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2024 Underclassmen Showdown Rally

2024 Underclassmen Showdown Rally

Olivia Yuan and Crystal Zhu February 17, 2024

Competition and camaraderie abounded over the course of Lynbrook’s first-ever Underclassmen Showdown this week. Racing to rack up points through activities throughout the week, freshmen and sophomores...

Graphic illustration by Chelsea Lee.

Rediscovering Piano in Philanthropy

Claire Guo, Staffer February 16, 2024

A grand piano sits in a room. The room is not a concert hall, nor a recital. There is no audience waiting expectantly for the curtain to rise, nor teary parent, nor eager friends. In fact, this is just...

Gaming the system

Gaming the system

Valerie Shu, Design Editor February 12, 2024

The revenue of Beauty Brands skyrocketted in 2023, partially due to the influence of social media promoting viral products.

Beauty influencers increase consumer culture

Yvonne Wu and Alyssa Wang February 12, 2024

What you need to know: Influencer culture drives consumer behavior through product endorsements on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, with creators gaining income from brand sponsorships. ...

When online mobs flood mainstream discussions every couple of years after the latest “woke, social justice warrior, liberal-agenda-pushing” video game releases — wanting to keep politics out of video games — what they truly mean to say is “we don’t want politics we don’t agree with in video games.”

Everything is political, including video games.

Ashley Huang and Myles Kim February 12, 2024

When online mobs flood mainstream discussions every couple of years after the latest “woke, social justice warrior, liberal-agenda-pushing” video game releases —  wanting to keep politics out of...

The Civilian Exclusion Order, published across the United States, was sanctioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, a policy aimed to remove all those who were deemed a threat to national security by the government.

The essential history of Executive Order 9066

Irene Hwang and Crystal Zhu February 12, 2024

What you need to know: On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which sanctioned the removal of Japanese Americans from “military zones.” More than 100,000...

Going into the next school year, Pathak will compete against other athletes at the collegiate level, hoping to secure many wins for NYU.

Neale Pathak’s journey to the New York University mat

David Zhu, Staffer February 12, 2024

With ten seconds left in the third period, senior Neale Pathak pins his opponent to the ground, forcing their shoulder blades to the wrestling mat. After two seconds, the referee’s shrill whistle ends...

In most video games, players strive to be the richest, most powerful or skillful entity — though at the cost of time.

Pixels to problems: how game addictions work

Apurva Krishnamurthy and Robert Yu February 12, 2024

From the peaceful villages of “Animal Crossing” to the ferocious battles fought in “Dark Souls,” video games offer a convenient escape from one’s daily routine. In most video games, players strive...

In response to an urgent demand for increased affordable student housing, UC Berkeley announced its plan to repurpose People’s Park, a historical landmark located in the center of campus that has lasted through decades of social movements and activism. Photos by David abercrombie, cc by-sa 2.0; daniel ramirez, cc by 2.0; joe mabel, cc by-sa 3.0; sevgonlernassau, cc by-sa 4.0; minesweeper, cc by-sa 3.0; dandelion breeze, cc by 4.0, via wikimedia commons.

UC Berkeley’s plans for People’s Park construction sparks worry

Emily Pedroza and Erin Fitzpatrick February 12, 2024

What you need to know: UC Berkeley's plans to repurpose People’s Park for affordable student housing have sparked backlash from the local community. People’s Park has a significant history...

Although engaging with extreme sports can be very immersive and enjoyable, it is necessary to properly assess the precautions needed.

A call for responsible practices in extreme sports

Amanda Jin, Staffer February 12, 2024

Diving off planes, exploring deep seas, cycling through dense forests — thrilling adventures that only a few have the confidence to try. Although engaging with extreme sports can be very immersive and...

The meaning of new trends like girl math and girl dinner have been misinterpreted on social media.

Girl math adds up, but the hate does not

Vidushi Upadhyay, Staffer February 12, 2024

Girl math and girl dinner are the most recent additions to the “season of girlhood” on social media. Spiking in popularity with the release of the “Barbie” movie in the summer of 2023, these concepts...

From Chicago Rummy to Final Fantasy XIV, students and teachers reflect on how their experiences with games have been impactful in creating meaningful memories.

Game memories, since 1965

Daeun Chung and Olivia Yuan February 12, 2024

With a variety of formats, designs and themes, games hold the power to define and connect the chapters of countless lives. From Chicago Rummy to “Final Fantasy XIV,” students and teachers reflect on...

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