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Remembering Jennifer Gross: A woman who touched the hearts of many

Remembering Jennifer Gross: A woman who touched the hearts of many

Nicole Ong

October 2, 2019

In the week of Sept. 16, Joaquin Miller Middle School (MMS) students packed into Room 33 to craft flower hair clips, which they would wear in the coming days to remember the life of beloved art and photography teacher Jennifer Gross, who passed away on Sept. 15. Gross enjoyed restoring old cars a...

My Own Farewell

My Own Farewell

Renee Ge

October 2, 2019

When my grandfather was in and out of the hospital for a tumor in his abdomen, my dad dropped everything to spend time with him. I would often come home from school to find out that he had bought another last-minute ticket to China. Then, we discovered that the tumor was cancerous. As soon as school en...

Hiring of former judge Persky stirs controversy

Hiring of former judge Persky stirs controversy

Sunny Li and Anusha Kothari

October 2, 2019

Michael Aaron Persky, former judge on the Superior Court of California for Santa Clara County, was hired as the JV girls tennis coach for the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 2. However, due to Persky’s controversial history as a judge, this decision caused many members of the community to voice their...

Seventeen-year-olds may be able to vote soon

Seventeen-year-olds may be able to vote soon

Lillian Fu

October 2, 2019

The voting age in California may soon be lowered from 18 to 17 under two proposed amendments to the state constitution. If passed, Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 4 would allow all 17-year-olds who turn 18 before the next general election to vote in primary and special elections. ACA 8 would ...

Rising teen use, dangers of JUULs cause concerns

Rising teen use, dangers of JUULs cause concerns

Priyanka Anand and Sharlene Chen

October 2, 2019

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in the early 2000s, adolescent smoking reached new lows due to realization of the health hazards of nicotine and tobacco within communities. However, with the rise of new technology such as e-cigarettes, teen smoking has began to skyrocket ...

Politics: How young is too young?

Politics: How young is too young?

Dhriti Iyer and Diana Kohr

October 2, 2019

At the end of August 2019, the students of Meyerholz Elementary School received flyers from community members encouraging them to participate in a protest against the Homeless Navigation Center (HNC), prompting a debate over whether elementary school students should receive politically charged material....

Device disconnection encourages real connections

Device disconnection encourages real connections

Sloka Suresh

October 2, 2019

 Walking through the halls of campus, it is not unusual to see students with phones in hand. For many, time with cell phones offer a needed break from academics, a chance to unwind and relax. However, as students embrace the digital age, cell phones have become an unwanted distraction, one that ...

Spikeball is a lifestyle, Vikings say

Spikeball is a lifestyle, Vikings say

Michelle Zhu

October 2, 2019

With the new school year, spikeball has emerged as a popular sport among Lynbrook students. During brunch, lunch and after school, teachers and students alike have rapidly increased their participation in this new sport.  Spikeball is a sport similar to volleyball, with a low circular net place...

The rights protecting teens in their workplace

Claire Chiu and Melissa Chen

October 2, 2019

“I can’t discriminate against you because you’re not a black or white person.” These words are branded into Michyla Lin’s mind. Over the summer of 2019, after her first year of university, Lin, a Class of 2018 Lynbrook High School alumnus, worked at Tea Top. She noticed how her superio...

California passes laws to limit high school football injury

California passes laws to limit high school football injury

Audrey Wong

October 2, 2019

Football, often seen as the classic high school sport, is declining in participation due to the apprehension over potential injuries. To ensure students’ safety, California has recently passed laws limiting the possibility of injuries. Set to take effect in 2021, these two laws have already been imple...

Pearl milk tea and all it means to me

Pearl milk tea and all it means to me

Nicole Ong

October 2, 2019

Boba: the quintessential drink of the Asian Baby Girl, a common topic in the widely popular Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits, and my primary source of calories. It is impossible to characterize Bay Area foodie culture without mentioning boba. Yet even with boba’s growing popularity, for me, it has alwa...

Alumini artist Campbell reflects on career

Alumini artist Campbell reflects on career

Sunny Li

October 2, 2019

Scott Campbell graduated from Lynbrook High School close to 30 years ago, and since then has become a successful artist. He works with watercolor and has created works from comics and games to gallery pieces and art for children’s books. How did you develop your interest in art throughout high school? ...

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