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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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Lockdown nostalgia consists of a longing for memories, habits and emotions experienced during the pandemic, usually in its early stages.

A walk down lockdown lane: quarantine memories

Crystal Zhu and Eileen Zhu April 29, 2024

When pajamas, a bag of chips and a blanket were school-day staples, Zoom screens were dominated by various angles of student faces and ceilings and laggy voices emerging from computer speakers. These were...

With hopes of continuing field hockey beyond her high school career, senior Halie Yung has committed to Smith College. Used with permission from Halie Yung.

Halie Yung strikes her line into Smith College

Irene Hwang, Staffer April 29, 2024

With hopes of continuing field hockey beyond her high school career, senior Halie Yung has committed to Smith College.  Field hockey has been an integral part of Yung’s life since she was introduced...

Many of the stories told to young children are often simplified explanations of important life lessons intertwined with fun aspects to keep them engaged.

Sharing childhood stories to look back upon

Amanda Jin, Staffer April 29, 2024

Tucked in and curled up beneath the covers, a child eagerly awaits for their parent to sit down and begin telling a story. As time passes, these once cherished stories become less prominent, fading with...

Although Metas new feature had good intentions to limit misinformation, it is not effective in achieving its goals.

The downsides of Meta’s new political content feature

Nicole Ge and David Zhu April 29, 2024

In a controversial move, Meta announced in a blog post on Feb. 9 that they would implement a feature limiting the amount of recommended political content to users worldwide on Facebook, Instagram and Threads....

Nostalgia offers the opportunity to relive the past, yet the concept and acceptance of nostalgia has shiften throughout the years.

Nostalgia’s journey from disorder to emotion

Anushka Anand and Apurva Krishnamurthy April 29, 2024

Hailing from the Greek words nostos, or homecoming, and algos, meaning longing, nostalgia offers us an opportunity to relive the past. Although it is generally accepted as an emotional phenomenon that...

Top image: Members of the Speech and Debate team pose in front of a banner at the Ketucky LEX airport that reads University of Kentucky, the venue of the Tournament of Champions national tournament. (Left to Right, Front to Back: Rebecca Cai, Rucha Kore, Nina Pan, Vansh Mathur, Aadharsh Rajkumar, Anish Bhethanabotla, Rohan Patel, Sagar Bhatia, Michael Harris, Aadi Loonawat, Vihaan Patel, Om Modi, Bolang Zhu, Rohin Saharoy) bottom image: Members of the Public Forum debate team pose in front of the Funkhouser building at the Univesity of Kentucky (Left to Right, Front to Back: Nina Pan, Rohan Patel, Anish Bethanabotla, Aadharsh Rajkumar, Aadi Loonawat, Vihaan Patel, Sagar Bhatia, Rohin Saharoy). Used with permission from Nina Pan.

Thirteen Speech and Debate members compete in national tournament

Claire Guo, Staffer April 29, 2024

After a season of competition, 13 Speech and Debate students qualified for and competed in the Tournament of Champions, which is considered the most prestigious high school debate tournament in the United...



Valerie Shu, Design Editor April 29, 2024

In Mark Twains book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the use of the racial slurs accurately depicts the time period the book was set in.

Controversial writing communicates powerful messages

Rohan Kakhandiki and Taek Kim April 29, 2024

Lynbrook Drama’s spring play, “The Laramie Project,” stood out and prompted debate due to its mature subject matter. The play is based on the story of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was beaten and...

Team photo of the 2023-24 softball team. Photo used with permission from Peggy Yao.

Softball keeps on swinging and lights up the field

Erin Fitzpatrick, Staffer April 29, 2024

Under the bright afternoon sun, the first pitch slices through the air, setting the stage for a game that would showcase the unwavering passion the Lynbrook softball team has for the sport. The crowd cheers...

The seated program featured a performance from the Lynbrook Drama Department and guest speakers from
National Geographic. Organizations and students also educated attendees on various efforts. As they exited
the event, attendees were able to sign a banner with personal environmental resolutions.

FUHSD Climate Collective hosts first Earth Day event

Gary Pan, Staffer April 29, 2024

FUHSD hosted its first district-wide Earth Day fair at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View from 5-8 p.m. on April 11, showcasing booths focused on different environmental and sustainability issues...

Equity Task Force logo.

Equity Task Force speaker event sheds light on non-STEM jobs

Vidushi Upadhyay, Staffer April 29, 2024

The Equity Task Force hosted its first speaker event, featuring professionals in non-STEM fields from April 2 to 4. The event gave students the opportunity to learn from the experiences of a recruiter...

Senior Alicia Cho and junior Felicia Huang hold their feathered pets under the morning sun. Photo used with permission from Alicia Cho and Felicia Huang.

Student journeys with their uncommon pets

Vihaan Patel, Staffer April 29, 2024

The debate between dogs and cats has split many pet-lovers, but senior Alicia Cho and junior Felicia Huang provide a unique perspective to the argument. Ever since Cho got her chickens in elementary school...