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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 ...

If a pandemic won’t stop police brutality, what will?

Despite being in the midst of a pandemic ravaging the globe, we still find ourselves watching innocent African Americans tortured and killed by police officers every day.

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

May 29, 2020

There has been a long history of police brutality against black people in America, from shooting unarmed black men, like Greg Gunn in the street or Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard - and most recently the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. During this global pandemic, politicians have call...

Town Supervisor responds to swatting: “an expensive joke that wasn’t funny”

SWAT teams from across Westchester county respond to a call from a Dobbs Ferry residence on Myrtle Ave. The call turned out to be a

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

May 21, 2020

A Greenburgh Town board meeting was interrupted Tuesday when Town Supervisor Paul Feiner received an email from The Journal News. Police officers had assembled to respond to a shooter threat, and people were scared, they said. An hour later, after the residents of the home in question were safely ex...

Class meeting intruder leaves community shaken, administration responds

A phone receives a call from an anonymous caller. The intruder to the 10th grade class meeting used the dial-in feature on Google Meet as a private caller, and then went on to yell a series of expletives and racial slurs.

Mitch Fink and Kate Sibery

May 20, 2020

Sophomore Class MISH elections Google Meet, May 19––A 10th grade class meeting was suddenly interrupted when a private caller entered the meeting and began shouting expletives and racial slurs to a stunned group of students, faculty and advisors.  The meeting began with brief remarks from class presi...

SWAT investigation in Dobbs Ferry deemed a potential ‘swatting’ incident, investigation remains open

SWAT team respond to reports of a barricaded person in Dobbs Ferry. According to the Dobbs Ferry Police Department later in the evening, reports of the barricaded person were unfounded.

Annie Rubinson and Sophia Van Beek

May 19, 2020

Helicopters circled the streets of Dobbs Ferry earlier this evening as masked passersby crowded the corner of Washington Ave. and Ashford Ave. A person had allegedly been barricaded inside a home, a police chief told town supervisor Paul Feiner.  Ambulances and police cars were parked several blocks from the h...

Masters family battles COVID-19 at home

Denis Sadrijaj '22 and his father working together outside in the yard. During quarantine, Sadrjijaj's family has had to cope with their father getting the COVID-19 virus.

George Chang, Staff Photographer

May 14, 2020

Testing for the coronavirus can be frightening, but sophomore Denis Sadrijaj found out during spring break that his father had tested positive for the virus. For weeks, Sadrijaj has been living with his recovering dad. Sadrijaj said that his dad no longer requires medication and is doing better day by day....

Power For Good: Essential workers in our community

Essential workers stand outside their hospital, receiving meals during their shifts. Healthcare workers have had to work extra shifts and take pay cuts due to the ongoing pandemic.

Kyla Barantsevitch, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2020

Grocery workers. Delivery people. ER nurses. The list of people who hold jobs that are considered “essential” can go on and on. Within our own school community there are many students whose parents are these types of workers. And while the current coronavirus pandemic compels millions of Americans t...

COVID-19 concerns force Broadway to go dark

After New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo's order not to gather in large groups was set in place, live entertainment industries, including Broadway, were forced to go dark and stop shows.

Lexi Wachen, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2020

It’s been 54 days since Broadway’s last spotlight went dark. This crisis has not only had an impact on the performers but creative teams, musicians, directors and programs. Throughout history, Broadway theatres have never experienced a closing this extensive, even after the shutdown after the terrorist ...

Brock employees receive support from Paycheck Protection Program

Chairs stacked on the tables in the Cameron A. Mann dining hall. Brock employees, who staff the dining hall, were laid off on March 30 and had to file for unemployment. They are now beginning to receive stimulus from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

May 10, 2020

Over 50 days since The Masters School closed on March 9, the Masters dining hall staff received their first paychecks from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Friday, May 1. General Manager Lee Bergelson was notified April 19 that Brock and Company, Inc., the school’s dining services company,...

Quarantine has dramatically altered our sleep schedules

The effects of staring at a screen throughout the day, combined with the constant bombardment of coronavirus-related news has made it increasingly difficult for students and faculty to maintain a normal sleep schedule.

Kate Sibery, Features Lead Editor

May 2, 2020

This pandemic has undoubtedly caused stress and anxiety for nearly everyone, but it has also given some people more free time and flexibility within their schedule. Thus changes to our sleep schedules and behaviors have been commonplace.

Blue light glasses in high demand as screen time spikes

Brian Wolfson examines a pair of blue light glasses. These glasses are becoming more popular as schools and businesses shift to online platforms; they help protect the eyes from blue light, which can cause eye discomfort when exposed for long periods of time.

Sabrina Wolfson, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2020

As the chaos of the coronavirus has continued to spread, school communities have been forced from their campuses, leaving students and teachers to explore the complexities of “virtual learning.” Consequently, the number of hours that students spend on their screens has practically doubled, propel...

Tower releases Issue 6

Tower releases Issue 6

May 1, 2020

Volume 76, Issue 6 of Tower was launched digitally on May 1, 2010. All the stories published with this issue, and throughout the month of April can be accessed here. Enjoy reading. Be sure to follow us on our social media! @masterstower on Instagram, @MastersTower on Twitter, and @MastersTower on Facebook. News: Video: States begin to reopen as...

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