Parking Lot Fiasco

By: Annie Dineen As APs and finals come to a close and seniors head off to their internships, this leaves a lot of vacancies in the senior parking lot. Well, that is until juniors ride in sporting their very own senior lot parking pass on their rear view mirror, gifted to them by a friendly 12th grader. The events described above are annual occurrences and … Continue reading Parking Lot Fiasco

Don’t Tell Me to Chill

By Sarah Dolgin Volume 68, Issue III Picture this: you just failed a test that you were counting on to bring up your math average, and you are ranting to your friend about it. Suddenly, he says that one word that makes your skin crawl: “chill.” Not only were your valid feelings concerning your academic success invalidated by that single word, you most certainly questioned … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me to Chill

Netflix is Betraying Us!

Volume 68, Issue I By Stephanie Markowitz To most young TV-watchers, Netflix is a welcoming beacon of catchy theme songs, procrastination, and quality entertainment. For a $9.99 a month- likely paid by parents – viewers can access a vast selection of movies and television shows. Netflix lovers, though, have become indignant upon discovering the long list of shows that will be taken off the streaming … Continue reading Netflix is Betraying Us!

Be More Basic: Halloween Costume Edition

Volume 68, Issue I By Annie Dineen Halloween season has come and gone. That doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning for next year. The annual question that accompanies Halloween season is what to dress up as. There are two main options: either continue your record of being a cat for the fourth straight year or buy a fifty dollar costume from the store … Continue reading Be More Basic: Halloween Costume Edition

Veganism Food Trend

By Sarah Albert Volume 67, Issue II Americans consume an extreme quantity of meat per year. Last year, the US average beef consumption was 24.1 billion pounds. This meat production takes a toll on the environment in significant way. Cows are the leading producers of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. The land and resources used in the livestock production and upkeep is not sustainable. To … Continue reading Veganism Food Trend

Priceless Education: Is it Worth a Lifetime of Debt?

By Alyssa Nadler Volume 67, Issue II Many universities require families to ll out the College Scholarship Service (CSS) form in addition to the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) when applying for nancial aid. It costs twenty-five dollars to submit a CSS form to every school (CSS/Financial Aid Pro le). It ironically costs people money to apply for a program that they can … Continue reading Priceless Education: Is it Worth a Lifetime of Debt?

Free Speech, Safe Space, and the Briarcliff Bulletin

By Feroze Mohideen In light of the recent student protests at Yale and the University of Missouri, I feel it important to discuss the bigger picture 
in regards to these events and how
 we as Americans and we as writers 
for the paper should consider it. In case you weren’t aware, this Halloween, the Intercultural Affairs Committee of Yale sent out an email to staff … Continue reading Free Speech, Safe Space, and the Briarcliff Bulletin

Averting Prom Disaster

By Diana Wexler

“OMG he is wearing the same tuxedo as me! This is a disaster!” is something that will never be said at the Briarcliff High School Senior Prom. Neither is “OMG, she is wearing the same dress as me! This is a disaster!” but for an entirely different reason. The former is due to a combination of facts that include 1) nobody notices which tuxedos look the same, 2) nobody cares and 3) no really, nobody cares. However, the latter is the sole result of the Facebook group “Prom Dresses 2013”, specifically designed to eliminate the horror, confrontations, and ultimately tears that result from wearing the same outfit as someone else on the most important day of a girl’s high school career. Continue reading “Averting Prom Disaster”

Grade Inflation Gone Wild

By Elizabeth Kanovsky

What exactly constitutes a college class? No, I am not talking about a course taken by a student enrolled in an undergraduate university. I am talking about a Briarcliff High School “college class.” Nowadays, looking through the course catalog for juniors and seniors, the number of so-called college classes offered through UHS, ACE, SUPA, and AP is astounding. I counted over fifteen available for seniors, excluding electives and classes primarily taken by underclassmen like AP World History. Continue reading “Grade Inflation Gone Wild”