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Amber Lee: Transforming struggles into social change

Amber Lee: Transforming struggles into social change

Hatim Saifee

February 7, 2019


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  Standing at the top of the quad in front of a large crowd of students and staff, microphone in hand, Class of 2018 alumna Amber Lee commences the Lynbrook High Walkout with a passionate speech. “We do have a problem, but more importantly we have the intellect, the leadership capabi...

The 2018 YouTube Scene: The Past Year’s Popular Video Trends

The 2018 YouTube Scene: The Past Year’s Popular Video Trends

Claire Chiu

February 2, 2019


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YouTube fosters creativity with its diverse content creators. With diversity comes the creation of unique content, some that can blow up and become trends. As 2019 begins, let’s take a look back at some of the biggest 2018 YouTube trends. ASMR: Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) videos ...

Erwin and Wong : the voices of “This Viking Life”

Erwin and Wong : the voices of “This Viking Life”

Patricia Wei

February 1, 2019


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It is 8:50 a.m. in the office on a Wednesday morning, and assistant principals David Erwin and Eric Wong and school psychologist Dr. Brittany Stevens are ready for another show. Promptly at 8:55 a.m., Erwin, standing in an electrical closet in the office, plays a song on the PA system for the whole school...

A guide to podcasts

A guide to podcasts

Rachel Wu

February 1, 2019


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If the new year means a new you, then here is something to add to your list of resolutions: listening to podcasts! Whether it be while walking to school, riding in the car or just enjoying some free time, pull out your phone and your earbuds to play the latest episodes of your favorite podcasts. Read...

Mythbusters: Twin Edition

Mythbusters: Twin Edition

Christy Yu

February 1, 2019


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It is estimated that only 3 percent of the population are twins, according to the Atlantic, leaving those who are not part of that small percentage wondering what it is like to be a twin. To bring to light what being a twin is actually like, four sets of Lynbrook twins share their stories.   ...

We all love ourselves some Peter Kavinsky

We all love ourselves some Peter Kavinsky

Dhriti Iyer and Aileen Xue

January 18, 2019


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To put it simply, we’re both suckers for romance movies. Name any rom-com, and you can  bet we’ve seen it at least five times. “A Cinderella Story?” We’ve practically memorized the entire movie by heart. “Forever My Girl?” We can’t help ourselves when it comes to high school sweethe...

Epic staff members try to make gingerbread houses in 10 minutes

Epic staff members try to make gingerbread houses in 10 minutes

Dhriti Iyer, Medha Upadhyay, Christy Yu, Anusha Kothari, Srinidhi Seshadri, and Nicole Ong

December 14, 2018


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Epic staff members Medha Upadhyay, Christy Yu, Dhriti Iyer and Anusha Kothari challenged themselves to make a festive gingerbread house in under 10 minutes. ...

Holiday gift guide for every personality

Holiday gift guide for every personality

Hsin Yen Huang

December 14, 2018


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The end of the year is approaching fast, and with finals and the holidays just around the corner, the last thing you need is the stress of figuring out what to gift friends. From the animal lover to the phone addict, this guide will help you find the perfect gift for anyone on your list....

Transfer students integrate into Lynbrook community

Transfer students integrate into Lynbrook community

Kavya Iyer

December 14, 2018


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New faces. Unfamiliar words. A new home. People, culture, surroundings — everything is different. While some Lynbrook students have grown up in the area, others have moved from other countries. High school alone is difficult, but for international students, adjusting to a new environment is an addi...

Viking families: staff and students on campus

Elena Williams

December 14, 2018


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To most Vikings, school and home are two separate worlds that divide their lives. Unless a student has siblings who also attend Lynbrook, their interactions are split between family and school. But what happens when staff members are married to one another or have a student at their school? Three Viking f...

Books to keep you warm in the winter

Priyanka Anand

December 14, 2018


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This holiday season, treat yourself to not only good food, but also great books. From a Christmas classic to a gripping murder-mystery, to romance, these books will keep you engaged and warm during the break, whether you travel or stay at home. Bundle up, find a cozy place and enjoy!   “A Ch...

Buster lends a helping paw

Buster lends a helping paw

Rachel Wu

December 14, 2018


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One unique member of the Lynbrook community always catches people's eyes as he walks around campus. Just four years old, he has his own staff ID card, walks on all fours and has a unique smile. This is Buster, Lynbrook’s very own service dog. Buster, a goldendoodle with black, curly fur, has a calm...

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