By Lena Gluck
Typically, when people mention the name Einstein, one may think of someone with crazy-looking hair, but in reality Einstein was much more than just a unique caricature. Einstein is quite possibly best known for his formula E=mc^2. This equation has gained the title of “The World’s Most Famous Equation.”
Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, and he passed away on April 18, 1955. Einstein was a German physicist who focused on the theoretical aspect. During his extensive years of research, he created the theory of relativity, which is still used in modern day.
By Giselle Grassi
Global warming is a concept that people can choose not to believe if they over-look many of the scientifically proven studies that have shown that global climate change is occurring and we are causing it. Due to increased climate changes, there are many places around the world that are suffering, but the most drastic changes are showing up in the oceans. Every ocean has been acidifying at new levels that scientists have never seen before. These changes can eventually lead to many negative fluctuations in the marine environment we know today. But the real question is how will the increasingly acidic seas of 2017 affect the sea life, particularly the oysters, in the town of Oyster Bay?
By Steven Keehner
As 2016 finally comes to an overdue conclusion, let’s take a look back at some of the notable events that have shaped the year and could possibly affect the years to come.
2016 immediately set its depressing tone back in January with legendary musician David Bowie passing away at the age of 69, leaving us with a legacy that will never be matched again. The year also kicked off with a bang, literally, with North Korea confirming that they had successfully tested thermonuclear weapons for the first time. Back here in the States, Star Wars: The Force Awakens exploded in popularity, breaking the North American box office record, surpassing Avatar. Below the border, in Mexico, infamous drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was captured, again, after escaping six months prior. Moving back to entertainment, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson won Golden Globes for Best Actor and Actress, respectively. Oh, and WHO announced the outbreak of the Zika Virus, sending much of the world into a panic about their well being.
By Steven Keehner
I was chosen to be one of five lucky students along with AP Government teacher Ms. Harnick to represent Oyster Bay High School at the Hofstra Debate Day on September 26th. This was truly a unique experience for all of my classmates and me. From 9 am until nearly midnight, my day was a nonstop roller coaster of events, whether it was watching a panel of journalists discuss the issues regarding the United States today, to appearing on ABC News at 4, or watching the debate in Breslin Hall.
By Ariel Margolin
Two musical greats meet on the field of battle today, and although this is no Stamford Bridge, a hand will be raised. Johannes Brahms, one of the “3 B’s” of Classical Music (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms), gave the Romantic Era of music his German intensity and structure. Frederic Chopin, a half-Polish, half-French Pianist, is known for adding just a honey-comb of melancholy to his music. Although his name is unknown to most, his music is instantly recognizable for its use in many a movie's score.