Retirement Spotlights: Mrs. Marcel

By: Jolie Wasserman Mrs. Nina Marcel will be retiring from her work at Briarcliff High school after over 22 years of service to the school district. Like many of us, the Covid-19 pandemic has played an influential role in our ever-changing perspectives of what we find truly important. As Mrs. Marcel put it, “Being quarantined for so long and not having the opportunity to see … Continue reading Retirement Spotlights: Mrs. Marcel

Retirement Spotlights: Dr. Saar

By: Annie Dineen After 19 great years, Dr. Robert Saar will be retiring not only from his position as a chemistry teacher but also from his role as a strong and lovable mentor for the students at Briarcliff High School. And while Briarcliff will feel a void without Dr. Saar’s classic Crocs roaming through the hallways, the Briarcliff community is grateful for his many years … Continue reading Retirement Spotlights: Dr. Saar

GameStop “To the Moon” Stocks

By: Giovanni Culotta On January 11, the stock price of GameStop was $19.94, not much of a change from the beginning of the year. That all changed about two weeks later on January 27 when GameStop’s stock price skyrocketed to over $300/share, thanks to mass purchases of the stock by Reddit investors. The market was sent into a frenzy, and a spur of controversy resulted … Continue reading GameStop “To the Moon” Stocks

New Openings in the Transgender Community

By: Jack Sendek Throughout his campaign, now-President Joe Biden promised to undo many of the actions taken by the Trump administration. Within his first 100 days, Biden has made several steps towards following through on the goal of equality for all Americans, especially for the transgender community.  During the Trump presidency, former Attorney General William Barr signed a statement of interest into a Connecticut lawsuit … Continue reading New Openings in the Transgender Community

Poetic Justice

By: Sabrina Venezia and Diana Jones The First African American Youth Poet Laureate of the United States Amanda Gorman is a youth poet who ignites social change with the power of writing. Growing up in Los Angeles, Amanda’s mother (and inspiration) single handedly raised her and her twin sister. Throughout her childhood, Amanda caught a passion for poetry, often writing in journals as a way … Continue reading Poetic Justice

NBA Recap

By: Aiden Rutman es on, let’s take a look back at the most memorable headlines and events of the season so far. From cancellations due to Covid-19 protocols to electrifying slam-dunks and trade rumors, 2021 has been nothing short of entertaining for NBA fans.  A Rose in The Garden Fan-favorite point guard Derrick Rose was traded to the New York Knicks back in early February … Continue reading NBA Recap

Varsity Strong

By: Jolie Wasserman With all of the changes that our students had to endure as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, at least there will be some semblance of the normalcy with the continuation of sports. Sophomore Cat Carrafiello represented Briarcliff High School by securing her position as Lohud’s Player of the Week from her performance during the week of February 15. At the time … Continue reading Varsity Strong

Play Ball!

By: Justin Boder Four months ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers claimed its 7th World Series title, capping off a chaotic 2020 season. On April 1, baseball will be back in action (with Covid protocols, of course). Many people are wondering whether or not there will be fans in stadiums. Last year, the season came to a halt because of Covid-19. This forced the MLB to … Continue reading Play Ball!