By Jordan Siegel Spring fever is in the air at Byram Hills as the weather starts to get warmer and everyone gets ready to relax. Although it seems like February break just passed, believe it or not, spring break has arrived. Byram students’ stress from the end of the third quarter will be relieved by this week-long break. To celebrate the impending holiday, I talked … Continue reading Ready for Spring Break?!
By Jordyn Jacobson As the Senior Class of 2019 gets ready to graduate and go off to college, the Junior class prepares to take over next year. Many have been waiting to apply for senior leadership positions since they were just freshmen, and the time has finally come. Junior Jake Wild says that applying for Mentor was “kind of surreal because I have been waiting … Continue reading The Reign of the Class of 2020
by Alex Berkman Next year, the social studies department is introducing a new AP Government course into the curriculum. For the first time, a civics course will be offered to the students and can be used to replace the standard economic credit for graduating seniors. I sat down with Mr. Thomas Andriello, who in addition to teaching Global 1 and Global 2, running the debate … Continue reading A New Course: AP Government
By Drew Siskin You may have heard about this news on Instagram, News 12, or even from your parents, but regardless of where you received your information, odds are the college admissions scandal touched close to home. Every other day, now that it is March, someone is getting an acceptance, deferral or rejection from a school of their dreams. As we all know, schools are … Continue reading The Scandal of the Year?
By Olivia Scaglione By the time the second semester rolls around, most seniors have already heard back from college or are waiting for a decision. Therefore, many have “senioritis” and feel a decline in their motivation for their final year of academics. From writing with chalk on the sidewalks before the first day of school to wearing blackout t-shirts during the first week, there are … Continue reading Senior Skip Day: A Memorable Tradition or An Unnecessary Absence
by Gabby Ripka The Byram Hills Boys Varsity Basketball Team is always a contender for the coveted Section 1 Gold Ball and this year was no different. At the beginning of the season, LoHud ranked them as the number three team in the section. With returning LoHud Super 7 standouts, Ben Leff and Willy Samsen, Byram was a team with a target on its back the … Continue reading Boys’ Varsity Basketball: A Season RECAP
By Mia Dittrich Challenge Success is an organization that works with teams of educators, parents, and students at schools all across the country. Their mission is to implement the best practices and policies in areas such as curriculum, assessment, homework, school schedule, and a healthy school climate. Last year, the Byram Hills school district partnered with Challenge Success, giving 8th through 12th-grade students a survey … Continue reading Challenge Success