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On-campus entrepreneurs pave their own path

Kavya Iyer and Jasmine Hou

January 29, 2020

Running a business requires grit, time and patience. While Lynbrook is typically known for students that excel in STEM, there are also many students who have found their passion within the world of business. Follow the journeys of several Lynbrook students who have found success in starting their own b...

Competitive students qualify for ICDC

Competitive students qualify for ICDC

Claire Chiu

January 29, 2020

 Every year, a handful of Lynbrook DECA members qualify for the international DECA conference (ICDC), which draws more than 21,000 attendees from around the globe. This year, 13 Lynbrook DECA members qualified for ICDC through Virtual Business Challenge (VBC), an all-time high for Lynbrook and ...

Saratoga teen commission leaders serve city and youth

Saratoga teen commission leaders serve city and youth

Youqi Huang

January 29, 2020

Juniors Pranav Chittaranjan and Nivi Madhan are members of Saratoga’s Youth Commission, serving as the liaison between Saratoga’s youth and City Council. The commission also organizes activities for children and teens around the city and volunteers at community events. To fill one of 11 positions, interested midd...

Confessions of a Seahawks fan

Confessions of a Seahawks fan

Bennie Chang

January 29, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers are moving on to the Super Bowl after winning the National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. For the first time since 2012, the team is advancing to the Super Bowl, eliciting excitement from local fans — but not me. Although I am conte...

The real cost of increasing minimum wage

The real cost of increasing minimum wage

Ron Aich

January 29, 2020

In the new year, student workers across the Bay Area received significant raises as several cities such as San Jose, Oakland and South San Francisco increased the minimum wage. In fact, most cities in the Bay now have a $15 minimum wage. For these workers, a raise seems like the perfect New Years’ p...

Changes in ADU laws help provide affordable housing

Changes in ADU laws help provide affordable housing

Shamita Gurusu

January 29, 2020

West San Jose holds the title of being one of the most expensive areas in the nation. With the current average house price standing at roughly $1.5 million and peaking at $1.6 million in 2019, the housing crisis has driven thousands out of the city. The lack of affordable housing is a widespread issue i...

Rate the date spot

Rate the date spot

Nicole Ong and Dhriti Iyer

January 29, 2020

Ah, Valentine’s Day: the time of year when grocery stores start carrying sappy heart-wielding teddy bears and corny (almost cringeworthy) greeting cards. Whether it means cheesy pick-up lines or the biggest bouquet of roses you can afford, finding the perfect place for a date can be the most arduous...

Lynbrook switches to Schoology

Lynbrook switches to Schoology

Pranav Mishra

January 29, 2020

Many Vikings have lynbrook.schoolloop.com bookmarked on their laptops, navigating to it as the go-to student portal at Lynbrook. However, there have been changes in the past couple of months, with the school district beginning the implementation of Schoology for the upcoming school year.  Although ...

Art murals highlight classrooms around campus

Art murals highlight classrooms around campus

Melissa Chen

January 29, 2020

Walking to class, students may have occasionally noticed colorful murals next to classroom doors. Many of the murals have been there for years, as part of an ongoing project by art students in which they hand-sculpt the tiles using a technique called “bas-relief ”. The students work in groups to...

Shadow day brings in middle school students

Mei Corricello

January 29, 2020

On Jan. 17, 50 eighth grade students participated in Lynbrook’s annual Shadow Day. The event was organized by Assistant Principal Eric Wong and led by Link Crew students to give prospective students a taste of Lynbrook before the coming school year. Throughout the day, shadowing students accompanied ...

Starwars loses its “force”

Starwars loses its “force”

Ethan Lee

January 29, 2020

The release of the newest Star Wars movie, “The Rise of Skywalker,” was met with significant excitement and a social media frenzy. My friends could not wait to watch it in the theaters as soon as it came out, but I did not feel the same way. To identify why I felt this way, I reflected on my elementary...

Drone strike increases U.S. and Iran tensions

Drone strike increases U.S. and Iran tensions

Audrey Wong and Michelle Zhu

January 29, 2020

On Jan. 3, 50 years of conflicts between the U.S. and Iran came to a head: a U.S.-ordered drone strike on Baghdad, Iraq resulted in the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Sources confirmed that in June 2018, President Trump authorized Soleimani’s killing under the knowledge that Iran would...

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