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Rohin Saharoy demonstrates a karate move with his black belt on, kicking up his foot in the air.

Photo by David Zhu and graphic illustration by Amanda Jin

Rohin Saharoy surpasses limits in the dojo

David Zhu, Staffer May 20, 2024

When freshman Rohin Saharoy steps foot on the dojo, he doesn’t focus on the crowd of audience or judges intensely staring at him. Instead, he visualizes the dozens of kicks and punches which he has practiced...

ELD speech participants have dinner together before the FUHSD speech contest. 

Photo used with Permission from Emily Hong

ELD students take on FUHSD speech contest

Taek Kim and Meadow Shen May 20, 2024

Scribbling notes, interviewing people around the community and reflecting on moving personal experiences. This was how sophomore Hafsa Gunes and freshman Lino Longtin prepared for the annual FUHSD speech...

100 years of FUHSD honored in district-wide celebrations

100 years of FUHSD honored in district-wide celebrations

Audrey Sun and Olivia Yuan May 20, 2024

FUHSD commemorated a century of providing education at Fremont High School and the FUHSD Adult School on May 11. Through events like a war memorial at Fremont and tours of new classrooms at the Adult School,...

Lockdown nostalgia consists of a longing for memories, habits and emotions experienced during the pandemic, usually in its early stages.

A walk down lockdown lane: quarantine memories

Crystal Zhu and Eileen Zhu April 29, 2024

When pajamas, a bag of chips and a blanket were school-day staples, Zoom screens were dominated by various angles of student faces and ceilings and laggy voices emerging from computer speakers. These were...

With hopes of continuing field hockey beyond her high school career, senior Halie Yung has committed to Smith College. Used with permission from Halie Yung.

Halie Yung strikes her line into Smith College

Irene Hwang, Staffer April 29, 2024

With hopes of continuing field hockey beyond her high school career, senior Halie Yung has committed to Smith College.  Field hockey has been an integral part of Yung’s life since she was introduced...

Many of the stories told to young children are often simplified explanations of important life lessons intertwined with fun aspects to keep them engaged.

Sharing childhood stories to look back upon

Amanda Jin, Staffer April 29, 2024

Tucked in and curled up beneath the covers, a child eagerly awaits for their parent to sit down and begin telling a story. As time passes, these once cherished stories become less prominent, fading with...

Although Metas new feature had good intentions to limit misinformation, it is not effective in achieving its goals.

The downsides of Meta’s new political content feature

Nicole Ge and David Zhu April 29, 2024

In a controversial move, Meta announced in a blog post on Feb. 9 that they would implement a feature limiting the amount of recommended political content to users worldwide on Facebook, Instagram and Threads....

Nostalgia offers the opportunity to relive the past, yet the concept and acceptance of nostalgia has shiften throughout the years.

Nostalgia’s journey from disorder to emotion

Anushka Anand and Apurva Krishnamurthy April 29, 2024

Hailing from the Greek words nostos, or homecoming, and algos, meaning longing, nostalgia offers us an opportunity to relive the past. Although it is generally accepted as an emotional phenomenon that...

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Valerie Shu, Design Editor April 29, 2024

Top image: Members of the Speech and Debate team pose in front of a banner at the Ketucky LEX airport that reads University of Kentucky, the venue of the Tournament of Champions national tournament. (Left to Right, Front to Back: Rebecca Cai, Rucha Kore, Nina Pan, Vansh Mathur, Aadharsh Rajkumar, Anish Bhethanabotla, Rohan Patel, Sagar Bhatia, Michael Harris, Aadi Loonawat, Vihaan Patel, Om Modi, Bolang Zhu, Rohin Saharoy) bottom image: Members of the Public Forum debate team pose in front of the Funkhouser building at the Univesity of Kentucky (Left to Right, Front to Back: Nina Pan, Rohan Patel, Anish Bethanabotla, Aadharsh Rajkumar, Aadi Loonawat, Vihaan Patel, Sagar Bhatia, Rohin Saharoy). Used with permission from Nina Pan.

Thirteen Speech and Debate members compete in national tournament

Claire Guo, Staffer April 29, 2024

After a season of competition, 13 Speech and Debate students qualified for and competed in the Tournament of Champions, which is considered the most prestigious high school debate tournament in the United...

Team photo of the 2023-24 softball team. Photo used with permission from Peggy Yao.

Softball keeps on swinging and lights up the field

Erin Fitzpatrick, Staffer April 29, 2024

Under the bright afternoon sun, the first pitch slices through the air, setting the stage for a game that would showcase the unwavering passion the Lynbrook softball team has for the sport. The crowd cheers...

In Mark Twains book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the use of the racial slurs accurately depicts the time period the book was set in.

Controversial writing communicates powerful messages

Rohan Kakhandiki and Taek Kim April 29, 2024

Lynbrook Drama’s spring play, “The Laramie Project,” stood out and prompted debate due to its mature subject matter. The play is based on the story of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was beaten and...