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Proposal of EARN-IT Act causes privacy concerns

Proposal of EARN-IT Act causes privacy concerns

Ron Aich

May 29, 2020

Senators introduced the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN-IT) Act in early March, which threatens to undermine end-to-end encryption. This encryption technique encodes messages so that only senders and receivers can view the message. Outlawing end-to-end encryption...

Removing the politics behind periods: California bill removes sales tax for menstrual products and diapers

Removing the politics behind periods: California bill removes sales tax for menstrual products and diapers

Katie Chen and Contributions by Sunny Li

April 17, 2020

California Senate Bill 92 (SB 92) went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, temporarily removing the sales tax on menstrual products and diapers. Passed in June 2019, the law made California one of 13 states to exempt hygiene products, such as pads and tampons, from a sales tax.  However, SB 92 expires on Dec. ...

Lynbrook to be closed for three weeks in response to COVID-19

Seniors Lucy Sun and Ruijia Xing sit in the cafeteria with their masks on during brunch of Friday, March 13, the last day before the school announced its closure.

Kaylin Li

March 15, 2020

After the bell rang on Friday, March 13, releasing students from their fourth period class, students chattered and ran up to each other in the hallways more than usual. The cause: an announcement made by principal Maria Jackson during fourth period, stating that school would be closed until April 3. ...

Public benefits: Are they really for the public?

The Statue of Liberty's original inscription of Emma Lazarus's poem is reworded to say

Michelle Zhu

February 26, 2020

On Sept. 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a stricter criteria on green card applications.  In a 5-4 vote, it ruled that the Trump administration is allowed to judge applications for green cards more harshly based on an one's dependence on public assistance, or their potential ...

In-state election policy changes

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. 

Dhriti Iyer

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 Act (VCA) that was passed in 2016, Santa Clara County (SCC) is making efforts to ease the voting proc...

CCPA: Privacy, anonymity and equality

Sloka Suresh and Teresa Arisawa

January 29, 2020

Collected, bought and sold. For decades, personal data has been used by businesses to learn everything about their consumers — from names to shopping preferences and addresses — and commodified for greater profit at the price of consumer privacy. However, as of Jan. 1, the California Consumer Privacy...

California pushes back school start times to 8:30 a.m.

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, California high schools will be required to push back start times to 8:30 a.m, but does that equate to more sleep?

Mei Corricello

December 11, 2019

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, California high schools will be required to push back start times to 8:30 a.m. Though the impact on FUHSD is uncertain, school administrators have begun to discuss the shift while exploring its potential effects on Lynbrook students and families. On Sept. 13, G...

911 texting service launches

The headline is embedded on a text-message bubble, set in front of a background of lights reminiscent of police siren lights.

Diana Kohr

November 6, 2019

Text to 911 program was officially released by Santa Clara County in September, and it is currently available to most cities in Santa Clara County, excluding Campbell and Los Gatos. This program provides those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have a speech disability with a way to contact 911 in case of an em...

Seventeen-year-olds may be able to vote soon

Graphic of the United States showing the required age to vote in each state

Lillian Fu

October 2, 2019

The voting age in California may soon be lowered from 18 to 17 under two proposed amendments to the state constitution. If passed, Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 4 would allow all 17-year-olds who turn 18 before the next general election to vote in primary and special elections. ACA 8 would ...

The rights protecting teens in their workplace

Claire Chiu and Melissa Chen

October 2, 2019

“I can’t discriminate against you because you’re not a black or white person.” These words are branded into Michyla Lin’s mind. Over the summer of 2019, after her first year of university, Lin, a Class of 2018 Lynbrook High School alumnus, worked at Tea Top. She noticed how her superio...

California passes laws to limit high school football injury

The graphic illustration is used to represent the the new laws for football and the injuries they are meant to prevent.

Audrey Wong

October 2, 2019

Football, often seen as the classic high school sport, is declining in participation due to the apprehension over potential injuries. To ensure students’ safety, California has recently passed laws limiting the possibility of injuries. Set to take effect in 2021, these two laws have already been imple...

Texas court ruling jeopardizes Obamacare reforms

 Court ruling in Texas jeopardizes previously established reforms by Obamacare.

Elena Williams

February 1, 2019

Pregnancy. Paralysis. Diabetes. These three conditions have little in common, except that each of them could have caused a patient to be declined medical insurance before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, came into effect in 2014. Enacted during the Obama administration, ...

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