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Behind the “Model Minority” myth: How do I, an Asian American student, tackle mental health?

Behind the “Model Minority” myth: How do I, an Asian American student, tackle mental health?

Nicole Ong

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

A thought runs through my mind: “Be grateful you’re not going to school in Singapore.” My hands scramble to finish the worksheet, a familiar feeling of shame rising in my chest. My chest feels tight. I peek through Instagram stories: some of my friends in Singapore post about studying until 5 a.m...

A Definitive Summer Movie Guide

A Definitive Summer Movie Guide

Medha Upadhyay

October 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Web Exclusive

Summer. The time of year for relaxing, going on vacation and watching every single blockbuster movie that Hollywood tries to shove down your throat. Or not. In case you missed any of this summer’s big-budget movies, fear not! Here’s a quick review of six of the summer’s biggest movies, and verdicts on...

5 Songs to Sweeten the Heart of the School Year

5 Songs to Sweeten the Heart of the School Year

Belinda Zhou

October 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Music Monday, Web Exclusive

To put it simply, Ariana Grande’s fourth studio work, “Sweetener,” is the album I never knew I needed. In her interview with Jimmy Fallon, Grande explains that the album title was inspired by “bringing light to a situation or to someone’s life, or somebody else who brings light to your life...

Lynbrook Football Plays Marina High School

Lynbrook Football Plays Marina High School

Kavya Iyer, Ashley Song, and Arul Gnanasivam

September 28, 2018


Filed under Photo, Sports, Web Exclusive

On Aug. 31, Lynbrook played against Marina High School. Check out these pictures to see some of the highlights from the game! The next football game will be on Oct. 5 against Santa Clara.

Songs that will bring Tori Kelly’s “Hiding Place” out of hiding

Songs that will bring Tori Kelly’s “Hiding Place” out of hiding

Jessica Li

September 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Music Monday, Web Exclusive

A painstaking wait of more than two years. Black and white visuals. Rad riffs. Full on gospel choir. Welcome to the first Music Monday of the new school year! The music this week: Tori Kelly’s new album “Hiding Place” (which, in my very objective opinion, is the best album that has come out to...

Students learn about clubs at Club Info Day

Students learn about clubs at Club Info Day

Enzo Cabaltica, Kavya Iyer, Audrey Wong, and Rachel Wu

September 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Photo, Web Exclusive

All photos by Kavya Iyer and Audrey Wong...

Lights at Lynbrook: Special Education teacher Miguel Alderete

Lights at Lynbrook: Special Education teacher Miguel Alderete

Patricia Wei

September 5, 2018


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Miguel Alderete has been a special education teacher at Lynbrook for 16 years. Throughout his time at Lynbrook, Alderete has also been a coach and class adviser. In this interview, Alderete shares about how he started his career in education and his most memorable experiences at Lynbrook. Listen to the a...

Lynbrook kicks off school year with Comics rally

Lynbrook kicks off school year with Comics rally

Kavya Iyer and Patricia Wei

August 31, 2018


Filed under News, Photo, Web Exclusive

The second week of the school year ended with a comics-themed rally. At the rally, students from each class took part in games, cheered on the Water Polo, Girls Tennis and Cross Country teams and watched performances from the Valkyries and cheerleaders. The rally concluded with recognizing VIP Vikings...

Last thoughts before the first day of school

Last thoughts before the first day of school

Patricia Wei

August 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

I still remember my first day of high school, three years ago. I walked into my advisory classroom, where Mr. Alderete gave us not only forms for claiming lockers but also packs of gum. He told us to be the people who take the last slice of pizza — the people who are unafraid to go after what t...

Lynbrook reacts to This Is America by Childish Gambino

Lynbrook reacts to This Is America by Childish Gambino

Srinidhi Seshadri

June 28, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Video, Web Exclusive

Lynbrook staff members Jeffery Bale and Denise Stuart along with students Kristin Lee, Eileen Choi, Arushi Gautam, Maya Abiram and Jessica Peng react to Childish Gambino's controversial music video this is America.   Watch the music video here. Camera: Nicole Ong, Michyla Lin, Srinidhi Seshadri &...

Japanese teacher Kumi Kobayashi reflects on 15 years at Lynbrook

Japanese teacher Kumi Kobayashi reflects on 15 years at Lynbrook

Nicole Ong and Patricia Wei

June 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Web Exclusive

Every day, Japanese teacher Kumi Kobayashi, known to her students as Kobayashi-sensei, greets her class with a cheerful, “Minasan, ohayogozaimasu!” For the past 15 years, Kobayashi has used her bubbly personality and innovative ideas to become a dynamic language teacher. Her Japanese language students ...

Before I Leave: Senior Isaac Hou shares a story to inspire and show people that they’re not alone

Before I Leave: Senior Isaac Hou shares a story to inspire and show people that they’re not alone

Patricia Wei

May 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Web Exclusive

When he’s in front of an audience and the music starts playing, senior Isaac Hou’s mind blacks out. As the music plays, the moves come to him—a testament to the hours he’s practiced since his freshman year. He acts out the song, personifying its lyrics and message with his smooth, explosive mo...

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