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Danforth, Chiodo coordinate PPE donations to support frontline workers

Goggles from Morris Hall, as well as latex gloves and disposable wipes, are prepared to be sent off to New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia Medical Center. The donation included 198 pairs of goggles, 48 boxes of gloves and five containers of cleaning wipes.

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor

May 1, 2020

The Masters School has taken a proactive role in supporting front line healthcare workers to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. The school sent 198 goggles, 48 boxes of gloves, five containers of cleaning wipes and 40 nasal swabs to two New York City hospitals on March 25 and March 31. 3D printed pro...

COVID-19 gives us the perfect opportunity to change our environmentalist attitude

During the past few months, over-purchasing has become more and more popular, as shoppers let paranoia change their buying habits. Over-purchasing is linked to multiple environmental problems; M. Brody Leo fears that these harmful habits could stick around post-lockdown.

M. Brody Leo, News Editor

May 1, 2020

A few days ago, a picture of a crystal-clear Venice canal popped onto my Instagram feed with a caption explaining that with no boats stirring up sediment, the waterways have become hospitable to all sorts of creatures. Of course, my face lit up when I saw that bright post after a couple of dark weeks i...

U.S. Gun sales spike amid pandemic

A man is shooting coronavirus cells with a firearm. Since the initial outbreak of coronavirus in the United States, firearm sales have increased at rapid speeds. Ammunition storefronts have been ruled by many states as

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2020

In the month of March alone – following the domestic emergence of the novel coronavirus – gun sales in the United States skyrocketed as Americans purchased almost two million weapons, according to released FBI statistics. Federal data indicated a 41 percent surge in the number of National Instant...

Embracing ‘little’ distractions in times of disorder

If Stone's free periods line up with her sister's nap time, she will usually join her for the nap.

Mattilynn Stone, Photographer and Illustration Editor

May 1, 2020

In the midst of our world’s current pandemic, life has been uprooted in every way possible, from online school to stay-at-home orders. After the dorms were closed, I moved back in with my family. Little did I know that I would be worrying about things like child care as a high schooler.  In...

Meet the co-chair candidates: Sophia Viscarello

Sophia Viscarello is running for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots. She hopes to prioritize getting to know the student body and taking into account their input next year.

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

April 28, 2020

Photographer and fencer Sophia Viscarello said her ideas about next year focus around the themes of connection, communication and openness.  “‘The wisdom is really in the room,’ is a quote my mom always says,” she said. “If you’re able to listen to what people have to say, you can acco...

Meet the co-chair candidates: Rachel Schwartz

Rachel Schwartz is running for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots. She hopes to bring back flex lunches and eliminate co-curricular requirements for juniors and seniors next year.

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

April 28, 2020

Girls’ varsity soccer captain and Gold Key tour guide Rachel Schwartz said she’s always looked up to the co-chairs throughout high school. “I thought it would be something I’d really enjoy, but I never thought I’d actually run,” she said.  Now that she has advanced past the primary elec...

Meet the co-chair candidates: Brody Leo

Brody Leo is running for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots. He plans to prioritize democratizing executive committee, as well as improving its culture.

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

April 28, 2020

DISCLAIMER: Leo is a member of the Tower staff as News Editor. He has recused himself from writing and editing any publications regarding the 2020-2021 co-chair elections. Brody Leo describes himself as a natural leader, and hopes to bring his best assets to the position of co-chair next year. “A leade...

Meet the co-chair candidates: Caio Lanes

Caio Lanes is running for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots. He hopes to prioritize inclusivity in executive committee, as well as Masters'

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

April 28, 2020

“I like to think of myself as an ambitious person,” Caio Lanes said, reflecting upon his decision to run for one of next year’s co-chair slots. A Brazil native, Model United Nations delegate and two-term Boarding Representative, Lanes has sponsored six executive committee proposals in three years, ...

Meet the co-chair candidates: Shamira Guillaume

Shamira Guillaume is running for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots. She hopes to make morning meetings entertaining and informative, as well as include more students in discussions related to executive committee decisions.

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

April 28, 2020

Shamira Guillaume collaboratively sponsored and passed her first executive committee proposal last September, after three years of participating in executive committee. The bill led to the installment of various faculty and staff face boards, as a means of faculty and staff appreciation, according t...

Stay-at-home orders lead to soaring screen time levels for students

Screen time levels during quarantine have increased dramatically because of new-found free time and online learning requirements.

Kira Ratan, Web Editor & Social Media Manager

April 26, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children ages 11 and above spend no more than two hours a day in front of a screen. However, according to a 2018 report from the Pew Research Center, teens spend an average of nine hours a day online, and quarantine doesn’t seem to be helping—both because of online school time and recreational ...

Supporting survivors should not be partisan

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is likely to be the Democratic nominee against Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. https://flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

April 24, 2020

Amidst allegations of sexual assault and a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court with 50-48 votes, the narrowest margin in modern history.  Only one Republican senator voted against the conservative justice, and only one Democrat ...

EFFECT moves annual Green Week online

A throwback to one of EFFECT's composting activities during the fall festival this year. Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Carol Queiroz, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, and The Masters School’s environmental and sustainability initiative, EFFECT, is taking the celebration online. Due to the current stay-at-home order, what once would have been an on-campus event has been reorganized into a month of virtual a...

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