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COVID-19 complicates college search process

Mercy College closed its campus earlier this month in order to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. Several other schools nationwide have also vacated their campuses as both precautionary and reactionary measures.

Annie Rubinson, News Lead Editor

March 16, 2020

With colleges and universities across the United States closing their campus doors to current and prospective students due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, many Masters students and their families are left in distress over how their college search process will be impacted.  After having to cancel two trips to various ...

Coronavirus Chronicles: Luke Byrnes ’23

A google map image of New Rochelle, including the one-mile containment zone around Temple Young Israel of New Rochelle where Coronavirus transmission was at its highest in the area.

Kira Ratan, Web Editor & Social Media Manager

March 15, 2020

  CONTAINMENT ZONE, NEW ROCHELLE, NY: As of March 14, there are 613 cases of COVID-19 in New York State, with 113 of them located in a small cluster in New Rochelle, originating from the 50-year-old lawyer who was the first to test positive for coronavirus in the area. On Tues. Mar...

The best cure for COVID-19: universal healthcare

The best cure for COVID-19: universal healthcare

Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor

March 13, 2020

COVID-19 has killed 4,973 people and the Coronavirus has infected 134,700, as of March 13, according to Johns Hopkins; but beyond the obvious effects, the pandemic has exposed the failings of the American healthcare system.  The conventional wisdom is that the best way to prevent the spread of the ...

Classes canceled for week of March 9 amid coronavirus concerns

Classes canceled for week of March 9 amid coronavirus concerns

Logan Schiciano and Michelle Wei

March 9, 2020

9:36 p.m., Sun., March 8: A K-12 Alert informed The Masters School community that the final week of school before break was cancelled. At 10:44 p.m., Head of School Laura Danforth followed up with an email  explaining that classes would be cancelled “out of an abundance of care.”  According t...

Masters to host “We are Family” Spring Gala

Masters' Spring Gala fundraiser will be held on April 23 on campus in the Fonseca Center.

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

March 5, 2020

The Maureen Fonseca Center will be decked out in disco decorations for the upcoming “We are Family” Spring Gala on April 23 to raise money for the School. According to The Masters School website, all the proceeds will go to “advance the School’s mission by supporting access to the performing arts, ...

The Impeachment Trial: from inside the Senate Chamber

Lead Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff reads the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump before the Senate.

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

As Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts entered the Senate Chamber, and all 100 senators rose for the prayer conducted by the Senate chaplain, I began to feel like a part of history. I wasn’t just watching the impeachment trial – I was at the impeachment trial. But it wasn’t just the fact tha...

Outspoken captures student narratives

OUTSPOKEN'S ANNUAL WINTER SHOWCASE took place in the Experimental Theater on Jan. 10 and featured the spoken word poetry of 12 upper school students, including  Zia Foxhall '20. In addition to their showcase, the group hosts several

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

February 25, 2020

From Katharine Duval’s theme of living in the moment to Carolyn Hohl’s creation of a new holiday for the homewreckers and the binge drinkers to Zia Foxhall’s poem about her fleeting childhood, the Outspoken performance explored a range of different topics and personal narratives. At 6:59 p.m. on Jan 10...

Senior service may replace finals

Executive Committee passed a bill that would replace senior finals with 15-20 hours of community service. The proposal is now under review of the academic advisory committee.

Kate Sibery, Features Lead Editor

February 25, 2020

By a margin of 16-7, Executive Committee passed a bill that would require seniors to participate in 15 to 20 hours of compulsory community service projects in place of final exams. The passed bill must now be presented to department chairs and members of the administration before finally being reviewed ...

Kramp-Karrenbauer announces resignation from CDU leadership position

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Emanuel Adamiak, Blogger

February 24, 2020

It was a bombshell that hit German politics: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, often referred to as AKK, announced that she would be stepping down as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). After serving as the chairperson of Germany’s biggest party for a little more than one year, AKK’s decision...

The Revolutionary War can wait

President Trump delivered his State of the Union Address on Feb. 4; the speech is one of many notable political events that have occured since the start of 2020. Little time in most classes has been devoted to explanation and discussion of these events.

Logan Schiciano, Editor in Chief

February 20, 2020

Whenever I’ve needed the definition to a word, had to make sense of a passage in a book or wanted to know more about the ever-changing, complicated world in which we live, my dad has been my fountain of answers. I often pick his brain in the car – I asked him about the impeachment – and moan whe...

Social media creates an unhealthy reliance for Gen Z’s news consumption

Young adults and teens alike increasingly use social media as their main source of news consumption, but its potentially detrimental effects have raised concerns.

M. Brody Leo, News Editor

February 20, 2020

Junior Jason McGuire opened Instagram on his phone one morning before school early this January, and it was then that he first learned about Australia’s devastating bushfires – from a post by one of his close friends, rather than from printed news or news organizations’ website.  McGuire’s s...

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