Zach Fisch '10 walks at graduation (left). Fisch, now Chief of Staff to Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY), walks with Jones (right).

Where Are They Now: Congressional Staffer Fisch recounts experience with Capitol insurrection

Mitch Fink, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2021
Zach Fisch didn't have long to adjust to his new job on Capitol Hill. Just four days after settling into his office in the Capitol Complex's Longworth Building, Fisch was given a rude welcoming to Washington, D.C.: the Capitol attack of Jan. 6.
Beloved Masters security guard Panton Adams passed away from Covid-19 complications on Feb. 1. The Masters community gathered for a memorial on Feb. 11 in honor of his life and legacy.

News Brief: Masters community gathers in celebration of Panton Adams’ life

Kira Ratan, Features Lead Editor February 11, 2021

This evening, the Masters community gathered virtually in celebration of the life of security guard Panton Adams, who passed away from Covid-19 complications on Feb. 1. The memorial was held at 7 p.m....

Senior Ariella Uribe packs her clothes and personal belongings to prepare to their return to campus this Saturday.

Boarders prepare for long-awaited campus re-entry

Kyla Barantsevitch, Web Editor February 5, 2021

This Saturday, Feb. 6, the dorms on campus will re-open to the boarding community after being closed for nearly a year.  The boarders returning to campus will range from grades 9-12, a shift from the...

While many professional sports teams are located in New York, the state has one of the smallest sports betting markets in the United States. This is largely due to the fact that online betting is currently illegal in New York state.

Getting a handle on teen sports betting

Andrew Mitchell, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

Junior John Doe* starts off every week with a text to his bookie to place his bets for the weekend's NFL games. He first takes a look at the spreads for each game, drafts parlays, and considers the money...

Gregory Van Beek grew up in Edina, Minnesota and has been a lifelong
Vikings fan. He played football throughout middle and high school, and now he enjoys Sunday afternoons watching NFL games with his youngest daughter.

Reflection: Watching football brought me and my dad closer together

Sophia Van Beek, News Editor February 5, 2021

When my father was a sophomore at Southern Methodist University in the fall of 1988, he walked onto the school’s football team. A week later, he quit. The two-a-day practices in the blistering Texas...

Smith's ID card to enter Rikers Correctional Facility. Smith has taught at the women's prison at Rikers, called Rosie's, since 2017 before the pandemic shut her classes down in March of last year.

Teachers serve as ‘powers for good’ at New York Prisons

Mitch Fink, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2021

Until the COVID-19 pandemic shut down New York State Correctional facilities in March 2020, Masters teachers Cheryl Hajjar and Smith spent many of their evenings inside the walls of local prisons, teaching...

Sam Coffey dribbles the ball in a game during her early high school soccer career. Coffey was a star midfielder at Masters and went on to play Division I soccer at Boston College and then Penn State. Now, she will head off to Portland, Oregon to play for the Thorns of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)

Former Masters star Coffey takes talents to the pros

Kwynne Schlossman, Web and Social Media Manager February 5, 2021

Masters alumna Sam Coffey was drafted to the Portland Thorns FC on Jan. 13, a team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) as the 12th pick in the league’s 2021 draft.  Coffey served as captain...

Remembering the life of Panton Adams

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer February 5, 2021

Laura Danforth climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest in her late 20s. This climb was part of a solo round-the-world trip that ultimately taught her the enduring importance of building community.

Head of School discovers strength of community on top of the world

Kate Sibery, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2021

At 27 years old, Laura Danforth was gifted $20,000 from the parent of a former student and was given two options: to go and see the world alone or to spend it on herself and never tell anyone where...

Today we remember the 6 million Jewish lives lost due to the Holocaust.

What we can learn from Holocaust Remembrance Day

Lexi Wachen, News Editor January 27, 2021

We view history as a timeline of progress and change. Typically, we analyze timelines because they tell us the cause and effect of major events. As time progresses, so does our timeline. All too often,...

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