Senior Car Parade

By: Aiden Rutman The car parade started in 2020 as an effort to give the graduating class an experience to somewhat replicate the festivities of the second semester of senior year. After its major success that year, the car parade was given the “green-light” for 2021, and it did not disappoint. On May 16th, at 11:00 AM, the car parade began. The seniors’ route encompassed … Continue reading Senior Car Parade

Mask Mandate Lifted for Fully-Vaccinated Individuals

By: Jack Madden On June 15 Governor Cuomo removed all state restrictions on mask usage and businesses. Restaurants may operateat full capacity, buildings do not haveto require temperature checks, movies may have full attendance in theaters and in public spaces masks are no longer required. This all comes on the heels of 70% of the state having received one dose of the vaccine giving them … Continue reading Mask Mandate Lifted for Fully-Vaccinated Individuals

A Hard Farewell to Beloved Principal French

By: Jolie Wasserman As longtime language colleague and global travel partner, Mrs. Manchisi, put it, “Mrs. French has always been an outstanding colleague, mentor and leader. She has had a tremendous impact on students, faculty and the Briarcliff community.  She will be sorely missed but warmly remembered.” Mrs. French cherishes her time as a Spanish teacher at BHS with Mrs. Manchisi. Their trips abroad with … Continue reading A Hard Farewell to Beloved Principal French

The Perfect Prom!

By: Jolie Wasserman After months of uncertainty, Briarcliff’s 2021 prom did not just happen, but exceeded expectations. As all students and faculty attending were required to show proof of either full vaccination, negative Covid-19 test, or Covid-19 recovery, masks did not have to be worn at the outdoor location of the Sleepy Hollow Country Club. The night was filled with visible smiles, sweaty mosh pits, … Continue reading The Perfect Prom!

Hate Crimes Against the AAPI Community

By: Catherine Seok An 84-year-old Thai immigrant died last month in San Francisco after being shoved to the ground. An 89-year-old Chinese woman was slapped and set on fire in Brooklyn. A 61-year-old Filipino-American was cut with a box cutter on the subway. These are only a few examples of the thousands reported. Ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a … Continue reading Hate Crimes Against the AAPI Community

Vaccine Update

By: Chloe Reidy This spring, hope for ending the pandemic has increased as new, highly effective vaccines are being more widely distributed. In the United States, the vaccines granted emergency use authorization from the FDA are made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was marked to be particularly helpful in reaching rural communities far from vaccine sights, college students … Continue reading Vaccine Update

New York Mayoral Race

By: Jack Madden The race to be the next Mayor of New York City is heating up. Due to the city’s extremely Democratic nature, whomever wins the Democratic primary is likely to win the general election in November. This primary season has many candidates with the major ones being Eric Adams the Brooklyn Borough President, Shaun Donovan former Housing Secretary, Kathryn Garcia NYC Sanitation Head, … Continue reading New York Mayoral Race

New Variants of Covid-19

By: Justin Boder COVID-19 was introduced to the world on December 31, 2019 and to this day it has impacted millions of lives (as we are all well aware). COVID-19, scientifically known as SARS-COV-2, is a respiratory illness which causes loss of taste and smell, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and a variety of other symptoms. Unfortunately, the virus has claimed 3 million lives and … Continue reading New Variants of Covid-19

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