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11-year old Abigail (Abby) Kaye, the daughter of eleventh grade Class Dean Shelly Kaye, studies at home accompanied by her family's dog. Because both of Abby's parents are teaching in person this fall, she's had to take on more responsibility making sure she and her brother Gavin are present for their online classes. Kaye said,

Children of the pandemic: exploring the challenges and coping strategies of the world’s youngest learners

Logan Schiciano, TBN Producer November 20, 2020

The initial thrill of learning from home that many young children experienced back in March has quickly faded into an endless stretch of fear, isolation and uncertainty. The pandemic is not only proving...

President Donald Trump addresses a crowd of thousands of supporters at a Make America Great Again Rally on Oct. 31. The stop in Reading, Pennsylvania was one of four Trump made across the commonwealth on Saturday as he looks to make a final push for reelection. Tower's Logan Schiciano and contributor Hanna Schiciano attended the rally as journalists and spoke with supporters on the presidents first-term successes and hopes for a potential second term.

Trump supporters praise president, downplay virus at rally days before election

Logan Schiciano and Hanna Schiciano November 1, 2020

 President Trump stopped in Reading, Pennsylvania to hold a Make America Great Again Rally, part of a three-day, 14 rally sprint to the finish in his bid for reelection. A crowd of roughly 10,000...

The front door of Masters Hall will remain closed for the start of the 2020-2021 school year as students will be learning remotely for at least the month of September. Members of the Masters community have mixed reactions to the school's decision to begin online.

Students and faculty reflect on school’s reentry decision as remote start looms

Logan Schiciano, New Ventures Editor September 5, 2020

With the first day of classes just days away, students and faculty at The Masters School have varying opinions on Head of School Laura Danforth’s decision to return to remote teaching and learning for...

Soldiers stand socially distanced and masked in front of the Javits Center in New York City, which the Army turned into a hospital for the COVID-19 pandemic in early April.

U.S. military provides aid, takes precaution during pandemic

Hanna Schiciano, Contributing Writer August 17, 2020

The last time the U.S. faced a disease as contagious as COVID-19 was the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, while military troops were battling in World War I. Over 100,000 American troops lost their lives...

The COVID-19 blame game

The COVID-19 blame game

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus June 10, 2020

While the Trump Administration has pushed theories that COVID-19 started in a bio-lab in Wuhan, China and also blamed initial Chinese responses to the virus for the pandemic spread of the disease, the...

Prisoners are not being adequately protected during the coronavirus, because they are unable to practice social distancing.

Prisoners deserve better during COVID

Sophia Van Beek, Copy-Editor May 21, 2020

In an Alabama state prison, an anonymous man is hunched over a camera pleading for his life; another inmate claims that “death is imminent” according to a CNN report. One hundred inmates rioted for...

Chairs stacked on the tables in the Cameron A. Mann dining hall. Brock employees, who staff the dining hall, were laid off on March 30 and had to file for unemployment. They are now beginning to receive stimulus from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Brock employees receive support from Paycheck Protection Program

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 10, 2020

Over 50 days since The Masters School closed on March 9, the Masters dining hall staff received their first paychecks from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Friday, May 1. General Manager Lee Bergelson...

A map of the world shows the variances in time zones across the areas where Masters students are residing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Distance learning alters international students’ schedules

Owen Strier and Gabe Keller, Features Editor and Sports Editor May 5, 2020

With the recent events surrounding COVID-19, the closure of Masters and the dorms, many of the international students are facing challenges with the online schooling that has been put into place. Most...

Worth more lives, now, lives worth more

Andrew Mitchell, Contributing Writer May 5, 2020

100 years ago, soldiers were marched into battle as pawns, in a greater international chess game. Human lives were deemed expendable, with the greater goal of victory dictating the death count. Almost...

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Zoom vs. Google Meet

Lance Leys, Contributing Writer May 5, 2020

As The Masters School adjusts to life in quarantine, students and teachers alike have been learning about Google Meet as a teaching tool. Many other high schools and colleges, however, have turned to Zoom...

This graphic illustrates the distance germs and bacteria (like COVID-19) can spread when one runs.

European study suggests different social distancing rules for runners

Tim Mathas, Opinion Editor May 2, 2020

While it is understood that six feet apart is the optimal distance two individuals must be from each other in order to adhere to proper social distancing protocols, a recent study has brought into question...

During the past few months, over-purchasing has become more and more popular, as shoppers let paranoia change their buying habits. Over-purchasing is linked to multiple environmental problems; M. Brody Leo fears that these harmful habits could stick around post-lockdown.

COVID-19 gives us the perfect opportunity to change our environmentalist attitude

M. Brody Leo, News Editor May 1, 2020

A few days ago, a picture of a crystal-clear Venice canal popped onto my Instagram feed with a caption explaining that with no boats stirring up sediment, the waterways have become hospitable to all sorts...

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