Tower Tower is the award-winning newspaper of The Masters School. Tower is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), Journalism Education Association (JEA) and Quill and Scroll.
Awards: Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Gold Medal Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018); National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Newspaper Pacemaker Winner (2014)
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#tbt to this year's Dance Company show! Check out our instagram for the highlights.PC: Sunny Shi
05/07/2020

#tbt to this year's Dance Company show! Check out our instagram for the highlights.
PC: Sunny Shi

#tbt to this year's Dance Company show! Check out our instagram for the highlights.
PC: Sunny Shi

Irvington acupuncturist Dody Chang speaks on Masters’ donation of PPE to local hospitals. Read about the different ways ...
05/02/2020

Irvington acupuncturist Dody Chang speaks on Masters’ donation of PPE to local hospitals. Read about the different ways in which Masters has been providing PPE to frontline healthcare workers in Mitch Fink’s new article on our website! @ The Masters School

Rachel Schwartz ‘21 will run for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots on April 30. Click the link in our bio to learn mor...
04/28/2020

Rachel Schwartz ‘21 will run for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots on April 30. Click the link in our bio to learn more about her and the four other candidates!

Brody Leo ‘21 will run for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots on April 30. Click the link in our bio to learn more abou...
04/28/2020

Brody Leo ‘21 will run for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots on April 30. Click the link in our bio to learn more about him and the four other candidates!

Sophia Viscarello ‘21 will run for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots on April 30. Click the link in our bio to learn m...
04/28/2020

Sophia Viscarello ‘21 will run for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots on April 30. Click the link in our bio to learn more about her and the four other candidates!

Shamira Guillaume ‘21 will run for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots on April 30. Click the link in our bio to learn m...
04/28/2020

Shamira Guillaume ‘21 will run for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots on April 30. Click the link in our bio to learn more about her and the four other candidates!

Caio Lanes ‘21 will run for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots on April 30. Click the link in our bio to learn more abo...
04/28/2020

Caio Lanes ‘21 will run for one of two 2020-2021 co-chair slots on April 30. Click the link in our bio to learn more about him and the four other candidates!

This week has marked yet another escalation in the COVID-19 outbreak. Take a look at Tower’s recap of this week’s major ...
04/26/2020

This week has marked yet another escalation in the COVID-19 outbreak. Take a look at Tower’s recap of this week’s major headlines.

Photos from our Upper School Musical, Side Show. Photos were taken by Isaac Cass and Kishan Mangru '21.
03/04/2020

Photos from our Upper School Musical, Side Show. Photos were taken by Isaac Cass and Kishan Mangru '21.

Photos from our Upper School Musical, Side Show. Photos were taken by Isaac Cass and Kishan Mangru '21.

Masters Boys Varsity Squash with an outstanding performance at National Championships! The team, seeded 14th out of 16, ...
02/23/2020

Masters Boys Varsity Squash with an outstanding performance at National Championships! The team, seeded 14th out of 16, upset 3 seed New Canaan in the first round, and finished 6th overall. Senior captains Taha Dinana and Garrett Wenberg both won all four of their matches, and neither lost a game the entire tournament! #gopanthers

01/29/2020

Relieve this unbelievable game tying shot by Andrew Hack of JV1 Boys basketball in yesterday’s game against Alexander Hamilton School. Hack’s buzzer beating 3 sent the game into double overtime, where the Panthers eventually lost.

Check out the new pro-con coverage of the gender separated class system in the middle school by Tower staffers Tim Matha...
12/19/2019

Check out the new pro-con coverage of the gender separated class system in the middle school by Tower staffers Tim Mathas and Mitch Fink! Now live at tower.mastersny.org!

Following the publication of Issue #2, a group of students wrote a Letter to the Editor in response to an image of an al...
11/24/2019
Letter to the Editor

Following the publication of Issue #2, a group of students wrote a Letter to the Editor in response to an image of an altered Chinese flag with a TikTok logo in the upper left-hand corner. The image, which formerly accompanied the front-page article TikTok: entertainment or espionage, has since been removed from our online issue. View the letter here: https://tower.mastersny.org/4339/opinion/letter-to-the-editor/

Following the publication of Tower Volume 76, Issue 2 on Thursday, Nov. 21, a number of members of the Masters community expressed concern with an image on the front page that depicted the flag of the People’s Republic of China with the logo of TikTok, a social media platform, in the upper left ha...

Our second issue of the year was distributed on Thursday, Nov. 21. Stories include: pro and con op-eds on Masters' zero ...
11/24/2019
Volume 76, Number 2

Our second issue of the year was distributed on Thursday, Nov. 21. Stories include: pro and con op-eds on Masters' zero tolerance policy, news about student searches at Masters, an in-depth look at Masters' AP curriculum, and more! View it all on issuu: https://issuu.com/masterstower/docs/issuu_2

The 2019-2020 school year's second Tower issue (Volume 76, Number 2).

