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 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 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
By Samantha Krevolin BHHS students have extremely hectic weeks at school all year long. Arriving by 7:45 every morning (sometimes even earlier for extra help), classes until 2:30 in the afternoon, and after-school activities, sports, clubs, and homework, students could use some time off. A good way for high school students to have a break, while experiencing an academically enriching day, is to provide more field trips. Memorable … Continue reading Lack of Field Trips at BHHS
By Ellen Amico You’re sitting down, finally focused on completing your math packet. Suddenly, you hear a ‘bing!’ from across the room. You know you should keep working, but you really want to see who texted you. You decide you’ve been working long enough and it’s time to take a quick, five-minute break. You’re scrolling through your Instagram feed and before you know it, … Continue reading Are Phones Distracting to us When We’re Doing Homework?
By Jordyn Jacobson Whether you’re on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter, there’s no doubt that social media has become a huge part of teenage life. It is changing the way that we communicate, get our news, share pictures, and even learn. So, should social media be allowed in schools? There are clear benefits to integrating social media into our curriculum. Senior Neil Dan explains, “I … Continue reading Should Schools Block Social Media?