Dear Guidance Department, I would like to preface this letter by saying that I am beyond grateful to your department for all of the hard work that you all do on a daily basis. Every time I step into the guidance office, I feel welcome and am greeted by smiles from counselors that do not even know me. I have always viewed your department as … Continue reading An Open Letter to Guidance
By Ellie Reinhardt It’s that time of the year again where spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner. Students are in the final crunch mode to get through the year in one piece. While they happily embrace the seemingly longer days with the sun shining until 7pm, students grudgingly struggle to get out of bed early in the pitch black … Continue reading Are We Saved by Daylight Savings?
By Samantha Krevolin Once December Break is over, students often feel relaxed and refreshed coming into the new year. People are excited to see their friends and follow their New Year’s resolutions. However, this mindset is quickly changed as students are told by their teachers when they come back to school that midterms are rapidly approaching. The real controversy about this subject is the fact … Continue reading Midterms: Requirement or Unnecessary?
By Olivia Conte Typically by this time of year, students passing by the guidance office will notice college banners displayed on the walls. From Cornell to UCLA to The University of Wisconsin, colleges from around the country are represented in the array of pennants. This year, however, students are yet to see these banners and many are curious as to why. Normally, people would be … Continue reading College Banners: How Do You Feel About Their Presence?
By Olivia Scaglione As winter has drawn to a close, warm weather is (hopefully!) fast approaching and as is the discussion of a controversial topic in many schools around the nation: whether students should be required to follow a dress code. When speaking to several students at the high school, most agreed that students should be able to wear the clothing they want. Freshman Gabriella … Continue reading Dress Code . . . Yes or No?
By Jesse Perlmutter Today, technology is such a prevalent part of our lives. In fact, according to a study completed by Common Sense Media, 50% of all teenagers feel addicted to their cell phone. But why? Why is it that we are we so attached to our cell phones? Byram Hills students give us the top four reasons as to why they believe that teenagers … Continue reading Addicted 2 Phones?
By Raquel Kanner Picture this: The bell rings. Your next class is on the opposite side of the school. You are frantic and rushing to get to class, and you’re not the only one that feels this pressure. Students all around the school are cramming the hallways, making them difficult to navigate. In reality, the four-minute transition that occurs multiple times per day is crucial … Continue reading Is there Enough Time in between Classes?