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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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In accordance with the California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) that was passed in 2016, Santa Clara County (SCC) is making efforts to ease the voting process, diversify voter demographics and increase participation. 

In-state election policy changes

Dhriti Iyer, News Editor February 26, 2020

With the primary elections quickly approaching, California has made several efforts to increase voter participation by modernizing the election process. In accordance with the California Voter’s Choice...

Released on Feb. 14, Purpose is dedicated to Justin Biebers wife, Hailey Bieber, as the love-filled lyrics are fitting for its Valentine’s Day release. 

Justin Bieber “Changes” his outlook on sound

Sunny Li, Design Editor February 26, 2020

With his last album, “Purpose,” five years behind him, singer and worldwide sensation Justin Bieber has found a new purpose in his fifth studio album, “Changes.” Released on Feb. 14, the album...

A private school student showered in money is juxtaposed with a public school student shrouded in darkness, highlighting the differences in the Trump administrations take on public education.

Editorial: Bring attention and respect back to public education

Epic Staff February 26, 2020

In President Donald Trump's Feb. 4 State of the Union address, he introduced a policy toward education that seems positive at first glance, but will in truth have dire effects on public schools across...

Miko Otoshi, one of Lynbrook’s 2019-20 employees of the year, has served several roles throughout her years at Lynbrook, including has supporting the community by serving on Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), chairing the Job Shadow Program as a parent, working for Lynbrook Instrumental Boosters (LIMB) and joining the Lynbrook staff.

Otoshi celebrated as Employee of the Year

Bennie Chang, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2020

Behind the backdrop of the band department, STTAR tutoring program and Homework Center is Miko Otoshi, one of Lynbrook’s 2019-20 employees of the year. Throughout her years at Lynbrook, she has supported...

Lynbrook DECA expects about a 200 member drop after implementing their concurrent CTE enrollment policy next year.

DECA to require concurrent CTE enrollment

Elena Williams, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2020

The business of joining Lynbrook’s largest business club has just gotten harder. Starting next school year, DECA will require that all competing members be concurrently enrolled in a Career Technical...

“I can’t wait for this
league to grow in the
upcoming years and
become something that everyone wants to be a part of and go watch.” - Alyssa Eseroma, Unified Basketball mentor

New unified basketball team promotes inclusivity

Alara Dasdan and Pranav Mishra February 26, 2020

FUHSD campuses are entering a new Unified Basketball League to give aspiring athletes in P.E. Inclusive classes the option to play competitively or recreationally in teams. Through its partnership with...

In a lineup movie stars, the only male icon stands in the spotlight while other women are left in the shadows, symbolizing the Oscars constantly leaving out women from receiving recognition.

Moving the Oscars into the 21st century

Medha Upadhyay, Features Editor February 26, 2020

Over the years, the Oscars have emerged as one of the most prestigious award shows in the film industry. Receiving an Oscar can direct the spotlight onto an underrated director or talented actor to help...

The hiring process consists of (1) an application, interview,
and authorization from Athletic Director, (2) Concussion Training and First Aid and CPR Certification, and (3) Compliance with the Athletic Code
of Ethical Conduct

Insight into the coach hiring process at Lynbrook

Kaylin Li, Web Editor February 26, 2020

As of Feb. 24, Lynbrook has seven job openings listed on EdJoin, and all seven of them are as coaches or assistants of sports teams. This lack of coaches has become most visible in the recent years. The...

a self-portrait by Katya Tsikina, posted on VSCO

Katya Tsikina catches the eye of VSCO

Katie Chen, Content Editor February 26, 2020

Senior Katya Tsikina has taken the term “VSCO girl” to another level. After sharing her photography skills online for several years, Tsikina’s work has recently been recognized by VSCO, which...

During the winter season, Karson works as an instructor
at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California every weekend.

Cougar Karson: Squaw Valley ski instructor

Emma Cionca, Sports Editor February 26, 2020

Freshman Cougar Karson does not have an average job. A trained skier, having previously competed on the Far West division of the U16 Squaw Valley ski team, he has now advanced to a higher level. During...

The Brain and Brawn competition involved three events: Connect Four, arm wrestling and tug-of-war. 

Brain and Brawn showcases students’ varied strengths

Ethan Lee, Writer February 26, 2020

Brain and Brawn was a strenuous competition that tested both participants' physical and mental skills. Hosted by Lynbrook's Athletics Unlimited Club, the tournament took place during lunches in the quad...

Junior Sarah Ho performs a in a home victory against American High School on Dec. 10

Vikings qualify for Central Coast Section playoffs

Priyanka Anand, Web Editor February 26, 2020

Girls and boys varsity basketball teams, in addition to five individuals on the wrestling team, represented Lynbrook at the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs, an annual county-wide, high school sports...

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