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Dedicated to both academics and their sport, many student athletes juggle school work and practice daily, often sacrificing time with friends or sleep — and as a result, face burnout.

Running on empty: The consequences of burnout

Gary Pan and Alyssa Wang April 1, 2024

7 a.m. — wake up. 8 a.m. — go to school. Lunch — complete some homework. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — school sports practice. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — club practice.  On the drive there, eat dinner. On the...

High school sports associations should allow referees to review footage during and after games.

Video challenges could improve high school sports

Daeun Chung, Web Editor April 1, 2024

As the clock ticked down in the final quarter, the tension in the gym was palpable. The Vikings were locked in a fierce battle against Silver Creek High School, being only 2 points behind. With just 3...

Senior Adarsh Iyer has committed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for cross country and track and field, continuing his running journey at their top-ranked Division III program.

Adarsh Iyer runs the distance to MIT

Vihaan Patel, Staffer April 1, 2024

Senior Adarsh Iyer has committed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for cross country and track and field, continuing his running journey at their top-ranked Division III program. Whether he is running...

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has shaken the world of women’s volleyball with its recent decision on Feb. 20 to allow double touches by setters in offensive plays.

NCAA women’s volleyball rule change sparks controversy

Apurva Krishnamurthy, News Editor April 1, 2024

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has shaken the world of women’s volleyball with its recent decision on Feb. 20 to allow double touches by setters in offensive plays. This overturning of...

Senior Natalie Yang executes a Biellmann spin at the 2019 figure skating Crystalline Showcase.

Senior Natalie Yang carves her passion on ice

Audrey Sun, Staffer April 1, 2024

As the arena falls silent, senior Natalie Yang glides gracefully across the icy rink. With a final, breathtaking leap, she jumps into the air, her figure under the spotlight as she executes a flawless...

The storied history of a magazine that played a pioneering role in modern sports reporting, seems to be coming to an end. Half a century of ground breaking photography, intelligent writing and iconic tradition may soon become a relic of the past.

Sports Illustrated’s clash with time and technology

Alex Cotterel, Staffer March 11, 2024

From its inception in 1954 to its looming collapse in 2024, Sports Illustrated has been a place where fans can keep up with the latest trends in the sports world. However, in recent years, the multi-award...

Rather than adhering to rigid tradition, we should accept that the definitions of these terms are ever-changing, as encouraging these changes can lead to improvements and progress within both realms.

Blurring the line between sports and arts

Ashley Huang, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

A skateboarder effortlessly glides across a concrete canvas; a rhythmic gymnast twirls her ribbon with precision and grace; a diver breaks the surface after a sequence of carefully crafted twists and turns....

Junior Emma Tang prepares for a dive at the Prospect High School pool.

Swimming through a season with no pool

Inaaya Yousuf, Staffer March 11, 2024

Lynbrook’s swimming pool has been closed for repairs since Oct. 24 2023, due to the broken heater, planned maintenance and the need to replace the old equipment in the pump room, leaving students on...

Amid the indoor roller skating rink, sophomore Aarush Channapragada finds his rhythm in competition, his determination evident with every stride.

Aarush Channapragada skates past limits

Nicole Ge, Staffer March 11, 2024

Amid the indoor roller skating rink, sophomore Aarush Channapragada finds his rhythm in competition, his determination evident with every stride. His skates glide effortlessly, propelling him forward as...

Going into the next school year, Pathak will compete against other athletes at the collegiate level, hoping to secure many wins for NYU.

Neale Pathak’s journey to the New York University mat

David Zhu, Staffer February 12, 2024

With ten seconds left in the third period, senior Neale Pathak pins his opponent to the ground, forcing their shoulder blades to the wrestling mat. After two seconds, the referee’s shrill whistle ends...

Although engaging with extreme sports can be very immersive and enjoyable, it is necessary to properly assess the precautions needed.

A call for responsible practices in extreme sports

Amanda Jin, Staffer February 12, 2024

Diving off planes, exploring deep seas, cycling through dense forests — thrilling adventures that only a few have the confidence to try. Although engaging with extreme sports can be very immersive and...

Senior Maggie Lam shoots a layup during a home game against Monta Vista High School. Used with permission from Austin Wu.

Maggie Lam reaches 1000th basketball career point milestone

Audrey Sun, Staffer February 12, 2024

Amid the energetic cheers from the crowd reverberating through the gym, senior and girls varsity basketball captain Maggie Lam makes her 3-point shot, marking a significant milestone in her career by scoring...

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