Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: A Truly Scrumptious Production

By Sarah Dolgin Volume 69, Issue III It would be an understatement to say that this year’s spring musical was exemplary. A more appropriate description of the show would include words such as whimsical, unique, and fantasmagorical. Community members, faculty, family members, and friends were blown away by their fellow students’ transformations into Vulgarian royalty and spies, along with the eccentric Potts family members. Prior … Continue reading Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: A Truly Scrumptious Production

Artist Spotlight: Regine Navarro

By Julia Orientale Volume 69, Issue II Regine Navarro has always had a passion for photography; her love for it clicked in Mr. Brooks’s high school photography class. She is inspired by how a single moment has the power to tell an entire story and can be interpreted so many different ways, and she strongly believes that a picture is worth a thousand words. Navarro’s … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Regine Navarro

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