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

The End to the Romantic Trilogy

By: Lauren Jacoby and Talia London To know the plot line of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movies, one must simply have watched a classic romantic comedy. Lara Jean: the shy main character, Peter Kavinsky: the outgoing, popular jock, Lara Jean’s boyfriend. Before starting this movie, my expectations were not particularly high. The first movie was endearing enough, albeit slightly cringe inducing, … Continue reading The End to the Romantic Trilogy

TV Shows: Old and New

T.J. Collins and Lillie Bianco iCarly By: T.J. Collins On February 8, 2021, iCarly, the beloved Nickelodeon kids sitcom, began streaming on Netflix. The show, for those who are not familiar, revolves around Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove). Carly starts an internet show, aptly named iCarly, that becomes an instant hit. Carly recruits her two friends Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Freddie (Nathan Kress) to aid her … Continue reading TV Shows: Old and New

Briarcliff’s “Young Artists of 2021”

By: T.J. Collins From February 7-28, The Katonah Museum of Art was bustling with people flocking from far and wide (most likely within the boundaries of Westchester) to view the artistic talent of local high schoolers. The exhibition was titled “Young Artists: A High School Art Exhibition” and featured artists from Briarcliff, Ossining, Fox Lane, Bronxville, White Plains and more.  The exhibition was open primarily … Continue reading Briarcliff’s “Young Artists of 2021”

“Bound 2” Break Up

By: Annie Dineen Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West filed for divorce after seven years of marriage. American music producer, rapper, and fashion designer Kanye West, who struggles with bipolar disorder, had a psychological breakdown a few months back. Unfortunately, Kanye himself publicized the whole episode on twitter, calling out many celebrities and outing many family secrets. But worst of all, Kanye claimed that his … Continue reading “Bound 2” Break Up

The Weeknd’s Sunday Performance

By: Lyle Alenstein and Talia Fante Super Bowl halftime performer The Weeknd decided to undergo a facial transformation to get reactions from his fans and convey a message. This message started months ago, actually, when the music video for the song “Save Your Tears,”  showed him with the bloody bandages on his face. The mummy-style bandages seemingly told a story of what the face of … Continue reading The Weeknd’s Sunday Performance

Briars and Ivy

By: Adya Tiwari Briars & Ivy is an award-winning, student-run literary magazine. Every year, the club showcases the high school community’s artwork, written pieces and films that reflect the current artistic and literary culture. The staff, with senior Eve Tanios (editor-in-chief), produces this publication by anonymously reviewing student submissions, then formatting and editing the magazine for publishing at the end of the school year. Briars … Continue reading Briars and Ivy