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Pooled testing promotes sense of security in pandemic

Logan Schiciano and Carol Queiroz December 18, 2020

Once a week, in-person junior Ellanna Swope darts to her kitchen cabinet early in the morning to get her unused COVID-19 at-home testing kit. Swope collects her samples and puts them back into the kit’s...

Juniors sit in Masters Hall, looking at online students displayed on the whiteboard. In the first few days of reopening, students found that teachers struggled with juggling both online and in-person students. Since then, many believe that the situation has improved considerably.

Online students share mixed experiences since reopening

Kyla Barantsevitch, Web Editor December 16, 2020

Since stay-at-home orders were first issued in March, it has become clear that returning to normal may not be the case for a long  time. This became even more true when over the summer, Masters issued...

Students sit in rows as they participate in a hybrid class.  The desks which now occupy classrooms were a replacement for Harkness tables, which helped to facilitate the school's emphasis on discussion-based learning.

The tables have turned

Mitch Fink, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2020

When Masters made the switch to remote learning last spring, the Harkness table–the oval-shaped table on which the school has staked its educational identity –was left in the dust. Nearly two months...

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 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...

California College at San Diego is among the schools haulting in-person classes next fall.

COVID-19 changes gap year statistics

Tyler Conway, Sports Editor June 6, 2020

With schools closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year, there is a palpable sense of loss amongst students nationwide. This sense of loss becomes more intense for members of the 2020 graduating...

After New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo's order not to gather in large groups was set in place, live entertainment industries, including Broadway, were forced to go dark and stop shows.

COVID-19 concerns force Broadway to go dark

Lexi Wachen, Contributing Writer May 11, 2020

It’s been 54 days since Broadway’s last spotlight went dark. This crisis has not only had an impact on the performers but creative teams, musicians, directors and programs. Throughout history, Broadway...

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...

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...

Goggles from Morris Hall, as well as latex gloves and disposable wipes, are prepared to be sent off to New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia Medical Center. The donation included 198 pairs of goggles, 48 boxes of gloves and five containers of cleaning wipes.

Danforth, Chiodo coordinate PPE donations to support frontline workers

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor May 1, 2020

The Masters School has taken a proactive role in supporting front line healthcare workers to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. The school sent 198 goggles, 48 boxes of gloves, five containers of cleaning...

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