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There are differences in Lynbrook students’ perception and experience with sex, from choosing abstinence until marriage to embracing sexual experiences earlier on.

Let’s talk about sex, baby

Elizabeth Cheng and Jasmine Rihal February 1, 2022

There is no topic as severely stigmatized as sex. It’s everywhere — books, movies, TV shows, music videos — yet it is often still an uncomfortable subject for many high school students.  Although...

Project Homekey offers new solutions for homeless families in the Bay Area.

Homekey: A key to a better future for homeless families

Catherine Zhou and Sruthi Medepalli December 7, 2021

Project Homekey aims to combat the homelessness crisis in the Bay Area by converting commercial properties and existing buildings into housing for the homeless. While advertised as an effective and sustainable...

Most U.S. imports arrive from overseas in containers, and the lack of cargo space has rendered imported goods too expensive for some local retailers.

Supply chain shortages slow deliveries and production

Anirudh Seshadri and Timothy Kim December 7, 2021

Supply chain shortages and increasing inflation from the COVID-19 pandemic have hindered the exportation of different items, ranging from fruit syrups to computer chips, to the Bay Area and across the...

Education administratives may change the math curriculum if proposals are approved.

New math guidelines bring integrated courses, not integrals

Elizabeth Cheng and Nicole Ge December 7, 2021

In February 2021, the Instructional Quality Commission, the advisory body to the California Board of Education, released new guidelines for mathematical education. If approved in July 2022, the guidelines...

As college rankings gain popularity as ways for students to weed out the best schools, many colleges have discovered loopholes to climb toward the top.

Gaming the rankings: Race to the top

Mei Corricello and Myles Kim December 7, 2021

College education has always been synonymous with social mobility. With more than 4,000 accredited higher education institutions in the U.S., finding the right one can seem like finding a needle in a haystack...

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, Managing Editor 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,...

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