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
By Ellie Reinhardt As most of Byram Hills patiently waits for that beautiful phone call from Mr. Donahue letting us know that we have a 2 hour delay due to the snow, Byram students are already dreaming about the extra “Z’s” that are in store. This precious time gives us the extra couple of hours of sleep that all teenagers crave. Sleeping longer in the … Continue reading Should School Start Later?
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
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?
By Seth Morrison You may think course selection is months away, but it’s actually that time of the year again; it has snuck up on us again. It’s important for every student to put a fair amount of thought into which classes, whether it be APs or electives, they will take next year. The question is: how? With so many things to take into account … Continue reading Tips on Course Selection
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”
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