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Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever

Ron Aich

May 25, 2020

The release of Never Have I Ever represents a monumental moment in Hollywood history. For the first time ever, Netflix viewers were treated to an Indian lead character. A stereotype-breaking, first-generation Indian-American lead. Viewers follow Devi Vishwakumar as she deals with the sudden loss of h...

Talking about student-made podcasts

Michelle Zhu

May 25, 2020

Creative outlets differ from person to person. For some, it may be drawing, and for others, it may be writing. For senior Riddhi Somani and freshman Khushi Nigam, their creative outlets are in the form of podcasts. In their podcasts, they discuss various aspects of their daily lives as students and off...

Farrah: a mini Martell

Enzo Cabaltica

May 25, 2020

On June 4, History teacher Nate Martell was enjoying an end-of the-year department lunch when he received a text saying that his girlfriend was in labor. Martell quickly drove his motorcycle to the hospital in time to meet his first child, an eight-pound baby girl, Farrah. “She was originally due the week after fin...

New Food? Always say yes

Josh Miller

May 25, 2020

Stinky tofu, octopus balls, convenience store sushi, caviar. The thing that ties all of these unique foods together is that I said yes to all of them, and I’m glad I did.  While I may not be rushing back to have seconds of all of them, they’ve all been a part of my culinary journey and have helped d...

New parents on campus: Erin Levin reflects on baby Lizzie

New parents on campus: Erin Levin reflects on baby Lizzie

Renee Ge

April 16, 2020

It was the last final of first semester when Erin Levin got the call that the baby was coming five weeks early. She, her husband and her mother flew out to Idaho to meet Elizabeth Rose Levin, delivered via surrogate on Dec. 19, for the first time. “When I first saw Lizzie, she was in what’s called an isolet...

Nguyen’s new beginnings with baby Theodore

Nguyen’s new beginnings with baby Theodore

Rachel Wu

April 16, 2020

On Feb. 20, Nhat Nguyen and his wife welcomed their son, Theodore Nguyen. At home, he is called “Theo” or “Ti-heo,” a nickname that traces back to Nguyen and his wife’s Vietnamese roots.  “I have a running joke at home where I call my baby cousin and my wife ‘heo’ which means ...

Jane Gilmore: Teacher by day, author by night

Jane Gilmore is a writer, cancer-survivor, English teacher and a director for the San Jose Area Writing Project.

Anusha Kothari

April 10, 2020

Breast-cancer survivor, future best-selling novelist and high-school English teacher. Jane Gilmore, long-term substitute for English teacher Erin Levin, has had an eventful life, but the one thing that has remained constant is her passion for stories.  A Santa Barbara native, Gilmore was an avid ...

New parents on campus: Daniela Howard

New parents on campus: Daniela Howard

Sharlene Chen

April 9, 2020

“When my baby first smiled at me, I melted like Olaf from Frozen,” said Daniella Howard, new mother and Drama and English teacher.  Howard has been on maternity leave since the beginning of second semester and will return next school year. She has been using this time to welcome her first ba...

Austin Tong works towards promising film career

Diana Kohr

April 9, 2020

Since middle school, junior Austin Tong’s passion for film and photography has led him to produce a diverse range of projects, eventually allowing him to intern with the newly established makeup company Laruce.  Tong first developed an interest for film in sixth grade, when he began recording...

Junior Navya Bhakta on navigating through high school

Junior Navya Bhakta on navigating through high school

Youqi Huang

March 30, 2020

Junior Navya Bhakta is a crucial part of life on campus as a member in Acapella Club, National Honor Society and Link Crew. She also sings in Concert Choir and plays forward on the JV field hockey team.  Bhakta’s first brush with National Honor Society took place when she applied for a STTAR tu...

Sophomore Ian Chen: Founder of Youth Economics Initiative and Lynbrook Economics Club

Sophomore Ian Chen: Founder of Youth Economics Initiative and Lynbrook Economics Club

Aileen Xue

March 30, 2020

Sophomore Ian Chen grew up listening to National Public Radio’s “Planet Money” podcast. As he learned about topics ranging from Ronald Reagan’s involvement with unions to reasons why milk is placed in the back of grocery stores, he became increasingly captivated by how the world worked, fuelin...

Multi-talented Melissa McCullough: alto saxophone, varsity pitcher and ice hockey player

Multi-talented Melissa McCullough: alto saxophone, varsity pitcher and ice hockey player

Youqi Huang

March 27, 2020

“Busy,” was sophomore Melissa McCullough’s reply when asked for a word to describe herself. Busy is right. McCullough plays alto saxophone in Lynbrook’s marching band, pitches for the school’s varsity softball team and plays ice hockey for the Redwood City Black Stars as well.  ...

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