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Simon’s award-winning book inspired by daughter’s curiosity

Simon’s award-winning book inspired by daughter’s curiosity

Asli Noyan, Photography Editor

March 5, 2016


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Language Department Head Richard Simon and his wife Tanya Simon published their first picture book this past October. The book, Oskar and the Eight Blessings, has received the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Review, and Scho...

Science Day experiments with new activities

Science Day experiments with new activities

Mark Tseytin, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015


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The Science Department held its third annual Science Day on Friday December 4, combining students from different levels of science classes to solve challenging problems and learn hands-on. “We wanted to focus on the diligent collaboration between students and on the process of solving these problems,...

Faculty Bid Farewell

Rajan Cutting and Naomi Nivar

May 28, 2015


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As the school year ends and the Academic Office and departments prepare for next year, they not only greet new teachers but say goodbye to old ones. This year at least five teachers are leaving, one is retiring, two teachers are taking sabbatical leaves, one coach is leaving and one administrator is...

Freshman class presents City Project

Freshman class presents City Project

Teddy O'Connor, Managing Editor

May 15, 2015


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City Project for the Freshman is a two month long project in History department. The students studied cities over the course of history (e.g. ancient, medieval, 1800s/early 1900s, and modern). City project is one of the few things an entire grade does together at Masters. The Freshman worked hard...

MUN Trips take Sophomores all over Westchester County and New York City

MUN Trips take Sophomores all over Westchester County and New York City

Teddy O'Connor, Managing Editor

April 21, 2015


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The sophomore MUN is one of the few projects that every grade collaborates on. This year's topics are Sovereignty and the Rights of the Individual, Economic Inequality, Energy and the Environment, Public Health, Regional Focus: East and Southeast Asia, and Transnational Crime. The class of '17 went...

Republican party takes over Congress

Republican party takes over Congress

Teddy O'Connor, Managing Editor

February 25, 2015


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When 114th congress took office at 1 p.m. on Jan. 6, Republican Mitch McConnell took over as Senate Majority Leader, Republican John Boehner was reelected for his third term as House Speaker and the Republican party officially took over congress. The first bill proposed was to approve the construction...

Bushfires in Australia destroy wildlife and residential areas

Bushfires in Australia destroy wildlife and residential areas

Gabby Davies, Sports and Web Editor

January 18, 2015


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On January 2, bushfires in Adelaide, Australia spread through the countryside. Since then over 30 acres of land, 27 houses and, hundreds of animals have all been affected (www.abc.net.au). According to Accuweather.com, the weather in the hazardous areas has improved and is becoming cooler but the thous...

Recycling program gets trashed… at least for now

Recycling program gets trashed… at least for now

Rachel Sauders, News Editor and Adversitising Manager

January 8, 2015


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“It’s ridiculous in this day and age not to have a recycling program,” said science teacher and girls soccer coach Amy Norris.

Young Activists Club marches for justice

Leo Psaros, Logan Toporoff, Chris Childs, and Will Tkacs

December 11, 2014


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On Wednesday, December 10th, students lead by the Young Activists Club marched in Dobbs Ferry to voice their opinion on the lack of justice served to police officers involved in the murders of unarmed black men. Though the protest was non-violent, many students felt angered and simply defeated due to the...

Cuomo reelected for second term

Cuomo reelected for second term

Leo Psaros, Sports Editor

November 18, 2014


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On Tuesday, November 4th, Governor Andrew Cuomo was reelected as governor of New York for his second term. Cuomo, a Democrat and son of Governor Mario Cuomo was voted with a 54 percent majority against his Republican counterpart, Robert Astorino. (The New York Daily News) History teacher Andrew Lope...

Students attend the CSPA conference

Students attend the CSPA conference

Naomi Nivar, Features Editor

November 6, 2014


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On Nov 3, the journalism students participated in the annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) conference. In previous years this conference was only open to Tower staff members and the Beginning Journalism class. But, for the first time, yearbook and Panache (Masters literary arts magazine), joi...

Masters meets Laura Danforth

Masters meets Laura Danforth

Naomi Nivar, Features Editor

November 3, 2014


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  In spring of the 2013-2014 school year, our Head of School Dr. Maureen Fonseca announced that this school year would be her final year. After 15 years of “visionary leadership” from Fonseca, the Masters community will now undergo a change. To aid in this important process, The Masters...

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