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California fires expose safety oversights

Christy Yu

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

As students left for school in late November, parents reminded them to stay indoors as much as possible to protect themselves from the harmful smoke caused by recent wildfires. However, the most tragic destruction occurred with the outbreak of three separate fires in California on Nov. 8. The Camp Fire in Par...

Respecting academic resources in the library

Respecting academic resources in the library

December 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

Walking into Lynbrook's library, one might notice students playing games on school computers as others wait for computers to free up so they can complete schoolwork. While playing video games can alleviate stress, using school computers to do so is a display of both disrespect for school's resources and blat...

Tensions resurface with BTS scandal

Tensions resurface with BTS scandal

Risa Mori

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

As I open a message from my Japanese school friends, I see a petition titled: “Get BTS out of Japan” in Japanese — with it, an image of Jimin, a member of the Korean boy group BTS, wearing a shirt depicting the atomic bombing of Nagasaki during World War II. BTS, a highly regarded group that sp...

Diversifying the dance industry

Diversifying the dance industry

Divya Nelakonda

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

I can’t tell you how many times I have been at dance class with my friends, laughing, talking and having a good time, but feeling like something was off. Not because my friends weren’t interacting with me or my apprehension about my dancing abilities, but because I would glance in the mirror and ...

FDA drug approval fails to protect public health

FDA drug approval fails to protect public health

Rachel Wu

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

When a drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is typically perceived as safe to consume. After all, its approval means that the drug has been determined by the federal government to provide benefits that outweigh its known or potential risks for the intended population. Such r...

Posthumous albums honor artists’ legacy

Posthumous albums honor artists’ legacy

Noela Bae

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

At just 20 years old, XXXTentacion had his life taken away from him in June. But his music continues to live on through posthumous songs, providing solace for many and giving a voice to those who are downtrodden or hurting behind closed doors. XXXTentacion is just one of many artists whose music continues t...

Netflix’s “Queer Eye” breaks stereotypes and sparks discussion about race, gender and sexuality

Netflix’s “Queer Eye” breaks stereotypes and sparks discussion about race, gender and sexuality

Nicole Ong

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

A Saturday night. As a responsible Lynbrook student, I did what any other responsible student does over any three-day weekend (note the sarcasm): completely abandon the thought of Precalculus homework (sorry, Ms. Quindipan) and other responsibilities to spend my night tucked in my bedroom, watchin...

Preventative measures to eliminate hazards

Preventative measures to eliminate hazards

November 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print, Staff

Every morning, parents and students rush in cars, on bikes or on foot to get to class on time. Amid the rush, the chance of an accident or collision is increasingly likely, putting pedestrians and bikers in dangerous situations. In hopes of mitigating this issue, staff, students and parents can all take...

Kavanaugh case reveals flawed past

Kavanaugh case reveals flawed past

Medha Upadhyay

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

When Brett Kavanaugh was nominated for the Supreme Court in July 2018, media attention was relatively minimal. This changed, however, when Senator Dianne Feinstein revealed that she had received a letter detailing claims of sexual assault against Kavanaugh from a victim who preferred to remain anonymous....

China’s oppression of Uighurs

China’s oppression of Uighurs

Jessica Li

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

As the words “China holds one million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps” flashed before my eyes on the screen, to say I was shocked would be an understatement. At first glance, I thought it was one of those misleading ads frequently seen at the bottom of web pages. But when I clicked on the article,...

RateMyTeacher: the hate behind the rate

RateMyTeacher: the hate behind the rate

Pranav Mishra

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

When a student sees a two-star review next to her new biology teacher’s name on the website RateMyTeachers, images of a dull classroom and poor grades start to form in her mind. What those two-star reviews may neglect to acknowledge, however, are the grueling hours the teacher has put into making his...

CON

Michelle Lum

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

At surface level, SB 826 seems to be a step forward for women struggling to reach top leadership positions in companies. There are cracks, however, in this apparently progressive stride for workplace diversity. Although it strives to combat the pressing problem of gender diversity in the workplace,...

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