The Epic

Boys golf team in the green

Boys golf team in the green

Hatim Saifee

April 26, 2018


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His putter gently touches the ball and sets it in motion. His eyes light up with hope and confidence as the ball rolls toward the hole and slides in, translating into yet another victory for the Boys’ Golf team, who have been performing exceptionally well this season. The team is currently halfway through the se...

Looking back at two athletes’ journeys

Looking back at two athletes’ journeys

Kelsey Lu

April 26, 2018


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As the bell rings, students can be seen running toward the gate, heading home after a tiresome day of watching history documentaries or performing chemistry labs. Other students, however, deviate from this norm, heading straight toward the swimming pool, baseball field or Stober field. This routine o...

Kennedy Miedema: wrestling for more than just herself

Kennedy Miedema: wrestling for more than just herself

Aileen Xue

April 12, 2018


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Before every wrestling meet, senior Kennedy Miedema calls her grandma who lives in Minnesota. Her grandma, who is battling lung cancer, tells her how she may not be able to see her graduate from high school or college, get married, have kids or even start a life for herself. When her hand is raised after w...

There’s no I in team: why I wished I joined a sport

There’s no I in team: why I wished I joined a sport

Hsinyen Huang

March 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Print, Sports

As a freshman, I walked into high school with many objectives. I wanted to make new friends, participate in clubs and play a school sport. As time progressed, I checked each of these items off of my check list — all except for playing a sport. I completed all of the necessary forms to participate ...

Watching the scale and scoreboard

Eric Wu and Risa Mori

March 29, 2018


Filed under Print, Sports

From their earliest depictions in history, athletes have always been viewed as the pinnacle of human physique. Their admired physical attributes, however, can create an unhealthy emphasis on body weight and shape brought on by onlookers. Because athletics concentrate heavily on the physical strengths of in...

Racing through a successful track season

Chelsea Li

March 29, 2018


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As the spring sports season rolls around, Lynbrook’s track and field team has began practicing every weekday after school. The team has approximately 150 members this year and has welcomed an influx of new athletes, especially freshmen, starting off the season with a victory for the JV team against...

Iman Haq en garde, ready to fight

Iman Haq en garde, ready to fight

Clara Fernandes

March 1, 2018


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Cuts, bruises and scars. She pushes away her pain from long practices, focusing on her opponent’s moves. She can already taste the victory, but the simplest touch from her opponent’s blade shatters her plan into pieces. Within seconds, junior Iman Haq must rethink her tactics and develop a new s...

New changes in badminton team

New changes in badminton team

Tzen-Hao Ng

March 1, 2018


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As a historically strong team, Lynbrook’s badminton team expected a strong performance last year. To date, it is the only team of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League schools to have never dropped from the upper De Anza division to the lower El Camino division. Last year, however, their performanc...

Championship season leads to CCS qualification

Championship season leads to CCS qualification

Aileen Xue

March 1, 2018


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For many of Lynbrook‘s sports teams, the season has ended in success and resulted in validation for all the hard work athletes put in before and during the season. The wrestling team, girls’ basketball team and boys’ basketball team have all qualified for Central Coast Section (CCS) and are rea...

Olympics: a unifying force between divided nations

Olympics: a unifying force between divided nations

Noela Bae

March 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Print, Sports

After years of rising tension, political strife and military aggression, North and South Korea put their differences aside and walked under a common flag that displayed the peninsula as one nation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. In what seemed a gesture of peace and unity, t...

Does powderpuff empower female athletes or perpetuate stereotypes?

Medha Upadhyay

March 1, 2018


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Powderpuff lets girls play football while the guys take a break and cheer them on. But there’s something very wrong with this picture. Girls don’t need the boys to step aside so that they can take their place on the field. And thinking that way is dangerously old-fashioned. Across the country, girls are j...

One athlete. Two sports. One season.

One athlete. Two sports. One season.

Hatim Saifee

February 27, 2018


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive

A Herculean task? Absolutely. A hectic schedule? Definitely. But an impossible task? Not for these athletes, who have achieved the feat of playing two sports in one season. They all agree that with focus and dedication, they can tackle the barriers of homework, time management, family time and expectations....

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