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Gender equality in religion

Gender equality in religion

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Religion. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism. All these different faiths, along with countless more, are united under this one word: religion. Originally created as a way to bring people together, some of the religious guidelines that followers may have to adhere to have become outdated with changing...

Governor Newsom establishes goals for the new year

Kaylin Li

February 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print

Inaugurated on Jan. 7, Gavin Newsom has taken his place as California’s 40th governor. Newsom looks to achieve what he calls “audacious goals” through a $209 billion state budget that could tackle some of California’s biggest issues, such as education, housing and wildfires. As mayor of S...

Four of California’s recently enacted laws

Four of California’s recently enacted laws

Nicole Ong

February 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print

  AB 3077: All minors must wear helmets when riding bikes & skateboards California’s first helmet law was implemented by the State Legislature in 1993 to decrease the alarming number of children’s head injuries that were seen in emergency rooms as a result of bicycle crashes, an...

Communication saves vacations

Communication saves vacations

Sadhana Sarma

February 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

My mother’s mouth fell agape as I told her I couldn’t go to my sister’s wedding reception across the country. It never crossed her mind that my last day of school was on the very day she had booked our flight for Atlanta. Luckily, I didn’t miss out on anything — school or the wedding; I si...

Supporting red in a sea of blue

Supporting red in a sea of blue

Jessica Li and Melissa Chen

February 1, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, Print

At first glance, Lynbrook’s political climate may seem to skew politically left, with no Lynbrook Republicans Club, but a Democrats Club. If you walk around the campus on any given school day, passing by processions of students traversing in and out of classes, you might also catch a glimpse of a student ...

San Jose flips the switch to sustainable energy

San Jose flips the switch to sustainable energy

Pranav Mishra

February 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print

When talking about the environment, things are heating up, quite literally. At a time when the U.S. has the highest carbon emissions in the world, drastic change seems imperative. With San Jose’s Clean Energy initiative, scheduled to be implemented in February, the city plans to prompt such change. By...

Unpacking Amazon’s controversies

Unpacking Amazon’s controversies

Claire Chiu

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print

After Amazon unboxed its newest project, Amazon Headquarters 2.0 (HQ2), protesters filled the streets of New York City to voice their dissent for this decision. Criticism over the headquarters’ locations and working conditions have fueled public disapproval of Amazon. The retail giant’s actions, t...

Texas court ruling jeopardizes Obamacare reforms

Texas court ruling jeopardizes Obamacare reforms

Elena Williams

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print

Pregnancy. Paralysis. Diabetes. These three conditions have little in common, except that each of them could have caused a patient to be declined medical insurance before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, came into effect in 2014. Enacted during the Obama administration, ...

Lynbrook evaluates various enrollment concerns

Lynbrook evaluates various enrollment concerns

Srinidhi Seshadri

February 1, 2019


Filed under News, Print

Enrollment of incoming freshmen students is a topic that the FUHSD community has continually revisited over recent years due to declining class sizes at Lynbrook. Despite the many measures taken to help increase enrollment, data projects an overall downward trend in enrollment numbers over the next three to ...

Erwin and Wong : the voices of “This Viking Life”

Erwin and Wong : the voices of “This Viking Life”

Patricia Wei

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Print

It is 8:50 a.m. in the office on a Wednesday morning, and assistant principals David Erwin and Eric Wong and school psychologist Dr. Brittany Stevens are ready for another show. Promptly at 8:55 a.m., Erwin, standing in an electrical closet in the office, plays a song on the PA system for the whole school...

Photoessay: Blue Pearl

Photoessay: Blue Pearl

Arul Gnanasivam

February 1, 2019


Filed under Photo, Print

Students danced the night away at the annual Blue Pearl dance on Jan. 26, as swing and dance music from the Lyratones jazz band echoed throughout the gym. The dance was held on behalf of the Lynbrook Instrumental Music Boosters and raised money for the band program. Band members dressed in tuxedos...

Texas court ruling jeopardizes Obamacare reforms

Elena Williams

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Print

Pregnancy. Paralysis. Diabetes. These three conditions have little in common, except that they each could have caused a patient to be declined medical insurance before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, came into effect in 2014. For years, healthcare in the U.S. has bee...

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