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Peril to prosperity: How David Stern’s NBA transformed athletics forever

Peril to prosperity: How David Stern’s NBA transformed athletics forever

Mitch Fink and Sophie Grand

January 18, 2020

Andrew Ross Sorkin stepped out of his father’s car, legal pad and tape recorder in hand. Sorkin, a 15-year-old student at Scarsdale High School at the time, had scored the biggest coup of his young journalistic life: an interview with National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern....

Masters set to honor MLK with day of celebration and reflection

Masters set to honor MLK with day of celebration and reflection

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

The Masters community will take the greater part of the school day to commemorate the work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. through a series of presentations, speeches, and activities on Thursday, Jan. 16. The day, which will begin with an all-school assembly in the Fonseca Center ...

Masters shines under pressure in victory over Harvey

Masters shines under pressure in victory over Harvey

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor

January 12, 2020

Masters’ Reggie Grodin looked down at the basketball in his hands, then up at the hoop, which stood  about 25 feet from the eighth grade point guard. With just under two minutes to go in Masters’ Jan. 10 contest against The Harvey School, he shot the ball. Swish. Grodin’s shot, from well beyond the...

Social media does not suffice as a platform for advocacy

Social media does not suffice as a platform for advocacy

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2020

In recent days, news of the devastating bush fires in Australia has compelled many students to use various social media platforms as a primary outlet to spread awareness and make amends; however, this in an ineffective and down-right ignorant method of advocacy. In a society where young adults (16-24) spen...

Salty Dogs musicals revived with “The Salting Dead”

Salty Dogs musicals revived with “The Salting Dead”

Carol Queiroz and Annie Rubinson, Contributing Writer and News Lead Editor

January 2, 2020

One evening in the winter of 2017, Theodore Horowitz '19 sprinted down the main quad to print fliers for the first ever Salty Dogs musical because he “thought it would be funny.” Last week, he returned from college to participate in The Salting Dead, the group’s fourth original musical production....

Behind every purchase is a person; reduce holiday shopping

Michelle Wei, Editor-in-Chief

December 23, 2019

As ornaments are put on the Christmas tree, gelt is eaten, hot chocolate is drunk, ugly Christmas sweaters are worn and the countdown to 2020 begins, it’s clear that the winter holiday season is here. In this time of year, the air thickens with the aroma of gingerbread and anticipation of everythin...

11th Grade Drug Education: Too Little Too Late

11th Grade Drug Education: Too Little Too Late

M. Brody Leo, News Editor

December 18, 2019

From the D.A.R.E. era of the 1980s to the present day, drug use has been a problem at the forefront of many school administrators’ minds, and Masters is no different. We, like the vast majority of the country’s schools, have an irrefutable drug problem that desperately needs a solution, not ...

Winterlight concert warms audience despite cold weather

Winterlight concert warms audience despite cold weather

Tyler Conway, Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 15, Upper School students sang and strummed their instruments at the 2019 Winterlight Concert, one of Masters' longest-running annual performances. The concert was held in the Claudia Boettcher Theater, and featured performances from singing to jazz to orchestra groups. The concer...

For Mondaire Jones, politics is personal

For Mondaire Jones, politics is personal

Kira Ratan, Web Editor & Social Media Manager

December 18, 2019

Faces of locals lit up when congressional candidate Mondaire Jones walked into the room during a meet-and-greet on Nov. 11. Almost all at once, a line formed and he shook each one of their hands and smiled in succession.  Jones, 32, is one of six Democratic congressional candidates for New York’s 17th District...

Two sides of college counseling: the shadow world of private consultants

Two sides of college counseling: the shadow world of private consultants

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

December 18, 2019

The niche business of private college consulting erupted into the American consciousness in last spring’s Operation Varsity Blues scandal, in which 50 wealthy parents and celebrities were arrested for bribing their children’s way into college. With many seniors hearing back from their Early Decision ...

The White Sneaker Craze

The White Sneaker Craze

Sophie Grand and Kate Sibery, Opinion Editor and Features Lead Editor

December 18, 2019

White sneakers have become the fashion essential of the decade–their influence has permeated the high fashion sphere as well as the life of the casual consumer of “on trend” footwear. ...

Restroom ‘upgrades’ are environmental ‘downgrades’

Restroom ‘upgrades’ are environmental ‘downgrades’

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

I expected my classes to stress me out by day’s end, but it was one minuscule “improvement” in the bathrooms that really had me scratching my head. It was the first day back from Thanksgiving break and after a long day of classes I strode up to the third floor of the Fonseca Center (FC) to g...

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