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Educating Through a Screen

Teachers use a variety of online tools to reach students outside of the school's walls during online learning.

Ellen Argueta

June 9, 2020

 Over the past few months, our education system has gone through more radical change than ever before. The emergence of the COVID-19 virus may have caused schools all over the nation to close their doors for the remainder of the school year, but the academic year is still not over. This need for on...

Day 75 of Quarantine: A Journal Entry from a HS Junior

Day 75 of Quarantine: A Journal Entry from a HS Junior

Amber Connell

June 6, 2020

May 26th, 2020  Day # 75 12:27 pm  You know, I did like the beginning of quarantine if I’m being completely honest. I kept a routine where I made myself busy, got some school work done, began working out again, and started up some of the long lost hobbies that disappeared once I entered High Schoo...

Summer 2020: A Guide To Staying Safe and Having Fun

Summer 2020: A Guide To Staying Safe and Having Fun

Ashley Alcantara

June 2, 2020

The 2019-2020 school year has been abruptly cut short, with an official end date of June 17. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the nation (but mostly in New York), causing a variety of issues for students at the high school who have family members that serve on the front line, student’s who either con...

Adventures in Egypt

A camel rests in the sand.

Leena Alzafarani

February 29, 2020

After five years, I was presented with the opportunity to reunite with my entire family in my home country, Egypt. Over the past few years, things had drastically changed within my family as my uncle got married, two new baby cousins were born, and everyone had moved on to different stages in their life. As we a...

Memoirs of Alumni: Volume 2

Memoirs of Alumni: Volume 2

Ellen Argueta

February 29, 2020

In the previous volume of “Memoirs of Alumni,” two Brentwood graduates, Sonderling Librarian Susan Lewis and Mathematics teacher Mr. Kiedaisch, who now give back to their community as teachers, shared their experiences of life at the high school in their heyday. In this issue, we spoke to history...

U-Picking at Lewin Farm

U-Picking at Lewin Farm

Catherine Torres

September 13, 2019

Going to your local supermarket is not the same anymore. Why continue this tedious task when you can pick fresh fruits and vegetables right out from the plant? Lewin Farm is a family farm located in Wading River, at the East End of Long Island. Almost every acre of its land is a different spot for picki...

Memoirs of Alumni: Volume 1

Memoirs of Alumni: Volume 1

Ellen Argueta

September 12, 2019

Brentwood High School is anything but ordinary. Students here first attended Bay Shore High School and Commack High School. Its first graduating class was in 1957, solely of Ross. Sonderling didn’t open until 1964. The two buildings operated as separate schools, holding separate graduations as late...

A Taste of Malaysia

Durian, the king of all fruits, is a Malaysian delicacy.

Ashley Alcantara

September 12, 2019

This summer, I had the opportunity to explore my family roots. My mother, who was a Chinese born in Malaysia, left her home after graduating high school to have a better life here in America. After 20 years, my mother went back to her homeland and brought along my father and me. Located just above...

The Return of Modesty Dressing: How Covering Up Became the New Showing Off

The Return of Modesty Dressing: How Covering Up Became the New Showing Off

Johana Benitez, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

In an era of Kardashian selfies and dresses that show way too much on the red carpet, was it inevitable that modesty dressing would come back into fashion?  Nowadays on social media, we see an unrealistic image of how a woman and a man should look and want to dress. According to these outlets, the perfect...

Nintendo Switch Offers New Gaming Experience for Players

Nintendo Switch Offers New Gaming Experience for Players

Catherine Torres

March 1, 2019

The Nintendo Switch differs from traditional gaming consoles because it can be used in several ways. The console allows single player, single player with control, co-op with joysticks, and it even allows the game play to be seen on a Television screen. According to www.cnet.com, “The novelty that comes with tak...

MANicures & MANscaras: Finally, Self-Care is Normal for Men

Cosmetics are becoming increasingly available and popular for a male client base.

Veronica Castillo, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

In Glen Jankowski’s article “Why More Men Are Wearing Makeup than Ever Before,” he states that in 2016, James Charles broke history by being the first “Coverboy” for the makeup brand Covergirl. Charles’ rise to stardom is reflective of the wider array of self-care products offered for men in re...

Veganism: Cruelty-Free Reaches the Masses

Manicotti from Three Brothers Vegan Cafe is created uses vegan cheese and cashew Parmesan.

Jason Monterrosa

February 14, 2019

She walked down the hallway with her Doctor Martens, but they didn’t shine like the boots most people wore on their feet. A teacher, intrigued by their muted color, asked “Are those vegan Docs?” The girl was happy with her response, proclaiming “Yes, I’ve been vegan for a year now.”   ...

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