By Amanda Tuzzo Could you imagine going into labor three weeks (or even three months) earlier than expected? In the United States alone, over 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year, putting them at risk for both immediate and long-term health issues such as Cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, intellectual disabilities, blindness, and hearing loss. If that’s not enough to convince you that premature birth … Continue reading Making a Difference, One Step At a Time
By Chloe Sampere Byram Hills has many great athletes in their athletic program, and therefore, it is difficult for younger students to obtain a spot on one of the various sports teams. However, there are always a few underclassmen and even some 8th graders who find themselves competing at the varsity level. I spoke with a few of these young athletes who had the opportunity … Continue reading Eighth-Graders Get a Taste of the High School
By Rachel Ackerman By now, most Byram Hills seniors will have submitted their college applications, and many of them may have already been accepted to one or more institutions. Students applying to multiple schools often work tirelessly throughout the fall semester to complete all of their questions, essays, and supplements—a difficult thing to balance with schoolwork and extracurricular activities. Most BHHS students are familiar with … Continue reading Naviance: The Unsung Hero of College Applications
By Amanda Anikstein “Mentor,” as the students of BHHS call it, is the first period of every day for all freshmen during the first semester of the school year, and is the class that all freshman look forward to most! With the mentor program coming to an end as we approach the beginning of the second semester, the students reflect on how the program has … Continue reading The End of an “Era”
By Alessandra Colella As the Class of 2019 approaches the midpoint of their junior year, it is important to reflect and assess if this school year has lived up to its negative expectations. Junior year has built up a reputation for being the hardest year of one’s high school career. Juniors must take the ACT or SAT, visit colleges, build up their resumes, take driver’s … Continue reading Junior Year: Is it really that bad?
By Dani Cronin It is no secret that the Byram Hills theater department has a surplus of musical and theatrical talent! This year the Varley Players, the theater group at BHHS, welcomed an extremely talented freshman, Nate Bergman, to the stage! Premiering in his first high school performance this fall, Nate secured the lead role of Bobby Strong in the musical Urinetown. Earning a primary … Continue reading Nate Bergman: The Freshman Showstopper!
By Kallie Hoffman Byram Hills High School routinely qualifies for national science fairs, fills its auditorium for plays and musicals and attracts numerous spectators to its sporting events; however, often overlooked among the marvelous young biologists, actors, actresses and athletes are the enormous artistic abilities prevalent within its student body. Thus, to recognize the vast creative talents existing at Byram Hills, many of the art teachers … Continue reading A New Start for Art