Aspiring Prom Queen Disappointed No Such Title Exists

By Tamar Honig

As the calendar crept closer to May 30, students here at Briarcliff High School were in a frenzy finding the perfect gown, devising the ultimate proposal, matching cummerbunds and dresses down to the exact hue, and devoting hours of careful deliberation to selecting the most flattering hairstyle, shoes, and accessories. Some went more all-out than others. And then there were those who would stop at nothing to ensure that they would be the social rulers of this once in a lifetime event. Continue reading “Aspiring Prom Queen Disappointed No Such Title Exists”

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Choosing Club Officers: Scam of the Century?

By Tamar Honig

As an integral component of many students’ high school careers, clubs offer invaluable opportunities to explore one’s interests or develop new passions. With this in mind, it follows that club officers, those leading the meetings that students devote their time to attend, should be carefully selected and well-deserving of their positions. And oftentimes, they are. However, other times, when officers are elected more arbitrarily and with less forethought, students not landed in their desired position may find themselves questioning the election process and deeming it unfair and inherently flawed. Continue reading “Choosing Club Officers: Scam of the Century?”

College Education: Still Worth It?

By Tamar Honig

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While history has been sprinkled with free spirits and unconventional thinkers since the beginning of time, our contemporary day and age seems to be experiencing a noticeable boom in individuals seeking to take, in the phrasing of Robert Frost, the road less traveled. Among a generation thoroughly fascinated by the concept of “hipsterism,” there are droves of young people perpetually pursuing new ways to be alternative, innovative, and original. Applied to the idea of higher education, this unconventional mindset has led many to ask: is college still worth it?
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“Our Country’s Good,” but the BHS Cast and Crew are Incredible

Photo Courtesy of Devon Levy
Photo Courtesy of Devon Levy

By Tamar Honig

The year is 1787. The location is the deck of a dark convict ship bound for a new penal colony in South Wales, Australia. So begins Our Country’s Good, the outstanding play put on by talented students here at BHS on November 16, 17, and 18. This play follows the story of a group of Royal Marines and convicts who put on a production of The Recruiting Officer. The governor of the new colony in Australia names Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark the director of the play. Ralph struggles to help the convicts learn their lines and become their characters, and his task proves even more difficult as one actor is sentenced to be hanged and the play must be rehearsed with half the cast in chains. Various love stories are threaded into the plot, and heated discussions of theater, punishment, criminality, and morality are strewn throughout the play. Despite the challenges encountered by Ralph and the other characters, the show must go on, and Our Country’s Good concludes as the premiere of The Recruiting Officer begins. Continue reading ““Our Country’s Good,” but the BHS Cast and Crew are Incredible”

Finance Club: A Profitable Use of Your Time

By Tamar Honig

In today’s tough economic climate, it is more important than ever to be financially aware. Financial know-how is a vital life skill that many high school kids – not to mention a fair amount of grown adults – lack. However, this certainly cannot be said of one enthusiastic bunch of brains right here at Briarcliff High School: members of the up-and-coming Finance Club.

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