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 signi cant way. Cows are the leading producers of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. The land and resources…

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…

Sticking to Your Guns

By Isabel Baer “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Is it necessary for the security of our country for a civilian (not a part of a well regulated militia) to possess a .50 caliber…

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…

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…

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,…

Talk About Test Grades

By Owen Lynch “What did you get?” After receiving a test score at BHS, students often ask their friends how they did. Should we be doing this? Are grades confidential and pertinent only to the person who took the test, or should students share them?