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Diversifying the dance industry

Diversifying the dance industry

Divya Nelakonda, News Editor December 14, 2018

I can’t tell you how many times I have been at dance class with my friends, laughing, talking and having a good time, but feeling like something was off. Not because my friends weren’t interacting...

Nicole holds a laptop showing an image from the opening sequence of Queer Eye. The photo is black and white and shows all five members of the Fab 5.

Netflix’s “Queer Eye” breaks stereotypes and sparks discussion about race, gender and sexuality

Nicole Ong, Editors-in-Chief November 14, 2018

A Saturday night. As a responsible Lynbrook student, I did what any other responsible student does over any three-day weekend (note the sarcasm): completely abandon the thought of Precalculus homework...

Chinas oppression of Uighurs

China’s oppression of Uighurs

Jessica Li, Content Editor November 9, 2018

As the words “China holds one million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps” flashed before my eyes on the screen, to say I was shocked would be an understatement. At first glance, I thought it was...

Challenging gender roles

Challenging gender roles

Alisha Naidu, Writer November 9, 2018

Frustration filled my head as I heard the question: “So your mom works, and your dad… stays at home?” For what felt like the hundredth time, I replied with an exasperated “yes.” No one seemed...

Behind the “Model Minority” myth: How do I, an Asian American student, tackle mental health?

Behind the “Model Minority” myth: How do I, an Asian American student, tackle mental health?

Nicole Ong, Editors-in-Chief October 5, 2018

A thought runs through my mind: “Be grateful you’re not going to school in Singapore.” My hands scramble to finish the worksheet, a familiar feeling of shame rising in my chest. My chest feels tight....

In My Opinion| Srinidhi Seshadri

College Board Creates Controversy

Srinidhi Seshadri, Web Editor October 5, 2018

The only sound I could hear was the scratching of pencils on paper as we vigorously bubbled in our answers. The proctor announced that our time was up, and I leaned back with a sigh of relief. Months of...

Balmain virtually robs models

Balmain virtually robs models

Dhriti Iyer, News Editor October 5, 2018

The collection featured three models of different ethnicities, but unlike many models in the fashion industry, these three had one distinct feature: they weren’t real. In an attempt to incorporate technology...

Last thoughts before the first day of school

Last thoughts before the first day of school

Patricia Wei, Web Director August 19, 2018

I still remember my first day of high school, three years ago. I walked into my advisory classroom, where Mr. Alderete gave us not only forms for claiming lockers but also packs of gum. He told us...

Sending my sister off to college

Diana Xu, Managing Editor May 24, 2018

Ever since my sister committed to the University of California, Berkeley, I realized that I would soon become the new target of my parents’ expectations. This didn’t excite me at all. I knew I wouldn’t...

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Collegeboard: A Monopoly

Tzen-hao Ng, Writer May 17, 2018

The U.S. has a long history of breaking monopolies. When John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil and Andrew Carnegie’s U.S. Steel dominated the oil and steel markets in the 19th and 20th centuries, respectively,...

Sinclair stations democracy

Sinclair stations democracy

Tzen-Hao Ng, Writer April 26, 2018

Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest U.S. telecommunications company, has recently come under fire for demonstrating its lack of regard for the journalistic process. Specifically, it has been revealed...

CHS threats spark unease

CHS threats spark unease

Diana Xu, Managing Editor April 26, 2018

It was halfway through lunch on March 27 when my heart lurched and I immediately felt like throwing up. I could not fathom what my friend had just told me: there was a shooter on Cupertino High School’s...

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