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We can do it: the rise of female leadership

We can do it: the rise of female leadership

Katie Chen and Elena Williams May 3, 2019

What does it mean to be a woman? Google provides “member of the fair or gentle sex” as a synonym for “woman,” but simply “human being” for “man.” Yet, female leaders have proven time and...

Shattering the fascination of true crime; investigating the attention grabbing aspects

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...

Oh, the places you’ll go after high school

Oh, the places you’ll go after high school

Kaylin Li and Sadhana Sarma May 3, 2019

Although Lynbrook boasts an 84 percent rate of students who attend four-year colleges after graduating high school, according to its 2018 school profile, students take many other paths after they toss...

Self discovery and sex education: Bringing the truths out from under the sheets into the light

Self discovery and sex education: Bringing the truths out from under the sheets into the light

Rachel Wu and Patricia Wei May 3, 2019

For her seventh grade biology classes in rural Mississippi, science teacher Bobbie R. Byrd showed her students a video of a life birth. They saw blood from the birth splattered on the doctor and the floor....

The multigenerational impact of grandparents

The multigenerational impact of grandparents

Kaylin Li and Christy Yu March 29, 2019

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...

A guide to loans, financial aid and scholarships

A guide to loans, financial aid and scholarships

Medha Upadhyay, Features Editor March 29, 2019

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...

Untangle the truths about veganism and the impacts it creates

Not just salads: veganism and its impacts

Audrey Wong, Managing Editor March 29, 2019

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...

climbing over the cultural wall, beyond the boundaries, how green is the grass on the other side?, to wear a nation and put on the other, how immigration pieces together fragments of cultural identity

Immigration nation: a mosaic of values

Hatim Saifee and Pranav Mishra March 29, 2019

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 —...

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

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

Arul Gnanasivam and Melissa Chen March 1, 2019

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...

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

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....

Bringing forth conservative opinions and perspectives in a liberal-majority community.

Supporting red in a sea of blue

Jessica Li and Melissa Chen February 1, 2019

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...

Many lives were affected by the longest ever government shutdown, which was caused by disputes over funding for the border wall.

Opening up about government shutdowns

Priyanka Anand and Sunny Li February 1, 2019

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...

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