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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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Club Info Week will be held online this year from Sept. 8-11.

Club Info Week emerges as clubs face changes in the virtual scene

Elliu Huang and Christy Yu August 26, 2020

Clubs are an integral part of a student’s high school experience, but with the campus still closed and teachers switching to online learning, ASB’s Community Link (CLink) Commission has developed a...

Apart from their assistant principal responsibilities, Rosado and Rocha both enjoy personal hobbies, some of which they picked up during quarantine.

Lynbrook welcomes Susan Rocha and Jeff Rosado as new assistant principals

Diana Kohr and Amy Liu August 25, 2020

With the beginning of the school year in full swing, many changes have occurred, both related and unrelated to the pandemic. School has shifted to online learning, class schedules have been altered and...

Despite the convenience of later start times during quarantine, Lynbrook continues to begin the day at 8 a.m., against the advice of student health experts.

Why remote school should have started later

Elena Williams, Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2020

First period has a distinctive atmosphere — stifled yawns, sluggish shuffling, dead-eyed stares. Students are tired. There is no shortage of evidence proving that early school start times correlate...

Advocacy through social media is not going to go away any time soon. By being careful to not spread misleading information, while still advocating for issues we care about, we can make social media a valuable tool to create a long lasting impact.

The rise of advocacy in social media

Elizabeth Cheng, Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2020

Advocacy on social media has played a major role in the Black Lives Matter movement, which sparked a wave of social media posts intended to inform the public through platforms such as Instagram, Twitter...

Despite the evident lack of diversity in FUHSD, recent racial justice movements have spurred community members to host town hall meetings, send letters and write resolutions to promote anti-racism and equality within the district.

FUHSD community pushes for antiracist curriculum and climate

Mei Corricello and Sruthi Medepalli August 24, 2020

With the recent rise of racial justice movements such as Black Lives Matter (BLM), FUHSD has been pushed to speak up in the anti-racism conversation. Students, teachers, administrators and community members...

CIF has pushed back the start dates for all fall and winter sports by a few months, but regardless of the uncertain circumstances, Lynbrook’s athletic and PE departments are hard at work devising a feasible plan for students in accordance with the county’s public health guidelines.

A shift in this year’s school sports, PE credits

Crystal Qian and Jason Shan August 24, 2020

Many students — especially those who already had their sports seasons cancelled in the spring — are counting on this school year to meet PE credit requirements. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with no...

Computer screens are connected, but not connected at the same time. Some teens fare well at home, but others do not.

Social isolation affects teen social development

Elizabeth Park and Sharlene Chen August 24, 2020

Isolated, scared and unsure — just a few of the emotions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Humans are naturally social. With the COVID-19 crisis calling for social distancing, though, teens are...

As students and staff spend hours on Zoom every school day, it is important to be aware of and understand indications of Zoom fatigue and follow self-care practices to maintain physical and mental health.

Zoomed in: Exploring the effects of online learning

Anirudh Seshadri and Melissa Chen August 24, 2020

In late February, 90,000 schools across 20 countries were using Zoom. In March 2020, the Zoom app saw 2.5 million downloads. Whether it’s for social gatherings, classes or work, more and more people...

Lynbrook athletes have found Strava beneficial for not only improving their physical health but also maintaining their social health in a time where in-person interactions are discouraged.

Staff and student athletes stay active with Strava

Ria Phelan and Allison Hsieh August 20, 2020

When shelter-in-place was announced on March 14, many Lynbrook cross country and  track and field athletes worried for the future of their athletic careers, especially after summer activities were halted...

On July 31, President Donald Trump released an executive order to ban the popular social media app TikTok if it was not sold to an American company before Sept. 15, which was later extended to Nov. 12.

Trump attempts to ban TikTok

Emma Cionca and Lina Mezerreg August 17, 2020

As president of the United States, Donald Trump has many responsibilities concerning the well being of the citizens and safety of the country. However, one of the president’s latest concerns has garnered...

Making the difficult transition into high school through a virtual learning environment is an unprecedented challenge for the class of 2024.

The class of 2024 logs in to Lynbrook

Emma Constable and Anwen Huang August 17, 2020

For the class of 2024, their entrance into high school will be like never before. Without traditional events that foster widespread school spirit and connections among classes, Lynbrook administrators,...

Staffer Ethan Lees NBA playoff predictions.

My NBA playoff predictions

Ethan Lee, Writer August 17, 2020

The 2019-2020 NBA playoffs began on Aug. 17 with the league’s top 16 teams competing to win a single championship trophy. As an NBA fanatic, the following predictions for this year's playoff performances,...