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Masters Prom 2019

Masters Prom 2019

Yasmine Pascal

June 11, 2019


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Video Watch Yasmine Pascal's coverage of the 2019 prom, including interviews with students and faculty.  

Gould Park pool begins construction

Gould Park pool begins construction

Sophia VanBeek, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019


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Local Dobbs Ferry families are excited about the reveal of the new pool in Gould Park, a town park located off Beacon Hill and Ashford Avenue. The Village of Dobbs Ferry began construction of the pool in April, and it is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019, according to the Recreation Dep...

Meatless Monday makes its way to Masters

Meatless Monday makes its way to Masters

Tyler Conway, Lead Web Editor

June 6, 2019


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The global “Meatless Monday” campaign has made its way to Dobbs Ferry, with Masters hosting a modification of the event each week in the dining hall. Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, working in collaboration with the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins B...

Chapman reflects on time at Masters in lieu of departure

Chapman reflects on time at Masters in lieu of departure

Drew Schott, Opinion Design Editor

May 24, 2019


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  After spending nine years as a member of the Masters community, serving in positions such as Director of CITYterm, the School’s semester-long academic program that combines classroom learning and education trips to New York City, and Dean of Faculty, Erica Chapman is departing from The M...

TEDx speakers share “ideas worth spreading”

TEDx speakers share “ideas worth spreading”

Michelle Wei, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2019


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Marking the third annual TEDx The Masters School (x = independently organized TED event), ten students presented their own TEDx talks in the Experimental Theater on May 18. From the normalization of self harm to media being a new instigator of war, there were a variety of topics presented. For th...

Masters races to success at famous Penn Relays

Masters races to success at famous Penn Relays

Jacob Strier, News Design Editor

May 14, 2019


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In front of thousands of spectators, a group of five student runners represented Masters at the historic Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania, racing on Apr. 25 and 26. The runners participated in two events: the 4x100 meter race and the 4x400 meter race. Masters Track and Field Coach Chr...

Versen announces retirement from Athletic Director position

Versen announces retirement from Athletic Director position

Joseph Goldstein, Lead Op-Ed Editor

May 7, 2019


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Leaving behind a legacy of growth and success for Masters athletics, Kevin Versen is retiring as the Director of Master’s Athletic Department and moving to Florida with his wife, Lynne Versen, a middle school teacher.  During his seven years at Masters, Versen oversaw the opening of the Fonseca Cent...

Spring Shorts return with more plays and more student agency

Spring Shorts return with more plays and more student agency

Sarah Faber, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


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A cast of theater veterans and first-time actors alike presented the annual Spring Shorts in the experimental theater this past weekend, with one show on Fri. May 3, and two on Sat., May 4.   Usually, the Shorts consist of three or four comedic sketches, most directed by students, with one student-...

New York State bag ban impact on Masters and Dobbs Ferry

New York State bag ban impact on Masters and Dobbs Ferry

Jacob Strier, News Design Editor

April 29, 2019


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New York State legislators approved a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags which is set to take effect in early March of 2020, a sweeping move which will transform consumer life throughout Westchester County and the wider state. According to The New York Times, New York State lawmakers’ goa...

Gun violence in America: an international perspective

Gun violence in America: an international perspective

Alexandra Bentzien, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019


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Whether you read this as a supporter of gun rights or gun control, there are certain facts which mark gun violence an undeniable problem permeating our day-to-day America.  It is impossible to ignore the horror of senseless killings in settings from nightclubs to music festivals – and most pertinen...

Mueller report polarizes America

Mueller report polarizes America

Annie Rubinson, Features Design Editor

April 29, 2019


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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has, for the past two years, taken on the responsibility of ensuring that the American public is made fully aware of activity of the Trump administration–beginning with the 2016 presidential election. From May 2017 until March 24, Mueller searched for evidence of Russia...

Masters responds to tragedy in New Zealand

Masters responds to tragedy in New Zealand

Mitch Fink

April 29, 2019


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A gunman opened fire on two different mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, killing 50 innocent people. The attack shocked the entire world, but particularly hurt the Muslim community. Among the 50 people who lost their lives was a family of Syrian refugees, who came to New Zealand believi...

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