The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The dire consequences of Texas’ new abortion law

The dire consequences of Texas’ new abortion law

Timothy Kim October 6, 2021

Abortion as a right to bodily autonomy for women has been threatened by a recent law passed in Texas that nearly bans all abortion within the state. By using incentives to encourage people both in and...

Despite strong political opinions, young voters are often missing from voting lines.

Young voters: How voices go unheard in politics

Elena Williams and Jason Shan October 7, 2020

It’s not that they’re not opinionated — they are — and it’s not because they refuse to engage — they do. So why is it that young voters, an increasingly distinct coalition, suffer from disappointing...

Despite the convenience of later start times during quarantine, Lynbrook continues to begin the day at 8 a.m., against the advice of student health experts.

Why remote school should have started later

Elena Williams August 25, 2020

First period has a distinctive atmosphere — stifled yawns, sluggish shuffling, dead-eyed stares. Students are tired. There is no shortage of evidence proving that early school start times correlate...

On July 31, President Donald Trump released an executive order to ban the popular social media app TikTok if it was not sold to an American company before Sept. 15, which was later extended to Nov. 12.

Trump attempts to ban TikTok

Emma Cionca and Lina Mezerreg August 17, 2020

As president of the United States, Donald Trump has many responsibilities concerning the well being of the citizens and safety of the country. However, one of the president’s latest concerns has garnered...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

The Statue of Libertys original inscription of Emma Lazaruss poem is reworded to say Give me your independent, your affluent, your huddled masses who dont need my help, symbolizing the Supreme Court decisions message to Americas immigrant population.

Public benefits: Are they really for the public?

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...

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. 

In-state election policy changes

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...

The CCPA gives consumers several tools to take more control of their privacy, but it does not prevent businesses from collecting information about consumers. Ginny Sanderson, Internet Law Attorney

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...

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?

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

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

911 texting service launches

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...

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