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The aftermath of Larry Nassar’s sentencing

The aftermath of Larry Nassar’s sentencing

Chelsea Li

February 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Columns, Opinion, Sports, Web Exclusive

As each woman stepped up to the witness platform and addressed the established, kind doctor they had once trusted, their words traveled beyond the walls of Michigan’s Ingham County Courthouse, deeply felt by all who had watched the case unfold. Larry Nassar’s world began to crumble around him. ...

Why I hate New Year’s resolutions

Belinda Zhou

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you’ve probably  made a New Year's resolution sometime in your life — maybe even this past new year! Now, I’m not here to deliver some sort of uplifting and  eloquent disquisition to encourage you to adhere to your resolutions, or to give you a...

The injustice of test skipping

Hsinyen Huang

January 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

The frustration I feel when a teacher is waiting on one student to make up an important test before passing it back is unparalleled. Yet classrooms always feel emptier on test days, as unprepared students often don’t show up to risk their grades by taking tests they aren’t ready for. While I com...

SSS: Semester of serenity or stress?

Chelsea Li

January 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

As I submitted my last college application on Dec. 31, I felt like a new person. At long last, I had come out of my house to the bright sunshine and sound of birds chirping, finally breathing a sigh of relief. For most of first semester, I had looked forward to relaxing once second semester officially...

Policing viral videos turning difficult in a digital age

Policing viral videos turning difficult in a digital age

Meera Balaji

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

When he saw a dead man’s body hanging from a branch in the Aokigahara Forest in Japan, colloquially known as the “suicide forest,” all Logan Paul could do was laugh while he recorded the tragedy on Dec. 31 for another video to upload. All YouTube could do was offer an online apology after the vid...

New bell schedule allows for better use of additional tutorial

January 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

To address concerns regarding student stress and sleep deprivation, the Wellness Taskforce assembled by FUHSD proposed new schedules for the 2018-19 school year. At Lynbrook, school will start at 8:00 a.m. at the earliest and end at 3:25 p.m. at the latest. The new schedule consists of two teacher collabo...

Apple in hot water for draining older iPhone batteries

Jocy He

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

The rumor is confirmed: Apple has been slowing down older iPhones, causing users to experience longer app launch times, shorter battery life and lower speaker volume. On Dec. 20, the tech giant’s statement affirming many theories that it has been slowing down phones sparked outcry even among its m...

Claire’s case highlights lack of FDA oversight

Medha Upadhyay

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

While looking for makeup, shoppers often consider brand, price and quality. But it may be time to add a new factor: toxicity. In America, where a sense of false security is common among consumers due to the numerous committees and laws dedicated to their protection, most believe that the products they ...

A supposed prank may land 5 teenagers in jail for life

A supposed prank may land 5 teenagers in jail for life

Hatim Saifee and Belinda Zhou

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusive

Construction worker Kenneth White was driving down Interstate-75 on Oct. 18, ready to spend time with his fiancée and his 5-year-old son when suddenly, a 6-pound rock came plunging down from the overpass. The 6-pound mass hit him in the chest and face, and ultimately killed him. The five teenagers ...

Spacey uses gay identity as excuse for sexual assault

Spacey uses gay identity as excuse for sexual assault

Divya Nelakonda

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Print

The coming out of a prominent figure in entertainment usually induces a warm welcome from the LGBTQ community. Actor Kevin Spacey’s recent coming out, however, was met with strong disapproval and rejection. On Oct. 29, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexually assaulting him when Rapp was a minor. The ...

Raise student substance abuse awareness

Raise student substance abuse awareness

December 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

Lighting up during school hours and drinking prior to school events are activities that are occasionally pursued by Lynbrook student body. While trends in drug and alcohol abuse at a school like Lynbrook are ever-changing, a stronger substance abuse education program is needed to increase awareness an...

Finstas: the fake side of Instagram

Noela Bae

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Ever since Instagram users were given the option to log into multiple accounts at a time, Finstas have quickly been on the rise. If you’re not familiar with the term “Finsta,” allow me to explain. “Fintas,” an abbreviation for “Fake Instagrams,” are private Instagram accounts that only th...

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