The Best Fall Treats to Make at Home

By Sarah Albert and Emma Diller Volume 68, Issue I Grandma’s Apple Pie Take a piece of Grandma with you to your next family gathering! Crust: -2 cups sifted all-purpose our -1 teaspoon salt -2⁄3 cup of shortening -5-7 tablespoons cold water (or if you’re lazy… Pillsbury dough works too!!) Filling: -6 or 7 granny smith apples -3⁄4 to 1 cup sugar -2 tablespoons our … Continue reading The Best Fall Treats to Make at Home

Pleasantville’s Pearl: Pubstreet Review

Volume 68, Issue I By Tucker Poux When you think about Pleasantville food, what comes to mind? Mexican? Pizza? Sushi? Indian? Probably not seafood. Pleasantville lacked any semblance of great seafood restaurants until chef Mogan Anthony strolled into town, bringing with him a taste of delicious seafood. Pubstreet opened its doors in September to a huge crowd wait- ing to get its hands on some … Continue reading Pleasantville’s Pearl: Pubstreet Review

Mr. Shapiro Retires

Volume 68, Issue I By Claire Goldstein and Will Zimmerman At the beginning of the school year, a horror the students never saw coming hit them hard. Substation administrator Mr. Shapiro retired. Kind of. I guess. As Briarcliff High School’s only substitute teacher, Mr. Shapiro was officially a sub for every single student during his nine years with the school. Far too busy for an … Continue reading Mr. Shapiro Retires

10 Basic Briarcliff Fall Things

Volume 68, Issue I By Emma Wickey 1. Apple and/or Pumpkin Picking There is nothing like going into the vast and plentiful farmland of Putnam or Dutchess County to pick apples you won’t eat and pumpkins you won’t carve. On the bright side, it will get some good photo ops for the gram. 2. Devour Pumpkin Spice Lattes Enough said. 3. Bring out the Circle … Continue reading 10 Basic Briarcliff Fall Things

Charlotte Sendek Goes for Gold Award

Volume 68, Issue I By Julia Orientale Junior Charlotte Sendek has been a Girl Scout for the past 11 years, starting a Daisy scout and now a Senior scout. When Girl Scouts reach middle school, they have the option to create a project that becomes their Bronze Award. After the bronze award, a girl scout can decide if she wants to go for the Silver … Continue reading Charlotte Sendek Goes for Gold Award

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 class. This inclusion of political icons such as President Trump … Continue reading Graduation Speeches

Chrismakkah 2016

By Stephanie 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 a pause this year; this Christmas Eve happens to be … Continue reading Chrismakkah 2016