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Jonathan Leslie takes the moment on and off the field

Jonathan Leslie takes the moment on and off the field

Patricia Wei

December 14, 2018


Filed under Print, Sports

In fifth grade, junior Jonathan Leslie came across a quote that he has kept with him ever since: “Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.” When he is on the baseball field, this quote serves as a reminder to just hit the ball and give it his all even when the p...

Students come together for fall showcase

Students come together for fall showcase

Sunny Li

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Print

he audience dies down. The room dims, and the stage is bathed in light. Over the next hour, passionate monologues, heartfelt scenes and tense fights take place onstage. From Nov. 15-17, advanced drama students held a showcase for their annual fall show at Studio 74. Rather than performing a play as...

Cupertino fights for the future of Vallco

Cupertino fights for the future of Vallco

Jonathan Ye

December 14, 2018


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A ghost mall with only a few in sight. In the past few years, Vallco Shopping Center stores such as Macy’s, JCPenney and AMC have left the dying mall. With only a skating rink, bowling alley, Japanese restaurant and gym left, Sand Hill Property developers have recently passed city-approved plans to...

Transfer students integrate into Lynbrook community

Transfer students integrate into Lynbrook community

Kavya Iyer

December 14, 2018


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New faces. Unfamiliar words. A new home. People, culture, surroundings — everything is different. While some Lynbrook students have grown up in the area, others have moved from other countries. High school alone is difficult, but for international students, adjusting to a new environment is an addi...

Posthumous albums honor artists’ legacy

Posthumous albums honor artists’ legacy

Noela Bae

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

At just 20 years old, XXXTentacion had his life taken away from him in June. But his music continues to live on through posthumous songs, providing solace for many and giving a voice to those who are downtrodden or hurting behind closed doors. XXXTentacion is just one of many artists whose music continues t...

Viking families: staff and students on campus

Elena Williams

December 14, 2018


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To most Vikings, school and home are two separate worlds that divide their lives. Unless a student has siblings who also attend Lynbrook, their interactions are split between family and school. But what happens when staff members are married to one another or have a student at their school? Three Viking f...

Books to keep you warm in the winter

Priyanka Anand

December 14, 2018


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This holiday season, treat yourself to not only good food, but also great books. From a Christmas classic to a gripping murder-mystery, to romance, these books will keep you engaged and warm during the break, whether you travel or stay at home. Bundle up, find a cozy place and enjoy!   “A Ch...

Preventing food waste with fresh solutions

Preventing food waste with fresh solutions

Hatim Saifee and Enzo Cabaltica

December 12, 2018


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Californians throw away six million tons of food each year, according to Sacramento-based CalRecycle, yet one in six Bay Area residents is unable to access a sufficient amount of affordable and nutritious food, as reported by the Joint Venture Institute for Regional Studies. So what impact does food waste ...

Putting grading systems to the test

Putting grading systems to the test

Katie Chen and Pranav Mishra

December 12, 2018


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Grading systems take on different forms from classroom to classroom. The history of grading systems, as well as differing views on varied approaches to grading, can offer valuable insight into their benefits and their flaws. Understanding the roots of grading systems allows students to better comprehend thei...

A look into seasonal depression: winter blues and summertime sadness

A look into seasonal depression: winter blues and summertime sadness

Anusha Kothari and Nicole Ong

December 12, 2018


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While it is commonly believed that sadness is typical during the winter months, the melancholy mood that some have is actually the result of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). In other cases, a change in mood as a result of this disorder is experienced yearly during the summer months. SAD, commonly kn...

Uncovering the effect of race on college admissions

Uncovering the effect of race on college admissions

Srinidhi Seshadri and Rachel Wu

November 9, 2018


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No college application is complete without questions about an applicant's demographics. In some cases, listing one's race does not come lightly due to policies that limit the number of enrolled applicants based on ethnicity and race. For some students, checking the box that indicates Asian origins ha...

Students sweat off stress at new weight room

Students sweat off stress at new weight room

Kelsey Lu

November 9, 2018


Filed under Print, Sports

While the many changes on campus require patience and flexibility, one change is already being used and enjoyed: the new weight room. Read on about the experiences of two students who go to the weight room regularly.   Varun Agrawal (senior) After the opening of the new weight room, senior Varun A...

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