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What is Democratic Socialism?

What is Democratic Socialism?

Buster Scheuer, Blogger

April 15, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

In our nifty fifty United States, there has been a growing fear of “socialism” in the political climate as it relates to the policy platform of Senator/2020-hopeful Bernie Sanders. In talking to many of my friends about what socialism and democratic socialism are, I find that not too many fully ...

Sophomore Elizabeth Oakes Shines in the Theatre

Sophomore Elizabeth Oakes Shines in the Theatre

Logan Schiciano, Sports Design Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive Article

  Try, try and try again has been the definition of Elizabeth Oakes’s acting career, as the sophomore explained that rejection is a lot more common than acceptance in the performing world. “Everything is very subjective. You might not get chosen for a part because you don’t have the ri...

Students respond to new schedule

Students respond to new schedule

Emma Luis, Editor in chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Upper School Eight-Day ScheduleAfter the announcement of the schedule for the 2019-2020 school year, Tower emailed a link to an online survey to the entire student body asking Upper School students to respond with their initial reactions to the new schedule. 155 of the Upper School’s 501 students r...

Girls Basketball Captures First Ever NYSAIS Championship

Girls Basketball Captures First Ever NYSAIS Championship

Logan Schiciano and Mitch Fink

March 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ varsity basketball team finished their season in style, capturing the first NYSAIS girls’ basketball championship in school history. The team, which had a regular season record of 14-6, capped off their playoff run by defeating Horace Mann School in the NYSAIS finals on Feb. 25.   ...

Masters to Leave FAA for 2019-20 Season

Masters to Leave FAA for 2019-20 Season

Logan Schiciano and Mitch Fink

March 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2018-2019 school year will be the last for Masters in the FAA, as Athletic Director Kevin Versen confirmed the school would be leaving the league at the conclusion of the spring season. According to Versen, there were many reasons for the school to withdraw their affiliation. Versen explained that across the board, the ...

Students Respond to Possible Change in Dress Code

Students Respond to Possible Change in Dress Code

Annie Rubinson, Features Design Editor

February 24, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Web Exclusive Article

Upon learning of Head of Upper School Dr. Nikki Willis’s intentions to re-evaluate the Masters dress philosophy in November, a survey was sent to the entirety of the community. The 129 recorded responses–114 (88.4%) from students and 15 11.6% faculty members–provide information on the participants...

Sophomore Aidan Friedson Launches Clothing Brand

Sophomore Aidan Friedson Launches Clothing Brand

Mitch Fink, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Web Exclusive Article

  Since the age of six, sophomore Aidan Friedson has been fascinated by the idea of business and the prospect of making money, and has found numerous ways of taking his passions and applying them to business. Friedson is a two-time champion of the TV Show Chopped Junior, and from a young a...

Valentine’s Day in Parkland: Activists look for the changes demanded by the 17-person massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Valentine’s Day in Parkland:  Activists look for the changes demanded by the 17-person massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Amina Choudhry and Gabriel Keller

February 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

As we arrive at the one-year mark since 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, more questions are being raised about the change in gun laws that have (or haven’t) been made. After speaking with a Broward County teacher and a friend of one of the victims, it is clear that a rene...

Tower’s Video Journalism

Jacob Kriss, Web Production Manager

February 7, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Videos

Jacob Kriss   Tower is taking a new approach to video journalism through the production of short documentaries which can be viewed below. These pieces, like our written articles, hold a connection to the Masters community as well as ideas representing our school’s mission and the positive ...

Their Story: Karen Brown

Their Story: Karen Brown

Kishan Mangru, Blogger

February 7, 2019


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Web Exclusive Article

One can easily find her on the bottom floor of the Fonseca Center. Her radiant smile and her welcoming brown eyes make you feel comfortable talking with her about any issue you may have. She is Karen Brown, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Masters School. Brown starts off her day a little differentl...

Wood, on paternity leave, replaced by Rubin

Wood, on paternity leave, replaced by Rubin

Logan Schiciano, Sports Design Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The birth of a child is one of life’s finest moments; English teacher Darren Wood elected to take paternity leave from Masters in order to spend time with his son, Owen, who was born in October. Wood, who has been gone since the start of the second semester, plans to return on May 6, according to a...

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 ...

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