The Senior Experience

By: Rebecca Kratz As this year is coming to an end, it is important to recognize how abnormal of a year this has been for seniors. It was not the imagined senior year that all of them had been expecting. But everyone tried made the most of their situation. We asked two seniors to reflect on how their past year. Vishwa Shukla: Vishwa said that … Continue reading The Senior Experience

Editor in Chief Sign Off: Jolie

By: Jolie Wasserman Since starting as a staff writer in 9th grade, the Bulletin stood as a welcoming environment that I knew I wanted to be part of for the long haul. I’m more of a STEM-oriented student, so writing is not necessarily my “thing” but writing for the Bulletin allowed me to write about what I was genuinely interested in and passionate about. Not … Continue reading Editor in Chief Sign Off: Jolie

Editor in Chief Sign Off: Annie

By: Annie Dineen I guess you could say my newspaper days started in sixth grade when I would write recipes for Pocantico Hills’ student run newspaper, “The Hawk.” And being a measly 9th grader roaming around the club fair during my freshman orientation, it was comforting seeing a few Poco alum at the Newspaper Club stand. And it also helped that Mrs. Fishman, who had … Continue reading Editor in Chief Sign Off: Annie

Editor in Chief Sign Off: Aiden

By: Aiden Rutman I won’t lie, I’m not exactly sure what to write. I can say that as an aspiring journalist, I’ve always loved writing, especially when it comes to sports. I joined the newspaper in the middle of ninth grade, aiming to really only write about sports. It wasn’t until I was selected to be the Arts and Entertainment editor in 11th grade that … Continue reading Editor in Chief Sign Off: Aiden

Q&A with Technology Director Erica Beasley

By: Sabrina Venezia and Diana Jones Q: What have you liked best about working at Briarcliff? A: Without a doubt, what I’ve liked best working at Briarcliff is our community of students and staff. Q: How long have you been working here? A: I’ve been working for Briarcliff for 17 years. Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be? A: If I … Continue reading Q&A with Technology Director Erica Beasley

College Admission Struggles

By: Annie Dineen Every year, millions of high school seniors get let down and disappointed because their first choice for college rejected them. But this year, it looks like universities went above and beyond disappointing some of the most creative, talented, and hard-working individuals. It is no secret that acceptance rates have dropped and that getting into college seems to bring more and more pressure … Continue reading College Admission Struggles

Mr. Diamente Retirement Tribute

By: Natalie Conte Briarcliff will be saying difficult goodbyes to a number of retiring teachers at the conclusion of this school year. Technology teacher Michael Diamente will be among those leaving the district and looking toward a new chapter of retirement. Mr. Diamente has spent 26 years at Briarcliff, starting in the fall of 1995 after teaching in NYC for nine years prior. By meeting … Continue reading Mr. Diamente Retirement Tribute

Mrs. Romano Retirement Tribute

By: Erin Shine and Jolie Wasserman After 18 years of devotion to the Briarcliff Manor School District, Mrs. Lori Romano has decided to retire. Many of us have a new perspective after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mrs. Romano’s takeaway was the importance of spending time with her family and friends. After this school year ends, Mrs. Romano has quite a full itinerary; home … Continue reading Mrs. Romano Retirement Tribute

Mr. Hamlin Retirement Tribute

By: Jolie Wasserman After 20 years of service to the Briarcliff community, Mr. Hamlin will retire, a decision that was determined even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Mr. Hamlin will trade in teaching and coaching for life in South Carolina: fishing, traveling, and visiting family. Mr. Hamlin does intend on continuing to teach, in a part-time manner, however. When asked about his favorite memory of … Continue reading Mr. Hamlin Retirement Tribute

How to Adjust Pets Back to Normal Life

By: Alisha Lai It’s no secret that during the Covid-19 Pandemic, pet ownership has soared. Many people have found that there are significant emotional benefits from adopting and caring for a pet. Now that the virus is retreating and life in returning to (somewhat) normal, the adjustment back to regular life for the furry friend begins. For starters, pets have gotten used to their humans … Continue reading How to Adjust Pets Back to Normal Life