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COVID-19: It’s time to be a shut-in

While many have been focused on the reckless behavior of celebrities, those around us have also been engaging in similar activities.
December 9, 2020

Partying is an essential part of the influencer lifestyle. For some, a global pandemic is not a reason to stop. Celebrities like the Kardashians, D'Amelios, Bryce Hall and James Charles are just a few...

The year that felt like a decade: 2020 in review

As the year comes to a close, we look back on 12 of the weirdest consecutive months on record, in the hopes that none of this will ever happen again.
December 9, 2020

“3...2...1...Happy New Year! 2020’s going to be a year to remember.” From murder hornets and impeachment trials to nonstop wildfires and the election of the century, 2020 has definitely earned...

Diwali: Festival of Lights and Family

Diwali: Festival of Lights and Family
December 9, 2020

In November, India set a new world record: 33,000 diyas, or clay lamps, were lit in honor of Diwali, the South Asian festival of lights. They are only a small part of the festivities, though. People decorate...

USPS and COVID-19 protocol may cause delayed votes

Graphic illustration by Ria Phelan.
October 7, 2020

With differing social distancing restrictions across the nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the turnout for in-person voting this November may be lower than in previous years. President Donald Trump’s...

COVID-19 updates: Unmasked

In the Red Tier, gyms and salons can resume indoors, while other operations, such as movie theaters and indoor dining, remain paused.
October 7, 2020

On Sept. 8, Santa Clara County moved from the Purple Tier to the Red Tier on California’s four-tier COVID-19 ranking system. Although counties in the Red Tier are still deemed areas with substantial...

FUHSD extends free meal service to anyone under age 18, no questions asked

Workers bag meals at the Cupertino High School cafeteria.
October 7, 2020

Through remote learning, FUHSD has been offering free meal pick ups every Wednesday for any individuals under 18 at Cupertino, Homestead and Fremont High School since Sept. 2. Six days of meals are given...

Lynbrook student jobs — pandemic edition

The pandemic has brought changes to the work life of Lynbrook students.  Some have returned to work while others have been left in uncertainty or found new opportunities.
October 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created hurdles for people all across the world. In particular, the work force has been hit hard, with many people losing jobs or facing the difficult transition to a virtual...

Liberty, justice, and masks for all

Graphic Illustration by Sruthi Medepalli.

Democratic donkey and Republic elephant staring angrily at each other with masks on.
October 7, 2020

Originally mandated to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks have become a topic of political debate. Like many other issues, Americans have unnecessarily mixed politics with general welfare...

Social isolation affects teen social development

Computer screens are connected, but not connected at the same time. Some teens fare well at home, but others do not.
August 24, 2020

Isolated, scared and unsure — just a few of the emotions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Humans are naturally social. With the COVID-19 crisis calling for social distancing, though, teens are...

The Class of 2024 logs in to Lynbrook

The Class of 2024 logs in to Lynbrook
August 17, 2020

For the class of 2024, their entrance into high school will be like never before. Without traditional events that foster widespread school spirit and connections among classes, Lynbrook administrators,...

COVID-19 podcast: Valhalla Yearbook

COVID-19 podcast: Valhalla Yearbook
June 5, 2020

In this episode, we interview an editor-in-chief of Valhalla Yearbook, Faizah Asif. She shares what it's like to work on the Yearbook in a typical year, and what it's like now after school shut down in...

COVID-19 podcast: Indesign final episode

COVID-19 podcast: Indesign final episode
May 30, 2020

In the final episode of the Indesign series, we interviewed designer Catherine Li, who shares her experience with designing for the models and what it is like backstage. Check out the other episodes...

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