The Irony of the Holiday Season

By Sarah Albert Volume 68, Issue II Thanksgiving remains to be a holiday largely untouched by the spoiling force of materialism. The day kicks off the festive season, with the morals of giving and community. Part of the sanctity of the holiday lies in that there is no expected exchange of gifts or purchasing of decorations. The holiday is an opportunity for gratitude and a … Continue reading The Irony of the Holiday Season

The Best Fall Treats to Make at Home

By Sarah Albert and Emma Diller Volume 68, Issue I Grandma’s Apple Pie Take a piece of Grandma with you to your next family gathering! Crust: -2 cups sifted all-purpose our -1 teaspoon salt -2⁄3 cup of shortening -5-7 tablespoons cold water (or if you’re lazy… Pillsbury dough works too!!) Filling: -6 or 7 granny smith apples -3⁄4 to 1 cup sugar -2 tablespoons our … Continue reading The Best Fall Treats to Make at Home

Students Rush to Join Rho Kappa: Social Studies Honor Society

Volume 68, Issue I By Sarah Albert This year, Briarcliff High School is introducing a fifth honor society: Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society. Rho Kappa joins the New York State Math Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Honor Society for Dance Arts, National Art Honor Society, and National Honor Society chapters at BHS. The mission statement of the organization is to recognize … Continue reading Students Rush to Join Rho Kappa: Social Studies Honor Society

Veganism Food Trend

By Sarah Albert Volume 67, Issue II Americans consume an extreme quantity of meat per year. Last year, the US average beef consumption was 24.1 billion pounds. This meat production takes a toll on the environment in significant way. Cows are the leading producers of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. The land and resources used in the livestock production and upkeep is not sustainable. To … Continue reading Veganism Food Trend

Is It Even Possible to Keep New Year’s Resolutions?

By Sarah Albert Volume 67, Issue II Year after year, we aim high and set optimistic yet unrealistic goals for ourselves in the new year. This year I’ll be smarter, kinder and better!! Commonly, we nd ourselves promising to be more productive and stop procrastinating, be more positive, eat healthier, stop spending as much, etc. Well, the truth is, making these unrealistic goals is just … Continue reading Is It Even Possible to Keep New Year’s Resolutions?

Briarcliff Bulletin Shuts Down: This is Our Last Issue

By Sarah Albert Volume 67, Issue I Say goodbye to your beloved Briarcliff Bulletin! After over 90 years of honorable, intellectual and satirical writing, the dynasty of the Briarcliff Bulletin is coming to a close. Established during the 1920s, the Briarcliff Bulletin was the one and only school paper offering all of the current news, sports, and arts updates to its loyal supporters; the BHS … Continue reading Briarcliff Bulletin Shuts Down: This is Our Last Issue

Downton Abbey Ends its Final Season

By Sean Fischer & Sarah Albert Six years spent falling in love with perfectly tailored suits and feeling like a part of an aristocratic family in the early 20th century are coming to a close. No longer will dedicated fans be able to gape at beautifully set tables and 5,000 acres of sublimely manicured lawns. After the death of Sybil and Matthew, many worried that … Continue reading Downton Abbey Ends its Final Season