The 46th President: Joe Biden

By: Jack Madden President Biden’s term has already involved signing numerous executive orders, reversing several decisions made by former President Trump. He has reentered the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement and the World Health Organization; he cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline and halted construction of the Mexican border wall. All of those actions listed happened on just the first day of his presidency. … Continue reading The 46th President: Joe Biden

The Invasion of the U.S. Capitol

By: Charlotte Baer and Ruth Witmer On January 6, the House and Senate met in a joint session to certify the results of the election. Generally, these proceedings are simply a formality, but with the bombardment of misinformation about the election and rumors of countless Senate and House objections, that was not the case. At approximately 2:15pm a group of pro-Trump rioters breached Capitol security … Continue reading The Invasion of the U.S. Capitol

Interview with a Frontline Worker

By: Sofia Choudhri The early stages of distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine have sparked many feelings across America: hope and relief, but also fear and uncertainty. While many Americans are excited at the prospect of a finish line to this seemingly never-ending pandemic, a large proportion of the country is also concerned about the validity of a cure to this politicized virus. Frontline workers were … Continue reading Interview with a Frontline Worker

Germany’s Holocaust Memorial

By: Lily Swidler The Holocaust was a terrible time in the world’s history. In World War II, 6 million Jewish people died at the hands of Nazis. That 6 million represented one third of the world’s Jewish population at the time.  The theme for the Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 is “be the light in the darkness.” Being the light in the darkness is an affirmation … Continue reading Germany’s Holocaust Memorial

Keeping the Dream Alive

By: Talia London Student Coalition for Human Dignity and Keepers of the Dream helped honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by creating an impactful video which helped spur important dialogue in the community. Although Briarcliff typically holds an annual assembly for Martin Luther King Day, the format of this presentation had to be altered to accommodate the new hybrid learning schedule. Student Coalition … Continue reading Keeping the Dream Alive

Economic Insecurity

By Immanual Jacob and Rosie Swidler Coronavirus, as with any major global event, has stunted the economic growth of the world. However, this is where any similarities end. As opposed to merely interrupting economic activity, the virus has resulted in the upheaval of the very financial systems that is supposed to protect us.  This year alone, small businesses have experienced a 20% decrease in revenue … Continue reading Economic Insecurity

The Class of 2021 will be Joined by a Few More

By Jolie WassermanVolume 71, Issue II Even though the Briarcliff School District has worked endlessly to ensure the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, Covid-19 has taken a toll on many of us. Notably, many of our beloved high school teachers and administrators have decided to retire; 2021 will be the last year of service to the Briarcliff community for Mrs. French, Mr. … Continue reading The Class of 2021 will be Joined by a Few More

BHS Honors the Class of 2021’s NCAA Commits

By Annie Dineen and Lillie Bianco Volume 71, Issue II It’s obvious that the class of 2021 is talented in the classroom, but what many don’t know is that many seniors are just as talented on the field, on the court, and even in the pool. So far, the senior class has eight future collegiate athletes, and there are more to come. Aidan Murnane committed … Continue reading BHS Honors the Class of 2021’s NCAA Commits

Seniors Too Scared to Skip?

By Sarah Dolgin Volume 69, Issue IV As the end of the year approaches, the springtime has brought in its typical wave of showers, flowers, and apparently senior “cowards,” according to some. Clearly, it is extremely important as a senior to fulfill your responsibility of missing an important day of classes to go bowling, frolicking about, etc. Each year, every single senior receives a package … Continue reading Seniors Too Scared to Skip?