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The multigenerational impact of grandparents

The multigenerational impact of grandparents

Kaylin Li and Christy Yu

March 29, 2019


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Grandchildren are not always close with their grandparents. But junior Faizah Asif’s grandmother is her best friend. “I'm the closest with my grandma, my mom's mom,” Asif said. “We do a lot of things together. We play games together. I used to play all my favorite video games with her wh...

A guide to loans, financial aid and scholarships

A guide to loans, financial aid and scholarships

Medha Upadhyay

March 29, 2019


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Being accepted into a dream college requires hard work, but so does figuring out how to pay for it. In fact, according to EDVestinU, 72 percent of those aged 46 and older continue to stress over their monthly student loan payments, and the average bachelor’s degree holder takes 21 years to pay off...

Not just salads: veganism and its impacts

Not just salads: veganism and its impacts

Audrey Wong

March 29, 2019


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On social media and websites like YouTube, numerous influencers promote vegan products, post their picture-perfect avocado toast or rave about smoothie bowls. The depiction of veganism on social media glorifies the lifestyle, as the actual concept of veganism is modest: vegans refrain from consuming a...

Immigration nation: a mosaic of values

Immigration nation: a mosaic of values

Hatim Saifee and Pranav Mishra

March 29, 2019


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A century and a half ago, rumors of gold in the uncharted western wilderness of California took the world by storm. Within a span of months, ships began docking in the state’s ports by the hundreds — strange, foreign ships that had never before set path toward the country. They carried silks, sp...

“It’s freezing. So much for global warming”

“It’s freezing. So much for global warming”

Arul Gnanasivam and Melissa Chen

March 1, 2019


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When people think of global warming, rapidly melting glaciers may come to mind. What does not come to mind is the polar vortex that hit the Midwest and East Coast of the U.S. with subzero temperatures this January. Though some may see this event as evidence against climate change, the low temperatures ar...

A look at why people buy into conspiracy theories

A look at why people buy into conspiracy theories

Noela Bae and Kavya Iyer

March 1, 2019


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In the days following 9/11, many Americans were quick to blame Al Qaeda and affiliated terrorist groups for carrying out suicide attacks that devastated the nation. Others censured the Bush administration. On the other hand, “truthers,” better known as conspiracy theorists, believe the destruction of the ...

Supporting red in a sea of blue

Supporting red in a sea of blue

Jessica Li and Melissa Chen

February 1, 2019


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At first glance, Lynbrook’s political climate may seem to skew politically left, with no Lynbrook Republicans Club, but a Democrats Club. If you walk around the campus on any given school day, passing by processions of students traversing in and out of classes, you might also catch a glimpse of a student ...

Opening up about government shutdowns

Opening up about government shutdowns

Priyanka Anand and Sunny Li

February 1, 2019


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35 days. Nine government agencies. 800,000 workers. 78 percent of whom live paycheck to paycheck. Zero pay. These points are just some of the effects of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Government shutdowns occur when Congress fails to pass spending bills that fund government agenci...

Discovering beauty standards around the world

Discovering beauty standards around the world

Kelsey Lu and Chloe Lee

February 1, 2019


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Broad hips, a curvy figure and youthful features — the epitome of beauty for many Western women according to a magazine poll on people’s ideas of beauty. Across the globe, however, completely different standards can be found. Double eyelids, a thin figure and porcelain pale skin is the typical ideal ...

Preventing food waste with fresh solutions

Preventing food waste with fresh solutions

Hatim Saifee and Enzo Cabaltica

December 12, 2018


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Californians throw away six million tons of food each year, according to Sacramento-based CalRecycle, yet one in six Bay Area residents is unable to access a sufficient amount of affordable and nutritious food, as reported by the Joint Venture Institute for Regional Studies. So what impact does food waste ...

Putting grading systems to the test

Putting grading systems to the test

Katie Chen and Pranav Mishra

December 12, 2018


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Grading systems take on different forms from classroom to classroom. The history of grading systems, as well as differing views on varied approaches to grading, can offer valuable insight into their benefits and their flaws. Understanding the roots of grading systems allows students to better comprehend thei...

A look into seasonal depression: winter blues and summertime sadness

A look into seasonal depression: winter blues and summertime sadness

Anusha Kothari and Nicole Ong

December 12, 2018


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While it is commonly believed that sadness is typical during the winter months, the melancholy mood that some have is actually the result of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). In other cases, a change in mood as a result of this disorder is experienced yearly during the summer months. SAD, commonly kn...

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