in-Chief . Addressing an audience that consisted largely of the supporters that helped launch him to the Oval O...

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