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

A Lit Holiday Playlist

By Annie Dineen Volume 68, Issue II It’s pretty obvious that Christmas festivities come earlier and earlier every year. This means that you probably heard “Jingle Bells” on the radio before you hear “The Monster Mash”. I myself am a strong believer of holiday festivities starting after Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong, right after I eat my turkey I am pretty much decking the halls, … Continue reading A Lit Holiday Playlist

Be More Basic: Halloween Costume Edition

Volume 68, Issue I By Annie Dineen Halloween season has come and gone. That doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning for next year. The annual question that accompanies Halloween season is what to dress up as. There are two main options: either continue your record of being a cat for the fourth straight year or buy a fifty dollar costume from the store … Continue reading Be More Basic: Halloween Costume Edition