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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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 Humans are prone to experiencing the Illusion Of Explanatory Depth, a phenomenon in which people strongly believe that they understand complex matters more than they actually do, which affects preferences, judgments and voting.

Oversimplification and the Illusion of Explanatory Depth

Alex Cotterel and Eileen Zhu December 11, 2023

“Global Warming is a Hoax!” “Airpods cause cancer!” “93% of students pass AP Chinese, it’s so easy!” In today’s era, it is not uncommon to hear generalizations from our politicians, celebrities,...

JSA created the Viking Vote Program to encourage voter registration and pre-registration.

Viking votes promotes voter registration among students

Claire Chiu, Writer October 30, 2020

Nov. 3, 2020’s elections will determine who will serve as the president and other key roles, represent Americans and determine the future of the country. To encourage political engagement, Lynbrook’s...

Despite strong political opinions, young voters are often missing from voting lines.

Young voters: How voices go unheard in politics

Elena Williams and Jason Shan October 7, 2020

It’s not that they’re not opinionated — they are — and it’s not because they refuse to engage — they do. So why is it that young voters, an increasingly distinct coalition, suffer from disappointing...

Regardless of whether election mail is classified as first-class for priority shipping, it is highly advisable for voters everywhere to get their ballots in as soon as possible. With delays still present in the USPS’s delivery system, the sooner ballots are mailed, the better.

USPS and COVID-19 protocol may cause delayed votes

Ria Phelan, Business/PR Manager October 7, 2020

With differing social distancing restrictions across the nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the turnout for in-person voting this November may be lower than in previous years. President Donald Trump’s...