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Photoessay: LHS AISA presents Silsilay 2019

Photoessay: LHS AISA presents Silsilay 2019

Arul Gnanasivam

March 29, 2019


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The America Indo Student Association (AISA) hosted its annual Silsilay cultural show on March 16 in the auditorium. The show featured dance teams from schools around the Bay Area, who performed to both Bollywood songs, and hip-hop and Bollywood mashups. Proceeds from the event went to Ekal Vidyalaya,...

Tim Wehner and his various roles on campus

Tim Wehner and his various roles on campus

Arul Gnanasivam

March 29, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

To the hundreds of students crossing the street in front of Lynbrook, there is always one familiar face: Tim Wehner. Rain or shine, Wehner is always at the front of school, greeting students with a huge smile and plenty of jokes as he helps them safely cross the road. But that is not Wehner’s only...

Boys volleyball working in tandem through the season

Boys volleyball working in tandem through the season

Rachel Wu

March 29, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

Since February, the Lynbrook boys volleyball team has been practicing in the gym for two hours from Monday to Friday each week. At each practice, players work on the several aspects of gameplay, but mainly focus on hitting and setting, perfecting each move in preparation for upcoming matches. Practices...

Athletes see, athletes do: watching sports benefits athletes’ performance

Athletes see, athletes do: watching sports benefits athletes’ performance

Chloe Lee

March 29, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

The ball speeds across the screen, aiming straight for the goal as the remaining players sprint to catch up to the player who kicked it. The TV speakers blare with the crowd’s cheering, and senior Kiana Hatam turns down the volume as a commercial starts. She picks up her laptop and types some notes...

The multigenerational impact of grandparents

The multigenerational impact of grandparents

Kaylin Li and Christy Yu

March 29, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, Print

Grandchildren are not always close with their grandparents. But junior Faizah Asif’s grandmother is her best friend. “I'm the closest with my grandma, my mom's mom,” Asif said. “We do a lot of things together. We play games together. I used to play all my favorite video games with her wh...

A guide to loans, financial aid and scholarships

A guide to loans, financial aid and scholarships

Medha Upadhyay

March 29, 2019


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Being accepted into a dream college requires hard work, but so does figuring out how to pay for it. In fact, according to EDVestinU, 72 percent of those aged 46 and older continue to stress over their monthly student loan payments, and the average bachelor’s degree holder takes 21 years to pay off...

Not just salads: veganism and its impacts

Not just salads: veganism and its impacts

Audrey Wong

March 29, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, Print

On social media and websites like YouTube, numerous influencers promote vegan products, post their picture-perfect avocado toast or rave about smoothie bowls. The depiction of veganism on social media glorifies the lifestyle, as the actual concept of veganism is modest: vegans refrain from consuming a...

Immigration nation: a mosaic of values

Immigration nation: a mosaic of values

Hatim Saifee and Pranav Mishra

March 29, 2019


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A century and a half ago, rumors of gold in the uncharted western wilderness of California took the world by storm. Within a span of months, ships began docking in the state’s ports by the hundreds — strange, foreign ships that had never before set path toward the country. They carried silks, sp...

How to finish second semester senior year

How to finish second semester senior year

Jonathan Ye and Kaylin Li

March 29, 2019


Filed under Features, Print

With college applications completed, graduation coming up in a few months and many students soon turning 18, every senior should end his or her high school career with lasting memories. To take advantage of being second semester seniors, here are four ways seniors can end the year with a bang. ...

“Paddleton” tugs at the heart yet remains uninteresting

“Paddleton” tugs at the heart yet remains uninteresting

Belinda Zhou

March 29, 2019


Filed under Features, Print

When a large mass and several lesions are found on his CT scan, all Michael can muster is an “it’s okay.” After watching “Paddleton,” all I could muster was “it’s okay.” “Paddleton” chronicles the tumultuous relationship between Michael and Andy, neighbors-turned-friends who undergo various emotions wh...

Lynbrook vloggers express themselves online

Lynbrook vloggers express themselves online

Dhriti Iyer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Features, Print

Vlogging has become an integral part of internet culture, with millions of people following their favorite influencers as they go through their day-to-day activities. Vlogs are a form of video documentation where people record their lives and post it on the internet. YouTubers share their lives with subscrib...

Editorial: Combating Lynbrook’s competitive college culture

Editorial: Combating Lynbrook’s competitive college culture

March 29, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

As college acceptance rates plummet, with Stanford’s rate at a meager 4.2 percent in 2018 and Cornell’s acceptance rate dropping 17 percent between 2007 and 2018, the scramble for a spot at a renowned higher education institution has grown increasingly intense. The competition to attend a disting...

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