Queer Eye: Fighting for Acceptance, Not Just Tolerance

By Zoe London Volume 69, Issue II If you happen to be a fan of Queer Eye and have binged the first two seasons, you know that the Netflix series is both entertaining and addicting. At first glance, some may think of this series as another superficial makeover show. But it is so much more; it brings heartwarming moments to its audience when the five … Continue reading Queer Eye: Fighting for Acceptance, Not Just Tolerance

Alumni Spotlight: Aliyah Sutton

By James Fludgate Volume 69, Issue II Aliyah Sutton surprised her fellow junior class mates when she announced she was leaving Briarcliff after her junior year to attend the University of Central Florida. She decided to keep her decision to go to college a year early between friends and family until she committed to a school. “I knew I wanted to graduate early because I … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Aliyah Sutton

How are Schedules Made?

By Ada Hossfeld Volume 69, Issue I “Why don’t I have classes with my friends this year?” “Why do I have this teacher and not that teacher?” These frequently asked questions can end up occupying students’ minds throughout their high school careers as well as make them feel varying emotions, depending on whether their classes are filled with their friends or not. So how are … Continue reading How are Schedules Made?

Five New Faculty and Staff Members Join BHS

By Caroline Adams and Isabel Schumacher Volume 69, Issue I There are five new faculty and staff members starting this year at Briarcliff High School. We sat down with them to ask a few questions! Mrs. Bendlin Where did you work before Briarcliff? I was at Somers Middle School and at Mahopac High School. Did you have an “Ah-ha” moment when you knew you wanted … Continue reading Five New Faculty and Staff Members Join BHS

Teachers District Wide Learn to Code

By Emma Konrad Volume 69, Issue I Briarcliff is becoming even more tech savvy. Step one was becoming one to one with our technology where every student gets a laptop. Step two is teachers learning how to code. Teachers, district wide, will be learning through Apple programs, on-line self-instruction, district professional development opportunities, and collaborative sharing amongst colleagues. Another resource for teachers could be their … Continue reading Teachers District Wide Learn to Code