Hate Crimes Against the AAPI Community

By: Catherine Seok An 84-year-old Thai immigrant died last month in San Francisco after being shoved to the ground. An 89-year-old Chinese woman was slapped and set on fire in Brooklyn. A 61-year-old Filipino-American was cut with a box cutter on the subway. These are only a few examples of the thousands reported. Ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a … Continue reading Hate Crimes Against the AAPI Community

Vaccine Update

By: Chloe Reidy This spring, hope for ending the pandemic has increased as new, highly effective vaccines are being more widely distributed. In the United States, the vaccines granted emergency use authorization from the FDA are made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was marked to be particularly helpful in reaching rural communities far from vaccine sights, college students … Continue reading Vaccine Update

New York Mayoral Race

By: Jack Madden The race to be the next Mayor of New York City is heating up. Due to the city’s extremely Democratic nature, whomever wins the Democratic primary is likely to win the general election in November. This primary season has many candidates with the major ones being Eric Adams the Brooklyn Borough President, Shaun Donovan former Housing Secretary, Kathryn Garcia NYC Sanitation Head, … Continue reading New York Mayoral Race

New Variants of Covid-19

By: Justin Boder COVID-19 was introduced to the world on December 31, 2019 and to this day it has impacted millions of lives (as we are all well aware). COVID-19, scientifically known as SARS-COV-2, is a respiratory illness which causes loss of taste and smell, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and a variety of other symptoms. Unfortunately, the virus has claimed 3 million lives and … Continue reading New Variants of Covid-19

College Admission Struggles

By: Annie Dineen Every year, millions of high school seniors get let down and disappointed because their first choice for college rejected them. But this year, it looks like universities went above and beyond disappointing some of the most creative, talented, and hard-working individuals. It is no secret that acceptance rates have dropped and that getting into college seems to bring more and more pressure … Continue reading College Admission Struggles

Alum Maddie Plank Bikes Across America

By: Lauren Jacoby and Talia London Briarcliff Alum Maddie Plank (class of 2019), along with a fellow Princeton student-athlete, Charlie Bagin, is currently taking on the feat of biking across the country. Starting off as just a joke to escape virtual schooling, the idea soon became a reality when the two ambitious students decided to put the plan into action. The ride is dedicated to … Continue reading Alum Maddie Plank Bikes Across America

Biden’s First Moves

By: Charlotte Baer The Biden administration has been running rampant, attempting to undo 4 years of Trumpism, both with policy and rhetoric. President Joe Biden has signed a plethora of executive orders, actions, and memorandums. Most of these are aimed at addressing the Coronavirus pandemic and reversing many of Donald Trump’s executive orders. The executive actions Biden has taken in the first days of his … Continue reading Biden’s First Moves

A Vaccine Update

By: Jack Madden The one question that every American is asking these days is “when can I get the vaccine?” Well, it depends on age, residency, occupation, and health conditions. As of the time of writing, most Americans can get the two shots of vaccine if he/she is a medical professional, front-line worker (teacher, etc.), have pre-existing health conditions or over the age of 65. … Continue reading A Vaccine Update

The NY Mayoral Race

By: Jack Madden The New York Mayoral Race of 2021 is heating up with more than two dozen candidates running. However, only five or so have a real shot at replacing Mayor de Blasio. These five candidates are Andrew Yang, Maya Wiley(former de Blasio official), Scott Stringer (city treasurer), Eric Adams ( Brooklyn borough president),Raymond McGuire (Citigroup bank executive), Kathryn Garcia (city sanitation chief). Andrew … Continue reading The NY Mayoral Race

Valedictorian and Salutatorian for Class of 2021

By: Rebecca Kratz Briarcliff High School Class of 2021 has undergone a challenging and unexpected senior year of high school. But as a whole students managed to continue to excel in academics, in athletics, in the arts, and in the BHS community. Leading their grade to success and given the highest academic awards are four students who stand out as being the best of the … Continue reading Valedictorian and Salutatorian for Class of 2021