Covid Throughout Westchester

By: Rebecca Kratz The first cases of the Covid-19 UK variant have been found in Westchester County. Epidemiological analysis and sequencing of this new strain shows that the UK variant is up to 50% more transmissible than other strains. The increase in possible infection rate is reflected in the hotspots that were labeled in the Westchester area. As of January 22, Ossining had been designated … Continue reading Covid Throughout Westchester

The 46th President: Joe Biden

By: Jack Madden President Biden’s term has already involved signing numerous executive orders, reversing several decisions made by former President Trump. He has reentered the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement and the World Health Organization; he cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline and halted construction of the Mexican border wall. All of those actions listed happened on just the first day of his presidency. … Continue reading The 46th President: Joe Biden

The Invasion of the U.S. Capitol

By: Charlotte Baer and Ruth Witmer On January 6, the House and Senate met in a joint session to certify the results of the election. Generally, these proceedings are simply a formality, but with the bombardment of misinformation about the election and rumors of countless Senate and House objections, that was not the case. At approximately 2:15pm a group of pro-Trump rioters breached Capitol security … Continue reading The Invasion of the U.S. Capitol

College Attending List for the BHS Class of 2019

American University Barnard College Bucknell University Case Western Reserve University Colby College College of Charleston Cornell University Curry College Duke University Dutchess Community College Elon University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Emerson College Emory Endicott College Fairfield University Fashion Institute of Technology Fordham University Franklin & Marshall College George Washington University High Point University Indiana University Ithaca College Keene State College   Lafayette College Landmark College Manhattanville … Continue reading College Attending List for the BHS Class of 2019

Author Lynda Cohen Loigman Visits BHS

By Zoe London Volume 69, Issue IV Between the Book Club, Writer’s Circle, and students who do more than look up the SparkNotes for book assignments, there’s a solid population of avid readers at BHS. Ms. Fernandez worked to organize an author event on April 17th, bringing writer Lynda Cohen Loigman to talk to students interested in the writing and publication process. Loigman had a somewhat … Continue reading Author Lynda Cohen Loigman Visits BHS

Juniors Chris Li and Camryn Jaeger to Attend the GENIUS Olympiad for Science Research

By Stephanie Markowitz Volume 69, Issue IV The Westchester Science & Engineering Fair, also known as WESEF, is a competition for science research students extending to all of Westchester County. As always, Briarcliff juniors and seniors in the science research program fared wonderfully at the competition, which was held in mid-March at Sleepy Hollow High School. Students were able to enteras individuals or as a pair. … Continue reading Juniors Chris Li and Camryn Jaeger to Attend the GENIUS Olympiad for Science Research

Class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorians Announced

By Sean Fischer Volume 69, Issue III They led the Varsity Boys Soccer team closer to the New York State Championship than ever before in the team’s history. They won incredibly prestigious scientific awards at the regional and national levels. They took on too massive plays in one year and put on two historically great performances. Briarcliff High School’s Class of 2019 is pretty special: … Continue reading Class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorians Announced

Update on the Local Reusable Bag Initiative

By Tucker Poux Volume 69, Issue III Briarcliff residents have recently felt the effects of Westchester’s reusable bag initiative, with more and more grocery stores adopting plastic bag fees. The reusable bag initiative, spearheaded by Westchester’s sustainability committee, has a goal of getting more people to use reusable bags at grocery stores across the county. Not only do plastic bags cost money to manufacture, but … Continue reading Update on the Local Reusable Bag Initiative

Community Votes No on the Bond Vote

By Sean Fischer Volume 69, Issue II On December 13, the Long-Range Planning Committee proposed a bond vote to the community, to which they responded with a resounding no. In what turned out to be a contentious battle between those for and against the bond (and subsequent building renovations), the vote culminated with a total of 1600 votes: 688 in favor and 912 against. The … Continue reading Community Votes No on the Bond Vote

Senior Maddie Plank to Attend Princeton for Basketball

By Kyle Harris Volume 69, Issue II Every few years, an athlete of extraordinary talent passes through BHS. We have just this in this year’s graduating class with Maddie Plank. Not only has she excelled in the classroom, but she has also reached the highest heights athletically. Her hard work and determination led to her receiving 1st team All-State, Super 7 recognition and a spot … Continue reading Senior Maddie Plank to Attend Princeton for Basketball