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Students shine at Valkyries Winter Show

Students shine at Valkyries Winter Show

Srinidhi Seshadri

November 23, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, News, Sports, Web Exclusive

The Valkyries Winter Show was held on Nov. 11, 2017. There were multiple energetic dances by Lynbrook's dance team, the Valkyries, along with a variety of guest performances.  

Pence’s drama demeans protests

Pence’s drama demeans protests

Medha Upadhyay

November 2, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

Vice President Mike Pence turned heads on Oct. 8 when he walked out of a football game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers after members of the 49ers team knelt for the National Anthem. Pence later voiced his frustrations on Twitter, tweeting that he “will not dignify any event t...

Working out different training methods: Weights or Cardio

Working out different training methods: Weights or Cardio

Chloe Lee

November 2, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

At any gym, athletes are hard at work, utilizing a variety of exercise machines. Some athletes are running and climbing stairs on treadmills, while others are lifting heavy weights with sweat beads rolling down their faces. Cardiovascular exercises are endurance exercises that help improve the circulatory system, whereas weight training inv...

Athletic trainer helps players back on their feet

Athletic trainer helps players back on their feet

Nicole Ong

November 2, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

It is 7:30 p.m. The football team’s center snaps the ball and the crowd roars with excitement, but exhilaration turns to silence when a player is injured. Megan Gwozdecke immediately runs onto the field to tend to the player. In such situations, there is one person who always comes to their aid: Gw...

Cheerleading team welcomes special ed students

Cheerleading team welcomes special ed students

Aurelia Yang and Belinda Zhou

September 28, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

Away from the splendor of performing under bright stadium lights in radiant uniforms, the cheerleading team has been breaking boundaries behind the scenes: for the first time in Lynbrook’s history, the team has taken action to help integrate students with special needs into its program. The comme...

Football team perseveres despite injuries

Football team perseveres despite injuries

Justine Chen, Features Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

Senior and starting wide receiver Martin Thurman lies flat on his back at the twenty-yard line with the wind knocked out of him. As he struggles to catch his breath, the pounding in his head drowns out the sound of the spectators clamoring and the coaches sprinting toward him. Following a trip to the em...

Lavar Ball: a genius or a narcissist?

Lavar Ball: a genius or a narcissist?

Catherine Huang, Editor In Chief

September 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Print, Sports

Since the NCAA playoffs and NBA draft season, the press has been eating up Lavar Ball’s antics. The most popular topic among sports journalists, along with the recent ESPN articles, has been about the Ball family. Lavar owns a compilation of controversial statements, but however misogynistic, racis...

Sibling athletes work their way to the top together

Patricia Wei, Web Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

Siblings who grow up together often share fond memories with each other, and these memories are found in sports for many Lynbrook students. For these siblings, sharing the field or court has brought them closer together and helped them grow as athletes. They are not just teammates for a season, but tea...

Varsity football plays home opener against Andrew Hill

Varsity football plays home opener against Andrew Hill

Patricia Wei, Nicole Ong, and Ashley Song

September 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

The Lynbrook varsity football team played their first home game of the season on Friday, Sept. 1 against Andrew Hill High School. Amid the heat of the evening, the Vikings gave a strong effort and overcame challenges, including multiple injuries, throughout the game. The final score was a loss of 14-54...

Valks dance their hearts out at Spring Show

Valks dance their hearts out at Spring Show

Mehek Kapur

May 25, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

A group of passionately dancing girls run through their routine with fluid motions and smiles across their faces, dancing their hearts out to loud pulsing music in the Cove. All year long, the Valkyries have been preparing for their many performances and competitions, their final performance being the...

Lauren Okamoto flips and dives her way into CCS

Lauren Okamoto flips and dives her way into CCS

Patricia Wei

May 25, 2017


Filed under Print, Sports

Encouraged by loud cheering from her teammates and coaches, freshman Lauren Okamoto springs off the diving board and launches herself into the air, performing a series of flips with impeccable form. Moments later, she lands in the water with a graceful splash, pr epared to do it all over again. As a member ...

Charles Buell steers toward success

Charles Buell steers toward success

Justine Chen

April 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

Wedged in the stern of the boat, sophomore Charlie Buell faces the bow in which his teammates, ready to take his instructions, sit. After he calls out a change in stroke pace, the rowers listen and respond quickly in order to stay in sync and move forward efficiently. Looking out toward the water an...

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