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COVID-19 changes gap year statistics

California College at San Diego is among the schools haulting in-person classes next fall.

Tyler Conway, Sports Editor

June 6, 2020

With schools closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year, there is a palpable sense of loss amongst students nationwide. This sense of loss becomes more intense for members of the 2020 graduating class, as they are the first class of students to collectively miss out on end of year activities s...

Memes and meaning: It’s about all of us

Clara Kolker, Contributing Writer

June 5, 2020

Note: This piece was submitted to the New York Times Student Editorial Contest, and has been chosen as a semifinalist: the article is one of 100 remaining out of 7,000 entries to be chosen as one of this year's winners. To the outside eye, meme culture may look like a waste of time endemic to Gen...

Remote learning model prompts schedule shift

After closing and switching to online learning, Masters’ administration decided to make changes to the daily schedule in order to better accommodate the needs of the community. Some of these changes include later start times, shorter class periods and a longer lunch break.

Kira Ratan, Web Editor & Social Media Manager

June 5, 2020

In time for the last month of school, the Masters School administration made several changes to the daily schedule in order to better accommodate the current remote learning model. These changes for the Upper School included shortened class periods, a later start time and earlier end time, more freq...

Letter to the Editor: Annie Fabian addresses concerns surrounding violent protest

Letter to the Editor: Annie Fabian addresses concerns surrounding violent protest

Annie Fabian, Contributing Writer

June 4, 2020

Dear Editors, I’ve been hearing a lot of things during this movement, including from Logan's article “I went to a peaceful protest- it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America” and Simon Wu’s letter to the editor, that while not inherently untrue, are defeating the purpose and power of BLM an...

Letter to the Editor: Simon Wu comments on appropriate methods of protest in the wake of George Floyd’s death

Letter to the Editor: Simon Wu comments on appropriate methods of protest in the wake of George Floyd's death

Simon Wu, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2020

Dear Editors, After reading the opinion article written by Logan Schiciano, “I went to a peaceful protest–it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America,” I knew what was coming. Backlash and criticism erupted from within the Masters Community and I could see why. After all, Logan published ...

Letter to the Editor: Maddy Blake responds to “I went to a peaceful protest – it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America”

Letter to the Editor: Maddy Blake responds to

Maddy Blake, Contributing Writer

June 2, 2020

Dear Editors,  It was extremely hard to read the piece “I went to a peaceful protest–it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America” because of how inaccurate, insensitive and out of touch it is. I’m not sure what part hurts the most but for you to say, “The way Floyd was killed was inh...

Letter to the Editor: Patrick Curnin-Shane responds to “I went to a peaceful protest–it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America”

Letter to the Editor: Patrick Curnin-Shane responds to

Patrick Curnin-Shane, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2020

Dear editors, In your recent article “I went to a peaceful protest-it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America,” you expressed dismay at the rioting and looting in this country, calling it “mayhem” and quoting Dr. King as disapproving of riot. It is inappropriate to use this language...

I went to a peaceful protest – it was a sign of hope in a deteriorating America

People march in the streets of Charleston, SC at a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday, May 30. There was a diverse crowd on hand to speak-out after the tragic death of George Floyd on May 25. The protest was peaceful during the day, but in the evening there were reports of looting and standoffs between police and protesters.

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

June 1, 2020

The last week of school was coming to an end, but it had been one of the busiest, most stressful weeks of the year. “Virtually” putting together the final issue of my high school newspaper was an unforeseen challenge – my patience had deteriorated and after staring at my screen from dawn until du...

Graduation to be held virtually and commencement to be postponed

A photo capturing graduation for the Class of 2019. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, graduation will be held online in June and an in person ceremony is scheduled for mid-August.

Nora Fellas and Annie Rubinson, Opinion Lead Editor and News Lead Editor

May 31, 2020

Masters’ graduation is traditionally held in early June on the aptly named Graduation Terrace, where students, teachers, friends and family come together to send off the senior class. This year, as social distancing guidelines will remain in place on the original date of the 2020 ceremony, Masters h...

A Senior Speech from Nora Fellas: When procrastination proves poisonous

Many students nowadays find themselves focusing on grades and schoolwork, often forgetting about their well-being.

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

May 31, 2020

It’s considered normal for most teenagers to procrastinate – put off that English essay, do your entire City Project the night before it’s due, study for your math test during X-band. And while teachers and parents would argue that this is probably ill-advised, it’s worth considering that g...

Middle School shifts from single-gender classes to co-ed learning

Masters middle school has switched from single-gendered classes to co-ed classes for many reasons, including hoping to create a more inclusive environment for children who do not conform to either gender.

Tim Mathas and Mitch Fink

May 31, 2020

 The Masters Middle School will be shifting to completely co-ed classes beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, per an email sent to Middle School families by Head of School Laura Danforth and Middle School Head Tasha Elsbach on Thursday, April 30.  The gender-separated learning policy was implemented when the Mi...

Yearbook to be put online due to COVID-19

The yearbook staff gathers for a virtual meeting via zoom. This year, the team has decided to upload a digital version of the yearbook due to COVID-19 shifting their plans.

M. Brody Leo, News Editor

May 31, 2020

When Head of School Laura Danforth announced that classes would be cancelled through spring break, yearbook editors-in-chief Ariella Uribe and Kishan Mangru never expected the impact it would have on their staff. With three months of normal schooling down the drain, the yearbook staff has been forced ...

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