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Masters shines under pressure in victory over Harvey

Masters shines under pressure in victory over Harvey

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor

January 12, 2020

Masters’ Reggie Grodin looked down at the basketball in his hands, then up at the hoop, which stood  about 25 feet from the eighth grade point guard. With just under two minutes to go in Masters’ Jan. 10 contest against The Harvey School, he shot the ball. Swish. Grodin’s shot, from well beyond the...

Salty Dogs musicals revived with “The Salting Dead”

Salty Dogs musicals revived with “The Salting Dead”

Carol Queiroz and Annie Rubinson, Contributing Writer and News Lead Editor

January 2, 2020

One evening in the winter of 2017, Theodore Horowitz '19 sprinted down the main quad to print fliers for the first ever Salty Dogs musical because he “thought it would be funny.” Last week, he returned from college to participate in The Salting Dead, the group’s fourth original musical production....

Behind every purchase is a person; reduce holiday shopping

Michelle Wei, Editor-in-Chief

December 23, 2019

As ornaments are put on the Christmas tree, gelt is eaten, hot chocolate is drunk, ugly Christmas sweaters are worn and the countdown to 2020 begins, it’s clear that the winter holiday season is here. In this time of year, the air thickens with the aroma of gingerbread and anticipation of everythin...

Tower launches Issue 3

December 18, 2019

Volume 76, Issue 3 of Tower was launched digitally on December 18, 2019. All the issues published with this issue can be accessed here. Enjoy reading.   News: Two sides of college counseling: the shadow world of private consultants – Nora Fellas, Opinion Lead Editor Masters scraps annual ski trip – Owen Strier, Features Editor F...

The Making of Side Show

Jacob Kriss, Accountability and Accuracy Manager

December 18, 2019

Upper School students have already begun rehearsals in preparation for the fast-approaching debut of the winter musical Side Show. The musical, which was first performed on Broadway in 1997, is based on the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hiltons, who meet two men that promise to make ...

Intense practices produce on-court success for girls’ varsity basketball

Intense practices produce on-court success for girls’ varsity basketball

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

December 18, 2019

Masters girls’ varsity basketball kicked off the season with their first victory at home against Columbia Preparatory on Dec. 11. The matchup was not only intense, with Masters being down by 22 points in the first half, but also extremely close with the team winning by only seven points, with a fi...

Following home loss, boys’ varsity basketball remains optimistic in young season

Following home loss, boys’ varsity basketball remains optimistic in young season

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

All photos courtesy of George Chang/Tower....

11 Life-Changing Seconds: Travis Roy’s Story

11 Life-Changing Seconds: Travis Roy’s Story

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

“I woke up that morning thinking it was the best day of my life,” Travis Roy said as he recalled the fateful day of Friday, Oct. 20, 1995, the day he learned he would never be able to play hockey again. Last Monday, Roy was brought in as a guest speaker to share his story with the Masters community....

Pro: Discussing the merits and issues with gender-separate classes

Pro: Discussing the merits and issues with gender-separate classes

Tim Mathas, Opinion Editor

December 18, 2019

Since the opening of Masters’ Middle School in 1986, classes have remained gender-separated for a wide variety of reasons. This was primarily based on research that showed that developing young adults, specifically those who were female, are more successful in a single-sex learning environment.  Thes...

11th Grade Drug Education: Too Little Too Late

11th Grade Drug Education: Too Little Too Late

M. Brody Leo, News Editor

December 18, 2019

From the D.A.R.E. era of the 1980s to the present day, drug use has been a problem at the forefront of many school administrators’ minds, and Masters is no different. We, like the vast majority of the country’s schools, have an irrefutable drug problem that desperately needs a solution, not ...

Con: Discussing the merits and issues of gender-separate classes

Con: Discussing the merits and issues of gender-separate classes

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor

December 18, 2019

When the Masters middle school first implemented its policy of gender-separated classes from sixth to eighth grade in the 1990s, it was a result of research showing how boys and girls – especially during the middle school years – learn more successfully when taught separately. However, in the...

Boys’ varsity squash sets sights on National Championship

Boys’ varsity squash sets sights on National Championship

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

It was all powerful drives and perfectly placed triple boasts in the boys’ varsity squash team’s victory over Avenues on Monday, bringing their record to 2-1 on the season. Even without their veteran number two seed Garrett Wenberg, first-year Ian Stein was up for the task of filling in, impress...

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