Rho Kappa’s Successful Coat Drive

By: Annie Dineen The BHS chapter of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society has provided students with an outlet for service as well as acts of kindness to the Briarcliff community. Despite having to adapt to virtual club meetings and trying to create Covid-safe fundraisers, Rho Kappa has had great success in its community service endeavors so far this year.       … Continue reading Rho Kappa’s Successful Coat Drive

The Schedule for Seniors

By: Annie Dineen The Coronavirus has affected students of all ages, between hybrid learning schedules, shortened sports seasons and too many cancelled events to count. However, the class of 2021 has definitely been hit the hardest. Many felt for last year’s seniors; they left the building one random Friday in March 2020 and never returned to school. But while the class of 2020 had seven … Continue reading The Schedule for Seniors

Retirement Spotlights: Dr. Saar

By: Annie Dineen After 19 great years, Dr. Robert Saar will be retiring not only from his position as a chemistry teacher but also from his role as a strong and lovable mentor for the students at Briarcliff High School. And while Briarcliff will feel a void without Dr. Saar’s classic Crocs roaming through the hallways, the Briarcliff community is grateful for his many years … Continue reading Retirement Spotlights: Dr. Saar

“Bound 2” Break Up

By: Annie Dineen Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West filed for divorce after seven years of marriage. American music producer, rapper, and fashion designer Kanye West, who struggles with bipolar disorder, had a psychological breakdown a few months back. Unfortunately, Kanye himself publicized the whole episode on twitter, calling out many celebrities and outing many family secrets. But worst of all, Kanye claimed that his … Continue reading “Bound 2” Break Up

The Heartbreak of Full-Length APs

By: Annie Dineen One of the only good things that came out of the 2020 Coronavirus lockdown was the shift that the College Board made from an in-person 3-hour test format, to an online 45-minute test for all Advanced Placement classes. Of course, there were pros and cons to this restructuring. The pros being that students could take the test from the comfort of their … Continue reading The Heartbreak of Full-Length APs

Valentine’s Day: Covid Addition

By: Annie Dineen, Adya Tiwari and Ruth Witmer Lonely? Well, of course you are, considering it’s been almost a year since the world shut down. But you may be feeling a bit more lonely with Valentine’s Day approaching. We don’t blame you, it is hard to get out there and meet new people when your Saturday nights consist of Netflix binges and Zoom hangouts. And … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Covid Addition

Spanish Club Sponsors a Bolivian Girl

By Annie Dineen Volume 69, Issue III Through the organization “Save the Children” Mrs. Manchisi and the Spanish club are sponsoring Karina, 14-year-old girl from Bolivia. Through this sponsorship, Karina can have access to education and medical care. The club chose Karina because she has struggled to find a sponsor for many years, and unfortunately, she is not the only one who has been waiting. … Continue reading Spanish Club Sponsors a Bolivian Girl

Mr. Durkin Announces His Retirement

By Annie Dineen Volume 68, Issue IV Mr. Durkin, a world famous, or at least Briarcliff famous, English teacher is unfortunately leaving us at the end of this school year. I have had the pleasure of being his student this year and learned so much about English, and birds, from Mr. Durkin. When I sat down and talked to him for this article, I realized how passionate and engaged … Continue reading Mr. Durkin Announces His Retirement

Local Push for Varsity Girls Ice Hockey Team Heats Up

By Annie Dineen Volume 68, Issue IV Heidi Donoghue is a mother of four and a member of the Briarcliff community. During the public speaking session of a February meeting, she went before the board to suggest forming a varsity girls ice hockey team. Two of her children, Michael, a sophomore, and Maeve, a freshman, play on the Mt. Pleasant Ice Cats, the joint varsity … Continue reading Local Push for Varsity Girls Ice Hockey Team Heats Up