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Biden debates Trump: fact vs. fiction

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden engaged in the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sep 29. The debate quickly turned disastrous though as Trump consistently interrupted both Biden and the moderator, Chris Wallace.

Sonali Rao, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2020

The Presidential debate is a time when both candidates get the chance to tell the American people why they would be the best future leader for this nation. It is the event the nation has been waiting for, and with it comes the power to sway crucial on-the-fence voters in swing states.  With all ...

Fact-checking a ‘fact-check’ – controversy surrounding Trump tweet reinforces danger of relying on social media for news

Actor Rob McClure accused President Donald Trump of lying after the president tweeted this past weekend about the Democrats omitting the words

Logan Schiciano, New Ventures Editor

August 26, 2020

Misinformation doesn’t just stem from the president. It’s all over social media.  Early Monday morning I was on Instagram and came across a story post of a former classmate. It was a repost of a tweet by President Donald Trump from Saturday which said, “The Democrats took the word GOD out of th...

Opinion: Cancel the 2020 NFL season

The National Football League (NFL) and NFL Players Association recently announced plans to test players and personnel daily for two weeks when training camp begins. As people across the U.S. still struggle to get tested for COVID-19 and receive results in a timely fashion, the NFL should not be diverting resources away from the general public.

Logan Schiciano, New Ventures Editor

July 22, 2020

The National Football League (NFL) is determined to begin its season on time; however, as the coronavirus pandemic continues in the United States, it is not just unsafe to be playing football, but also unethical.  On Monday, July 20 ESPN reported that the NFL and the NFL Players Association have agr...

To achieve real change, head to the polls

A sign points to a voting location. Primary elections in New York will take place on June 23. Voters have the option of going to polling locations, or sending in an absentee ballot, in order to better socially distance.

Mitch Fink, Editor-in-Chief

June 16, 2020

In the days since the senseless murder of George Floyd, I have seen the Masters community become more politically active than any other time during my seven years on campus.  My Instagram feed transformed overnight from selfies and memes to a buzzing hub of activism. Throughout, I have consistentl...

Reflecting on “I went to a peaceful protest – it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America”

Reflecting on “I went to a peaceful protest – it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America”

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

June 7, 2020

Dear Masters Community, I am grateful to those of you who took the time to read my recent opinion piece, “I went to a peaceful protest – it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America.” There were many people who expressed concern with this article for a variety of reasons. To anyone who I up...

Memes and meaning: It’s about all of us

Clara Kolker, Contributing Writer

June 5, 2020

Note: This piece was submitted to the New York Times Student Editorial Contest, and has been chosen as a semifinalist: the article is one of 100 remaining out of 7,000 entries to be chosen as one of this year's winners. To the outside eye, meme culture may look like a waste of time endemic to Gen...

Letter to the Editor: Annie Fabian addresses concerns surrounding violent protest

Letter to the Editor: Annie Fabian addresses concerns surrounding violent protest

Annie Fabian, Contributing Writer

June 4, 2020

Dear Editors, I’ve been hearing a lot of things during this movement, including from Logan's article “I went to a peaceful protest- it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America” and Simon Wu’s letter to the editor, that while not inherently untrue, are defeating the purpose and power of BLM an...

Letter to the Editor: Simon Wu comments on appropriate methods of protest in the wake of George Floyd’s death

Letter to the Editor: Simon Wu comments on appropriate methods of protest in the wake of George Floyd's death

Simon Wu, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2020

Dear Editors, After reading the opinion article written by Logan Schiciano, “I went to a peaceful protest–it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America,” I knew what was coming. Backlash and criticism erupted from within the Masters Community and I could see why. After all, Logan published ...

Letter to the Editor: Maddy Blake responds to “I went to a peaceful protest – it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America”

Letter to the Editor: Maddy Blake responds to

Maddy Blake, Contributing Writer

June 2, 2020

Dear Editors,  It was extremely hard to read the piece “I went to a peaceful protest–it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America” because of how inaccurate, insensitive and out of touch it is. I’m not sure what part hurts the most but for you to say, “The way Floyd was killed was inh...

Letter to the Editor: Matteo Pagano responds to “I went to a peaceful protest-it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America”

Letter to the Editor: Matteo Pagano responds to

Matteo Pagano, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2020

Dear Editors, In 1963, MLK wrote in his now famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” a quote which I feel is very relevant to how we as citizens of the United States decide to respond to these historic cries for an end to racial injustice: “I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian...

Letter to the Editor: Patrick Curnin-Shane responds to “I went to a peaceful protest–it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America”

Letter to the Editor: Patrick Curnin-Shane responds to

Patrick Curnin-Shane, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2020

Dear editors, In your recent article “I went to a peaceful protest-it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America,” you expressed dismay at the rioting and looting in this country, calling it “mayhem” and quoting Dr. King as disapproving of riot. It is inappropriate to use this language...

I went to a peaceful protest – it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America

People march in the streets of Charleston, SC at a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday, May 30. There was a diverse crowd on hand to speak-out after the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25. The protest was peaceful during the day, but in the evening there were reports of looting and standoffs between police and protesters.

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

June 1, 2020

The last week of school was coming to an end, but it had been one of the busiest, most stressful weeks of the year. “Virtually” putting together the final issue of my high school newspaper was an unforeseen challenge – my patience had deteriorated and after staring at my screen from dawn until du...

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