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A tee-riffic choice: Junior Anton Ouyang verbally commits to UCLA Golf

Ouyang will play golf at UCLA in the fall of 2022.

Sophie Au

October 7, 2020

Looking through his family photo books, junior Anton Ouyang sees photos of him as a toddler, holding a golf club in his hands. He began golf as soon as he could walk, and his passion for the sport has not stopped since. His continued dedication has paid off, and he recently committed to play golf at Unive...

Home workouts for the busy student

Workouts from popular fitness trainers Mary Helen Bowers, Pamela Reif and Chloe Ting and their rating out of five stars.

Claire Chiu

October 7, 2020

Quarantine has made it easy to succumb to a sedentary lifestyle and put off exercise. Scrolling through some old pictures made me realize how out of shape I was. I found a convenient solution to this problem to be Youtube indoor workout videos. I convinced myself to commit to exercising for at least an h...

2020 U.S. Open: A rare grand slam without Big 3

Elliu Huang

September 13, 2020

The 2020 U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which started on Aug. 31 with 128 professional tennis players from around the world, have been an unprecedented experience for both players and fans. This year’s competition could not have been more unusual in terms of players, upsets and environment, and I a...

A shift in this year’s school sports and PE credits

Graphic Illustration by Jason Shan and Crystal Qian

Crystal Qian and Jason Shan

August 24, 2020

Many students — especially those who already had their sports seasons cancelled in the spring — are counting on this school year to meet PE credit requirements. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with no sports seasons this fall, students participating in Lynbrook sports are now challenged with securin...

Staff and student athletes stay active with Strava

Staff and student athletes stay active with Strava

Ria Phelan and Allison Hsieh

August 20, 2020

When shelter-in-place was announced on March 14, many Lynbrook cross country and  track and field athletes worried for the future of their athletic careers, especially after summer activities were halted following the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County. With fewer opportunities for tr...

My NBA playoff predictions

My NBA playoff predictions

Ethan Lee

August 17, 2020

The 2019-2020 NBA playoffs began on Aug. 17 with the league’s top 16 teams competing to win a single championship trophy. As an NBA fanatic, the following predictions for this year's playoff performances, including who I think will win the conference and league championship. Although all eight seeds for each conference...

NBA faces challenges due to COVID-19

NBA faces challenges due to COVID-19

Ethan Lee

May 29, 2020

Although the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs originally planned to kick off on April 18, fans were stuck at home without their favorite sport on television due to the nationwide shelter-in-place order. The NBA hiatus sparked rumors surrounding the future of the 2019-2020 NBA season wit...

The impact on student-athletes due to COVID-19

The impact on student-athletes due to COVID-19

Elliu Huang

May 27, 2020

Lynbrook’s spring sports teams started off the 2020 season with high hopes and positive mindsets until the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools across California, effectively cancelling all spring sporting practices and eventss. Optimism for the 2020 season stemmed from a solid start and encouraging victori...

COVID-19 disrupts college athletic recruitment process

COVID-19 disrupts college athletic recruitment process

Mei Corricello

May 25, 2020

High school athletes typically count on their junior and senior spring seasons as a crucial part of the college recruitment processes. This year, cancellations due to COVID-19 and the shelter-in-place order are disrupting that structure. Student-athletes and college coaches are finding ways to work around...

Tennis made me more successful

Elliu Huang

April 16, 2020

It started out as a way to get more exercise outside of PE class. Often, I would play tennis with my brother to prepare for my upcoming tennis tournaments. I did not realize the importance of tennis until after disappointing losses during tennis tournaments. Tennis not only improved my physical stren...

One door closes, but hundreds more open

Audrey Wong

April 16, 2020

Things always happen for a reason. While it might not seem so in the moment, they will help in the long run. Those were the words of wisdom from my mother that continuously resonated within me as I attempted to cope with my new circumstances.    This journey started the summer before my se...

Work hard, play hard, recover stronger

Dhriti Iyer and Kavya Iyer

March 31, 2020

“No pain, no gain” is a phrase often used in the world of athletics. It suggests that in order to grow, you must experience pain. But how much pain is too much? While athletes should push themselves to improve, there is a limit to how much strenuous activity the human body can handle; when that limi...