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Taking care of yourself during quarantine

Here are some key ways to combat the negative side effects of the coronavirus lockdown.
December 4, 2020

Lockdown has given everyone an abundance of work and worries, resulting in seemingly trivial matters like personal welfare often being neglected. But health and well-being should not be disregarded, especially...

Concurrent enrollment at community colleges spikes in fall quarter

As the years pass, more students are beginning to take advantage of the opportunities that community college courses offer.
November 4, 2020

In the past, many students have taken community college courses on Lynbrook’s campus and on the campuses of various community colleges. Although community college courses have moved online, they are...

The eroding, expired Electoral College

Why should swing states weigh so much more than safe states?
November 4, 2020

The Electoral College needs to go. It’s outdated, wastes votes, lowers turnout, gives a select few states complete control over the outcome of the election and does not accurately reflect the will of...

Positivity unmasked

My version of happiness had been superficial and one dimensional, but I’ve come to recognize that genuine happiness can’t exist without an understanding of other emotions as well.
November 4, 2020

I stared at myself in the mirror, ashamed of the ashy-grey tear stains on my cheeks. In the safety of the empty school bathroom, I splashed cold water on my face to erase any evidence of the smudges and...

Better Bike Plan 2025: A win for residents, equity and the environment

The Better Bike Plan 2025 strives to make biking in the city of San Jose more equitable, convenient and comfortable.
November 4, 2020

On Oct. 6, the San Jose City Council unanimously passed the Better Bike Plan 2025 (BBP 25). Through this plan, the city of San Jose will build a 550-mile network of bike lanes, boulevards and trails connecting...

Capturing the moment: Senior Carol Gao’s wildlife photography

Gao takes photos of various wildlife in different environments using her photography equipment.
November 4, 2020

Crouched down on a kayak with a five-pound camera lens, senior Carol Gao observes as birds fly nearby and occasionally swoop down to the lake’s surface. She snaps a photo, but it is blurry. She snaps...

Channels, circuits and characters: Students discover new passions in quarantine

Quarantine has given (from left to right) Vakkalanka, Chen and Sriram ample time to pursue new hobbies, which have helped them foster new skills and improve themselves as people.
November 4, 2020

With extracurricular activities put on pause at the beginning of the pandemic, students have been inspired to explore many new hobbies that have allowed for self-improvement. Although many canceled activities...

Outdoor activities to try during the pandemic

Sophomore Dhruv Malik hikes with his friends at the Rancho San Antonio Preserve.
November 4, 2020

Because people can no longer gather indoors, many Lynbrook students and teachers have taken up many outdoor activities such as hiking, skateboarding and rock climbing. These pastimes help them not only...

The unwritten rules of politics for women

Stylized portraits of Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are centered on a pink background. Negative quotes from political opponents surround them.
November 4, 2020

Social media was in an uproar over the vice presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence. To Republicans, Pence's uncompromising mettle showed his authority. To Democrats,...

Silicon Valley: From fruit trees to computer chips

The valley has gone through a complete transformation in the last 100 years from a primarily agrarian society to an urban region with a high concentration of tech companies.
November 4, 2020

The Silicon Valley we know today had its roots as a primarily agricultural region. Now, it stands as the birthplace of an unique culture of innovation, home to numerous companies in the tech industry regarded...

Construction continues throughout pandemic

Here are the features that are currently being worked on.
November 4, 2020

Renovation of the cafeteria and lower quad was completed on campus at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, and until quarantine began, students were still adjusting to these new features. Even with...

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