Briarcliff Introduces Legislation to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

By Anthony Radovanovich Volume 68, Issue V Once again, when it comes to the environment, the Republic of California is one step ahead of the rest of the nation. By passing Proposition 67 in 2014, California placed a ban on the use of plastic bags. Nearly four years later a few local towns in are beginning to catch up. The town of New Castle has already succeeded … Continue reading Briarcliff Introduces Legislation to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Musical Succeeds Despite Major Setbacks from Weather

By Anthony Radovanovich Volume 68, Issue IV Climbing the corporate ladder is a difficult, arduous path that only the tenacious can thrive on, or so you thought. Briarcliff High School’s production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying truly brought to life Frank Loesser’s timeless tale in which the young and hopeful J. Pierrepont Finch (portrayed by Jack Mcgranaghan) is able to grow from … Continue reading Musical Succeeds Despite Major Setbacks from Weather

Chorus Sings for MLK

By Anthony Radovanovich Volume 68, Issue III Sunday, January 14th, Dr. Banks and the Briarcliff High School Chorus will head to the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Ossining, to engage in a community celebration of Martin Luther King Day. The chorus will be performing uplifting and powerful music for parishioners that has strong ties to the holiday through underlying meaning. Two songs the group … Continue reading Chorus Sings for MLK

Briarcliff Pioneers the Way for 1-1 Devices

By Anthony Radovanovich Volume 68, Issue II Goodbye, heavy, clunky bookbags. This year, Briarcliff Manor School District became the first k-12 district in Westchester Country to have a one-to-one ratio of students to devices. Once the district-wide one-to-one plan was adopted, nothing was going to stop the persistent Briarcliff Technology Department. For the last four years, the program has been a work in progress. Technology … Continue reading Briarcliff Pioneers the Way for 1-1 Devices

Westchester’s Premier Alpaca Farm

Volume 68, Issue I By Anthony Radovanovich The fall equinox lands on Friday, September 22. No matter the temperature, it’s officially sweater weather. More comfortable than cashmere or wool, and completely hypoallergenic, alpaca eece is ooding the market. Many wonder what an alpaca is, how an alpaca is different from a llama, and everything in between. Native to Peru, Bolivia, and Chile, alpacas were imported … Continue reading Westchester’s Premier Alpaca Farm

Tree Huggers vs. The Night Crew

By Anthony Radovanovich Volume 67, Issue II “We are fighting back,” says Lucy Kaminsky, co-president of Briarcliff Treehugger’s club. Briarcliff Treehugger’s Club is a student-run organization with faculty sponsor Mrs. Constantinou. The club aims to promote environmental awareness within the school and strive to make the school more environmentally friendly. As a part of this mission, the club has been collecting the recycling from classrooms … Continue reading Tree Huggers vs. The Night Crew

Finance Club School Store

By Anthony Radovanovich Volume 67, Issue I Since the fall of the 2014-2015 school year, the finance club has been working tirelessly to establish a school store here on campus. After many presentations and grant applications, the group was finally able to achieve their objective and create a new school store. The store is located in the old dance studio, within the cafeteria, to the … Continue reading Finance Club School Store