11/14/2019

Masters Dance Company rehearses for their fall concert this weekend!

What are former Tower staffers doing in their first year of college? At least three are already writing for their school...
11/06/2019
USC looks for its first road win in Colorado

What are former Tower staffers doing in their first year of college? At least three are already writing for their school papers. Drew Schott is covering men's soccer for The Daily Northwestern, Shawn Farhadian covers the Trojans (football) for USC, and Jacob Strier is reporting news for The Dartmouth, which bills itself as America's oldest college newspaper.

Drew:
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2019/11/03/sports/mens-soccer-in-regular-season-finale-northwestern-defeats-div-iii-marian-with-strong-performances-from-seniors/
Shawn: http://www.uscannenbergmedia.com/2019/10/25/usc-looks-for-its-first-road-win-in-colorado/
Jacob:
https://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2019/10/q-a-with-republican-presidential-candidate-bill-weld

The Trojans heads into Friday’s game with a long list of injured players.

In an exclusive interview with former NBA commissioner David Stern, Tower investigates the NBA/China/Hong Kong tweet and...
10/18/2019
The Billion Dollar Tweet

In an exclusive interview with former NBA commissioner David Stern, Tower investigates the NBA/China/Hong Kong tweet and subsequent firestorm.

https://tower.mastersny.org/4148/sports/the-billion-dollar-tweet-how-one-tweet-ignited-a-global-fight-over-freedom-sovereignty-and-justice/

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. Now, in the weeks since the tweet (which has been deleted), its butterfly effect has polarized p...

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09/26/2019

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06/10/2019

Photos from Tower's post

Photos from Tower's post
06/10/2019

Photos from Tower's post

If you missed Issue 7 of Tower, here it is! Thank you to all the faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents who suppor...
06/05/2019
Tower Issue #7 2018-2019

If you missed Issue 7 of Tower, here it is! Thank you to all the faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents who supported Tower during the 2018-2019 school year, we wouldn't have a newspaper if it wasn't for the contributions each person makes to the community and the support from the School.

https://issuu.com/masterstower/docs/issuu_pages

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Tower Issue #7 2018-2019, Author: Tower, Name: Tower Issue #7 2018-201...

DoPA-Palooza 5/31/19
06/01/2019

DoPA-Palooza 5/31/19

Spring Shorts - 5/4/19
05/06/2019

Spring Shorts - 5/4/19

According to an email sent out to members of the Masters community this afternoon, CityTerm will no longer be offered at...
05/03/2019

According to an email sent out to members of the Masters community this afternoon, CityTerm will no longer be offered at the Masters in 2020.

Issue 6 of Tower is out! Check it out!https://issuu.com/masterstower/docs/fullissue6
04/26/2019
Tower Issue #6 2018-2019

Issue 6 of Tower is out! Check it out!

https://issuu.com/masterstower/docs/fullissue6

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Tower Issue #6 2018-2019, Author: Tower, Name: Tower Issue #6 2018-201...

Boys Varsity Volleyball - 4/12/19
04/13/2019

Boys Varsity Volleyball - 4/12/19

Check out Issue 5 online!https://issuu.com/masterstower/docs/full_issue5
03/26/2019
Tower Issue #5 2018-2019

Check out Issue 5 online!
https://issuu.com/masterstower/docs/full_issue5

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Tower Issue #5 2018-2019, Author: Tower, Name: Tower Issue #5 2018-201...

Girls Varsity Basketball NYSAIS Championship - 2/25/19
02/26/2019

Girls Varsity Basketball NYSAIS Championship - 2/25/19

Girls Basketball NYSAIS Quarterfinals - 2/22/19
02/23/2019

Girls Basketball NYSAIS Quarterfinals - 2/22/19

Fiddler on The Roof - 2/22/19
02/23/2019

Fiddler on The Roof - 2/22/19

Issue #4 was released earlier today. Here's the link to the online edition of the paper if you missed it.https://issuu.c...
02/09/2019
Tower Issue #4 2018-2019

Issue #4 was released earlier today. Here's the link to the online edition of the paper if you missed it.

https://issuu.com/masterstower/docs/full_issue

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: Tower Issue #4 2018-2019, Author: Tower, Name: Tower Issue #4 2018-201...

Boys Varsity Basketball - 2/8/19
02/08/2019

Boys Varsity Basketball - 2/8/19

Girls Varsity Basketball - 1/29/19
01/30/2019

Girls Varsity Basketball - 1/29/19

MLK Day - 1/17/19
01/18/2019

MLK Day - 1/17/19

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