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Dress Up Days Distract from Purpose

Dress Up Days Distract from Purpose

Emma Luis, News Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When the dress code was finally scrapped in 2016 for the all-inclusive “dress philosophy”, students donned their ripped pants, flaunted their finest t-shirts and expressed their individuality through their clothing. Because of the philosophy, students can wear whatever their hearts desires under...

GALs bake sale falls short

GALs bake sale falls short

Michelle Wei, Blogger

April 28, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Diversity Corner, Opinion, Showcase

Two weeks ago, when GALS announced their bake sale for the Equal Payday, a day to bring attention to unequal pay between men and women, I was initially impressed and happy at the idea of it. Making men pay $1 and women $0.77 for a baked good to underline the difference in earnings between genders is ...

Letter to the Editor/Editorial Response

Letter to the Editor/Editorial Response

Nora Fellas, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

EDITORS NOTE: On Tuesday, April 24th, an article by Michelle Wei, author of the Diversity Corner blog, was posted on the web. The article detailed Wei’s feelings on the bake sale hosted by GALS in which girls paid 77 cents per baked good and boys paid one dollar, to bring attention to the fact ...

What I Want People to Remember During the Day of Silence

What I Want People to Remember During the Day of Silence

Michelle Wei, Blogger

April 24, 2018


Filed under Diversity Corner, Opinion, Showcase

Masters is participating in the Day of Silence. And I’m frustrated. I love and support the intention behind the day, but in execution, people fail to recognize and remember that motive. Obviously, there will always be students who take advantage of the day to evade participating, without the purp...

Misunderstandings of Autism

Misunderstandings of Autism

Sophia Brousset, Copy Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. Though an important month to develop an understanding of what it means to have autism, along with it many stereotypes come to the surface. There is quite a subjective view in the heads of high school students and even some adults as to what the disorder ...

Being Outspoken

Being Outspoken

Michelle Wei, Blogger

April 2, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Diversity Corner, Opinion, Showcase

At Masters, students are expected to step out of their comfort zone and do what’s right. Students are often outspoken, and their transparency and candor make them even more admirable. In my experience at Masters, there is a culture of outspoken students being revered for the content they deliver an...

Red Sparrow fails to take flight: a review

Red Sparrow fails to take flight: a review

Alexandra Bentzien, Features Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Alex at the Movies, Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

There’s no doubt that the theatrical trailer for “Red Sparrow” is brimming with all elements that draw audiences to theaters: action, intrigue, romance, deceit, violence, and high-profile, million-dollar talent.  Unfortunately, it is the manner in which these elements are sewn together that results ...

Cakeshop Case

Cakeshop Case

David Oks, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  The most prominent civil rights case of the current Supreme Court term is undoubtedly Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, often dubbed “the cakeshop case,” concerns whether or not a baker can deny service to a gay wedding because he opposes gay marriage....

Thank you, Masters, for social justice

Thank you, Masters, for social justice

Michael Fitzgerald, Editor in Chief

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There have been many days throughout my Masters lifetime where I have truly understood what it means to call ourselves a community.  For example, I remember my first Founder’s Day.  As just a small sixth grader, I was in awe at how passionate high school seniors could be about something an outsider...

Letter to the Editor: If you see something, say something– loudly

Letter to the Editor: If you see something, say something– loudly

Phoenix Jackson, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Throughout my four years at Masters I have allowed my white friends to grab my hair and call it “a fluffer,” and I have sat, silent, as white students use the N-word with a casualness reserved for words like “hey.” As a freshman, I grappled with my own identity, trying to fit at a predominantl...

Why mass shootings WON’T result in gun control

Elijah Emery, Investigative Journalist

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

After each mass shooting ravages the American psyche, the nation falls into the same cycle. After the Las Vegas shooting, on Oct. 1, and the Sutherland Springs shooting, on Nov. 5, the same pattern is taking place. We issue our thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families, progressives ca...

Harvey Weinstein Scandal Topples Hollywood’s House of Cards

Harvey Weinstein Scandal Topples Hollywood’s House of Cards

Sarah Faber, Social Media Manager

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Aside from red lipstick and hair gel, the Hollywood of the 40s, 50s, and 60s was defined by the casting couch. This phrase refers to the common practice of casting directors or producers exchanging roles for sex. Unfortunately, this practice still exists today. Recently, dozens of women have come...

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