The Billion Dollar Tweet

NBA Signage advertises an NBA game featuring the Houston Rockets (and Chinese star Yao Ming) against the Sacramento Kings in 2004.

Mitch Fink and Sophie Grand

October 17, 2019

  When Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey sent out a tweet advocating support for protesters in Hong Kong on Oct. 4, it’s unlikely that he could have predicted the reverberations of his actions. Now, in the weeks since the tweet (which has been deleted), its butterfly effect has polari...

Masters races to success at famous Penn Relays

The delegation of five runners at the Penn Relays from left to right: Dorian Gilmartin, Judah Francella, Daniel Medina, Luke Ferrando, Vittorio Stropoli.

Jacob Strier, News Design Editor

May 14, 2019

In front of thousands of spectators, a group of five student runners represented Masters at the historic Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania, racing on Apr. 25 and 26. The runners participated in two events: the 4x100 meter race and the 4x400 meter race. Masters Track and Field Coach Chr...

Track has strong showing at home meet

Junior Dorian Gilmartin leaving his competition in the dust.

Morgan Brettschneider, News Design Editor

April 29, 2019

Masters’ track and field team has set many high goals for the season, many of which  have already been met thus far. The team has had two meets in which many members of the team have set personal bests individually as well as  in relays. On Saturday April 7 at Masters home meet, the Masters Relays, th...

Boys lax creams Columbia Prep in crucial team win

Vincent Alban/Tower

Sarah Faber, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Entering the 2019 season, the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team is continuing to work hard during practices in hopes of making it to the NYSAIS championships. With 3 fewer players this year due to injuries, the team has their work cut out for them. Because there are fewer players, there are fewer subs during gam...

Girls Basketball Captures First Ever NYSAIS Championship

Masters Girls Varsity Basketball celebrates after winning the NYSAIS Championship with a 65-49 victory over Horace Mann.

Logan Schiciano and Mitch Fink

March 7, 2019

The girls’ varsity basketball team finished their season in style, capturing the first NYSAIS girls’ basketball championship in school history. The team, which had a regular season record of 14-6, capped off their playoff run by defeating Horace Mann School in the NYSAIS finals on Feb. 25.   ...

Masters to Leave FAA for 2019-20 Season

Masters Girls Varsity Basketball stands for the National anthem at the NYSAIS championship. Their success in NYSAIS is a signifier of Masters' future outside of the FAA.

Logan Schiciano and Mitch Fink

March 7, 2019

The 2018-2019 school year will be the last for Masters in the FAA, as Athletic Director Kevin Versen confirmed the school would be leaving the league at the conclusion of the spring season. According to Versen, there were many reasons for the school to withdraw their affiliation. Versen explained that across the board, the ...

JV1 Basketball Finishes Season on Bright Note

The Masters JV1 Basketball team at the FAA Tournament at Greens Farms Academy

Mitch Fink, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

  If one were to describe the Masters JV1 basketball team in one word, it would without a doubt be resilient. Having to deal with the loss of sophomores Tim Mathas, Dillon Graham and Grayam Church, and senior Fritz Pingel, who moved up to the varsity squad, was no easy task. The team was ...

Abdou Ndiaye playing basketball at Illinois State University

Vincent Alban, Photo Editor

January 9, 2019

Hailing from Senegal, former Masters student Abdou Ndiaye is currently continuing his basketball career playing at Illinois State University. Ndiaye is the first of his family to attend college, as well as attend boarding school in America. Basketball propelled Ndiaye to America, where he played for Mast...

Legendary fencing coach Francisco Martin back from retirement

Masters fencers compete in the Francisco Martin Fencing Room.

Kate Sibery, Contributing Writer

December 21, 2018

Olympic fencing captain Francisco Martin has always been an integral part of the fencing program at Masters. After an unexpected return to his coaching position, Martin is looking forward to a successful season with the team. Martin first came to Masters in 1984 as a soccer coach and soon realized that t...

Signing of Reuben Foster proves how little NFL teams care about domestic violence

Gabriel Keller, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

The San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Reuben Foster following a domestic violence arrest. Two days later, Foster was signed by the Washington Redskins. In the same professional sports league that hasn’t given Colin Kaepernick, a player with no criminal offenses, a job in over 19 months due to ...

Red Sox Cruise to 9th World Series Championship

Mitch Fink, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

The Boston Red Sox are one of the most storied sports franchises of all time, yet for much of the 20th and early 21st century, their fans went through years of agonizing pain as they watched the team suffer an 86 year-long championship drought. When the Red Sox finally broke through the so called “...

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