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As summer approaches, social media platforms are flooding with content related toward achieving the ideal ‘summer body.’

Is the ‘Summer Body’ trend toxic?

Audrey Sun, Staffer May 26, 2022

As summer approaches, social media platforms are flooding with content related toward achieving the ideal ‘summer body’: a term that implies that bodies need to look a certain way in order to enjoy...

A graphic illustration of gelato.

Scooping up gelato in the Bay Area

Samiya Anwar, Staffer May 26, 2022

Dolce Spazio Gelato: Located in quaint Downtown Los Gatos, Dolce Spazio Gelato was a little too cozy — the tiny shop was cramped even though there were only a few people in line. I settled on the...

Every single decision I made was carefully calculated, based solely on what it would contribute to my resume.

Doing things just for fun again

Emma Cionca, Sports Editor May 26, 2022

As a 12-year-old, I would read “How to Write Your College Essay’” prep books. My parents thought it was a good idea to expose me to these ideas, as it was never too early to start preparing for my...

Sophomore Aakash Choudhary performs stand-up comedy

Standing out through stand-up comedy acts

Susanna Tang, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2022

“My mom was actually the one who told me to come out and perform here,” sophomore and stand-up comedian Aakash Choudhary said during his act at the Coffeehouse Talent Show. “After my birth, I guess...

The blessing of vulnerability

The blessing of vulnerability

Mei Corricello, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2022

“Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center of meaningful human experiences“ – Brené Brown  Like many of us, I tend to divide my time at Lynbrook into three distinct periods: the pre-COVID...

Graham Clark appointed as new Superintendent

Graham Clark appointed as new Superintendent

Anirudh Seshadri, Managing Editor May 26, 2022

Following an extensive four-month-long search, the FUHSD Board of Trustees appointed Graham Clark as the next Superintendent at the District Board Meeting on May 3, effective July 1.  Clark’s goals...

Try Harder! illustrates the immense pressure that burdens students in a competitive academic environment.

“Try Harder!” panel advises FUHSD parents

Jason Shan, Web Editor May 26, 2022

“Tiger mom central.” “The ultimate self-confidence crusher.” These are just a few of the phrases Lowell High School students use to describe their school in the 2021 documentary, “Try Harder!”,...

Graphic illustration by Meera Nambiar

A “thank you” from students to retiring teachers

Catherine Zhou and Susanna Tang May 26, 2022

To express gratitude to this year’s retiring teachers, staffers Susanna Tang and Catherine Zhou have compiled a video of kind messages from students and staff to Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Korsunsky and Mrs. Schmalz....

This year’s groundbreaking time landed seniors Alyssa Meng, Alison Tjoe, Vanessa Su and Claire Wang in first place in the Central Coast Section League and eighth in the ranks of all high school California teams.

Four years, four track stars, one historic record broken

Chelsea Lee, Design Editor May 3, 2022

On the red rubber track of the 2022 Stanford invitational, Lynbrook’s girls varsity 4x100 team sped through the finish line with a time of 47.82 seconds, not only topping their personal records but also...

The eugenics movement, often with racist or ableist motivations, touted the concept that the human race could be improved by breeding out genetically “unfit” individuals.

California’s little-known history of eugenics

Elizabeth Cheng and Crystal Qian May 3, 2022

White skin, blonde hair and blue eyes: the archetype of the Aryan race, deemed by German dictator Adolf Hitler to be the pinnacle of humankind. While the putative master race draws associations with Hitler’s...

Elizabeth Louie and Ronald Choi were named Lynbrook’s Certificated Employee of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year, respectively.

Elizabeth Louie, Ronald Choi named employees of the year

Crystal Qian, Copy Editor May 3, 2022

Elizabeth Louie, Certificated Employee of the Year After her first teaching stint in France, French teacher Elizabeth Louie returned to the Bay Area and eventually settled at Lynbrook, drawn to its...

Declining mental health is not a crisis affecting that only affects students, but one that teachers face as well.

Teachers endure burnout

Sam Sarma and Jason Shan May 3, 2022

In the wake of a growing mental health epidemic, FUHSD has implemented a variety of emotional support services, from Homeroom modules to the HAERT Program. However, declining mental health is not a crisis...

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