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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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Security in the online world has become a serious threat, with many different types of malware being utilized to steal information or gain access to personal accounts.

A layperson’s guide to malware and cybersecurity

Elliu Huang November 9, 2021

June 2021: A ransomware attack shut down the Colonial Pipeline, the East Coast’s largest fuel supply line, for nearly a week. As critical infrastructure, personal information and databases rely more...

When a person shops, the brain releases dopamine as a response to the perception of a reward. The surge of happiness and positive feelings that ensues makes retail therapy an addictive method of stress relief.

Does retail therapy inspire relief or unhealthy reliance?

Emma Constable and Chelsea Lee November 9, 2021

In-store or online shopping is a common leisure activity, but it is also a method of stress relief that many people engage in, both consciously and unconsciously. Retail therapy, the act of buying something...

Food deserts are classified as regions with little access to fresh produce, and they affect millions of Americans.

Parched for fresh cuisine: Life in food deserts

Jason Shan and Susanna Tang November 9, 2021

Picture a desert: arid and empty, without water in sight. Similarly, food deserts are impoverished regions where immediate access to healthy foods is out of reach, and their prevalence affects millions...

Fracking injects water and other toxic chemicals into the ground through a drilled hole to extract natural gas.

There’s no turning frack

Emma Cionca and Lauren Liu November 9, 2021

Hydraulic fracturing, a modern method of oil extraction commonly known as fracking, produces a cleaner source of energy compared to other fossil fuels. The actual process of fracking, however, raises environmental...

These are some of the steps that Lynbrook takes to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 contract tracing keeps students and staff safe

Sophie Au and Myles Kim October 6, 2021

On the first day of school, Lynbrook confirmed its first positive case of COVID-19. Since then, the school has reported four additional cases, including both students and staff. Despite COVID-19 outbreaks...

The Bay Area is home to a myriad of wildlife, from mountain lions to snakes to sea lions.

The Bay Area: A hub of wildlife

Amy Liu and Meera Nambiar October 6, 2021

California sea lions, great horned owls, harbor porpoises, Canada geese, western gray squirrels — from the depths of the San Francisco Bay to the peaks of the Santa Cruz Mountains to Lynbrook students’...

The sound of a woman speaking with vocal fry immediately invites prejudice.

Vocal fry: Exploring the controversial stereotypes

Lillian Fu and Amishi Chandra October 6, 2021

Vocal fry — when someone drops their voice to their lowest register and fry their vocal cords — is commonly associated with the Valley Girl accent, made prominent by celebrities like Kim Kardashian,...

From a sit down home cooked meal to convenient packaged pastries, breakfast items evolve to fit our lifestyle.

The rise of breakfast

Audrey Wong and Ethan Lee May 27, 2021

With the plethora of sugary, carbohydrate-packed, grab-and-go breakfast choices that claim to be “healthy,” sit-down meals with family seem to be vestiges of the past.  During the Middle Ages,...

A viking helmet picturing the continents of North America and Asia, symbolizing the diversity and history of Lynbrooks Asian history

Taking a look at Lynbrook’s Asian history

Ron Aich and Lina Mezerreg May 26, 2021

It is no secret that Lynbrook is an Asian-majority campus. 84% of all Lynbrook students are of Asian descent, and the second-highest racial group are Caucasians, who make up just over 7% of the population....

At Lynbrook, 252 meals have been donated, and 303 pounds of leftover food have been diverted from the landfill. (Graphic Illustration by Elliu Huang and Emma Cionca.)

The positive impact of Lynbrook’s leftover meals

Anirudh Seshadri and Elliu Huang May 26, 2021

Following the reopening of schools and in-person instruction, students returning to in-person learning have had the option to collect free meals during brunch and lunch. However, not everyone has taken...

Tesla, Oracle and HP are among the companies relocating headquarters or operations to Texas.

California tech giants find new home in Texas

Claire Chiu and Lina Mezerreg May 13, 2021

One of California’s largest assets is its tech giants, such as Apple, Facebook and Google, in what is commonly known as the Silicon Valley. Although these companies are the face of Silicon Valley and...

While the model minority myth highlights the academically and financially successful side of Asian Americans, it casts a shadow on the less successful side of the spectrum that is felt by all minorities.

Model minority: The stigma around the success

Amy Liu and Sruthi Medepalli April 21, 2021

Hardworking, smart and obedient. The picture that enters the mind of an average American upon hearing the word “Asian” has changed throughout history, ultimately creating many stereotypes against Asian...