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Showing Harkness Discussions Helps Display The Masters Student Experience

Drew Schott, OpEd Design Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In 1930 at Phillips Exeter Academy, the Harkness method was adopted as a learning style which emphasized student discussion and learning from other peer’s observations while seated around a large, oval table. Named in honor of oil magnate Edward Harkness, the creator of the learning style, the Hark...

Federal government must direct attention to the environment… now

Annie Rubinson, Features Design Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. is the leading producer of greenhouse gases (GHG) having emitted more carbon than the entire European Union as of 2011. Based on this statistic, the United States could become a leading combatant of climate change worldwide...

Students respond to R Kelly’s actions

Students respond to R Kelly’s actions

Yasmine Pascal, Accountability and Ad Manager

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known by his stage name “R. Kelly,” is a popular R&B singer whose name made headlines following the airing of the Lifetime documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, on Jan. 3, 2019. The documentary detailed the sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly and featured accounts ...

Perspectives on a declining industry from Central Taxi employees

Perspectives on a declining industry from Central Taxi employees

Jacob Strier

January 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

  Taxi driver Donna Albanese used to spend her busy weekend nights driving teenagers from party to party: now her weekend business at Central Taxi in Scarsdale, NY, is all but dead since the rise of apps like Uber, mirroring a larger decline throughout the taxi industry. A cab driver for ...

Gold Key policy is distracting harkness

Shawn Farhadian, Lead Sports Editor

December 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This year, Gold Key, Masters’ admissions and tour guide club, has been instructed and trained to show prospective families the Harkness method up-close by entering classes taught by History and Religion and English department members in Masters Hall and Science and Math department members on the first...

Signing of Reuben Foster proves how little NFL teams care about domestic violence

Gabriel Keller, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Reuben Foster following a domestic violence arrest. Two days later, Foster was signed by the Washington Redskins. In the same professional sports league that hasn’t given Colin Kaepernick, a player with no criminal offenses, a job in over 19 months due to ...

From a Dem: The “kinda”-left won’t beat the far-right

From a Dem: The “kinda”-left won’t beat the far-right

Buster Scheuer, Blogger

December 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

With the midterms behind us, soon there will be announcements of people who will try to face Donald Trump in the general election. Hillary Clinton has already implied that she’d run again, as well as Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. As all of our knowledge of the political ...

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 ...

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