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Gender equality in religion

Gender equality in religion

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Religion. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism. All these different faiths, along with countless more, are united under this one word: religion. Originally created as a way to bring people together, some of the religious guidelines that followers may have to adhere to have become outdated with changing...

Communication saves vacations

Communication saves vacations

Sadhana Sarma

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

My mother’s mouth fell agape as I told her I couldn’t go to my sister’s wedding reception across the country. It never crossed her mind that my last day of school was on the very day she had booked our flight for Atlanta. Luckily, I didn’t miss out on anything — school or the wedding; I si...

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 ...

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...

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,...

Challenging gender roles

Challenging gender roles

Alisha Naidu

November 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Frustration filled my head as I heard the question: “So your mom works, and your dad… stays at home?” For what felt like the hundredth time, I replied with an exasperated “yes.” No one seemed to understand, or accept, the non-traditional roles my parents took on: my mom, the breadwinner, and...

Behind the “Model Minority” myth: How do I, an Asian American student, tackle mental health?

Behind the “Model Minority” myth: How do I, an Asian American student, tackle mental health?

Nicole Ong

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

A thought runs through my mind: “Be grateful you’re not going to school in Singapore.” My hands scramble to finish the worksheet, a familiar feeling of shame rising in my chest. My chest feels tight. I peek through Instagram stories: some of my friends in Singapore post about studying until 5 a.m...

College Board Creates Controversy

College Board Creates Controversy

Srinidhi Seshadri

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

The only sound I could hear was the scratching of pencils on paper as we vigorously bubbled in our answers. The proctor announced that our time was up, and I leaned back with a sigh of relief. Months of preparation and practice tests had led up to this moment. Just like thousands of other students, I ...

Balmain virtually robs models

Balmain virtually robs models

Dhriti Iyer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

The collection featured three models of different ethnicities, but unlike many models in the fashion industry, these three had one distinct feature: they weren’t real. In an attempt to incorporate technology into the world of fashion and to diversify the Balmain Army, the French designer brand Balma...

Last thoughts before the first day of school

Last thoughts before the first day of school

Patricia Wei

August 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

I still remember my first day of high school, three years ago. I walked into my advisory classroom, where Mr. Alderete gave us not only forms for claiming lockers but also packs of gum. He told us to be the people who take the last slice of pizza — the people who are unafraid to go after what t...

Sending my sister off to college

Diana Xu

May 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Ever since my sister committed to the University of California, Berkeley, I realized that I would soon become the new target of my parents’ expectations. This didn’t excite me at all. I knew I wouldn’t be able to avoid them anymore as all the attention would be on me. I realized that once my sis...

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