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Beware the Air

Denilson Nolasco January 20, 2021

While everyone is concerned about exposure to a virus while they are out of doors, they are ignoring another severely harmful invader inside their homes: indoor air pollution.  Indoor air pollution...

Nabihah Ahsan poses at the beach while conducting her summer research.

Science in the Sand

Nabihah Ahsan, News Editor, Layout Editor January 5, 2021

When sudden school closures forced students to abandon their science research projects, a mentor and her students turned the beach into their new lab.  Students in Dr. Rebecca Grella’s research...

A selection of dried oyster mushroom caps .

From School Laboratory to Garage: How COVID Impacted my Senior Project

Ashley Alcantara, Co-Arts & Entertainment Editor December 11, 2020

If you’ve ever watched a movie about a mad scientist like Victor Frankenstein, you might envision a home laboratory to be full of microscopes, tubes, and bubbling flasks. My science laboratory,...

Obtained from Main Protease Mutation. Portrays the unique mutations from MPro sequences utilizing colored labels.

Summer at Brookhaven National Laboratory

Leena Alzafarani and Amber Connell November 25, 2020

This past summer, students Leena Alzafarani and Amber Connell hoped to make the best use of their time off from school by participating in a safe yet rewarding academic experience.  They decided to join...

Checkerspot butterfly at Caumsett State Park.

Caumsett State Park Welcomes a New Species

Victoria Leonard June 12, 2020

The Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly colonies have created a healthy and safe habitat at Caumsett State Park, located on Long Island. This species was recorded as extinct until its reappearance back...

Japanese Knotweed, or Reynoutria japonica, a relatively innocent looking but vicious intruder.

The East Asian Burglar

Amber Connell and Leena Alzafarani June 10, 2020

No fancy security system can protect you from this intruder; it breaks in at any moment! It can go under your walls or through them and is 3 meters tall. This intruder is a PLANT known as Japanese...

Brentwood High School's Samsung Team.

Brentwood Students Named Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge State Finalists

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow challenge is a national research competition, looking for students to put their revolutionary ideas into action.  We did that this past year as sophomores in the high school...

A panda made from a soda bottle, foam balls, paper mache, and a magazine.

A Solution To Pollution

Nabihah Ahsan, News Editor, Layout Editor June 9, 2020

For years now, researchers around the world have focused their studies on one central question. A question that if answered, could save millions of animals from dying each year. That question is focused...

An illustration of oyster mushrooms.

Mycelium Based Packaging? How Fungi Is Gradually Taking Over the World

Ashley Alcantara, Co-Arts & Entertainment Editor June 8, 2020

Have you ever wondered if the world could go back to its pollution-free state? Is this even possible with how our world is at present? Surprisingly, it is possible if we look to science for the...

Assessing the Spartina alterniflora. Spartina alterniflora infused with Guar gum withers and turns yellow.

Rebuilding Long Island Salt Marshes

Roberto Lopez, Ricardo Lopez, and Ashley Santin June 4, 2020

Salt marshes are coastal wetlands that are responsible for water purification, erosion control, nutrient sequestration and nursery habitats for fish. They also protect citizens from storms by absorbing...

Rosmery Moran and Dr. Grella conduct a sediment sample at the Flax Pond Salt March in Old Field, N.Y.

Marsh Invader: Phragmites Australis

Rosmery Moran June 3, 2020

This study investigates the durability of invasive Phragmites australis against freshwater and saltwater intrusion. Phragmites australis is a tall perennial grass that can grow to over 15 feet in height...

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