Active Shooter Scare at Global Citizens Festival

By Izzy Gualtiere & Isaac Hentel Volume 69, Issue I It was around 7:45 P.M. on September 29, 2018. Many were at the Global Citizens Festival and were having the time of their lives until attendees at the concert stepped and jumped on water bottles. This sounds silly, but the sounds of the water bottles exploding sounded like gunshots, and the police immediately declared an … Continue reading Active Shooter Scare at Global Citizens Festival

A Plastic Ocean: Briarcliff Gets Involved in Climate Change

By Jason Sendek & Jack Sendek Volume 69, Issue I A Plastic Ocean, directed by Craig Leeson, shows the startling amount of plastic waste that has accumulated in the ocean. Single-use plastic bags break down into micro-plastics that can take thousands of years to fully decompose. This has led to a buildup of plastic in areas of the ocean. Currently, the Pacific Garbage Patch contains … Continue reading A Plastic Ocean: Briarcliff Gets Involved in Climate Change

BHS Sophomore Was a Ballgirl at the U.S. Open

By Jacob Aframian Volume 69, Issue I The U.S. Open has been a staple of summer television for decades. Starting in August and running through September, millions of people tune in to watch or come to New York to see one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. Jolie Wasserman, a sophomore at Briarcliff High School, was selected to be part of an elite … Continue reading BHS Sophomore Was a Ballgirl at the U.S. Open

Teachers District Wide Learn to Code

By Emma Konrad Volume 69, Issue I Briarcliff is becoming even more tech savvy. Step one was becoming one to one with our technology where every student gets a laptop. Step two is teachers learning how to code. Teachers, district wide, will be learning through Apple programs, on-line self-instruction, district professional development opportunities, and collaborative sharing amongst colleagues. Another resource for teachers could be their … Continue reading Teachers District Wide Learn to Code

Fall Drama Preview: Romeo and Juliet

By Elizabeth Madden Volume 69, Issue I It is safe to say that almost everyone knows the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. From reading the Shakespeare play freshman year to watching movies and remakes of the drama, it is a story we all know well. Naturally, the freshmen English teachers and everyone who participates in the school play were very excited to hear … Continue reading Fall Drama Preview: Romeo and Juliet