Tower

2020-2021 Staff

Kate Sibery
Editor-in-Chief

Kate Sibery

Kate Sibery, a senior and editor-in-chief, has been writing for Tower for two years. Over this past summer, she participated in the Stanford Daily Journalism Program and successfully published one article with them. Meanwhile, s...

Mitch Fink
Editor-in-Chief

Mitch Fink

A senior from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY,  Mitch Fink found his love for journalism in the sixth grade when he and fellow Tower staffer Logan Schiciano created their own school newspaper, The Purple Panther Press. Fink has been ...

Sophie Grand
Chief Design Editor

Sophie Grand

Senior Sophie Grand, currently Tower’s chief design editor, is in her second year on staff, previously serving as an opinion editor.  Grand plays an active role in the Masters community as the leader of two clubs, Upcyc...

M. Brody Leo
News Lead Editor

M. Brody Leo

Lexi Wachen
News Editor

Lexi Wachen

Alexa Wachen, a current junior, serves as Tower’s news editor. She enjoys athletics, playing both field hockey and softball. In addition, she also has a love for theatre and enjoys spending time with friends and family. The 20...

Sophia Van Beek
News Editor

Sophia Van Beek

Sophia Van Beek’s love for writing comes in part from her mother; when Sophia was in fifth grade, her mother, a PhD in English and literature, read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to her. Now in her junior year,  Van Beek has ...

Tim Mathas
Opinion Lead Editor

Tim Mathas

Tim Mathas, a senior, currently works as the lead opinion editor for Tower. Opinion pieces interest him due to their lasting tangible effect on readers. He aims to let the reader see a different view or to reaffirm their belie...

Sabrina Wolfson
Opinion Editor

Sabrina Wolfson

Sabrina Wolfson, a current junior, first joined the journalism program during her sophomore year when she took Intro to Journalism. Currently, she is the Opinion Editor for Tower. Wolfson said she particularly loves this positio...

Kira Ratan
Features Lead Editor

Kira Ratan

Junior Kira Ratan currently serves as Tower’s lead features editor. Member of the newspaper since freshman year, she took intro before becoming the web editor and social media manager last year. Outside of school, Ratan writes...

Owen Strier
Features Editor

Owen Strier

Rowan McWhinnie
Features Editor

Rowan McWhinnie

Current Junior, Rowan McWhinnie, joined Tower staff this year as one of the feature editors. Rowan came to The Masters School in grade six and started in Intro to Journalism, last year. She has a love for soccer which takes u...

Andrew Mitchell
Sports Editor

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell 22’, is a young budding writer for the Masters’ Tower. Mitchell loves playing sports, especially soccer, fencing, and boys volleyball . He finds enjoyment in expanding his knowledge by crosswords and reading. Mitc...

Kwynne Schlossman
Web and Social Media Manager

Kwynne Schlossman

Kwynne Schlossman, a current sophomore, joined Tower two years ago. She started off as a contributing writer before becoming the social media and web manager in the 2020 - 2021 school year. Her love for writing propelled her ...

Logan Schiciano
Producer, Tower Broadcast News

Logan Schiciano

Logan Schiciano, a senior, is currently the lead producer of Tower Broadcast News (TBN). As a junior, Schiciano was one of two editors-in-chief of Tower and he also served as sports design editor during his sophomore year. ...

Lance Leys
Accountability and Accuracy Manager; Associate Producer, Tower Broadcast News

Lance Leys

Lance Leys, a junior at The Masters School, is the Accountability and Accuracy Manager for Tower, as well as the associate producer of Tower Broadcast News. They began working with Tower in their freshman year, on a blog titled...

Mattilynn Stone
Art Manager

Mattilynn Stone

Carol Queiroz
Ad Manager and Copy Editor

Carol Queiroz

    Carol Queiroz, a current sophomore, has the job of being an advertising manager and copying editor for Tower. She studied in the field of journalism since fifth grade, when she started an official news program. Practici...

Ellen Cowhey
Advisor

Ellen Cowhey

Ellen Cowhey has advised and co-advised Tower since before the term “social media” was ever coined. She began in 2004, the same year local Dobbs Ferry resident Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook and President George W. Bush...

Matthew Ives
Advisor

Matthew Ives

Mr. Matthew Ives, the new chair of the History and Religion Department and a history teacher at The Masters School, is returning for his second year as a Tower advisor alongside Ellen Cowhey.  Mr. Ives has been at The Master...

Hanna Schiciano
Staff Writer

Hanna Schiciano

Hanna Schiciano, a sophomore, is currently a staff writer for Tower. Schiciano has a passion for helping her community; she raises awareness and money for Feeding Westchester, an organization at which she frequently voluntee...

Ethan Schlapp
Sports Lead Editor

Ethan Schlapp

Ethan Schlapp, a junior, is Lead Sports Editor for Tower. Schlapp has attended Masters since the sixth grade, and after taking Intro to Journalism in the ninth grade he has been involved with Tower since the tenth, previously a...

George Chang
Photo Editor

George Chang

Working in Tower to improve his photography skills,  Junior George Chang has attended the Masters School for three years. His journalism journey began in the year 2019 as a staff photographer and now works as the Photo Editor i...

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