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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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Snapchat’s optimistic mission is masked by users’ compulsive desires to maintain streaks and to illustrate a perfect life.

Snapchat: Fostering friendships or competition?

Susanna Tang, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2022

Approximately 319 million users every day tap on the iconic white ghost centered within a yellow box to reply to a friend’s “snap” — a picture or short video. Snapchat’s mission is to “empower...

With the guidance of Maker Nexus instructors, Lynbrook student volunteers created switch-adapted toys by soldering and connecting wires to larger external buttons.

Learning is limitless with switch-adapted toys

Sam Sarma, News Editor May 3, 2022

Children begin their education with toys: learning the different senses, the alphabet, colors and more. For children and adults with motor disabilities, small switches on electronic toys limit their access...

Elton John, Young Thug, Billy Porter, Bad Bunny, and Stray Kids are just a few of the prominent trailblazers of androgynous fashion.

Harry Styles isn’t the epitome of androgynous fashion

Lina Mezerreg, Staffer May 3, 2022

Fashion has long been a form of self-expression, but as androgynous or gender non-conforming fashion begins to enter the mainstream, public figures have often received polarizing media attention for their...

I still have a long way to reach that point in my life where I can discard what other people think, but I’m slowly changing my attitude.

“What will people say?”

Neha Ayyer, In-Depth Editor May 3, 2022

I looked in awe at my mother getting dressed for a party in traditional Indian clothes, jewelry and makeup. It was expected of me to dress similarly, but I couldn’t help feeling that it simply wasn’t...

Lynbrook students have expressed varying opinions on the purpose of driving in high school and whether it’s necessary.

Driving into a new world of independence

Sruthi Medepalli, Copy Editor May 3, 2022

As Lynbrook students hurry to class, they’re greeted by a procession of student drivers rushing to get the best parking spots. As the final class bell rings, a similar herd of students run to their cars...

Senior Andrew Chang powerfully kicks his legs in a break dance move.

Breakdance rookies battle

Deeksha Raj, Business Manager May 3, 2022

Breakdance Club has been known for its entertaining performances at rallies and occasionally in the quad. In the past, Breakdance Club has performed at various school events such as Winter Rally Valkyrie...

Shus Desmos art piece, Nine Lives in Perspective, features nine cats each created with a different equation.

Precalculus classes discover art using Desmos

Nicole Ge, Staffer May 3, 2022

The ticking clock on freshman Valerie Shu’s graphic illustration looks deceivingly simple. However, she spent hours experimenting to make the second hand move and pause each second in Desmos. Polynomial...

I see an open path to change — one that I can take part in.

Knock down the house: My path in politics

Mei Corricello, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2022

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stood with her hand over her mouth with a look of disbelief on her face as the final polling numbers flashed across the TV screen in a bar in the Bronx. She had just beaten longtime...

Baugh poses in front of his wall of thank-you cards from students through the years.

Adding responsibility: Chris Baugh to be math department lead

Amy Liu, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2022

“Mr. Baugh is the best math teacher I've ever had,” said senior Jojo Azevedo, who was in Chris Baugh’s class for three years. “I could have not gone this far without him. I'm really happy that...

Superstitions are practiced as a way of carrying on traditions and preserving culture.

The cultural diversity of superstitions

Timothy Kim, Copy Editor May 3, 2022

Although some may think of superstitions as far-fetched beliefs that hold little significance, they are still practiced as a way of carrying on traditions and preserving culture. Superstitions, practices...

The Oscars recognized several of last year’s most acclaimed films, including CODA, King Richard and Dune.

Oscar-worthy: Reviewing the year’s best films

Meera Nambiar, Catherine Zhou and Katie Chin May 3, 2022

The 94th Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, were held on Sunday, March 27 to recognize the award-winning films of 2021. On top of the memorable confrontation between Will Smith and Chris...

Senior Joe Lin, who hosted the AV Expo, sits in a self-driving car.

AV Expo drives engineering and ethics

Elliu Huang, Managing Editor May 3, 2022

The National Autonomous Vehicle Expo on April 16 and 17 increased awareness of the future of autonomous vehicles. Organized by senior Joe Lin and his team of volunteers, many of whom are Lynbrook students,...