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The Ring of Fire

By Feroze Mohideen Briarcliff High School is widely considered a patron of the arts. You’ll find our artists busy painting landscapes in Dr. Linville’s room, typing furiously in the Writing Lab, performing pieces and routines in the orchestra, band and dance studios, or displaying their athletic prowess on the turf field. Many true artists of…

Briarcliff High School’s Very Own Palm Reader: Lucy Kaminsky

By Mary Scott Have you ever wondered what your future holds? Did that dream or test grade have any deeper, more spiritual meaning? If you’re asking these questions, pay a visit to Lucy Kaminsky, a junior here at BHS who has discovered a special, unusual talent: palm reading. While there are skeptics to her phenomenon…

Sticking to Your Guns

By Isabel Baer “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Is it necessary for the security of our country for a civilian (not a part of a well regulated militia) to possess a .50 caliber…

Restaurant Review: Mooyah

By Tucker Poux The up-and-coming burger, fries, and shakes chain has now arrived in Briarcliff and is a new “hotspot” in the Briarcliff community. Mooyah is known for its delicious burgers and heaping piles of French fries made before your eyes. Recently, my other freshmen newspaper colleagues and I took a trip to the restaurant…

A Change of Pace

By Caroline Pennacchio Sean Ryan is and has been many things: a Briarcliff Alum, an IBM Executive, a parent, and a coach. Like many things in life, the distinctions and shift from one role to another has meant change. After his time at Briarcliff (a member of the Class of ‘69), the National Honor Society and…

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Student Mathlete Spotlight: Tommy Praeger

By Feroze Mohideen Not everybody is born to be a mathlete. Some live their entire lives with an unfortunate absence of ability, whereas others acquire their skills through tireless years of practice and training. There exist on this earth, however, a select few who stun the world with their sheer mathleticism and innate mathemagical prowess.…