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Recent religious holidays provide outlet for creativity and hope

A parent of a Masters family prepares to launch a

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has altered all facets of daily life and religion has been no exception; with places of worship across the country closed off to congregants, people utilized the friendly confines of their homes, technology and a little bit of creativity to remain connected during the most recen...

One-on-one with Head of School Laura Danforth

Head of School Laura Danforth addresses the Upper School at this year's MLK assembly in January. Danforth recently talked about some of the decisions she's had to make as head of school amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2020

Head of School Laura Danforth has been leading The Masters School through the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated millions across the world. Danforth reflects on the many crucial decisions she has made and discusses plans for the future. Topics of discussion: "I knew that it was not going to come as a surprise, but a profound disappointment to everyone," said Danforth on her decision to extend remote learning through rest of the year. She first notified the community of...

Traveling amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Kate Sibery, Features Lead Editor

March 29, 2020

Prior to the spread of the coronavirus to the U.S. and the subsequent panic that ensued, my family had been planning to spend our spring break in Hawaii. As the scale of the virus increased and reached our neighboring towns and cities—New Rochelle, Scarsdale, the Bronx—we began to reevaluate our...

‘Don’t be a cutie pie,’ President Trump; act like a leader!

On Friday, President Donald Trump (middle) was highly critical of state governors, specifically Washington's Jay Inslee (left) and Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer (right), He has said they need to be

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2020

You would never see a high school principal talk about how much they hate the geometry teacher at a school-wide assembly. But President Trump has been bringing his schoolyard beef to the national stage daily, amidst a crisis that has seen over 1,500 American lives lost. He is wasting time fighting wit...

Flying 7,000 miles home to Uganda and some lessons learned from Ebola

A handful of passengers and flight staff prepare to take off in a nearly empty plane. Stone was one of the passengers aboard, flying from the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Kenya to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda en route to home. Due to a high body temperature after getting off the flight, Stone was almost not permitted to enter Uganda.

Michelle Wei, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

Junior Mattilyn Stone has recently returned to Kampala, Uganda where she lives with her two-year-old sister, seven-year-old brother, mom and stepdad. Below, she details her journey back home, her quarantine, how the Ebola outbreak has affected the Ugandan response to coronavirus and the possibili...

Donning a mask, goggles, gloves and a raincoat, sophomore returns home to China

Sophomore Allen Ning wore a mask, goggles, gloves, and raincoat for the entire duration of his flight from New York to Hong Kong. He is now quarantining in a hotel in Hong Kong for 14 days.

Michelle Wei, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

International sophomore Allen Ning details his plan to travel from New York back to China to be with his family amidst the coronavirus outbreak below. Ning's home is located in Guangzhou, in Guangdong province. Ning's family is currently in Meizhou, which is also in Guangdong province, where they have...

What the coronavirus teaches us about climate change

The coronavirus, which began in Wuhan, China has spread to nearly every country on the planet.

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

March 24, 2020

If you had told me in February that I would have been in self-quarantine for the last two weeks and stuck in my house for the foreseeable future, I wouldn’t have believed you. Despite the headlines about the coronavirus in China, which has been reporting cases since December 2019, most Americans con...

Local elder care facilities prepare for spread of COVID-19

Sign posted inside the entrance to the Atria Senior Living home in Ardsley, New York.

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor

March 23, 2020

35 coronavirus-related deaths in a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington in late February elevated the need for more safeguards in America’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities, where residents are more susceptible to serious coronavirus illness – due to both age, declining immune function ...

Second semester should be pass/fail to relieve student stress during coronavirus pandemic

Graphic weighing the positive and negative aspects of implementing a second semester pass/fail grading system.

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor

March 23, 2020

With remote learning replacing classroom teaching during the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and students are attempting to navigate their way through new online learning platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet. During this unprecedented and chaotic time, students cannot just be expected to go along wi...

Should I stay or should I go?

Sophomore Ella Mathas disinfects packages that were delivered to her home, to ensure the safety of her family. Her grandparents are currently living with her, and are considered to be high-risk under CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

Tim Mathas, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2020

I have been practicing social distancing for over two weeks, starting on Friday, March 6. Not a single member of my family has left my house since then, and we now know that nobody in my family has contracted COVID-19 as the two-week incubation period has already passed. That said, we still are going t...

Speaking out from within: Italian teenager shares experience living during national lockdown

Sofia Cagliero shares her experience of living in Italy, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, during a national lockdown.

Logan Schiciano and Hanna Schiciano

March 20, 2020

On Thursday, data revealed that Italy has overtaken China in terms of the number of deaths from the coronavirus. The country is now the epicenter of the pandemic, with nearly 50,000 cases and over 4,000 deaths nationwide. Milan, the second most populous city in Italy and the capital of the northern reg...

Prospective recruits in peculiar predicament amidst COVID-19 developments

Masters' tennis courts sit untouched during the school's COVID-19 shutdown.

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor

March 16, 2020

Max Miller knows that this year's tennis season means more than years past. The junior is looking to play tennis in college and hopes to show off his skills to college coaches, but now he might see that opportunity taken away. While the Masters administration navigates through the COVID-19 outbreak, so...

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