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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Retail stores are moving online

Lillian Fu and Dhriti Iyer January 31, 2020

With the rise of online commerce, commonly known as e-commerce, major supplies and fashion chains have been closing down their brick-and-mortar stores and transitioning into online retail at an increasing...

On Jan. 3, 50 years of conflicts between the U.S. and Iran came to a head.

Drone strike increases U.S. and Iran tensions

Audrey Wong and Michelle Zhu January 29, 2020

On Jan. 3, 50 years of conflicts between the U.S. and Iran came to a head: a U.S.-ordered drone strike on Baghdad, Iraq resulted in the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Sources confirmed that...

Items go in recycling bins and disappear, supposedly given a new life as another product and reducing the environmental damage caused by trash.

Recycling efforts are ending up in the trash

Emma Cionca and Sunny Li January 29, 2020

Items go in recycling bins and disappear, supposedly given a new life as another product and reducing the environmental damage caused by trash. In reality, many of these items, if not recycled correctly,...

The CCPA gives consumers several tools to take more control of their privacy, but it does not prevent businesses from collecting information about consumers. Ginny Sanderson, Internet Law Attorney

CCPA: Privacy, anonymity and equality

Sloka Suresh and Teresa Arisawa January 29, 2020

Collected, bought and sold. For decades, personal data has been used by businesses to learn everything about their consumers — from names to shopping preferences and addresses — and commodified for...

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. 

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,...

Esports players use various equipment while gaming, such as consoles, large monitors and headphones.

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...

Potential factors for lack of sleep in Lynbrook students include the amount of homework they receive, the number of extracurricular activities they participate in, and the amount of time spent on devices.

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...

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.

This couple was set up on a date and given a choice as to whether they would like to seal the union, unlike a forced marriage, in which the couple does not get time to familiarize themselves with each other and the family is completely in control regarding the decision

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...

Artist rendition of possible security camera monitoring screen

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...

Graphic illustration of JUULs in a brightly-colored box reminiscent of a traditional cigarette box. Information about JUUL is also shown.

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....

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,...