Wellness Center to Debut at BHS

By Zoe London Volume 69, Issue I Most people at Briarcliff High School are aware of the demands placed on students of all grades; the need for competitive portfolios, full schedules, and success can put a strain on students who are trying to balance everything in hopes of staying productive. The initiative for a wellness center to be constructed in the high school now represents … Continue reading Wellness Center to Debut at BHS

Anxiety and New Protocols Headline Community Forum on School Safety

By Sean Fischer & Sarah Dolgin Volume 68, Issue V In the wake of recent school shootings, the school district administration opened a dialogue with the community regarding school safety and the many plans in place to keep students safe. This month, Dr. Kaishian, Mr. Murphy, and Director of Facilities Mr. George Hula hosted a community forum on school safety and security. After a brief … Continue reading Anxiety and New Protocols Headline Community Forum on School Safety

Pace University Sells Briarcliff Campus to Mysterious Charity

By Sean Fischer Volume 68, Issue V Pace University recently undertook a project to transform their Westchester campus from a commuter school to a more local, consolidated, and walkable campus. Part of this plan entailed the selling of their Briarcliff Campus, located on Elm Road. According to Mary Cheever in her book The Changing Landscape: A History of Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough, the buildings that originally made … Continue reading Pace University Sells Briarcliff Campus to Mysterious Charity

A Community Rattled: The Murder of Joao Souza

By Colby Cho Volume 68, Issue V Binghamton University engineering student and Blind Brook High School graduate Joao Souza, 19, was fatally stabbed in his dormitory on April 15. This murder came just five weeks after another student murder at Binghamton, leaving those at the university and in Blind Brook grieving and shocked. The murderer, caught on security footage wearing dark clothing and partially concealing … Continue reading A Community Rattled: The Murder of Joao Souza

Bing, You’re In! Bears Make Historic Run to State Final Four

By Eli Karp Volume 68, Issue IV Trust. If you had a penny for every time you heard that cliche used in sports, you would probably have enough money to buy several slices of overpriced PTA pizza sold one Wednesday per month. However, trust is what has gotten the Bears boys’ basketball team to its first state final four in state history. Trust is also … Continue reading Bing, You’re In! Bears Make Historic Run to State Final Four

Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorians Named

By Sean Fischer Volume 68, Issue IV Briarcliff High School is known for its rigor, its challenging curriculum, and its emphasis on academics. Students here strive to be the best they can be in every aspect of school, whether it be in the classroom, on stage, or on the field. These three students at BHS have worked incredibly hard the past four years to become … Continue reading Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorians Named

Board of Ed Addresses Bulletin Article and Mental Health

By Sarah Dolgin Volume 68, Issue IV In The Bulletin’s previous issue, the following article ran: Academic Integrity: A Struggle Between Morals and Mental Health. In response to reading the article, Board of Education Trustee Paul Wasserman thought it was important to bring attention to the article and its topic. The Board, when discussing the item during a February 8th public work session, seemed a bit … Continue reading Board of Ed Addresses Bulletin Article and Mental Health

BHS Students Win at Science Research Competition

By Charlotte Sendek Volume 68, Issue IV On February 3, science research students participated in the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) at John Jay-Cross River High School. All but two seniors in the program and a handful of juniors participated. Participants presented a poster of their research twice and another time if there was a tie within a category. Two Briarcliff students, Livy Bergstein … Continue reading BHS Students Win at Science Research Competition

Mr. Durkin Announces His Retirement

By Annie Dineen Volume 68, Issue IV Mr. Durkin, a world famous, or at least Briarcliff famous, English teacher is unfortunately leaving us at the end of this school year. I have had the pleasure of being his student this year and learned so much about English, and birds, from Mr. Durkin. When I sat down and talked to him for this article, I realized how passionate and engaged … Continue reading Mr. Durkin Announces His Retirement

Admin. Visits Turn Classes Upside Down

By Will Zimmerman Volume 68, Issue IV Everyone’s favorite teacher is the laid back one, right? During four years of high school, you’re bound to have at least one of these teachers; the kind who pushes back deadlines and doesn’t collect homework. With these teachers, learning is relaxed. That is until an administrator comes to watch. The teacher makes sure you know an administrator is … Continue reading Admin. Visits Turn Classes Upside Down