Graduation Speeches

By Sean Fischer Volume 67, Issue V Moving, comical, optimistic: graduation speeches are so much more than a way to conclude a ceremony. Recently, there has been more and more press coverage at lucky universities and high schools around the country that have the opportunity to have a celebrity, or a president, address the graduating class. This inclusion of political icons such as President Trump … Continue reading Graduation Speeches

Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorians

By Sean Fischer Volume 67, Issue III Early one morning a tedious day in February, Mrs. French got on the loudspeaker and made a momentous announcement about three of Briarcliff’s most distinguished students. “The Briarcliff High School Class of 2017 valedictorian and salutatorians are Sophie Underwood, Jackie Contento, and Lauren Burnette,” her voice booming through the halls as these students made their way down to … Continue reading Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorians

BHS Production: The Boys from Syracuse

Volume 67, Issue III Come see BHS’s production of The Boys from Syracuse this March! “A zany take on one of the oldest stories in the book, The Boys From Syracuse is a classic ‘30s musical — a hilarious frolic through a small town where two pairs of separated-at-birth identical twins seem destined never to find each other, causing mayhem along the way.” Performances:  Friday, … Continue reading BHS Production: The Boys from Syracuse

Veganism Food Trend

By Sarah Albert Volume 67, Issue II Americans consume an extreme quantity of meat per year. Last year, the US average beef consumption was 24.1 billion pounds. This meat production takes a toll on the environment in significant way. Cows are the leading producers of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. The land and resources used in the livestock production and upkeep is not sustainable. To … Continue reading Veganism Food Trend

Dress for Comfort and Style this Winter

By Sarah Dolgin Volume 67, Issue II As the weather gets frostier and the need for warmer layers catches up with us, many nd it hard to look less like a marshmallow and look more fashionable. Although most are under the impression that large winter jackets and boots look frumpy and boring, there are many unique and trendy ways to keep winter fashion trends up … Continue reading Dress for Comfort and Style this Winter

Chrismakkah 2016

By Stefanie Markowitz Volume 67, Issue II   The running joke among American Jews is the annual tradition of eating Chinese food and watching movies on Christmas Eve. My own family has spent many a December 25th noshing on shrimp fried rice and watching Star Wars. Unfortunately, the cherished practice was forced to come to a pause this year; this Christmas Eve happens to be … Continue reading Chrismakkah 2016