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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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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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Through tutoring refugees, Taek became more open-minded and could better relate to other people.

Tutoring cures my indifference

Taek Kim, Staffer December 11, 2023

When I think of my old self, I think of a narrow-minded person who found it difficult to empathize with others. If I had not gone through a similar experience, I could not relate to and help others going...

In high school, Olivia worked hard to improve her Mandarin skills, which led her back to her Chinese roots.

Rediscovering fluency

Olivia Yuan, Staffer December 11, 2023

Olivia is the name my friends and teachers call me. For the most part, it’s an adequate definition of who I am. But it’s not the full story; in fact, Olivia began as an extension, added only to accompany...

Robert bonds with his grandmother through origami folding despite their language barrier.

Unfolding dreams

Robert Yu, Staffer November 6, 2023

According to Japanese folklore, it is believed that by folding a thousand paper cranes, a person’s dreams would be granted. This is known as “Senbazuru,” a superstition that has inspired since the...

Throughout her life, Claire has grown as an individual both separate from and along with her twin Chelsea.

My twin and me

Claire Guo, Staffer November 6, 2023

For the longest time, I came in twos. Two matching pink dresses, the label hand-embroidered with L and H: CHelsea and CLaire. Two Elsa costumes for Halloween, a set, the polyester showering blue glitter...

Emily finds happiness in enjoying the small moments of life, even if its as small as a cup of coffee.

Coffee shop survival crash course

Emily Pedroza, Features Editor October 10, 2023

Amber light seeps from windows, smiling faces shaded by olive branches that sway with wind and coffee-house jazz music. I’m writing this column during my 15-minute break, honey lemon tea nursed in one...

Valerie poses with her scout sign, a signature gesture from her time at White Stag summer camp. Photo by Chelsea Lee

Finding my calling as a camp counselor

Valerie Shu, Design Editor May 8, 2023

Lightning split the crimson sky as I aimed my flashlight into the gloomy dusk, surrounded by the chaotic voices of my campers while raindrops filled the air. Carrying heavy backpacking gear and half a...

I never would have expected my love for English to blossom during my junior year of high school.

How journalism has changed me this year

Daeun Chung, Web Editor April 10, 2023

Landing at San Francisco International Airport in the summer of 2021 after a long flight from Incheon, South Korea, I was greeted by an unfamiliar country with unfamiliar customs. People spoke a language...

Emily fills her journals with snippets of dinner table conversations, with hopes theyll later spark joy.

Writing bridges

Emily Pedroza, Features Editor March 10, 2023

After school, I would lean my head against our dinner table — our house too empty, too quiet. With my father gone for business trips and my mother busy writing countless documents for work, their absence...

Sophie grew up with her siblings who are only a couple years apart from each other, making it hard to say goodbye as siblings leave for college.

Appreciate your time with your siblings

Sophie Au, Design Editor March 10, 2023

9:00 a.m. Everyone eats breakfast in front of a zoom screen.  9:30 a.m. I stick my head into my brother’s APUSH zoom room. 10:00 a.m. I watch my siblings giggle in front of a blue screen, wondering...

My time at the hospital taught me to trust myself and enjoy the journey, no matter where I’m headed.

Healing from within: volunteering at the hospital

Catherine Zhou, Design Editor February 6, 2023

I pause at the hallway intersection, hands tightly gripping the wheelchair handlebars, eyes darting between two corridors. I rack my brain, trying to recall the routes I had  spent weeks memorizing. Is...

Drumming my troubles away

Drumming my troubles away

Timothy Kim, Copy Editor December 12, 2022

Coming home after a long day, I collapse on my bed, thinking of what to do to let off steam. It doesn't take long before I head over to my garage. With the flick of a switch, a stark light illuminates...

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