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#38
2019-2020
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Lynbrook High School
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Lynbrook High School
in 2019-2020
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2019-2020
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Lynbrook High School
Stories from Lynbrook High School
Rising teen use, dangers of JUULs cause concerns
Vaping

Priyanka Anand | October 9, 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in the early 2000s, adolescent smoking reached new lows due to realization of the health hazards of nicotine and tobacco within communities….

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Editorial: District justified in controversial Persky firing
Opinions

Epic Staff | October 7, 2019

Vice News, Sept. 12: How the Hell Did the Brock Turner Judge Get a Job as a Girls Tennis Coach?

Certainly, no one expected it.

But it happened: former Santa Clara Superior Court judge Michael Aaron…

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Hiring of former judge Persky stirs controversy
News

Sunny Li | October 7, 2019

Michael Aaron Persky, former judge on the Superior Court of California for Santa Clara County, was hired as the JV girls tennis coach for the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 2. However, due to Persky’s…

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Spider-Man: Homeless
Arts & Entertainment

Medha Upadhyay | October 7, 2019

When Spider-Man fans joked that the next movie in the trilogy would be “Spider-Man: Homeless,” they could not have foreseen the major custody battle that Disney and Sony would undergo over the iconic…

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California passes laws to limit high school football injury
Showcase

Audrey Wong | October 4, 2019

Football, often seen as the classic high school sport, is declining in participation due to the apprehension over potential injuries. To ensure students’ safety, California has recently passed laws limiting…

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Lost in Translation: Redefining what Asian American means to me
Opinions

Nicole Ong | September 17, 2019

When I was younger, my childhood Chinese teacher posed this question to the class: “Which part of China are you from?”

The question was not so much where the student was from, but where in China the…

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True Crime: The fascination with murder and violence
Arts & Entertainment

Audrey Wong | May 21, 2019

A shiny silver blade catches the viewer’s eyes as he sees the metal weapon drenched in crimson liquid. The liquid now spills everywhere, staining everything with a distinct dark red hue. A thrill of…

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I’m Muslim — do I possess the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
Opinions

Hatim Saifee | May 14, 2019

“All terrorists are Muslim, but not all Muslims are terrorists.” It’s not uncommon for me to hear this sentence in public or online. Ten words that encapsulate the views of today’s global population…

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Bailey Gong fights for a spot on national kung fu team
Features

Christy Yu | May 14, 2019

Sophomore Bailey Gong was just eight years old when his friend, senior Brian Chou, suggested that he try out martial arts. Little did Gong know then that kung fu and wushu, a more advanced type of Chinese…

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Dissections — where to cut the line?
Opinions

Audrey Wong | April 4, 2019

It may seem like there is no such thing as “too far” when it comes to providing learning tools for students. Dissections, however, may tread that line. Dissections allow students to engage in hands-on…

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The NBA is not tea time
Opinions

Anusha Kothari | February 28, 2019

“Let us play basketball.” The moment Golden State Warriors’ All-NBA forward Kevin Durant uttered these words, sports networks rushed to dissect them, as well as the entirety of Durant’s post-game…

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Erwin and Wong : the voices of “This Viking Life”
Features

Patricia Wei | February 25, 2019

It is 8:50 a.m. in the office on a Wednesday morning, and assistant principals David Erwin and EricWong and school psychologist Dr. Brittany Stevens are ready for another show. Promptly at 8:55 a.m.,…

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Subtle Asian Traits: When do memes become mean?
Opinions

Enzo Cabaltica | February 19, 2019

Bringing together more than a million members and still growing fast, Subtle Asian Traits (SAT) is a popular Facebook group where members share jokes about life as Asians. Created in Sept. 16, 2018 by…

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Lynbrook evaluates various enrollment concerns
News

Srinidhi Seshadri | February 17, 2019

Enrollment of incoming freshmen students is a topic that the FUHSD community has continually revisited over recent years due to declining class sizes at Lynbrook. Despite the many measures taken to help…

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Amber Lee: Transforming struggles into social change
Features

Hatim Saifee | February 12, 2019





Standing at the top of the quad in front of a large crowd of students and staff, microphone in hand, Class of 2018 alumna Amber Lee commences the Lynbrook High Walkout with a passionate…

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Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil talks education
News

Melissa Chen | February 12, 2019

Not many people can say they have worked with a president of the United States. Monta Vista High School alumnus, Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil, is one of those select few. Appointed by Barack Obama, Patil served…

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Boys soccer scores through the season
Sports

Diana Xu | February 8, 2019

Knowing he had to save this ball in order for his team to win, junior and goalie Ryan Markert stood in position, ready to react. The next few events were a blur: the sound of a whistle, the kick of a ball….

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Student health vs. Education: should schools close due to poor air quality?
News

Arul Gnanasivam | February 8, 2019

The once bright blue sky turned into a muddy grey when the smoke from the nearby Woodland and Chico fires advanced toward the Bay Area. As smoke enveloped Northern California, district officials and school…

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College Board Creates Controversy
Opinions

Srinidhi Seshadri | February 1, 2019

The only sound I could hear was the scratching of pencils on paper as we vigorously bubbled in our answers. The proctor announced that our time was up, and I leaned back with a sigh of relief. Months of…

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Buster lends a helping paw
Features

Rachel Wu | January 28, 2019

One unique member of the Lynbrook community always catches people’s eyes as he

walks around campus. Just four years old, he has his own staff ID card, walks on all fours and has a unique smile….

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Jonathan Leslie takes the moment on and off the field
Sports

Patricia Wei | January 25, 2019

In fifth grade, junior Jonathan Leslie came across a quote that he has kept with him ever since: “Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.”

When he is on the baseball…

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