The student-run news site of The Masters School

Tower

The student-run news site of The Masters School

Tower

The student-run news site of The Masters School

Tower

2021-2022 Staff

Sophia Van Beek
Editor-in-Chief

Sophia Van Beek

Sophia Van Beek is a senior at The Masters School and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Tower. She has been a part of Tower for four years, serving as Copy Editor, Features Editor and News Editor. In addition to working...

Kira Ratan
Editor-in-Chief

Kira Ratan

Kira Ratan is a senior at Masters and currently serves as Tower’s Editor-in-Chief. This is her fourth year on Tower; she’s previously served as Lead Features Editor and Web Editor & Social Media Manager. Outside of To...

Ellie Yang
Chief Design Editor

Ellie Yang

Ellie Yang, a junior, is the Chief Design Editor for Tower. She got into design through attending a Masters design class over the summer, and pursued her passion by doing more InDesign projects in Intro. As she does art in he...

Marianna Gu
News Editor

Marianna Gu

Marianna Gu, ‘23 currently serves as one of the two news editors on Tower. Her love of writing is what brought her to pursue journalism in the first place - an interest sparked by her enjoyment of high school English class. ...

Gisele Cestaro
News Editor

Gisele Cestaro

Giselle Cestaro is a junior and is the News Editor for Tower. Giselle’s interest for writing has always been present, so she decided to join in tenth grade to delve deeper into her passion. Tower gives her a place to pursue e...

Maya Phillips
Opinion Editor

Maya Phillips

As a junior, Maya Phillips is a Tower opinion editor, now undergoing her second year writing with the school. According to her, the most notable piece she has written for the paper was one published last year, exploring the effect...

Lucas Seguinot
Features Editor

Lucas Seguinot

Lucas Seguinot is a sophomore and Features Editor for Tower. It’s his first year at Tower and he is extremely happy with his job. When he was younger, he never really liked writing but found his passion for it in 6th grade, wh...

Maia Barantsevitch
Features Editor

Maia Barantsevitch

Maia Barantsevitch '23 has been attending Masters since the 6th grade and she’s a features editor on Tower. She started out in the Intro to Journalism class freshman year and really liked the type of writing she was doing i...

Noah Kassell-Yung
Sports Editor

Noah Kassell-Yung

Noah Kassell-Yung is a junior and Tower 's Sports Editor. As an athlete himself, Kassell-Yung was drawn to sports writing since he joined Masters Intro to Journalism” class his sophomore year. Though the sports for which he...

Carlos Heredia
Web Editor

Carlos Heredia

Carlos Heredia is currently a junior and Web Editor of Tower. His motivation for journalism includes becoming a better writer and learning journalism skills that help in and outside of the classroom. Heredia produced a TBN piece ab...

Hanna Schiciano
Associate Producer, Tower Broadcast News

Hanna Schiciano

Junior Hanna Schiciano is the Associate Producer of Tower Broadcast News, also known as TBN. She has a passion for journalism because she’s able to share stories that are often not heard in communities. Additionally, journalism gives ...

Carol Queiroz
Executive Producer, Tower Broadcast News

Carol Queiroz

Ana Carolina (Carol) Queiroz is a junior at Masters and works as Tower Broadcast News Executive Producer and Editor. She has been a member of Tower since attending the school in freshman year and has previously served as Tower...

Lance Leys
Executive Producer, Tower Broadcast News

Lance Leys

L. Leys is a Masters senior currently serving as one of Tower Broadcast News’ Executive Producers. In their role, they largely take a behind-the-scenes role in editing. They’ve participated in Tower in some capacity for four...

Lily Zuckerman
Advertising & Assistant Social Media Manager

Lily Zuckerman

Sophomore Lily Zuckerman manages Tower’s advertising and is their Assistant Social Media Manager. At a young age, Zuckerman discovered her love of writing and frequently participated in National Novel Writing Month. Zuckerm...

Alejandra Pagano
Photo Manager

Alejandra Pagano

Alejandra (Ally) Pagano, a sophomore, is Tower's photo editor and illustrator. Ally originally joined Tower because she wanted to try a new minor, and ultimately found that she had a passion for writing. She mainly writes abou...

Ethan Schlapp
Lead Sports Editor

Ethan Schlapp

Senior Ethan Schlapp currently works as Tower’s Lead Sports Editor. Schlapp joined Tower in his sophomore year. As a member of the Tower staff, he soon discovered a love for sports writing. Through interviews with coaches and players, ...

Kwynne Schlossman
Lead Features Editor

Kwynne Schlossman

Kwynne Schlossman is a senior, Lead Features Editor for Tower, and an active member of the community. She has the role of delivering news and spreading important information both in and outside school. Such a role, Kwynne say...

Lexi Wachen
Lead Features Editor

Lexi Wachen

Senior Lexi Wachen, holds the title of co-lead Features Editor, helping Tower design and work on layouts.  Wachen described her initial interest in Tower.   “In freshman year, I saw the newspaper and thought it looked cool, so in sophom...

Rowan McWhinnie
Lead Opinion Editor

Rowan McWhinnie

Senior Rowan McWhinnie is the Lead Opinion Editor for Tower and a Best of SNO winner. Previously, she served as Features Editor. Rowan originally joined the Intro to Journalism class in the 10th grade because she wanted to imp...

Sabrina Wolfson
Lead Opinion Editor

Sabrina Wolfson

Sabrina Wolfson ‘22  is a lead opinion editor. After living in California for 13 years, she moved to New York for high school. In her sophomore year, she joined Intro to Journalism, and was one of the opinion editors last yea...

Andrew Mitchell
Lead News Editor

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell, a senior, currently works as the lead news editor for Tower. He said News pieces interest him due to their surprising effect on readers. He enjoys finding out the information that other people don’t have and p...

Aurora Rose Horn
Staff Writer

Aurora Rose Horn

Meet Aurora Horn, 1st-year tower staff and a sophomore in high school. Last year she wrote a few opinion pieces and a review. She is most proud of her story that she wrote with a peer about the revisions to the constitutions....

Matthias Jaylen Sandoval
Distribution & Social Media Manager

Matthias Jaylen Sandoval

Matthias Sandoval is a sophomore who has been at The Masters school for three years. New to Tower staff, Matthias has the jobs of Social Media Manager and Distribution Manager. The reason he has this job, in Matthias’ own wo...

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