Denggggg Daniel

By Julia Orientale Volume 69, Issue I Senior Daniel Deng is back at it again. Over the summer, he participated in a week-long intensive portraiture workshop led by portrait painter Costa Vavagiakis at the Art Students League of New York in Manhattan. In the class Deng worked from live models and learned about the proper procedure of portrait painting: employing a style that is immediate … Continue reading Denggggg Daniel

Fall Drama Preview: Romeo and Juliet

By Elizabeth Madden Volume 69, Issue I It is safe to say that almost everyone knows the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. From reading the Shakespeare play freshman year to watching movies and remakes of the drama, it is a story we all know well. Naturally, the freshmen English teachers and everyone who participates in the school play were very excited to hear … Continue reading Fall Drama Preview: Romeo and Juliet

Artist Spotlight: Farhaanah Mohideen

By Julia Orientale Volume 68, Issue V You may know Farhaanah Mohideen as an exceptional student, but the Class of 2018 co-salutatorian is an artistic prodigy as well. A fan of painting portraits, she first became serious about art in her freshman year art class. Mohideen finds inspiration in other artists at Briarcliff High School and says she is motivated to diversify her work from … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Farhaanah Mohideen

Art Students Take Inspiration Back to BHS After Trip to the Met

By Zoe London Volume 68, Issue IV On February 13, Briarcliff art students took on New York City and saw what the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) had to offer. The students, led by Ms. Ritacco and her husband, first explored the Met Breuer, which presents both modern and contemporary works by artists from all around the world, including standouts Leon Golub and Anselm Kiefer. … Continue reading Art Students Take Inspiration Back to BHS After Trip to the Met

Musical Succeeds Despite Major Setbacks from Weather

By Anthony Radovanovich Volume 68, Issue IV Climbing the corporate ladder is a difficult, arduous path that only the tenacious can thrive on, or so you thought. Briarcliff High School’s production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying truly brought to life Frank Loesser’s timeless tale in which the young and hopeful J. Pierrepont Finch (portrayed by Jack Mcgranaghan) is able to grow from … Continue reading Musical Succeeds Despite Major Setbacks from Weather

Chorus Sings for MLK

By Anthony Radovanovich Volume 68, Issue III Sunday, January 14th, Dr. Banks and the Briarcliff High School Chorus will head to the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Ossining, to engage in a community celebration of Martin Luther King Day. The chorus will be performing uplifting and powerful music for parishioners that has strong ties to the holiday through underlying meaning. Two songs the group … Continue reading Chorus Sings for MLK