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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 Community...

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...

California fires expose safety oversights

Christy Yu

December 14, 2018


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As students left for school in late November, parents reminded them to stay indoors as much as possible to protect themselves from the harmful smoke caused by recent wildfires. However, the most tragic destruction occurred with the outbreak of three separate fires in California on Nov. 8. The Camp Fire in Par...

Ready? OK!: Behind the scenes of cheer

Kavya Iyer

December 14, 2018


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At each rally and football game, Lynbrook cheer impresses students with impeccable balance, acrobatic skill and synchronization. However, what it does outside of the school events students see, such as its collaboration with the Miller Middle School cheer team, is for the most part, a mystery. The o...

Respecting academic resources in the library

Respecting academic resources in the library

December 14, 2018


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Walking into Lynbrook's library, one might notice students playing video games as others wait for the computers to free up so they can complete schoolwork. Although playing video games can alleviate stress, using school computers is a display of disrespect for the school's resources and blatant disregard...

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...

Tensions resurface with BTS scandal

Tensions resurface with BTS scandal

Risa Mori

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

As I open a message from my Japanese school friends, I see a petition titled: “Get BTS out of Japan” in Japanese — with it, an image of Jimin, a member of the Korean boy group BTS, wearing a shirt depicting the atomic bombing of Nagasaki during World War II. BTS, a highly regarded group that sp...

Weighing the effects of diets on wrestlers

Alisha Naidu

December 14, 2018


Filed under Print, Sports

One glass of milk with a banana for breakfast. No lunch. A small salad with a side of chicken for dinner. This is what a typical day's worth of meals is like for sophomore Pranav Chittaranjan during wrestling season. The total caloric intake of such a meal adds up to a mere 1000 calories. Lik...

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...

Diversifying the dance industry

Diversifying the dance industry

Divya Nelakonda

December 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

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 with me or my apprehension about my dancing abilities, but because I would glance in the mirror and ...

Holiday gift guide for every personality

Holiday gift guide for every personality

Hsin Yen Huang

December 14, 2018


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The end of the year is approaching fast, and with finals and the holidays just around the corner, the last thing you need is the stress of figuring out what to gift friends. From the animal lover to the phone addict, this guide will help you find the perfect gift for anyone on your list....

FDA drug approval fails to protect public health

FDA drug approval fails to protect public health

Rachel Wu

December 14, 2018


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When a drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is typically perceived as safe to consume. After all, its approval means that the drug has been determined by the federal government to provide benefits that outweigh its known or potential risks for the intended population. Such r...

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