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

Rho Kappa’s Successful Coat Drive

By: Annie Dineen The BHS chapter of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society has provided students with an outlet for service as well as acts of kindness to the Briarcliff community. Despite having to adapt to virtual club meetings and trying to create Covid-safe fundraisers, Rho Kappa has had great success in its community service endeavors so far this year.       … Continue reading Rho Kappa’s Successful Coat Drive

GameStop “To the Moon” Stocks

By: Giovanni Culotta On January 11, the stock price of GameStop was $19.94, not much of a change from the beginning of the year. That all changed about two weeks later on January 27 when GameStop’s stock price skyrocketed to over $300/share, thanks to mass purchases of the stock by Reddit investors. The market was sent into a frenzy, and a spur of controversy resulted … Continue reading GameStop “To the Moon” Stocks

New Openings in the Transgender Community

By: Jack Sendek Throughout his campaign, now-President Joe Biden promised to undo many of the actions taken by the Trump administration. Within his first 100 days, Biden has made several steps towards following through on the goal of equality for all Americans, especially for the transgender community.  During the Trump presidency, former Attorney General William Barr signed a statement of interest into a Connecticut lawsuit … Continue reading New Openings in the Transgender Community

A Word from the Board

By: Jolie Wasserman and Justin Boder This school year has presented unexpected challenges. Challenges that certainly weren’t on the mind of the Briarcliff School District five years ago, when the one-to-one device initiative was implemented. Michael Haberman, President of the Briarcliff UFSD school board, attributes Briarcliff’s success to the board’s constant goal of staying current and even ahead of the technology learning curve. “We have … Continue reading A Word from the Board

A Change to the New York State Legislature

By: Jack Madden In November 2020, New York State Democrats gained 3 seats in the Senate and kept all their seats in the Assembly. That crucial three seat gain allowed the NY State Democratic party complete control over Albany with a supermajority in both chambers of the legislature, and with a Democratic Governor in Cuomo. What’s even more important is that Democrats now have complete … Continue reading A Change to the New York State Legislature