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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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With the establishment of Bay Area Slinging Club, practice sessions occurred more regularly, and more people started joining — attracted by flyers, posts online and the sessions themselves.

The sport of slinging revived in the Bay

Sarah Zhang, Staffer November 6, 2023

A chance encounter led senior Rasul Abdullayev to get involved with the sport of slinging. Bored during his winter break and motivated by memories of playing with slingshots in his childhood, he searched...

Junior Daphne Zhu’s origins in rhythmic gymnastics sparked from her dance lessons, dating back to when she was 3 years old.

Daphne Zhu leaps through rhythmic gymnastics

Emily Pedroza, Features Editor November 6, 2023

Junior Daphne Zhu dusts her fingers with chalk; apparati — colorful hoops, balls, clubs, ribbon and rope — are scattered around her gymnasium. As sunlight slips through Bravo Rhythmic Gymnastics’...

Lynbrook students Anna Ding and Allison Lins crouching rabbit sculptures were both 20 inches tall, the smallest size available. They were displayed outside a restaurant in Main Street Cupertino and the Cupertino Library, respectively, before being auctioned to buyers.

Rabbit sculptures hop through community for charity with Cupertino Rotary Club

Valerie Shu, Design Editor November 6, 2023

Painted with vibrant designs by local artists, colorful rabbit sculptures from the Cupertino Rotary Club’s rabbit project have found homes through auctions that succeeded in raising more than $30,000...

Diving presented Iams with numerous opportunities, and he received recruitment offers from several universities. Photos used with permission from Kenneth Iams.

Diving into AP Statistics teacher Kenneth Iams’ college years

Nicole Ge, Staffer November 6, 2023

Amid the deafening silence in the stadium, AP Statistics teacher Kenneth Iams positioned himself at the edge of the diving board. It was his turn to attempt his prepared dive: a front double with two twists....

While there are no solid plans set in stone yet, its important for the district to look more into alternatives before making a final decision.

Editorial: District should consider alternatives to turf

Epic Staff November 6, 2023

At Lynbrook, both the stadium and Stober field are due for renewal. Among the district’s other plans for renovation, replacing turf fields with new artificial turf has raised concerns in the community...

Despite the lack of practical value of blind box collectibles, these figurines bring joy to collectors who are willing to spend money on them.

Are the blind box collectibles money draining or worth gaining?

Rohan Kakhandiki, Staffer November 6, 2023

Blind box collectibles — small figurines inside windowless boxes — have been popular among teenagers for many years. The anticipation comes from not knowing what’s inside the box while opening it....

Lynbrook students can expect modernized buildings to various programs on campus. Classrooms will be updated with newer technology and greater space. The Voyager and Robotics program will also be receiving new buildings.

Lynbrook to construct a new future with upcoming infrastructure plans

Audrey Sun, Staffer November 6, 2023

Following the completion of the new Rocklin Science Center, Lynbrook has begun the early phases of expanding other facilities across the life science, business and computer science departments. Spaces...

Homeschooling has shaped students’ development in ways traditional schools do not.

A 1 to 1 teacher to student ratio

Lilly Wu and Olivia Yuan November 6, 2023

Instead of waking up every morning for 8:30 a.m. classes, a typical day in the life of a homeschooled student can be quite different. Some homeschooled students start their academics later in the morning...

De Anza College will be one of many community colleges to
implement the Vision 2030 framework, providing more dual
enrollment opportunities to high school freshmen and greater
educational opportunities for the community.

Vision 2030 to provide college education to more students

Irene Hwang, Staffer November 6, 2023

In June, the Chancellor of California Community Colleges, Sonya Christian, introduced Vision 2030, a framework aiming to increase enrollment in California community colleges by expanding its dual enrollment...

Recently, older politicians have dominated the world of politics. The current average age of a member of Congress is 59 years old, an all-time high.

Senior leaders: placing a cap on the ages of politicians

Vihaan Patel, Staffer November 6, 2023

If the average person retires in their 60s, why don’t politicians? Recently, older politicians have dominated the world of politics, using their resources and experience to win over younger candidates....

Among professional athletes, injuries are considered to be one of the main deciding factors of the longevity and quality of their careers.

The detrimental impacts of injuries on the mind and body

Grace Zhu and Vidushi Upadhyay November 6, 2023

While many athletes experience injuries during their athletic careers and most of these situations result in a speedy recovery, if certain precautions are not taken, athletes can be prone to suffering...

Sophomore Ethan Wong strategically positions himself before clicking his camera to capture the Lockheed Martin F-35C as it flies by.

Capturing aviation through Ethan Wong’s lens

Lilly Wu, Opinion Editor November 6, 2023

Standing just 50 feet away from the runway at the Naval Air Station Fallon, sophomore Ethan Wong strategically positions himself before clicking his camera to capture the Lockheed Martin F-35C as it flies...

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