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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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RateMyTeacher: the hate behind the rate

RateMyTeacher: the hate behind the rate

Pranav Mishra, Writer November 9, 2018

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...

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Michelle Lum, Editor in Chief November 9, 2018

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...

Challenging gender roles

Challenging gender roles

Alisha Naidu, Writer November 9, 2018

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...

New legislation promotes female inclusion

New legislation promotes female inclusion

November 9, 2018

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...

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, Editors-in-Chief October 5, 2018

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....

Recent straw bans prove ineffective

Recent straw bans prove ineffective

Melissa Chen, Writer October 5, 2018

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....

Nike under fire for featuring Colin Kaepernick in ad

Nike under fire for featuring Colin Kaepernick in ad

Anusha Kothari, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2018

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...

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

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

Priyanka Anand, Web Editor October 5, 2018

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,”...

In My Opinion| Srinidhi Seshadri

College Board Creates Controversy

Srinidhi Seshadri, Web Editor October 5, 2018

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...

Balmain virtually robs models

Balmain virtually robs models

Dhriti Iyer, News Editor October 5, 2018

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...

Editorial: Adjusting homeroom to adapt to student needs

Editorial: Adjusting homeroom to adapt to student needs

October 5, 2018

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...

Last thoughts before the first day of school

Last thoughts before the first day of school

Patricia Wei, Web Director August 19, 2018

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...