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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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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The stringent body culture can promote harmful bulking and dieting and exercise practices to impressionable teenage boys. 

Flexing the issue: Male body image

Jason Shan and Samiya Anwar November 7, 2022

“When he’s skinny, scrawny and looks like he hasn’t eaten in days.” “When he looks like a Greek God statue.” Similar detrimental statements fill social media feeds, perpetuating an unhealthy...

Many film industries have started incorporating more LGBTQ+ characters into their scripts and schools are incorporating novels with queer characters into their literature curriculums, influencing audiences’ views on the queer community.

The representation of the LGBTQ+ community in media

Alyssa Wang and Neha Ayyer November 7, 2022

In Disney’s recently released movie “Lightyear,” a short clip of a kiss shared by two women garnered much controversy, as some believed that it was inappropriate for children and furthered an insidious...

Looking at the history of Halloween Costumes and how in recent times they have become more sexualized.

The sexualization of Halloween costumes

Amishi Chandra and Lilly Wu November 7, 2022

 Skin, undergarments and sexy clothing have become a major aspect of Halloween as party culture increasingly dominates the holiday. In response to this shift, a majority of teenagers and adults have chosen...

AAVE’s rich culture, development and history

AAVE’s rich culture, development and history

Surya Saraf and Tanika Anbu October 10, 2022

Terms like “lowkey,” “hella” and “cap” may seem like a recent development in trendy language, but they all have their roots in African American Vernacular English, a dialect primarily spoken...

Thirsting for information in news deserts

Thirsting for information in news deserts

Myles Kim and Sarah Zhang October 10, 2022

Journalists are often referred to as the “Fourth Estate,” a term attributed to the infamous 1789 Estates General meeting in Paris — the catalyst for the French Revolution and an acknowledgment of...

Queen Elizabeth had an eventful reign as a public figure. Her death on Sept. 8 has left Great Britain in a state of grief as people reflect on her past.

The complex legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

Meera Nambiar and Vidushi Upadhyay October 10, 2022

For nearly a century, Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ impacted millions as the head of state in the UK and faced many controversies as a public figure. Her death on Sept. 8 has left Great Britain in a state of grief...

ELD program spells success for its students

ELD program spells success for its students

Sam Sarma and Inaaya Yousuf October 10, 2022

With sentence stems on the whiteboard, a list of vocabulary definitions on their desks and a complex historical document before their eyes, English Learner students enrolled in Lynbrook’s EL program...

Abortion has become an increasingly polarizing topic within the nation, making the decision of Roe v. Wade one of the most prominent ones in recent years.

What does the death of Roe v. Wade mean?

Elizabeth Cheng and Sruthi Medepalli May 26, 2022

“Abortion is a healthcare issue,” gynecologist Priya Panneerselvam said. “Overturning Roe v. Wade does not decrease the number of abortions that will happen in this country — it’s going to decrease...

The laws and ethics surrounding animal testing

The laws and ethics surrounding animal testing

Chelsea Lee and Sam Sarma May 26, 2022

Behind the makeup that conceals blemishes or the drugs that heal patients, animals are being used to assess the safety and effectiveness of products before human use. The justification of animal testing...

Elon Musks takeover of Twitter has stirred controversy among the general public.

Company takeovers: progressive change or madness

Amishi Chandra and Timothy Kim May 26, 2022

Millions of people woke up the morning of April 25 to discover that the unthinkable had happened: Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX had privately purchased the public social media forum, Twitter....

The eugenics movement, often with racist or ableist motivations, touted the concept that the human race could be improved by breeding out genetically “unfit” individuals.

California’s little-known history of eugenics

Elizabeth Cheng and Crystal Qian May 3, 2022

White skin, blonde hair and blue eyes: the archetype of the Aryan race, deemed by German dictator Adolf Hitler to be the pinnacle of humankind. While the putative master race draws associations with Hitler’s...

Declining mental health is not a crisis affecting that only affects students, but one that teachers face as well.

Teachers endure burnout

Sam Sarma and Jason Shan May 3, 2022

In the wake of a growing mental health epidemic, FUHSD has implemented a variety of emotional support services, from Homeroom modules to the HAERT Program. However, declining mental health is not a crisis...

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