The Science of a Cracked Egg The Freshman Experience With Newton’s Laws of Motion

In the days leading up to the week of December 18th, Mr. Timothy Brown’s period A freshman science class had an in-depth learning experience into the science behind Newton’s First, Second, and Third Laws of Motion. The class was required to make groups of two in order to create a landing pad that would absorb the shock of the momentum of the egg to ensure a safe landing without cracking or damaging it. The science behind the egg drop experiment introduces a hands on experience with the conservation of momentum and the force of the egg as it falls. Each team was given a specific amount of supplies and were not allowed to use any more than what was given. These included six popsicle sticks, si

The Dilemma of Gun Control: Conservative POV

Guns are responsible for an average of 30,000 deaths per year. Food is responsible for the over 100 million people in the United States that are obese. Isn’t it odd how we as a nation personify objects as a way to justify our own actions? We don’t blame fists for domestic violence, so why do we blame guns for instances when a gun was simply the means that was chosen to carry out someone’s plans? The average 911 response time is ten minutes, and for many, that is far too long. It can only take seconds for a home invasion to turn deadly and waiting ten minutes for law enforcement to arrive will be of no help to a homeowner fighting for their life. In the midst of all the terror attacks h

The Dilemma of Gun Control: Liberal POV

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” -Second Amendment to the United States Constitution The United States has the highest rate of gun violence in the developed world, with Americans being ten times more likely to be killed by guns than those who live in other developed countries, according to a study released in 2016 by the American Journal of Medicine. The United States also has the largest amount of firearms per capita in the world, and according to the author of the study, Erin Grinshteyn, the results “are consistent with the hypothesis that our firearms are killing us rather th

It takes dedication to win an Emmy

Many high school students in their school’s journalism academy and in their college classes hope to one day be a successful journalist at a well-known company. This dream is what Emmy award-winning sports anchor/reporter Ariana Figuera has accomplished. Figuera currently works for NBCUniversal at Telemundo 39 in Dallas, Texas. “It has been an amazing experience,” Figuera said. “Everyone here is very professional and kind. They really want to see you succeed and they provide the tools for this to happen. Being under the NBCUniversal family makes everything even greater.” Her journey to Telemundo has been enhanced by a number of pit stops. Coming out of high school, Figuer

Swim is not an easy sport

Even though there isn’t a pool on the roof, there is still a swim team at Lincoln High School. The silent yet mighty team is starting strong this season, they had their first meet of the season against the Wheeler School on Thursday, December 14. Both teams claimed victory, the boys with a score of 56-38, the girls with a score of 52-40. The captains of this season’s team are seniors Natalie Westrick and Ryan Fleming, and juniors Jack Charbonneau and Lily Jacobson. Each are very experienced swimmers and love to help others perfect the sport to the best of their ability. Swimming is not an easy sport, however, many think that it is simple and easy to dive into. If you watc

The New Bad Words

Diversity, fetus, evidence-based, transgender, science based Have you ever seen a family who seems to never address those odd skeletons in the closet that all families have, instead choosing to sweep everything under the rug? No one addresses the fact that Aunt Sally and Uncle Mike, who have been married for twenty years, now take separate vacations, or what weird Uncle Alfred is up to. Instead, they’ll discuss more mundane matters like the weather or the score of last night’s game. Maybe it’s your own family who does this, but either way you know that though we would like to pretend our problems do not exist, they are unfortunately things that cannot be ignored. Take the Trump admini

Dance Team provides a platform for many

Lincoln High School students have amazing talents in the performing arts, but there is no platform with which to portray them to the Lincoln community. Students feel that there are only two ways to show their talents to their peers and teacher: Spirit Week skit night, and Variety Show. If there were a program that ran all year long, students could practice and perfect dance pieces to perform at school events or in the community. For this reason, I have focused my Exhibition project topic on creating a dance team. A dance team would help students bond as peers and build social skills that they will need after high school. This is also a form of physical activity where students

Do Resolutions Matter?

I have fond memories of New Year’s Eve spanning all of the way back to elementary school. I remember being a little girl, desperately struggling (and usually failing) to stay awake before the clock struck 12 on December 31 so that I could be a part of the magic. Year after year I would settle down on the couch, eagerly counting down the last few moments of the year, waiting for that glittering ball of promise to drop and signal a new beginning. I spent countless years making resolutions, empowered by the notion that a change in the year was like an automatic reset button, providing me with a clean slate and endless opportunity. The message was that the new year was the perfect chance f

Remembering 42: The Great Jackie Robinson

One of the all time greatest and most influential players in baseball history, Jackie Robinson, would be celebrating his 99th birthday on January 31st. Up until April 15, 1947, there were no African Americans playing for a major league baseball team. Integration of the MLB had been an ongoing issue during this time period, long before diversity was embraced by society in general, and professional sports specifically. Despite the challenges, 28-year-old Jackie Robinson became the first athlete of color to play in the Major Leagues. He instantly broke a barrier in a sport that had been segregating players for more than 50 years. He first stepped foot onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn,

Aliens! Pentagon Aims to Find Them

UFOs have captivated the American public since 1947, when two highly publicized sightings occurred and were made public. The first was reported by Kenneth Arnold on June 24, who saw nine glowing objects flying in a V-shape over Mount Rainier in Washington State. The second is the more well-known Roswell incident, in which an unidentified flying object crashed in the desert in Roswell, New Mexico. While the Air Force has said that the object was a weather balloon, and the Army later said that the object was debris from Project Mogul (a project designed to test ways to eavesdrop on Soviet nuclear tests), many people still believe that the objects, which were quickly cleaned up by those at the

