Teachers District-Wide Learn to Code

By Emma Konrad Volume 69, Issue I Briarcliff is becoming more and more tech savvy. Step one was becoming one to one with our technology where every student gets a laptop. Step two is teachers learning how to code. Teachers, district wide, will be learning through Apple programs, on-line self-instruction, district professional development opportunities, and collaborative sharing amongst colleagues. Another resource for teachers could be … Continue reading Teachers District-Wide Learn to Code

Wellness Center to Debut at BHS

By Zoe London Volume 69, Issue I Most people at Briarcliff High School are aware of the demands placed on students of all grades; the need for competitive portfolios, full schedules, and success can put a strain on students who are trying to balance everything in hopes of staying productive. The initiative for a wellness center to be constructed in the high school now represents … Continue reading Wellness Center to Debut at BHS

Anxiety and New Protocols Headline Community Forum on School Safety

By Sean Fischer & Sarah Dolgin Volume 68, Issue V In the wake of recent school shootings, the school district administration opened a dialogue with the community regarding school safety and the many plans in place to keep students safe. This month, Dr. Kaishian, Mr. Murphy, and Director of Facilities Mr. George Hula hosted a community forum on school safety and security. After a brief … Continue reading Anxiety and New Protocols Headline Community Forum on School Safety

Pace University Sells Briarcliff Campus to Mysterious Charity

By Sean Fischer Volume 68, Issue V Pace University recently undertook a project to transform their Westchester campus from a commuter school to a more local, consolidated, and walkable campus. Part of this plan entailed the selling of their Briarcliff Campus, located on Elm Road. According to Mary Cheever in her book The Changing Landscape: A History of Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough, the buildings that originally made … Continue reading Pace University Sells Briarcliff Campus to Mysterious Charity

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

A Community Rattled: The Murder of Joao Souza

By Colby Cho Volume 68, Issue V Binghamton University engineering student and Blind Brook High School graduate Joao Souza, 19, was fatally stabbed in his dormitory on April 15. This murder came just five weeks after another student murder at Binghamton, leaving those at the university and in Blind Brook grieving and shocked. The murderer, caught on security footage wearing dark clothing and partially concealing … Continue reading A Community Rattled: The Murder of Joao Souza