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2020: Year in Review

December 12, 2020

2020 has been a pretty low year for many people. So, as the holidays draw near, we asked the Lynbrook community: what are you thankful for this year? Thank you to all the participants in the video!...

The Christmas Spirit: Dear Santa

As the holiday spirit comes around, the USPIS launches into its century year old tradition: Operation Santa.
December 9, 2020

The Dear Santa documentary, released on Dec. 4, covers the century old Operation Santa program. Run by the United States Postal Service (USPS), Operation Santa was created in 1914 when Postmaster General...

Boy-band fever

From the Beatles to Why Don’t We, boy-bands have consistently been garnering large followings over the years, a trend likely to continue into the future.
December 9, 2020

Boy-bands have been around for a while—cue the familiar image of good-looking boys performing catchy songs to screaming crowds. These music groups have been collecting fans, primarily swooning teenage...

The year that felt like a decade: 2020 in review

As the year comes to a close, we look back on 12 of the weirdest consecutive months on record, in the hopes that none of this will ever happen again.
December 9, 2020

“3...2...1...Happy New Year! 2020’s going to be a year to remember.” From murder hornets and impeachment trials to nonstop wildfires and the election of the century, 2020 has definitely earned...

It’s time for a $20 makeover

Harriet Tubman hovering over Andrew Jackson to replace him on the $20 bill.
December 9, 2020

In 2016, former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew shocked the public when he declared that African American abolitionist Harriet Tubman would replace former president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Despite...

Get me a manager: The history of Karens

December 9, 2020

The ever-evolving lexicon of Gen Z has recently expanded to encompass a new slang term: Karen. Wielded by youths as an insult that predominantly targets older generations, Karen and similar buzzworthy...

A diverse array of hot chocolate and its best friends

A diverse array of hot chocolate and its best friends
December 9, 2020

The holidays are all about celebration, and any celebration is incomplete without many different kinds of food. However, there is one cozy beverage that is essential to the festive season —hot chocolate....

Diwali: Festival of Lights and Family

Diwali: Festival of Lights and Family
December 9, 2020

In November, India set a new world record: 33,000 diyas, or clay lamps, were lit in honor of Diwali, the South Asian festival of lights. They are only a small part of the festivities, though. People decorate...

Holiday spots around the Bay Area

Holiday spots around the Bay Area
December 9, 2020

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, there are still many ways to celebrate the holidays and finish 2020 strong.  As long as students keep up with the proper safety precautions so visitors can enjoy the...

Taking care of yourself during quarantine

Here are some key ways to combat the negative side effects of the coronavirus lockdown.
December 4, 2020

Lockdown has given everyone an abundance of work and worries, resulting in seemingly trivial matters like personal welfare often being neglected. But health and well-being should not be disregarded, especially...

From Harvard to Proposition 16: the truth about race-based affirmative action in higher education

Anderson Memorial Bridge in Cambridge, Massachusetts: home to Harvard University.
November 12, 2020

Walking past Lynbrook High School, one cannot miss the modern, remodeled campus, the lines of Teslas in the parking lot and students scrolling on their new iPhones. Not too far away, though, are underfunded...

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