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Spend some Free Time listening to Ruel

Teresa Arisawa

October 14, 2019

I discovered Ruel while listening to a playlist that recommended me his song, “Younger”. I really enjoyed the lyrics and melody, and after hearing the song, I wanted to check out more of his music.  At only 16 years old, Ruel has already released multiple singles and two extended plays (EPs...

Spider-Man: Homeless

Spider-Man: Homeless

Medha Upadhyay

October 2, 2019

When Spider-Man fans joked that the next movie in the trilogy would be “Spider-Man: Homeless,” they could not have foreseen the major custody battle that Disney and Sony would undergo over the iconic character, momentarily leaving him stranded between opposing sides. Although Marvel is a seen as a box-office gu...

Minecraft makes a comeback

Ethan Lee

September 30, 2019

Walking up to a body of water, a player can expect to find dolphins, turtles or even water temples. These are just some of the many new features of Minecraft and is part of the reason why the game has made a comeback in the video game community. As veteran Minecraft players reappropriate time to play the ...

A completely unqualified and unnecessarily harsh review of the 2019 Met Gala

Divya Nelakonda

May 31, 2019

Known as the “Superbowl of Fashion,” the Met Gala — an invitation-only fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (Met) costume institute and launch party for its Spring exhibition — had an exclusive list of celebrities, designers, models, brand representatives and industry insiders floc...

Ciara turns past scars into beauty marks

Ciara turns past scars into beauty marks

Hatim Saifee

May 31, 2019

Dealing with the underperformance of her 2015 album “Jackie,” parting ways with her record label Epic Records and her fiancé Future, coupling with NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and giving birth to their daughter Sienna, Ciara’s personal and professional life has taken many turns in the past fo...

Endgame broke my heart, but I will never forget what my heroes taught me

Endgame broke my heart, but I will never forget what my heroes taught me

Medha Upadhyay

May 24, 2019

I don’t think I can overstate how much Marvel movies changed my life. And I don’t just mean how much they made me love, laugh and (recently) cry. I mean how much these movies molded me into who I am and how much these characters taught me about being a better person. When I was younger, I somet...

Behind the curtain: Lynbrook presents Beauty and the Beast

Behind the curtain: Lynbrook presents Beauty and the Beast

Kaylin Li

May 3, 2019

Cellos and the low rumble of the timpani breaks the silence. The rest of the orchestra follows in beats later. Then suddenly, the velvet curtains are drawn to the side, and light fills the auditorium. The voice of the narrator, literature teacher Jessica Dunlap, sounds through the speakers, “Once u...

True Crime: The fascination with murder and violence

True Crime: The fascination with murder and violence

Audrey Wong and Christy Yu

May 3, 2019

A shiny silver blade catches the viewer’s eyes as he sees the metal weapon drenched in crimson liquid. The liquid now spills everywhere, staining everything with a distinct dark red hue. A thrill of excitement surges through the viewer as he anxiously waits to see what comes next on his favorite show. This...

“Jane the Virgin”: the season finale

“Jane the Virgin”: the season finale

Jessica Li

May 3, 2019

When my sister first told me of a TV show with the premise of the titular character getting accidentally artificially inseminated, I couldn’t exactly wrap my head around “Jane the Virgin’s” status as a critically acclaimed show. Nonetheless, I watched and was immediately drawn beyond its ridiculous pre...

Behind the Scenes: Lynbrook Drama’s Musical “Beauty and the Beast”

Behind the Scenes: Lynbrook Drama’s Musical “Beauty and the Beast”

Kaylin Li and Alisha Naidu

April 25, 2019

Photos by Kaylin Li. Adobe Spark by Alisha Naidu....

Holi season: Bay Area celebrates spring with color

Holi season: Bay Area celebrates spring with color

Anusha Kothari

April 20, 2019

Vibrant colors collide in the excitement-filled air as friends and family dance to energetic, upbeat music. To celebrate the Indian festival Holi, which marks the beginning of spring, people come together to splash each other with colored powder and water. Also known as the “Festival of Colors,” ...

Smooth Criminal: Uncovering the allegations against pop icon Michael Jackson

Smooth Criminal: Uncovering the allegations against pop icon Michael Jackson

Priyanka Anand

April 12, 2019

“Smooth Criminal,” one of the most celebrated songs from pop music icon Michael Jackson, is now being used to describe the singer himself. A documentary about the singer and his alleged sexual abuse of young boys, titled “Leaving Neverland,” was released at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. ...

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