The class of 2023 have all received legacy stones to help them have a positive high school experience.

Legacy Stones: the perfect Masters tradition

Carol Queiroz, Advertising Manager and Copy Editor June 8, 2021

High school is meant to be a key time for self-searching and exploration: a place where anyone can discover, deepen and pursue passions and talents. A place where we can find the kind of person we want...

Letter to the editor: a different perspective

Letter to the editor: a different perspective

Eric Solomon, Contributing Writer May 19, 2021

Unfortunately, I, along with everyone, else have witnessed the violence taking place in Israel and the Gaza Strip this past week and a half. There have been many different opinions on the conflict and...

Blogger Tyler Hack responds to an opinion piece about the recent conflicts happening between the Israeli Government and the Hamas in Palestine.

Tyler Hack responds to “Social media posts demonizing Israel threaten Jews and their homeland”

Tyler Hack, Blogger May 13, 2021

First and foremost, I’m not writing this response because I’m a Tower blogger or member of the Masters community, but because I’m Jewish. As a Jew, it is my responsibility to recognize that it is...

The Israeli Defense Forces Iron Dome system intercepts Gaza rockets aimed at central Israel. In recent days, Hamas has fired over 1,000 rockets toward Israel; the IDF has also launched airstrikes on Gaza, killing over 50 Palestinians. As tension escalates in Israel, individuals around the world are taking to social media to voice their opinions on the conflict.

Opinion: Social media posts demonizing Israel threaten Jews and their homeland

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer May 12, 2021

Misinformed opinions on social media are fanning the flames of antisemitism, as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalates once again.  In recent days, tension has risen in Israel for a host of reasons,...

The Mahanoy Area School District v. BL case, which was heard by the Supreme Court on April 28, may have a pivotal impact on student free speech.

News Analysis: Mahanoy case must protect student free press

Mitch Fink, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021

A high school cheerleader’s right to post an expletive-ridden Snapchat rant against her school won’t just set a new precedent for student free speech across the nation––it will define the legal...

Editorial: Reporting without restraint, but with care and accuracy

Editorial Board April 21, 2021

  As our staff reflects on the importance of scholastic journalism in the wake of the JEA’s National Scholastic Journalism Week, we wanted to take this moment to appreciate the press rights our...

Its time to pop Masters liberal bubble

It’s time to pop Masters’ liberal bubble

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer March 20, 2021

At this point, it’s almost cliche. Masters is a “liberal bubble.” It’s a term that’s thrown around so casually in conversation it’s almost lost its meaning. But have you ever wondered why we...

Senior Sophie Neale attends an online class on March 3, a day of required remote classes for the Upper School. While day students are allowed to attend classes remotely any day of the year, boarding students are forced to attend school in-person

Remote day flexibility must apply to boarders

Carol Queiroz, Ad manager and Copy Editor March 10, 2021

I have days where I feel as though my school work is slowly becoming too much to handle. I have days where I can’t stop fearing for my older relatives and my family as the COVID-19 death toll rises....

Appreciating a gift for all of us

Appreciating a gift for all of us

Tim Mathas, Opinion Lead Editor March 9, 2021

It is oftentimes so easy to be swept up into the whirlwind of youth-led political movements––I have found myself captivated and engaged as I have seen people my age stand up for issues like climate...

Burden of race conversations can’t be placed on Black people

Lance Leys, Accountability and Accuracy Manager, TBN Associate Producer March 8, 2021

Over the past few months, I’ve been using Discord servers for an additional dose of social interaction besides texting my friends and chatting with my family. Most of these servers are fandom spaces,...

Masters flag is lowered to half-mast in honor of former Security Guard Panton Adams, who lost his life to COVID-19 on Monday, Feb. 1.

Editorial: Everyone means something to somebody

Editorial Board February 16, 2021

The New York Times displayed the names of the first 100,000 people who died from COVID-19 on the front page of their May 24 issue in an attempt to both unsettle and help their readers comprehend the ever-growing...

A group of students sweat out their last hour of their history exam in Strayer Gym. Although students did not take
any final exams this past school year due to Covid-19, exams typically take place the last week of school.

Finals: A failed attempt at measuring student success

Sabrina Wolfson, Opinion Editor February 8, 2021

At the end of the school year, students of all grades occupy every quiet space accessible, reading textbooks, reviewing tests, and consulting past notes, preparing for the ultimate feat: final exams. Although...

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