By Stefanie Sadocha
Post Malone left fans speechless at Nassau Coliseum after his Runaway Tour exceeded all expectations on February 19th. Performing a full set list of his top hits to a crowd of all ages, it is safe to say Post Malone did not disappoint. Joined by Swae Lee, Tyla Yaweh, and even a special appearance by Lil Tecca, the artist put on an unforgettable performance.
By Kevin Biggiani
In 1995, the first evidence was discovered that other stars have planets, just as our sun does, according to The Planetary Society, founded by well-renowned astrophysicist, Dr. Carl Sagan. Planets that orbit stars outside of our solar system are called exoplanets. Today over 4,100 exoplanets have been discovered and catalogued in the NASA Exoplanet Archives maintained by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute.
By Alina Kelly
As 2019 comes to an end, it’s worth reflecting on the memorable moments of the past ten years. Let's look at nine noteworthy events that took the world by storm this past decade.
By Matthew Wong
Protruding out of nearly everyone’s ears, Apple’s Airpods have taken the world by storm. Now the tech company has released the next generation of the highly successful Airpods, the Airpods Pro. The feature that sets the Airpods Pro apart from its competition is not its sound quality nor its ability to remove external noise, but its user friendliness, which is first-rate compared to other wireless earbuds. In addition to making the case pocketable, Apple created the Airpod Pro to seamlessly connect to your phone. Apple has taken the old Airpods, which required improvement, and created an improved successor.
By Alina Kelly
1. F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm
Located at 26 Pinelawn Road in Melville, F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm is the perfect place to go for fall festivities. Every fall season families across Long Island flock to Schmitt’s Farm to enjoy fun activities, which are especially amusing for young children. Not only does the farm have “child-friendly” activities, but they also have scary attractions for older teens and adults. The Daytime Haunt Walkthrough is the same as the Nighttime Haunt, but the lights are on and no actors are present, which is a perfect choice for those who are not ready to participate at night. The 7-acre corn maze, which changes its theme each year, is another popular attraction at the farm.
By Joycelin Wong
After long nights of studying and endless amounts of school work, students assume that their hard work in high school will pay off in the long run. However, after recent news of the college admissions scandal, Operation Varsity Blues, shocked the world, the college application process would never be the same. While shining a light on prominent ethical issues, the scandals have also prompted the nation’s top universities to enforce stricter admissions requirements and introduce new oversight policies.
By Skye Johnson
Over the past few years, e-cigarettes have dominated the tobacco industry, leaving hundreds and thousands of teens addicted to fruity and sweet flavored nicotine-filled vape pens. When e-cigarettes were first introduced, the health risks were relatively unknown. Now, vaping is directly linked to cases of teenagers on life support, with at least one teenager from New York dying after smoking e-cigarettes.
By Jackson Troxler
Anxiety is a mental illness that affects the lives of many. It has become particularly prevalent among teenagers. With the rise of social media and the ongoing pressure to do well in school, anxiety has taken over many students’ lives. This mental illness causes our youth to falter both academically and socially. The pressures of fitting in and getting good grades can be a recipe for disaster. However, proper treatment for anxiety can alleviate certain difficulties that it causes and aid people in succeeding
By Faith Lingen
Education is constantly evolving. Incorporating new technology to improve teaching is not a new concept. Over the past decade, school districts have started implementing technology such as Smartboards and 1:1 devices. Many students now receive iPads or Chromebooks that they are expected to bring to class every day. But is the hefty cost worth the implementation? And are these new technologies really helping students learn?
By Isabella Gossweiler
Last year, Oyster Bay High School implemented a new safety policy mandating students to wear their IDs on lanyards around their necks. Administration requires students to use these IDs to sign in when they arrive to school late. However, other than for late sign-ins and general identification, students do not use the IDs, which has garnered complaints among the student body over why they must wear them. Despite students’ opinions, the ID policy will continue to be enforced throughout the 2019-2020 school year.
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