Firing Sessions further divides Trump’s administration

Tray Ruhlmann Associate Staff Writer On November 6, our country held one of the most divisive midterm elections in recent memory. Democrats attempted to rally a “blue wave” against the Republican-controlled Senate and House of Representatives, with mixed results: The Senate remained under Republican control and the Democrats took control of the House.   But the…

Exercise is vital to living a healthy life, even in the snow

Oran Poleshuck-Kinel Associate Staff Writer Keeping active in the winter months can be a dreaded chore Exercise is vital to living a healthy life; however, studies show over 75% of people do not get enough of it. This problem is especially prevalent in the winter, as the gloomy weather makes it more likely for kids…

Going to the gym is not comparable to playing a sport

Maggie Smith Associate Staff Writer It’s three o’ clock in the afternoon. You’ve just gotten back home from school, and you’ve taken a quick Netflix break on the couch before beginning your homework. As you’re snuggled in your blankets, you glance out the window only to see pack of indoor track runners quickly making their…

Tight might be right: the truth about your spandex

Megan Cooper Associate Staff Writer For all the money that Brighton students spend on “high-tech” or “high performance” athletic clothing, one would hope that performance might actually be higher. Both researchers and Brighton students agree — often, performance enhancing clothing really does help you do better at sports or just when working out in general….

Ricki Bovee bowls through her competition

Get in her lane: pins fall into place for the sharpshooting junior Finn Mahan Associate Staff Writer   When most people think of bowling, it is only as the casual game you play on a Saturday night outing with your friends. However, bowling is a very competitive sport that many people across the country compete…

Left Field: America should legislate, not procrastinate

Edwin Rosenberg Columnist On December 22, 2018, the US government shut down. After a game of chicken, neither congressional Democrats nor President Trump could come to an agreement on the budget for fiscal 2019. Trump had demanded 5.7 billion dollars in federal funds for his wall, and Democrats seem unwilling to give it to him…

Do you trust the College Board, the testing trust?

Nitin Chockalingam Associate Staff Writer The College Board is an institution central to the lives of college-aspiring high schoolers across the United States, and even the world. Its smorgasbord of standardized tests dictates the course load of said students.   The College Board defines itself as “a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success…

Let’s FLEX Everyday

Trapezoid Staff Unsigned While the recent Martin Luther King Jr. Day Assembly, organized by the Black Student Union, was well-organized and empowering, at BHS, an issue has arisen in association with assembly days.   That is, while the assemblies themselves are valuable, they are cutting into our FLEX time, which is detrimental especially before midterms.    With assemblies comes…

Right Angle: shutdown disgraces conservative ideals

Peter McGowan Business Manager Since December 22, 2018, spurned by President Trump’s demand for a wall on the southern border, our nation has been stuck in the longest government shutdown to date, with no end in sight. I must admit that I do not consider myself a conservative, but I have always understood and respected…

You’ll wish you were blindfolded watching Bird Box

Patrick Boese Columnist January! It’s the first month of the year, when we see Rochesterians complain endlessly about the weather and I celebrate my birthday (January 15th, same as MLK, fun fact). As an early birthday celebration, I got into my comfiest pajamas and watched the newest Netflix Original Bird Box from the convenience of my own home. It was the worst…

Foreign Interns appreciate culture exchange

Sophie Zhou Associate Staff Writer   Learning a foreign language is difficult and can be especially challenging when you are limited to a single resource. Many may take trips to experience a language first-hand, but here in Brighton, a little bit of the language can come to us. Meet Simone, Guy, and Jose, Brighton High…