The Future of Senior Superlatives

By Wendy Willner

In late September, the senior class was notified by Mr. Kaishian via email that the traditional Senior Superlatives section of the Briarcliff Bruin Yearbook will be omitted or revised this year. This decision came after Mr. Kaishian received information from an anonymous source that the voting process had caused “disenfranchisement, and hurt feelings for a number of students.”

The complainant referenced alleged voting on the Class of 2013 Facebook page. However, the voting protocol this year was not any different from past years. The yearbook editors were notified only a few hours before the decision was released and were shocked at the decision. The current editors are currently working to maintain the spirit of Senior Superlatives but are planning on making several changes to the traditional section. They will be taking a more journalistic stand-point and highlighting qualities mainly attained by hard work. For example, superlatives such as “most likely to marry for money” and “best eyes” are likely to be omitted this year. Other than the Senior Superlative snafu, the yearbook staff is working hard to win an award for the first all-color Bruin yearbook.


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