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Microchips invade employee’s privacy

Microchips invade employee’s privacy

Jonathan Ye, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Print

Implanting microchips into humans may seem like far-fetched science-fiction, but on Aug. 1, Wisconsin technology company Three Square Market (32M) made it a reality by injecting microchips into the hands of their employees. The procedure was voluntary, with more than 50 out of the company’s 85 emplo...

Demystifying boarding schools

Demystifying boarding schools

Clara Fernandes, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Imagine you’re in the most highly reputed religious Catholic boarding school in the nation. You’d probably expect a very strict educational environment that rigorously disciplines its picture-perfect students, right? At least that’s what I used to think before I attended boarding school myself...

Apple’s new campus construction disrupts local communities

Apple’s new campus construction disrupts local communities

Patricia Wei, Web Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Print

In June 2011, Steve Jobs, the founder and former CEO of Apple Corporation made his last public appearance, presenting his vision for a new Apple Campus to the Cupertino City Council. “I think we do have a shot at building the best office in the world,” said Jobs during his presentation. Si...

Increased student population initiates on-campus change

Increased student population initiates on-campus change

September 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

With students from both Miller and Hyde Middle Schools, as well as from various other middle schools in the area, this year’s freshman class of 2021, totaling 532, is one of the largest that Lynbrook has welcomed in the past few years. The overall increase in students, though it may affect the use of...

TV shows undermine the gravity of politics

TV shows undermine the gravity of politics

Hatim Saifee, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Picture this: it’s 1 a.m. and you’re cuddling in your blanket with a bag of chips, watching “American Horror Story” on your laptop with the lights dimmed. Your eyes are glued to the screen, expecting a murderous mutant, when you see President Trump’s face and chuckle because of the recent c...

I broke up a fight

Michyla Lin, Design Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase, Web Exclusive

I broke up a fistfight. That is a sentence I thought I would never have to write, but because of the appalling scene I found myself a witness to, I had to make those words a reality. At about 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 11, an hour later than I usually leave school, I was on my way to my car to finish h...

Summer Reflections: Lessons learned from a summer of STEM

Summer Reflections: Lessons learned from a summer of STEM

Michelle Lum and Hsin Yen Huang

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

STEM summer programs are often considered opportunities for exploration of complex subjects not covered in a traditional high school setting. Students not only grow as budding scientists, but also as people, in personal, social and other aspects. Many high school students regard such programs with utmos...

Summer Reflections: Lessons learned in a foreign classroom

Summer Reflections: Lessons learned in a foreign classroom

Chelsea Li

September 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

Four rows of tables, attached to well-worn benches, fill the small room, no bigger than my bedroom. The walls, once light green, are peeled and fading, covered with dirt and vestiges of adhesive tape. The only source of light comes from the open windows on two sides of the room, a light breeze drifti...

Protestors advocate for fact-based evidence

Hsinyen Huang

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Print

On April 22, also known as Earth Day, thousands of concerned American citizens, disturbed by the Trump administration’s effortless dismissal of scientific research and fact-based evidence, gathered in cities all over the U.S. to participate in the March for Science. Rallies and protests advocating...

New Airbnb regulations curb racial discrimination

Divya Nelakonda

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Print

On April 19, following numerous complaints of racial discrimination influencing rental denial for over a year, Airbnb signed an agreement with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), voluntarily taking actions to address and counter racial bias. Some of these actions include t...

Revamp Saratoga’s desolate downtown

Revamp Saratoga’s desolate downtown

Shreyas Iyer

May 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

As I depart for college in Washington D.C., I’ll surely miss many things about my hometown of Saratoga; the people, the weather, the food—but not, however, the downtown. In my mind, the town of Saratoga has always retained the ambience of a quiet, quaint town—a place preferred for its high-end dini...

Awareness of emergency protocols needed to ensure safety

Patricia Wei and Alex Xu

May 25, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

Lynbrook’s multiple recent fire alarm incidents have shown that safety procedures need to be better communicated to students. Many students are simply unaware of the protocol for both drills and emergency situations, whether these be evacuations or lockdowns. On April 3, a lockdown at Homestead High Sch...

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