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Hiring of former judge Persky stirs controversy

Hiring of former judge Persky stirs controversy

Sunny Li and Anusha Kothari

October 2, 2019

Michael Aaron Persky, former judge on the Superior Court of California for Santa Clara County, was hired as the JV girls tennis coach for the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 2. However, due to Persky’s controversial history as a judge, this decision caused many members of the community to voice their...

Seventeen-year-olds may be able to vote soon

Seventeen-year-olds may be able to vote soon

Lillian Fu

October 2, 2019

The voting age in California may soon be lowered from 18 to 17 under two proposed amendments to the state constitution. If passed, Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 4 would allow all 17-year-olds who turn 18 before the next general election to vote in primary and special elections. ACA 8 would ...

Spikeball is a lifestyle, Vikings say

Spikeball is a lifestyle, Vikings say

Michelle Zhu

October 2, 2019

With the new school year, spikeball has emerged as a popular sport among Lynbrook students. During brunch, lunch and after school, teachers and students alike have rapidly increased their participation in this new sport.  Spikeball is a sport similar to volleyball, with a low circular net place...

New Music Genesis class pushes the boundaries of music education

New Music Genesis class pushes the boundaries of music education

Kavya Iyer

October 2, 2019

Row after row of glossy computer screens, all black, perfectly positioned and aligned. The silver hardware glints under the light streaming in through the windows. In a corner, rows of piano keyboards are stacked up on a rack. This is not what most picture when they imagine a music classroom. However, this ...

Lynbrook implements new activities for Homeroom

Anusha Kothari

October 2, 2019

After receiving an overwhelming amount of feedback about homeroom from a survey sent out to students and staff last school year, Lynbrook administration sat down with a pair of Lynbrook students from the Youth Public Policy Institution (YPPI) to reconsider the direction of homeroom and plan effective activ...

Lehigh Cement to expand Cupertino quarry

Lehigh Cement to expand Cupertino quarry

Bennie Chang

October 2, 2019

Up in the hills of Cupertino, cement quarry Lehigh Permanente has been polluting the environment by releasing dangerous greenhouse gases and dumping toxic pollutants into nature. In May 2019, Lehigh announced their plan to expand the mine, triggering backlash from environmental activists. “Our Boy Scout troop re...

Kiwanis special games: A time to celebrate acceptance and kindness

May 31, 2019

Over 1000 special needs students from 60 schools across Santa Clara County are scattered around the West Valley College track at the Kiwanis Special Games, which took place on May 17, 2019. The event was organized by Special Games Club 1234, a branch of the international service club Kiwanis. Students ...

Lynbrook implements new changes for the next year

Lynbrook implements new changes for the next year

Arul Gnanasivam

May 31, 2019

Changes and improvement to Lynbrook continue into the 2019-2020 school year as the homeroom schedule changes and new campus buildings open. Starting at the beginning of the year, homeroom will be moved from Fridays to Wednesdays, and students can enjoy the newly renovated quad and cafeteria. As per ...

Lester Leung and students alike win big at Synopsys Championship

Lester Leung and students alike win big at Synopsys Championship

Justine Chen

May 31, 2019

As judges approached the table, each student straightened their posture and tucked back their neatly-combed hair, hoping to win over the judges with standing tri-fold panels, laptop presentations, project prototypes and months of dedication to their research. With the 2019 Synopsys Championship offi...

Off the viking ship and aboard a new one: teachers reflect on Lynbrook before retirement

Off the viking ship and aboard a new one: teachers reflect on Lynbrook before retirement

Pranav Mishra, Elena Williams

May 31, 2019

WILLSON: Willson never expected to find fulfillment as a teacher: working as a substitute for the district was a thoughtful decision, partly because it offered more benefits compared to the jobs he had before. What surprised him was that the job was fresh, nerve-wracking and thrilling all at once. He realized...

Behind the curtain: Lynbrook presents Beauty and the Beast

Behind the curtain: Lynbrook presents Beauty and the Beast

Kaylin Li

May 3, 2019

Cellos and the low rumble of the timpani breaks the silence. The rest of the orchestra follows in beats later. Then suddenly, the velvet curtains are drawn to the side, and light fills the auditorium. The voice of the narrator, literature teacher Jessica Dunlap, sounds through the speakers, “Once u...

Students enjoy de-stress fest and mental health carnival

Students enjoy de-stress fest and mental health carnival

Melissa Chen

May 3, 2019

As warm sunlight slants in through the windows of a library study room during lunch, students filter in from all corners of the campus. ASB, Aletheia and members from other clubs take a seat and begin an open conversation on stress, academic bullying and the stigma surrounding mental health, three issues dee...

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