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”

College Education: Still Worth It?

By Tamar Honig

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While history has been sprinkled with free spirits and unconventional thinkers since the beginning of time, our contemporary day and age seems to be experiencing a noticeable boom in individuals seeking to take, in the phrasing of Robert Frost, the road less traveled. Among a generation thoroughly fascinated by the concept of “hipsterism,” there are droves of young people perpetually pursuing new ways to be alternative, innovative, and original. Applied to the idea of higher education, this unconventional mindset has led many to ask: is college still worth it?
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Use a Pack a Day (Of Main Office Post-Its)

By Jacob Cooper

As I look on with awe, I see a herd of aggressive, noisy animals make their way towards the escape, all tagged with bright, colorful markings signaling their departure. This mass migration occurs every day through the whole school year, rain or shine. 5th period definitely sees the heaviest traffic, although I have observed notable volume at other times. Poor Mrs. Siagris at the front office has to deal with these raucous creatures each day, at an undeniable cost to her and the school. Continue reading “Use a Pack a Day (Of Main Office Post-Its)”

I Got My Mind on My Pizza

By Brandon Fuhr

Briarcliff is a town of abundance. Although it lacks a good Chinese restaurant, it has easy access to four frozen yogurt places and countless pizza places. In fact, it may be overwhelming to decide where to get a slice. Some of the popular pizzerias in the Briarcliff area include Euro Pizza, Paese, Dom & Vinnie’s, Capri, Ossining Pizzeria, Lucios, Pleasantville Pizzeria, and Jerry’s Brick Oven Pizza. Continue reading “I Got My Mind on My Pizza”