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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...

New legislation promotes female inclusion

New legislation promotes female inclusion

November 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

Women have traditionally been underrepresented in leadership roles in business, but a new California law aims to change that. On Sept. 30, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 826 (SB 826), which requires publicly-held companies based in California to have at least one woman on their boards of di...

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...

Recent straw bans prove ineffective

Recent straw bans prove ineffective

Melissa Chen

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

It seems that #Stopsucking may actually suck, quite a bit. This movement denouncing plastic straws has been met with unprecedented support and approval, prompting government action to eliminate straws. However, the recent straw bans are less effective than they are claimed to be. The recent straw bans ba...

Nike under fire for featuring Colin Kaepernick in ad

Nike under fire for featuring Colin Kaepernick in ad

Anusha Kothari

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

Michael Jordan in 1985. LeBron James and Serena Williams in 2003. Colin Kaepernick in 2011. Nike has been represented by a number of athletes who have transcended social and political barriers. The company has a long history of conveying political messages in the process of advertising its brand. Altho...

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 ...

The U.S. Open: A step back for equal rights

The U.S. Open: A step back for equal rights

Priyanka Anand

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

The crowd erupted into a chorus of aggressive “boo’s.” Serena Williams, arguably the greatest female tennis player of all time, had just been given a game penalty for calling the chair umpire a “thief,” leaving her opponent, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka, a game away from winning her first Grand Sl...

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...

Adjusting homeroom to adapt to student needs

Adjusting homeroom to adapt to student needs

October 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

In hopes of alleviating student stress, the Lynbrook staff and administration have introduced Homeroom, which falls on Fridays with occasional exceptions, such as rally days and days before the end of a grading period. While this 35-minute period has been designed to help students take their minds off o...

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...

Lynbrook reacts to This Is America by Childish Gambino

Lynbrook reacts to This Is America by Childish Gambino

Srinidhi Seshadri

June 28, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video, Web Exclusive

Lynbrook staff members Jeffery Bale and Denise Stuart along with students Kristin Lee, Eileen Choi, Arushi Gautam, Maya Abiram and Jessica Peng react to Childish Gambino's controversial music video this is America.   Watch the music video here. Camera: Nicole Ong, Michyla Lin, Srinidhi Seshadri &...

The consequences of celebrities voicing their political stances

Tzen-Hao Ng

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

In especially egregious cases, it may be difficult to separate artists from their creative work. In recent news, high-profile actors such as Bill Cosby and Kevin Spacey have been accused of sexual assault, and consequently, television networks have pulled their shows from their channels. However, not ev...

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