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Leaving a legacy at Lynbrook, Chu broke the school’s 100-yard breaststroke record two years in a row, with the most recent time being 55.94 seconds.

Jerry Chu commits to Carnegie Mellon University for swimming

Chelsea Lee, Design Editor June 2, 2023

Ready to test the waters of collegiate swimming, senior Jerry Chu was recruited by Carnegie Mellon University as a breaststroke swimmer and Computer Science major. Leaving a legacy at Lynbrook, Chu broke...

Cultural sports: where history engages with athleticism

Cultural sports: where history engages with athleticism

Inaaya Yousuf, Staffer June 2, 2023

All around the world, participating in sports can create lasting, meaningful and impactful bonds between people of different creeds, ethnicities and cultures. While many people are aware of popular sports...

Mental health in the world of sports

Mental health in the world of sports

Qianzi Loo, Web Editor May 8, 2023

One in seven people between the ages of 10 and 19 suffer from some sort of mental disorder, according to a 2021 global study by the World Health Organization. While exercise has been recognized as one...

Evan Taylor sprints through two Lynbrook track records

Evan Taylor sprints through two Lynbrook track records

Deeksha Raj, Business Manager May 8, 2023

After a final burst of energy, senior Evan Taylor is milliseconds away from breaking yet another school record — his team holds their breaths as they watch him cross the finish line of the 200-meter...

The proposal reignited debate over the eligibility of transgender student athletes to compete, with some arguing that Title IX should protect fairness and inclusivity in womens sports.

New Biden proposal addresses transgender athletes

Nicole Ge, Staffer May 8, 2023

On April 6, the Biden Administration and the U.S. Department of Education proposed a rule that offers educational institutions a new framework for formulating eligibility standards for transgender student-athletes....

Various workout supplements, taken before and after workout sessions, seek to improve physical prowess by boosting energy and athletic performance and aid in muscle growth and recovery.

The scoop on workout supplements

Samiya Anwar and Larry Wang April 10, 2023

Intense physical exertion during a weightlifting session is incredibly taxing on not just one’s muscles, but their sinews, joints and cardiovascular structure too. Various workout supplements, taken...

The Valkyries, Lynbrook’s dance team, won two titles at the Contest of Champions, a national competition hosted in Orlando, Florida March 3.

Valkyries become champions at the Contest of Champions

Tanika Anbu and Apurva Krishnamurthy April 10, 2023

The Valkyries, Lynbrook’s dance team, won two titles at the Contest of Champions, a national competition hosted in Orlando, Florida from Mar. 3 to Mar. 8. The team spent their season perfecting the choreography...

Virtual victories: Should esports be considered a sport?

Virtual victories: Should esports be considered a sport?

Jason Shan, Web Editor April 10, 2023

In recent years, esports has proven itself as the fastest growing “sports” industry in the world. An increasingly digital-centric era begs the question of whether esports should truly be considered...

Periods are natural monthly discharges of blood from a female’s uterus that typically last for two to seven days, and often bring on abdominal cramps, mood swings and muscle aches — the severities of which vary from person to person.

Female athletes versus menstruation

Susanna Tang, Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2023

About half of the Lynbrook student body experiences “that time of the month”: that time of the month when you may feel more moody; that time of the month when your joints may ache; that time of the...

Junior Hongyu Guo competes in a form of taekwondo called poomsae, which is a performance of pre-established patterns or forms that places emphasis on accuracy and precision, with dozens of instructions for each move to ensure the move is correct and as accurate as possible.

Junior Hongyu Guo perfects her craft in taekwondo

Nicole Ge, Staffer April 10, 2023

Junior Hongyu Guo stands at the edge of the mat, wearing a taekwondo uniform adorned with a black belt, eyes focused and ready to perform. After bowing, she begins her poomsae routine, throwing accurate...

Having self-defense skills is crucial to student safety when faced with physical threats.

Importance of self-defense skills for a safer future

Amishi Chandra, Staffer March 10, 2023

As students graduate high school, they’re often faced with unfamiliar and possibly dangerous situations and places as they journey through adulthood. Students should take it upon themselves to prioritize...

Squash is a racket sport played by two players in an indoor four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball.

Student athletes squash their way to victory

Anushka Anand, Managing Editor March 10, 2023

Junior Nikhil Kanchi heats up the two-dotted rubber squash ball, rolling it under his foot, ready to serve to junior Abhinav Athreya. As Athreya shoves his feet back and forth in anticipation of the upcoming...

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