Right angle: we should keep the electoral college, but fix it

Abby Matusek Columnist As the 2020 election looms, many Democrats, including presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, and Elizabeth Warren, now support an amendment to abolish the Electoral College.  230 years ago, the founding fathers crafted the Constitution, and with it, the Electoral College. The system requires that each state has electors, one for every seat in Congress. During…

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…

Buckland Park expansion promises a brighter future

Naomi Markus Associate Staff Writer   Although it’s not officially summer on the calendar, summer activities are already in full swing at Buckland Park here in Brighton. Located on Westfall Road, the beautiful park offers a wide variety of recreational activities for the young, old, and everyone in between. Its popularity means that it doesn’t…

The future of Springfest is up for discussion

Kurt Hahn Associate Staff Writer   It’s nearing the end of the year, and there’s no better way to wrap it up than to hang out with friends and drench your teachers at the dunk tank. Springfest has been a long tradition in BHS, going back several decades. Despite this longstanding tradition, some students and…

Biannual exhibition showcases student artwork

Jack Hannagan Associate Staff Writer   Students were happy to return to school the evening of May 30th when Brighton hosted its biannual district-wide art show. Friends, family, and community members were invited to attend the event to admire student artwork created throughout the school year. The art was exhibited throughout the month of May…

Music festivals rock Rochester area all summer long

Olivia Rosen Local Editor Summer is coming, and every teenager knows that means concert season is on the horizon. While the warmth from the summer sun draws students away from their stressful studies, they are drawn into another anxiety-provoking plight- the overwhelming variety of venues, bands, and performers that will be playing in New York…

Summer jobs: a student’s guide to a loaded wallet

Sofian Syed Associate Staff Writer High school – it’s a time where students work day and night throughout the school year to keep up their grades and balance the different aspects of their lives. When school releases at the end of June, they often are left battered from a year’s worth of hard work, having…

Salvatore’s re-opens with a twist on their pizza business

Peter McGowan Sports Editor With the Whole Foods Development and destruction of Clover Lanes, Brighton lost a constant presence in the dining rooms of its residents. Salvatore’s, famous in Rochester for their pizza for over forty years, abruptly closed its doors a few years back, leaving a sizeable void in the town’s pizza delivery business….

Senior Edwin Rosenberg says goodbye to Brighton High

Edwin Rosenberg Columnist Here we are. June 2019, and another school year comes to an end. This is my final article for the Trapezoid, and true to form, I am writing it two days after the deadline has passed. It’s a sad thing, knowing that you are doing something for the last time. I think…

Right Angle: Nothing is ever as it seems, especially not politics

Abby Matusek Columnist I don’t like politics. Some people live for the thrill of the debate, but political argument at the Thanksgiving dinner table are my own personal hell. The loud, heated disputes that always seem to come from political discourse really aren’t my thing. So, why write this column? Why participate in political discussions?…

Moving pictures: how storytelling in film complements life

Patrick Boese Columnist Well, that’s all folks. It’s been real. It’s been fun. It’s been real fun. But now, I must end my time as a starry-eyed film critic and begin my time as a starry-eyed film student. And in lieu of a traditional movie review (there are no good movies out right now anyway),…

The high school experience enters the spotlight of pop culture

Madeline Hastings Associate Staff Writer The Class of 2019 is special. The early summer breeze has stirred up feelings of sentimentality that contribute to the boldness of that statement. Perhaps it’s impossible to maintain an air of objectivity when reflecting on one’s graduating class. To think that one day the faces you’ve seen in the…