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Governor Newsom establishes goals for the new year

Kaylin Li

February 1, 2019


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Inaugurated on Jan. 7, Gavin Newsom has taken his place as California’s 40th governor. Newsom looks to achieve what he calls “audacious goals” through a $209 billion state budget that could tackle some of California’s biggest issues, such as education, housing and wildfires. As mayor of S...

Four of California’s recently enacted laws

Four of California’s recently enacted laws

Nicole Ong

February 1, 2019


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  AB 3077: All minors must wear helmets when riding bikes & skateboards California’s first helmet law was implemented by the State Legislature in 1993 to decrease the alarming number of children’s head injuries that were seen in emergency rooms as a result of bicycle crashes, an...

San Jose flips the switch to sustainable energy

San Jose flips the switch to sustainable energy

Pranav Mishra

February 1, 2019


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When talking about the environment, things are heating up, quite literally. At a time when the U.S. has the highest carbon emissions in the world, drastic change seems imperative. With San Jose’s Clean Energy initiative, scheduled to be implemented in February, the city plans to prompt such change. By...

Lynbrook evaluates various enrollment concerns

Lynbrook evaluates various enrollment concerns

Srinidhi Seshadri

February 1, 2019


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Enrollment of incoming freshmen students is a topic that the FUHSD community has continually revisited over recent years due to declining class sizes at Lynbrook. Despite the many measures taken to help increase enrollment, data projects an overall downward trend in enrollment numbers over the next three to ...

Bay Area cities increase minimum wage

Bay Area cities increase minimum wage

Hatim Saifee

February 1, 2019


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The clock strikes twelve, ushering in the new year. In several South Bay cities, including San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale, the start of the new year also meant an increase in the minimum hourly wage to $15 per hour. The federal minimum wage has remained at $7....

CMEA winner Pakaluk leads 19 musicians to All-State

CMEA winner Pakaluk leads 19 musicians to All-State

Medha Upadhyay

February 1, 2019


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There is an anticipatory hush in the air as musicians stand at the ready, gripping their instruments firmly as they wait for the signal from conductor Michael Pakaluk. A swish of his hand launches the students into a symphony. It is this kind of performance that sets the Lynbrook band and orchestra apa...

Winter Rally 2019: Musicals

Winter Rally 2019: Musicals

Claire Chiu, Katie Chen, and Hatim Saifee

January 26, 2019


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Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil talks education

Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil talks education

Melissa Chen

December 14, 2018


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Not many people can say they have worked with a president of the United States. Monta Vista High School alumnus, Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil, is one of those select few. Appointed by Barack Obama, Patil served as the first U.S. Chief Data Scientist from 2015 to 2017. In a speaker event at the Quinlan Co...

Students perform in wildfires benefit concert

Students perform in wildfires benefit concert

Audrey Wong

December 14, 2018


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To help Paradise residents, who recently experienced a devastating wildfire, seven students, three of whom were Lynbrook students — junior Catherine Huang, sophomore Grace Huh and sophomore Ryan Jia — performed in the Wildfires Benefit Concert on Nov. 25. The proceeds from the concert will go to...

Meet the three newly elected FUHSD board members

Chloe Lee

December 14, 2018


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Rosa Kim is a former Korean school principal and Homestead High School parent whose motto is to “Reach Out, Listen and Act.” “I ran to send my Korean school students a message of serving our community and challenging themselves,” Kim said. “The board members’ dedication and contribution...

San Jose hires homeless to clean up city

Dhriti Iyer

December 14, 2018


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With rising house prices and living costs come increasing rates of homelessness. According to a census taken in 2017, there were 4,350 homeless individuals in San Jose. Since November, San Jose has been piloting the Beautify San Jose Program, in which the city pays homeless citizens $15 per hour to pick...

Students come together for fall showcase

Students come together for fall showcase

Sunny Li

December 14, 2018


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he audience dies down. The room dims, and the stage is bathed in light. Over the next hour, passionate monologues, heartfelt scenes and tense fights take place onstage. From Nov. 15-17, advanced drama students held a showcase for their annual fall show at Studio 74. Rather than performing a play as...

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