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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

Students and teachers should consider the ethical consequences of dissections, especially regarding animal welfare.

Dissections — where to cut the line?

Audrey Wong, Managing Editor March 1, 2019

It may seem like there is no such thing as “too far” when it comes to providing learning tools for students. Dissections, however, may tread that line. Dissections allow students to engage in hands-on...

Facebook privacy breaches highlight flaws in U.S. legal system.

Facebook privacy breaches highlight flaws in U.S. legal system

Katie Chen, Content Editor March 1, 2019

Big Brother, the omnipotent being who is constantly watching those living  in the dystopian world of George Orwell’s novel “1984,” may be fictional, but the novel’s premise has recently hit...

Who owns a dance move?

Who owns a dance move?

Enzo Cabaltica, Design Editor March 1, 2019

Viral dance moves such as the floss, orange justice and shoot caught on because they were so unique. However, these moves were used by video game company Epic Games in its popular game Fortnite. As a result,...

In My Opinion  | Why Kevin Durant’s tirade against the media is valid

The NBA is not tea time

Anusha Kothari, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2019

“Let us play basketball.” The moment Golden State Warriors’ All-NBA forward Kevin Durant uttered these words, sports networks rushed to dissect them, as well as the entirety of Durant’s post-game...

YouTubes annual YouTube Rewind video for 2018 sparked a lot of controversy on social media.

A Controversy: 2018 YouTube Rewind

Jonathan Ye, Writer February 8, 2019

“Yo! It’s Rewind Time!” said Will Smith, the celebrity host of this year’s YouTube Rewind, an annual video that recaps the most popular events and creators of the past year on the platform. This...

Subtle Asian Traits Facebook group cover photo depicting Asian tourists.

Subtle Asian Traits: When do memes become mean?

Enzo Cabaltica, Design Editor February 6, 2019

Bringing together more than a million members and still growing fast, Subtle Asian Traits (SAT) is a popular Facebook group where members share jokes about life as Asians. Created in Sept. 16, 2018 by...

In My Opinion

Gender equality in religion

February 1, 2019

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,...

Obamacare Questions - Answers with Stanford professors Michelle Mello and Michael McConnell.

OBAMACARE: Q&A with Stanford Professors Michelle Mello and Michael McConnell

Elena Williams, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2019

On Dec. 14, 2018, Texas Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional and thus invalid. If the decision is upheld, it will change the...

Communication saves vacations

Communication saves vacations

Sadhana Sarma, Design Editor February 1, 2019

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...

Art illustration by Chloe Lee

Unpacking Amazon’s controversies

Claire Chiu, Writer February 1, 2019

After Amazon unboxed its newest project, Amazon Headquarters 2.0 (HQ2), protesters filled the streets of New York City to voice their dissent for this decision. Criticism over the headquarters’ locations...

 Court ruling in Texas jeopardizes previously established reforms by Obamacare.

Texas court ruling jeopardizes Obamacare reforms

Elena Williams, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2019

Pregnancy. Paralysis. Diabetes. These three conditions have little in common, except that each of them could have caused a patient to be declined medical insurance before the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...

Kevin Hart must recognize the harm in his tweets

Hsin Yen Huang February 1, 2019

Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the 2019 Oscars after facing backlash for his past homophobic tweets. Brother Nature, an internet personality, apologized in late 2018 after Twitter users exposed the...