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Amanda Taylor’s Unplug Collective: Bringing Black Women Together
Features

Kate Sibery | October 14, 2020



Nike Women launched a new activewear collaboration in late September that seeks to empower black women and people across the gender spectrum. The post announcing the collaboration to their 7.5…

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Tarrytown Back the Blue rally displays strong support for law enforcement, President Trump
News

Logan Schiciano | September 14, 2020

“Make America Great Again” and “Thin Blue Line” flags were scattered throughout the crowd at a Tarrytown “Back the Blue” rally on Saturday afternoon, as several prominent law enforcement…

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

Logan Schiciano | September 8, 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…

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The mystery of mask denial: Why is it so hard for Americans to mask up to save lives?
Video

Logan Schiciano | September 3, 2020

The United States reported 52,789 new coronavirus cases on July 1 – the most in a day since the start of the pandemic; yet, individuals across the United States, including many of the top officials in…

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If a pandemic won’t stop police brutality, what will?
Opinions

Yasmine Pascal | June 1, 2020

There has been a long history of police brutality against black people in America, from shooting unarmed black men, like Greg Gunn in the street or Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard – and most…

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Prisoners deserve better during COVID
Coronavirus

Sophia Van Beek | May 26, 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…

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Town Supervisor responds to swatting: “an expensive joke that wasn’t funny”
News

Annie Rubinson | May 22, 2020

A Greenburgh Town board meeting was interrupted Tuesday when Town Supervisor Paul Feiner received an email from The Journal News. Police officers had assembled to respond to a shooter threat, and people…

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Class meeting intruder leaves community shaken, administration responds
News

Mitch Fink | May 21, 2020

Sophomore Class MISH elections Google Meet, May 19––A 10th grade class meeting was suddenly interrupted when a private caller entered the meeting and began shouting expletives and racial slurs to a…

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Brock employees receive support from Paycheck Protection Program
Coronavirus

Logan Schiciano | May 11, 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…

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Blue light glasses in high demand as screen time spikes
Coronavirus

Sabrina Wolfson | May 6, 2020

As the chaos of the coronavirus has continued to spread, school communities have been forced from their campuses, leaving students and teachers to explore the complexities of “virtual learning.” Consequently,…

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U.S. Gun sales spike amid pandemic
Coronavirus

Sophie Grand | May 5, 2020

In the month of March alone – following the domestic emergence of the novel coronavirus – gun sales in the United States skyrocketed as Americans purchased almost two million weapons, according to…

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Quarantine has dramatically altered our sleep schedules
Coronavirus

Kate Sibery | May 4, 2020

The anxiety of living through a global health crisis coupled with the increased flexibility within our daily schedules is changing sleep habits. Insomnia, or the general inability to fall asleep, is not…

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Video: States begin to reopen as coronavirus battle continues
Coronavirus

Logan Schiciano | May 4, 2020

May 1 marks the beginning of a new chapter in the United States’ battle against the coronavirus.

The Trump administration’s “slow-the-spread” guidelines expired on April 30 and now, the responsibility…

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Stay-at-home orders lead to soaring screen time levels for students
Coronavirus

Kira Ratan | April 28, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children ages 11 and above spend no more than two hours a day in front of a screen. However, according to a 2018 report from the Pew Research Center,…

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Supporting survivors should not be partisan
Opinions

Nora Fellas | April 28, 2020

Amidst allegations of sexual assault and a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court with 50-48 votes, the narrowest margin in modern history. 

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One-on-one with Head of School Laura Danforth
Coronavirus

Logan Schiciano | April 27, 2020

Head of School Laura Danforth has been leading The Masters School through the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated millions across the world. Danforth reflects on the many crucial decisions she has…

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Recent religious holidays provide outlet for creativity and hope
Coronavirus

Logan Schiciano | April 21, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has altered all facets of daily life and religion has been no exception; with places of worship across the country closed off to congregants, people utilized the friendly confines…

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Peril to prosperity: How David Stern’s NBA transformed athletics forever
Sports

Mitch Fink | March 27, 2020

Andrew Ross Sorkin stepped out of his father’s car, legal pad and tape recorder in hand. Sorkin, a 15-year-old student at Scarsdale High School at the time, had scored the biggest coup of his young journalistic…

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Flying 7,000 miles home to Uganda and some lessons learned from Ebola
Coronavirus

Michelle Wei | March 27, 2020

Junior Mattilyn Stone has recently returned to Kampala, Uganda where she lives with her two-year-old sister, seven-year-old brother, mom and stepdad. Below, she details her journey back home, her quarantine,…

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Donning a mask, goggles, gloves and a raincoat, sophomore returns home to China
Coronavirus

Michelle Wei | March 27, 2020

International sophomore Allen Ning details his plan to travel from New York back to China to be with his family amidst the coronavirus outbreak below. Ning’s home is located in Guangzhou, in Guangdong…

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Wu journeying home to New Zealand for the remainder of the school year
Coronavirus

Logan Schiciano | March 25, 2020

Senior Simon Wu never expected Friday, March 6 to be his final day at The Masters School.  With the coronavirus pandemic worsening in the New York metropolitan area (the state has nearly 50 percent of…

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Speaking out from within: Italian teenager shares experience living during national lockdown
Coronavirus

Logan Schiciano | March 24, 2020

On Thursday, data revealed that Italy has overtaken China in terms of the number of deaths from the coronavirus. The country is now the epicenter of the pandemic, with nearly 50,000 cases and over 4,000…

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Coronavirus Chronicles: Luke Byrnes ’23
Coronavirus

Kira Ratan | March 24, 2020

CONTAINMENT ZONE, NEW ROCHELLE, NY:

As of March 14, there are 613 cases of COVID-19 in New York State, with 113 of them located in a small cluster in New Rochelle, originating from the 50-year-old…

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COVID-19 complicates college search process
Coronavirus

Annie Rubinson | March 20, 2020

With colleges and universities across the United States closing their campus doors to current and prospective students due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, many Masters students and their families are…

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Masters employs ‘revolutionary’ sexual misconduct policy
News

Kate Sibery | December 11, 2019

Following a series of complaints and discussions surrounding Masters’ sexual misconduct policy, a group of Upper School administrators completely reconstructed it with the goal of prioritizing healthy…

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The Billion Dollar Tweet
Showcase

Mitch Fink | October 18, 2019

When Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey sent out a tweet advocating support for protesters in Hong Kong on Oct. 4, it’s unlikely that he could have predicted the reverberations of his actions….

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