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Saying goodbye

Dhriti Iyer and Kaylin Li

May 31, 2019

As the school year comes to a close, seniors prepare to part with their friends and family and open up a new chapter in their lives. For some, this means saying goodbye to the small family they have built over the course of these past four years within their sport teams. Zay Batlivala: Zay Batlivala’s love ...

Anthony Huang leaps over gender stereotypes

Anthony Huang leaps over gender stereotypes

Enzo Cabaltica

May 31, 2019

A year ago, freshman Anthony Huang could not imagine himself as a dancer, much less a member of the Lynbrook Valkyries dance team for the 2019-2020 school year. Starting next school year, Huang will be the first male dancer on the team since it was founded due to his determination and dedication to dance. Hua...

Writing in a tech bubble

Writing in a tech bubble

Elena Williams

May 31, 2019

I love my phone. It connects me with my friends; it keeps me in touch with my family; it can help me reach the police in an emergency; it lets me play Tetris. Like many growing up in Silicon Valley, the people I look up to have always been members of the tech industry. My mother was one of many pa...

How early should finals be taken?

How early should finals be taken?

Hsin Yen Huang, Jonathan Ye

May 31, 2019

As the school year comes to a close, students frantically begin studying for final exams, which are typically held during the last week of school. However, in some AP classes, teachers choose to administer finals before AP testing, which usually begin on the first week of May, so that students will b...

The facts, fiction and fantasy of pseudoscience

The facts, fiction and fantasy of pseudoscience

Christy Yu

May 31, 2019

Science and technology have evolved to be based on the logic and reasoning of the scientific method, a process used to observe scientific experiments in order to answer questions. Pseudosciences, on the other hand, are beliefs and practices that are mistakenly regarded as something based on logic, but th...

Last day senior shenanigans

Last day senior shenanigans

Melissa Chen

May 31, 2019

As the school year draws to a close and seniors prepare to depart to college, friends are saying their farewells and making plans to keep in touch. Many are trying to spend as much time with each other as possible and to make their last days together special. They will take these new memories and tho...

Ciara turns past scars into beauty marks

Ciara turns past scars into beauty marks

Hatim Saifee

May 31, 2019

Dealing with the underperformance of her 2015 album “Jackie,” parting ways with her record label Epic Records and her fiancé Future, coupling with NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and giving birth to their daughter Sienna, Ciara’s personal and professional life has taken many turns in the past fo...

Politics in the digital age: from daily life to elections

Politics in the digital age: from daily life to elections

Melissa Chen and Kaylin Li

May 31, 2019

The U.S. is about to lose everything. At any moment, all electronic devices and databases could be wiped by a single virus and rendered useless, plunging the country into chaos. This is the premise of a recent political thriller, but it is not a far stretch in today’s society. Technology plays a rol...

What if a girl in the Holocaust had Instagram?

What if a girl in the Holocaust had Instagram?

Katie Chen

May 31, 2019

The year is 1944. The Holocaust has pervaded Europe and is headed for Nagyvarad, Hungary, where 13-year-old Eva Heyman and her grandparents live. She leads a relatively normal life: she is elated when she receives her first pair of high heels for her birthday, enjoys eating ice cream with her frien...

Kiwanis special games: A time to celebrate acceptance and kindness

May 31, 2019

Over 1000 special needs students from 60 schools across Santa Clara County are scattered around the West Valley College track at the Kiwanis Special Games, which took place on May 17, 2019. The event was organized by Special Games Club 1234, a branch of the international service club Kiwanis. Students ...

Lynbrook implements new changes for the next year

Lynbrook implements new changes for the next year

Arul Gnanasivam

May 31, 2019

Changes and improvement to Lynbrook continue into the 2019-2020 school year as the homeroom schedule changes and new campus buildings open. Starting at the beginning of the year, homeroom will be moved from Fridays to Wednesdays, and students can enjoy the newly renovated quad and cafeteria. As per ...

Lynbrook celebrates Asian American heritages

Lynbrook celebrates Asian American heritages

Chloe Lee

May 31, 2019

Started in 1978, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) occurs annually every May as a way to celebrate the culture, achievements, contributions and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Some traditional celebrations include gathering with family and relatives, wear...

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