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Trump’s Impeachment

Trump’s Impeachment

Renee Ge

December 11, 2019

The movement to impeach President Donald Trump gained traction after an anonymous White House official reported that Trump had abused his presidential powers to benefit his 2020 presidential campaign, referred to as the whistleblower complaint.  The procedure for an impeachment first calls for an investigatio...

Esports: the world of competitive gaming

Esports: the world of competitive gaming

Shamita Gurusu and Kaylin Li

December 11, 2019

In 2019, the esports industry has generated more than $1 billion in revenue, and  its earnings are projected to grow to $1.8 billion by 2022. This growth, brought on by recent advances in technology and graphics, has taken many by surprise. In years past, the idea of earning money through gaming...

Gen Z loses their z’s

Gen Z loses their z’s

Bennie Chang and Rachel Wu

December 11, 2019

As each day comes to an end, sophomore Aryan Dwivedi finds himself struggling to stay awake. On a regular school night, he gets around six hours of sleep and sometimes even less after working on extracurricular activities, such as his Synopsys application. Throughout the day, he is attentive during cla...

PG&E outage and fires by the numbers

PG&E outage and fires by the numbers

Medha Upadhyay

November 15, 2019

When PG&E announced it was cutting powers to millions of Northern Californians in October to prevent wildfires, the proposal seemed simultaneously logical and apocalyptic. ...

Ring at first sight: exploring arranged marriage

Ring at first sight: exploring arranged marriage

Kavya Iyer and Anusha Kothari

November 6, 2019

Every quintessential Bollywood movie centers around a love story and often involves a rebellious relationship between two young lovers. They often find themselves in disagreement with their families, and their actions conflict with societal norms. The plot of the movie depicts the young couple fighti...

Examining Lynbrook security cameras

Examining Lynbrook security cameras

Alara Dasdan and Kaylin Li

November 5, 2019

More than a dozen security cameras are placed around Lynbrook's campus, and the Lynbrook administration is planning to install more in the near future. Security cameras have been on Lynbrook’s campus for decades, but they were not heavily present until around ten years ago. “When we first in...

Rising teen use, dangers of JUULs cause concerns

Rising teen use, dangers of JUULs cause concerns

Priyanka Anand and Sharlene Chen

October 2, 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in the early 2000s, adolescent smoking reached new lows due to realization of the health hazards of nicotine and tobacco within communities. However, with the rise of new technology such as e-cigarettes, teen smoking has began to skyrocket ...

The rights protecting teens in their workplace

Claire Chiu and Melissa Chen

October 2, 2019

“I can’t discriminate against you because you’re not a black or white person.” These words are branded into Michyla Lin’s mind. Over the summer of 2019, after her first year of university, Lin, a Class of 2018 Lynbrook High School alumnus, worked at Tea Top. She noticed how her superio...

The boundaries of free and hate speech online

The boundaries of free and hate speech online

Katie Chen and Stella Huang

October 2, 2019

Throughout history, the U.S. has held steadfastly to the Constitution and Bill of Rights; the First Amendment, in particular, has driven the direction of our nation’s moral compass. Many have debated where to draw the line when it comes to free speech in the First Amendment. This discussion has extended to...

The facts, fiction and fantasy of pseudoscience

The facts, fiction and fantasy of pseudoscience

Christy Yu

May 31, 2019

Science and technology have evolved to be based on the logic and reasoning of the scientific method, a process used to observe scientific experiments in order to answer questions. Pseudosciences, on the other hand, are beliefs and practices that are mistakenly regarded as something based on logic, but th...

Politics in the digital age: from daily life to elections

Politics in the digital age: from daily life to elections

Melissa Chen and Kaylin Li

May 31, 2019

The U.S. is about to lose everything. At any moment, all electronic devices and databases could be wiped by a single virus and rendered useless, plunging the country into chaos. This is the premise of a recent political thriller, but it is not a far stretch in today’s society. Technology plays a rol...

FOMO: Are you really missing out?

FOMO: Are you really missing out?

Kavya Iyer and Divya Nelakonda

May 31, 2019

A photo of a friend on vacation, lounging on the beaches in Hawaii, and another zip lining through the tall trees in Costa Rica. A quick click of a group of friends having fun together, ordering food at a restaurant or just spending quality time at someone’s house. These simple things that show up on o...

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