Olympic Powerhouse Faces Repercussions: Russia Banned From Winter Olympics

In 2018, the Winter Olympics will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea, and will occur on February 8 through the 25. The Winter Olympics have been a huge event in sports since its inaugural games in 1924. However, what makes these upcoming Olympic games interesting is that they will be missing an athletic superpower that has dominated for the most part of this event’s history. Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Russia has usually gotten into the top five in the Winter Olympics in terms of total medals earned. It even earned the most medals in the last Winter Olympics, which took place at Sochi in 2014. However, due to a recent scandal with Russian athletes, that is

Changes Come to LHS Cafeteria

Different flavors of milk and a whole new bar in the cafeteria created gossip throughout the school. With these new additions in the cafeteria, students seem to enjoy the new flavored milk and the bar. With regular milk, chocolate milk, and coffee milk in the cafeteria, there was no reason why there was no strawberry milk! Students seem to enjoy the strawberry milk, it seems to be the main choice of milk that’s always out of the lunchroom. Strawberry milk, and other flavored milks actually have more carbohydrates to protein for muscle recovery. So, maybe students should drink more flavored milk if drink any at all! Most people prefer chocolate milk over strawberry milk, but it has had

Faculty Fast Talk: Mr. Michael Griffin

Who, alive or dead, would you most like to throw cold spaghetti at? Mr Yip or Mr. Almeida If you were a supernatural creature, what would you be? A Gryphon Favorite Halloween costume you have ever had? Don Johnson from Miami Vice What color is your soul? Blue If you could have dinner with any person on Earth, who would you choose? Obama Ice cream or frozen yogurt? Don’t care as long as it is chocolate. Any embarrassing nicknames? Too embarrassing What is your spirit animal? Otter If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, which would it be? Chocolate cake Night owl or early bird? Night Owl until my job forced me to be an early bird. What is one thing you would bring to a dese

How to Stay Healthy in 2018

Many of us use the new year as a time to recommit to healthy habits. For some, that may mean jump-starting an exercise regimen or eating well. For others, it may mean a commitment to spending more quality time with family and friends. No matter what it is you want to do or change, it is not easy to commit to once you hit the two week mark. Although it may be hard to make a commitment, there are many ways to get the results you want. Focus on what you really want. Don’t create countless goals that are unattainable to reach. Rather, pick the few or one you really want. If you put your mind to something specific and certain, it is achievable. Lose other people’s opinions. K

Is there love in high school relationships?

What do you think about when you hear the word love? People perceive love differently; some view love as something they wish to obtain while thinking of a specific person they have feelings for, while others only see love coming with pain and heartbreak. At some point in their lives, most teenagers have been in a relationship or experienced feelings for another person. Relationships are natural, exciting, and often times confusing; they are difficult by nature. The average high school relationship lasts from a few months to two years. They are often temporary, and these is usually a very slim chance that the lovers will even be part of each other’s lives in the future. In fact, o

Don’t let thoughts of midterms crash down on you; Develop good habits to ensure success

With midterms quickly approaching, it can seem like there is no option other than cramming all the information from the last semester into your head. Balancing school, family, work, sports, and friends can be very challenging. Stress is high, which means less sleep for students to make time for studying. Though it may seem like the only possible way to review all that information and remember it, there are much more effective ways to study than cramming, which has actually been proven as detrimental to your physical and mental health. Studies show that sleep is key to academic success. Sacrificing sleep to cram for a test is very counterproductive. No matter how long you study, if you’

Time to Celebrate! Elvis Turns 83

January 8th is Elvis Presley’s 83rd birthday, also known as the King’s 83rd birthday. What makes Presley of all people, the King? You could argue that later in time, and even during his own time, that there were people and groups more deserving of the title. The Beatles, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, and many more have debatably had careers just as successful as that of Presley, therefore why were they not deemed the Kings? The answer is rather simple; Presley embodied the very being of a revolution that is still felt in music today. To start off, the man had one of the most legendary music careers of all time. He was nominated or won just under 300 music awards over his 19 year car

RI Opioid Crisis One Of The Worst In The Nation

Rhode Island is in no way number one when it comes to size. However, one thing that Rhode Island does rank very high in is drug abuse in America. The state ranks as one of the highest when it comes to overdose deaths. In 2010 there were 153 deaths relating to overdosing on drugs, prescription and illegal. That number increased by over 100 percent in 2016, resulting in 336 deaths by overdose. The numbers of 2017 are projected to show an increase however, it will take a while for the actual number to come out because it takes about 3 months for a death to be confirmed as caused by an overdose. However, the numbers from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), which are ba

Net Neutrality: What happens now?

On Thursday, December 14, the FCC voted 3-2 to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, an extremely controversial decision. The rules, which were put in place in 2015, ban telecom and cable from deliberately slowing down or blocking any websites or apps, as well as requiring internet service providers to treat all online content the same way. These rules are intended to keep the internet open and fair for everyone. The repeal has proven to be a major issue as of now because people rely heavily on the internet in their daily lives. Large tech companies including Netflix, Google, and Facebook have supported the need for strict net neutrality rules, however their advocacy for the rules

Armed to Protect: Guns In Schools

Protecting the second amendment is very important in today’s world and always will be. Our constitution states that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, it is part of how America was formed and what our founding fathers wanted to protect us from which is a tyrannical government. It is important for LHS students to understand the purpose of guns and the significance of high school students voting wise as they grow up to become citizens who can vote. We have all read headlines along the lines of “School shooting, twenty killed, many more injured”. Likewise, we’ve also seen the terror that goes through children and teachers alike concerning this issue. School shootings are an

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