Hate Crimes Against the AAPI Community

By: Catherine Seok An 84-year-old Thai immigrant died last month in San Francisco after being shoved to the ground. An 89-year-old Chinese woman was slapped and set on fire in Brooklyn. A 61-year-old Filipino-American was cut with a box cutter on the subway. These are only a few examples of the thousands reported. Ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a … Continue reading Hate Crimes Against the AAPI Community

Q&A with Technology Director Erica Beasley

By: Sabrina Venezia and Diana Jones Q: What have you liked best about working at Briarcliff? A: Without a doubt, what I’ve liked best working at Briarcliff is our community of students and staff. Q: How long have you been working here? A: I’ve been working for Briarcliff for 17 years. Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be? A: If I … Continue reading Q&A with Technology Director Erica Beasley

Vaccine Update

By: Chloe Reidy This spring, hope for ending the pandemic has increased as new, highly effective vaccines are being more widely distributed. In the United States, the vaccines granted emergency use authorization from the FDA are made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was marked to be particularly helpful in reaching rural communities far from vaccine sights, college students … Continue reading Vaccine Update

New York Mayoral Race

By: Jack Madden The race to be the next Mayor of New York City is heating up. Due to the city’s extremely Democratic nature, whomever wins the Democratic primary is likely to win the general election in November. This primary season has many candidates with the major ones being Eric Adams the Brooklyn Borough President, Shaun Donovan former Housing Secretary, Kathryn Garcia NYC Sanitation Head, … Continue reading New York Mayoral Race

New Variants of Covid-19

By: Justin Boder COVID-19 was introduced to the world on December 31, 2019 and to this day it has impacted millions of lives (as we are all well aware). COVID-19, scientifically known as SARS-COV-2, is a respiratory illness which causes loss of taste and smell, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and a variety of other symptoms. Unfortunately, the virus has claimed 3 million lives and … Continue reading New Variants of Covid-19

College Admission Struggles

By: Annie Dineen Every year, millions of high school seniors get let down and disappointed because their first choice for college rejected them. But this year, it looks like universities went above and beyond disappointing some of the most creative, talented, and hard-working individuals. It is no secret that acceptance rates have dropped and that getting into college seems to bring more and more pressure … Continue reading College Admission Struggles

Alum Maddie Plank Bikes Across America

By: Lauren Jacoby and Talia London Briarcliff Alum Maddie Plank (class of 2019), along with a fellow Princeton student-athlete, Charlie Bagin, is currently taking on the feat of biking across the country. Starting off as just a joke to escape virtual schooling, the idea soon became a reality when the two ambitious students decided to put the plan into action. The ride is dedicated to … Continue reading Alum Maddie Plank Bikes Across America

Mr. Diamente Retirement Tribute

By: Natalie Conte Briarcliff will be saying difficult goodbyes to a number of retiring teachers at the conclusion of this school year. Technology teacher Michael Diamente will be among those leaving the district and looking toward a new chapter of retirement. Mr. Diamente has spent 26 years at Briarcliff, starting in the fall of 1995 after teaching in NYC for nine years prior. By meeting … Continue reading Mr. Diamente Retirement Tribute

Mrs. Romano Retirement Tribute

By: Erin Shine and Jolie Wasserman After 18 years of devotion to the Briarcliff Manor School District, Mrs. Lori Romano has decided to retire. Many of us have a new perspective after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mrs. Romano’s takeaway was the importance of spending time with her family and friends. After this school year ends, Mrs. Romano has quite a full itinerary; home … Continue reading Mrs. Romano Retirement Tribute

Mr. Hamlin Retirement Tribute

By: Jolie Wasserman After 20 years of service to the Briarcliff community, Mr. Hamlin will retire, a decision that was determined even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Mr. Hamlin will trade in teaching and coaching for life in South Carolina: fishing, traveling, and visiting family. Mr. Hamlin does intend on continuing to teach, in a part-time manner, however. When asked about his favorite memory of … Continue reading Mr. Hamlin Retirement Tribute