The Ability of the Arts to Transcend the Classroom

By Kallie Hoffman What is a life without a creative outlet?  Is any right more sacred than freedom of expression?  Combine the two, and the power of creative expression is infinite.  The arts represent the universe of the uninhibited, or as Pablo Picasso once observed, “to draw, you must close your eyes and sing.”  The magic of the arts is that it allows an individual … Continue reading The Ability of the Arts to Transcend the Classroom

A Spotlight on Jamie Begleiter & Her Science Research Project

By Renner Kwittken “Jamie has been an inspiration to future lab researchers in our program. She has taught everyone that no matter what you expect your study to be, never make assumptions that it will turn out that way. Be prepared to meet challenges, know your topic, and never stop working so that you are ready for anything.” These are some kind words from Mrs. … Continue reading A Spotlight on Jamie Begleiter & Her Science Research Project

Why Does Byram Hills Lack a True Student Body Government?

By Danny Lombara Many students at BHHS wonder why our school lacks a student body government and doesn’t have a school election, like HCC and other high schools. “I think a class presidential election would be interesting,” says Freshman Nick Skiera,“I definitely know kids who would want to run in it.” So, if kids would be interested in a student body government, why isn’t there … Continue reading Why Does Byram Hills Lack a True Student Body Government?

“Blackout Schedule” Schedule Replaced by “Staggered Quarters”

By Zachary Milewicz Mention the word “blackout” to any student at Byram Hills and they’ll probably think back to a headache: a headache during two endless weeks of torture. Two weeks filled with immense workloads, more tests than can be counted on fingers, and highly elevated stress levels. The end of each quarter can get busy. Students want to raise their grades, and teachers want … Continue reading “Blackout Schedule” Schedule Replaced by “Staggered Quarters”

Students Grading Teachers

By David McDaniels “I’ll give the movie a B. That shirt, eh it’s about a 4.” It seems that everything is graded, especially now in our competitive, success driven lives. Well, that is almost everything. The one person in a child’s life that is responsible for their most important grades are teachers. Teachers hand out grades daily. I’m sure every student reading this has been … Continue reading Students Grading Teachers