Graduation Speeches

By Sean Fischer Volume 67, Issue V Moving, comical, optimistic: graduation speeches are so much more than a way to conclude a ceremony. Recently, there has been more and more press coverage at lucky universities and high schools around the country that have the opportunity to have a celebrity, or a president, address the graduating…

Chrismakkah 2016

By Stefanie Markowitz Volume 67, Issue II   The running joke among American Jews is the annual tradition of eating Chinese food and watching movies on Christmas Eve. My own family has spent many a December 25th noshing on shrimp fried rice and watching Star Wars. Unfortunately, the cherished practice was forced to come to…

Briarcliff’s Original Fight Song

By Sean Fischer Volume 66, Issue V At the Briarcliff Centennial Variety Show in 2002, which celebrated Briarcliff’s centennial, Miss Briarcliff drew a standing ovation for her performance of the Briarcliff High School fight song. Miss Briarcliff, Eileen Weber, otherwise known as Briarcliff’s first cheerleader, was born here in 1918, and has lived here until…

Former Editors-In-Chief: Where are they Now?

By Eli Karp Volume 67, Issue II It’s a constant thought in Maresca conversations. Somehow a former student comes up in discussion and whichever teacher is making themselves out to be ancient can’t seem to recall where that student currently is in the world. Leave it to The Briarcliff Bulletin to find out what some…

Jordan Kim: Killing the Instagram Game

By Rebecca Leon Volume 67, Issue II If you’re big in the world of Instagram, you may have noticed senior Jordan Kim’s steady rise in popularity and notoriety. Why you may ask? Because of his photography. He posts his artwork on Instagram with the username @jrdnkim, and each post receives anything from 150 to 400…

Restuarant Review: Red Zebra

By Tucker Poux Volume 67, Issue II Red Zebra is a brand new restaurant located in Sleepy Hollow. This is no ordinary Italian bistro, as Red Zebra is owned by Neil Benson, a member of the Briarcliff community. Benson’s sons Alex and Oliver currently attend Briarcliff High School. What Mr. Benson and co-owner David Starkey…

Is It Even Possible to Keep New Year’s Resolutions?

By Sarah Albert Volume 67, Issue II Year after year, we aim high and set optimistic yet unrealistic goals for ourselves in the new year. This year I’ll be smarter, kinder and better!! Commonly, we nd ourselves promising to be more productive and stop procrastinating, be more positive, eat healthier, stop spending as much, etc.…