Junior Year: Is it really that bad?

By Alessandra Colella As the Class of 2019 approaches the midpoint of their junior year, it is important to reflect and assess if this school year has lived up to its negative expectations. Junior year has built up a reputation for being the hardest year of one’s high school career. Juniors must take the ACT or SAT, visit colleges, build up their resumes, take driver’s … Continue reading Junior Year: Is it really that bad?

The ACT vs the SAT: Tackling the Monster

By Hayley Siegle Roaming the halls of the Hills, you will often hear stressful sighs, frantic chatter about upcoming exams, and grunts about the “mountains” of work that a student may have. While yes, you’ll hear these sounds emerging from freshmen, sophomores, and seniors alike, it is the juniors who claim that they have it the worst, that they are plagued by the most work … Continue reading The ACT vs the SAT: Tackling the Monster

Should Juniors Be Able to Drive to School?

By  Samantha Krevolin Imagine pulling up to the DMV after taking your road test and the examiner, who’s in the car with you, hands you your temporary license proving you passed your road test. Your heart starts to race and excitement fills the air. You are now more independent than ever and gain maturity by being able to legally drive. However, this feeling dies down … Continue reading Should Juniors Be Able to Drive to School?

Should BHHS still have parent teacher conferences?

By Chloe Weissman With parent teacher conferences right around the corner, the question of whether they are still necessary, arises. Parent teacher conferences are the perfect opportunity for parents of academically challenged students to meet with their teachers. However, there are a certain amount of time slots for each teacher that get used up quickly. Most of these time slots are used up by parents … Continue reading Should BHHS still have parent teacher conferences?

Should Varsity Athletes Be Required to Participate in Physical Education?

By Jesse Perlmutter We are all busy. Clubs. Extracurriculars. Theater. Sports. The list goes on and on, and finally, at the end of a long grueling day, students are faced with hours upon hours of homework. We go to bed late, wake up early, and then repeat the cycle all over again. Time is the culprit in the extremely overbooked life of a student. Among … Continue reading Should Varsity Athletes Be Required to Participate in Physical Education?

On Reducing Stress

By Olivia Canter Do you ever have those nights when you are stress eating with your favorite pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? There is a reason why stressed spelled backward is dessert! Well…stress eat no more with these helpful and easy ways to calm down. Taking breaks, doing yoga, exercising, listening to music, and doing mindless activities are fabulous techniques. Moreover, changing your … Continue reading On Reducing Stress

Lights or No Lights?

By Chloe Sampere The installment of lights on the turf field has been a topic of enormous debate at Byram Hills High School. Many people believe that the installment of lights surrounding the turf would promote school spirit at sports games occurring in the evening. However, the school has not taken action in getting lights for various reasons such as the expensive cost and the laborious … Continue reading Lights or No Lights?