A Democrat for County Executive

By Jarrod Singer Volume 68, Issue II People all over Westchester were surprised with the outcome of the recent election for County Executive. Rob Astorino, who had been Westchester County Executive since 2009, was up against George Latimer, who served on the New York State Senate. As the election came by, everybody expected Astorino to win by a landslide based on his popularity. By freezing … Continue reading A Democrat for County Executive

Tax Bill Posted to Affect Westchester Residents

By Julia Orientale Volume 68, Issue III The most significant tax reform in over 30 years has been passed by the Senate. The 479-page tax bill proposed by the Republican Party passed in a 51-49 vote. The bill is not yet law as the House and Senate must be in agreement. Now, House and Senate negotiators will attempt to settle on a compromised version. The … Continue reading Tax Bill Posted to Affect Westchester Residents

NHS Inductee Numbers Rise at BHS

By Caroline Adams Volume 68, Issue II In recent years, BHS has seen great increase in the number of juniors and seniors inducted into the National Honor Society. Induction into the NHS is offered to students earning 93% average and exhibiting great leadership, service, and character. Just look- ing at the NHS plaque wall op- posite the nurse’s of ce, one can see the immense … Continue reading NHS Inductee Numbers Rise at BHS

Books are Great, but Clubs About Them are Better

By Sean Fischer Volume 68, Issue II Almost any English teacher will tell you that books are great. Just ask Ms. Fishman, who takes her kids to the library weekly and whose husband has resorted to having to hide  books from her. Her fellow English teacher, Ms. Fernandez, does not only impart that lesson to her students but also shares her passion for literature through … Continue reading Books are Great, but Clubs About Them are Better

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

In Case You Missed It: Animal Farm

By Elizabeth Madden Volume 68, Issue II Animal Farm is about the political instability in a dystopian society where animals overthrow the humans, but experience their own difficulties involving political corruption and social inequality. The acting was superb, considering the experience of the students casted, and I thought that everyone did a great job in displaying animalistic qualities to the audience. I thought the opening … Continue reading In Case You Missed It: Animal Farm