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Kiwanis special games: A time to celebrate acceptance and kindness

May 31, 2019


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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


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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 and Justine Chen

May 31, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Lynbrook DECA and Amory Gao reach new heights

Lynbrook DECA and Amory Gao reach new heights

Priyanka Anand

May 3, 2019


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Along with winning many awards at the State Career Development Conference (SCDC) this year, Lynbrook DECA had a student chosen to be a state officer for the first time in seven years. Sophomore Amory Gao, the club's current Director of Principles, was appointed as Vice President of Leadership for all...

ASB implements new club review system

Arul Gnanasivam

May 3, 2019


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In an effort to reduce the number of inactive clubs on campus, ASB announced on March 26 that it will begin to review all current clubs as per a new rubric. If clubs do not meet certain criteria, they will be disbanded at the end of the school year. The rubric covers new guidelines that aim to improve transparenc...

Lynbrook Funky Monkeys program their way to World Championships

Lynbrook Funky Monkeys program their way to World Championships

Anusha Kothari

May 3, 2019


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SpaceRex, the four foot and 150 pound robot built by the Lynbrook Funky Monkeys robotics team, powered the team to win four awards this season, place second at the Canadian Pacific Regional Robotics Competition, enter the elimination round of  Silicon Valley Regional Robotics Competition ranked num...

Tunes for Totoras benefit concert raises money to build school in Ecuador

Tunes for Totoras benefit concert raises money to build school in Ecuador

Diana Xu

May 3, 2019


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Outside, students warmly welcomed guests and offered baked goods and rafikis for purchase. Inside, classical music entertained the audience enjoying the performance. The Tunes for Totoras Benefit Concert was hosted by Lynbrook clubs, Music for Community (MFC) and Me to We, and Saratoga High School cl...

Lynbrook honored as a CA Distinguished School

Lynbrook honored as a CA Distinguished School

Melissa Chen

March 29, 2019


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This year, Lynbrook is the only public school in Santa Clara County, besides Monta Vista High School, to be honored under the 2019 California Distinguished Schools (DS) Program. In 2018, the California Department of Education (CDE) counted more than 2,500 comprehensive high schools and middle schools...

Lynbrook staff spices it up at Chili Cook Off

Lynbrook staff spices it up at Chili Cook Off

Sadhana Sarma

March 29, 2019


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Students are not the only people bonding through lunchtime activities. Each year the Lynbrook Staff Association (LSA) puts on events that allow staff members to bond. This year, headed by English teacher Andrew Seike, the LSA brought back a beloved tradition: the Chili Cook Off. Staff members gat...

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