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Don’t judge a book by its cover: the shortcomings of banning books

Don’t judge a book by its cover: the shortcomings of banning books

Larry Wang and Surya Saraf May 8, 2023

Staffers Surya Saraf and Larry Wang discuss the national trend of the banning of books from educational curriculums, as well as its relevance to the Lynbrook population.

Bulb-outs, our sidewalk extensions, will be installed at the intersection of Donington Drive and Johnson Avenue just outside the Lynbrook main entrance.

City to improve Lynbrook pedestrain safety

Audrey Sun, Staffer May 8, 2023

To improve pedestrian safety and reduce traffic speed, the City of San Jose is proactively taking measures to add bulb-outs, or curb extensions, to the sidewalks at the intersection of Donington Drive...

Hundreds of thousands of Americans use ASL; as sign language is incorporated into the modern world, it has become increasingly important to learn beginning from childhood.

ASL education bridges communication

Katie Chin and Neha Ayyer May 8, 2023

Released in 2022, CODA, a movie featuring the life of a Deaf family, brought Deaf culture to mainstream media, spurring discussions about the importance of American Sign Language. Hundreds of thousands...

Sophomore Colin Chow and juniors Haley Tamtoro and Adithri Sharmi create content for their YouTube channels.

Lynbrook Youtubers you should subscribe to

Sarah Zhang, Staffer May 8, 2023

The camera is set up. The lighting is perfect. And… action! While watching Youtube videos is an entertaining pastime, for sophomore Colin Chow and juniors Haley Tamtoro and Adithri Sharmi, creating...

Senior Yechan Lee will attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.

Yechan Lee marches his way into military academy

Alyssa Wang, Staffer May 8, 2023

“Sound off! One! Two!” For senior Yechan Lee, this army chant will soon become a daily routine while attending the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York for the next four years. There,...

Level four champions will go on a Champions Trip to Japan paid for by the Bowls organization and the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kakehashi program.

Lynbrook places second in National Japan Bowl

Chelsea Lee, News Editor May 8, 2023

In the 31st annual National Japan Bowl Championships on April 13 and 14, Lynbrook won second place in every competition level, surpassing nearly 200 students from 19 high schools across the U.S. After...

Bilingual or bye-lingual

Bilingual or bye-lingual

Lilly Wu and Eileen Zhu May 8, 2023

As multilingualism and cross-cultural communication continues to shape the world, the ability to speak more than one language has become an increasingly valuable asset. While some individuals grow up in...

A youth dives into wokeness while frowned upon by an old fisherman. Graphic illustration by Calvin Zhou.

Does “wokeness” need to wake up?

Riki Murase, Staffer May 8, 2023

What does being “woke” really mean? In modern times, being woke has become synonymous with a focus on increasing inclusivity and diversity, empathy and the empowerment of disadvantaged groups. Nonetheless,...

The hazy diction of translated text is often left unnoticed and can stifle fluent and authentic communication or complete appreciation of secondary literary works.

Words aren’t enough: exploring limits of translation

Susanna Tang and Ashley Huang May 8, 2023

“Tsundoku” is a Japanese word that describes the habit of ambitiously buying books but letting them pile up unread. Uniquely expressed only by this language, the word holds cultural Japanese connotations...

The proposal reignited debate over the eligibility of transgender student athletes to compete, with some arguing that Title IX should protect fairness and inclusivity in womens sports.

New Biden proposal addresses transgender athletes

Nicole Ge, Staffer May 8, 2023

On April 6, the Biden Administration and the U.S. Department of Education proposed a rule that offers educational institutions a new framework for formulating eligibility standards for transgender student-athletes....

With the rise of social media, the lack of intergenerational connectivity online has intensified, leading to a more politically polarized society. Diversifying online experiences through the use of multiple platforms and perspectives can prevent further societal fragmentation and polarization.

The implicit barriers behind social media

Tanika Anbu, Staffer April 10, 2023

Social media apps like Instagram and Tiktok are defined by their Generation Z users, while media outlets like TV and newspaper are characterized by their Baby Boomer counterparts. With the rise of global...

Based on the Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo, Netflixs Shadow and Bone tells the story of compelling characters, yet in an unfortunately crammed second season.

Shadow and Bone: a worthy adaptation?

Riki Murase, Staffer April 10, 2023

The highly anticipated release of the second season of Netflix’s “Shadow and Bone,” an adaptation of the Grishaverse books written by author Leigh Bardugo, succeeds in developing a popular fantasy...

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