Tower

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

November 23, 2019

Following the publication of Tower Volume 76, Issue 2 on Thursday, Nov. 21, a number of members of the Masters community expressed concern with an image on the front page that depicted the flag of the People’s Republic of China with the logo of TikTok, a social media platform, in the upper left han...

Richie Magic: A Dedicated Magician and Local Legend

Richie Magic: A Dedicated Magician and Local Legend

Sophia Van Beek, Copy Editor

October 30, 2019

One of my first memories in America, having just moved from my 10-year home of Singapore, was walking into the Hocus Pocus Magic Shop where I met Richie Magic. My dad and I, attempting to subdue the loneliness of our first few months in America, would walk into downtown Dobbs Ferry, poking into any st...

The Billion Dollar Tweet

The Billion Dollar Tweet

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 Prom 2019

Masters Prom 2019

Yasmine Pascal

June 11, 2019

Video Watch Yasmine Pascal's coverage of the 2019 prom, including interviews with students and faculty.  

Chapman reflects on time at Masters in light of departure

Chapman reflects on time at Masters in light of departure

Drew Schott, Opinion Design Editor

May 24, 2019

  After spending nine years as a member of the Masters community, serving in positions such as Director of CITYterm, the School’s semester-long academic program that combines classroom learning and education trips to New York City, and Dean of Faculty, Erica Chapman is departing from The M...

Versen announces retirement from Athletic Director position

Versen announces retirement from Athletic Director position

Joseph Goldstein, Lead Op-Ed Editor

May 7, 2019

Leaving behind a legacy of growth and success for Masters athletics, Kevin Versen is retiring as the Director of Master’s Athletic Department and moving to Florida with his wife, Lynne Versen, a middle school teacher.  During his seven years at Masters, Versen oversaw the opening of the Fonseca Cent...

Masters responds to tragedy in New Zealand

Masters responds to tragedy in New Zealand

Mitch Fink

April 29, 2019

A gunman opened fire on two different mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, killing 50 innocent people. The attack shocked the entire world, but particularly hurt the Muslim community. Among the 50 people who lost their lives was a family of Syrian refugees, who came to New Zealand believi...

Heterodox Academy

Heterodox Academy

Jacob Kriss, Web Production Manager

March 25, 2019

Michele Dennis, Chair of the Math Department, recently announced the forming of a conservative/centrist affinity group at Masters in a speech which introduced Heterodox Academy. Heterodox Academy, which counts over 2,500 graduate students, administrators and professors amongst its members, is committ...

Sophomore Elizabeth Oakes Shines in the Theatre

Sophomore Elizabeth Oakes Shines in the Theatre

Logan Schiciano, Sports Design Editor

March 8, 2019

  Try, try and try again has been the definition of Elizabeth Oakes’s acting career, as the sophomore explained that rejection is a lot more common than acceptance in the performing world. “Everything is very subjective. You might not get chosen for a part because you don’t have the ri...

JV1 Basketball Finishes Season on Bright Note

JV1 Basketball Finishes Season on Bright Note

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 ...

Students Respond to Possible Change in Dress Code

Students Respond to Possible Change in Dress Code

Annie Rubinson, Features Design Editor

February 24, 2019

Upon learning of Head of Upper School Dr. Nikki Willis’s intentions to re-evaluate the Masters dress philosophy in November, a survey was sent to the entirety of the community. The 129 recorded responses–114 (88.4%) from students and 15 11.6% faculty members–provide information on the participants...

Sophomore Aidan Friedson Launches Clothing Brand

Sophomore Aidan Friedson Launches Clothing Brand

Mitch Fink, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

  Since the age of six, sophomore Aidan Friedson has been fascinated by the idea of business and the prospect of making money, and has found numerous ways of taking his passions and applying them to business. Friedson is a two-time champion of the TV Show Chopped Junior, and from a young a...

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