Tots get shots: a vaccinated Masters

Tots get shots: a vaccinated Masters

Lexi Wachen and Sabrina Wolfson November 30, 2021

On Oct. 29, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized children ages 5-11 to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This age group has accounted for nearly 40% of the cases in the United...

Sophomore Baird Hruska poses with his learners permit after taking the DMVs initial leaners permit test. Getting a drivers license, which was once an easy-to-understand rite of passage for teens, has been heavily disrupted by the pandemic.

Covid poses obstacles to the driver’s license process

Sonali Rao, News Intern March 1, 2021

Before the pandemic, getting a driver’s license was generally a well-understood process. The effects of COVID-19 quickly changed that. The pre-pandemic steps to receiving a driver’s license, which...

The fear of Covid-19 is taking a toll on activism. People are stepping back from taking a stand on current issues and find themselves overwhelmed with balancing their society and their health.

Fear can’t promote complacency

Andrew Mitchell, Sports Editor January 6, 2021

In 2018, I went to a March for Our Lives protest to end gun violence in our nation. School shootings seemed like they were happening every single day. I was afraid. In 2019, I went to the Climate Strike...

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, people have turned to substances to ease anxiety and boredom.

Substance abuse in the Covid era

Sophia Van Beek, Features Editor January 6, 2021

John Doe* sleeps in the living room of the Queens apartment he shares with his father. His dark hair is messy and overgrown, perhaps a product of Covid restrictions, and he immediately apologizes for its...

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the winter musical this year has been adapted to fit these new circumstances, all while working to deliver a fun, exciting, performance.

The show must go on(line)!

Tim Mathas, Opinion Lead Editor January 2, 2021

This year's winter musical, Now. Here. This. will not take place in front of a live audience, and the actors will not be performing alongside one another on the same stage. Director of the musical Meg...

Because of COVID-19, the Model United Nations team has had to adapt to online conferences and meetings, which may pose some hidden benefits.

From hotels to homes: MUN transitions to remote conferences

Ethan Schlapp, Sports Lead Editor January 2, 2021

After hours of arduous preparation, outside research and intense skill-drilling, junior and Model United Nations (MUN) club secretary Clara Kolker woke up on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 17 ready for...

As the Middle School adapts to in-person learning with Covid restrictions, there have been new rules put in place for students safety that had been difficult to adjust to.

Middle School adjusts to positive cases

Kwynne Schlossman, Web and Social Media Manager December 31, 2020

While Upper School students have seen their share of change this year, students in the Middle School have been adapting to learning in single classrooms - and, more recently, fully remote learning. Since...

Vaccine rollout has commenced in the U.S. as public figures including President-Elect Joe Biden and current Vice President Mike Pence have received their first doses.

Twists and turns on the road to a Covid vaccine

Kate Sibery, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2020

The forgotten history of vaccination  Childhood used to be far more deadly than it is today. A little over a century ago, the infant mortality rate in the United States stood at a staggering 20 percent,...

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...

Con: In-person learning, not worth all the risks

Con: In-person learning, not worth all the risks

Ethan Schlapp, Lead Sports Editor December 15, 2020

When I first heard that Masters had decided to switch to a hybrid learning model, I felt concerned, but unsurprised. The school had been long deliberating about whether it would be a beneficial decision...

Pro: In-person learning, lets go to school safely

Pro: In-person learning, let’s go to school safely

Kira Ratan, Features Lead Editor December 15, 2020

When school “started” online in September, it had been over six months since our last day of in-person school. Six months since I’d hugged my friends, seen my classmates, talked to my teachers face...

Kwynne Schlossman22, Franny Mann21, Rachel Schwartz21, and Rowan MchWhinnie22 celebrating a victory against Sacred Heart, during their fall 2019 season.

It’s not a real team without real competition

Kwynne Schlossman, Web and Social Media Manager December 15, 2020

High school athletics are essential to student growth and wellness. Teams bond over sports seasons but without them, teams are left divided and deliver a lack of effort on the field. On Oct. 2, Athletic...

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