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Graphic illustration by Chelsea Lee. (Olivia Yuan)

Communities built out of books

Olivia Yuan, Staffer April 10, 2024

Cherishing books and the people and institutions that nurture them has always come naturally to school psychologist Brittany Stevens.  Countless memories, milestones and obstacles alike have marked...

Students gathered in the parking lot on March 29 for ASBs first school-sanctioned celebration of Holi.

Adding a little color with Holi

Vidushi Upadhyay, Staffer April 10, 2024

Celebrations of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, have been organized across the Bay Area over the last few years, but through the efforts of many students and staff members, ASB was able to bring...

A. CGI was frst introduced in the 1958 live-action flm, “Vertigo,” in the opening sequence animation. John Whitney, a pioneer of the age, experimented to bring about a feeling of vertigo.

B. In 1986 “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” introduced novel concepts like the digital morphing of face. CGI was quickly becoming an indispensable and increasingly popular tool for directors and flmmakers.

C. In 1999, “The Matrix” made a breakthrough in CGI. With multiple cameras, flm directors Katsuhiro Otomo and Yuen Woo-ping created the famous airborne fght scenes and bullet-dodging slow-motion shots.

D. “Dune 2” was lauded for its fght scenes and the fact that it was almost impossible to tell what was and wasn’t CGI, with the general public praising the seamless integration of the special efects.

The digital frontier of Computer Generated Images

Claire Guo and Yvonne Wu April 1, 2024

The theater darkens and lights flash across the faces of a crowd of entranced movie-goers. In mere seconds, the room is transformed into a desert oasis, with fantastical fight scenes and magical battles,...

Switching their mics on, Lynbrook podcasters sit down to open discussions about everything from psychology to immunology. Photo used with permission from Himani Kunjal.

Lynbrook podcasters share stories and insight

Deeksha Raj, Business Manager April 1, 2024

Switching their mics on, Lynbrook podcasters sit down to open discussions about everything from psychology to immunology. Juniors Anvita Sharma, Nitya Singh and Alyssa Wang use their voices to spark conversations...

Ever heard of pigs leading a revolution and seizing total domination over a government? No? Well, that’s satire for you: truth, dressed up in absurdity and hidden between the lines.

This is satire: Literature’s wicked grin

Ashley Huang and Susanna Tang April 1, 2024

Ever heard of pigs leading a revolution and seizing total domination over a government? No? Well, that’s satire for you: truth, dressed up in absurdity and hidden between the lines. Satire is a common...

Team A takes poses before winning the final round of the Santa Clara County competition against Prospect High
School, which allowed them to qualify for the Teach Democracy CRF Mock Trial state competition. Photo used with permission from Mark Shem

Mock Trial team competes at CRF California Competition

Erin Fitzpatrick, Staffer April 1, 2024

What you need to know: Mock Trial covers the case of People vs Clark in a state competition.  Mock Trial places 13th at the Teach Democracy CRF Mock Trial in Los Angeles, marking their first...

Dedicated to both academics and their sport, many student athletes juggle school work and practice daily, often sacrificing time with friends or sleep — and as a result, face burnout.

Running on empty: The consequences of burnout

Gary Pan and Alyssa Wang April 1, 2024

7 a.m. — wake up. 8 a.m. — go to school. Lunch — complete some homework. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — school sports practice. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — club practice.  On the drive there, eat dinner. On the...

Through Weekend Writings, Eileen slowly became more fluent in English and found a new method to express herself.

Expressing myself through pen and paper

Eileen Zhu, In-Depth Editor April 1, 2024

While many of my kindergarten classmates went to lunch ecstatic and hungry, I went to lunch every day on a mission: to make a friend. My dad always advised me to make friends by following the other kids...

High school sports associations should allow referees to review footage during and after games.

Video challenges could improve high school sports

Daeun Chung, Web Editor April 1, 2024

As the clock ticked down in the final quarter, the tension in the gym was palpable. The Vikings were locked in a fierce battle against Silver Creek High School, being only 2 points behind. With just 3...

Senior Adarsh Iyer has committed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for cross country and track and field, continuing his running journey at their top-ranked Division III program.

Adarsh Iyer runs the distance to MIT

Vihaan Patel, Staffer April 1, 2024

Senior Adarsh Iyer has committed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for cross country and track and field, continuing his running journey at their top-ranked Division III program. Whether he is running...

Unveiling the truth behind eating disorders

Unveiling the truth behind eating disorders

Charlotte Bolay and Lilly Wu April 1, 2024

A distressed teenager panics as they take a quick scan around their bathroom. To their disappointment, they find countless strands of hair scattered across the sink, countertops and bathroom floor. Hair...

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