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

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 shift while exploring its potential effects on Lynbrook students and families. On Sept. 13, G...

911 texting service launches

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 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

Seventeen-year-olds may be able to vote soon

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

California passes laws to limit high school football injury

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

Texas court ruling jeopardizes Obamacare reforms

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, ...

San Jose hires homeless to clean up city

Dhriti Iyer

December 14, 2018

With rising house prices and living costs come increasing rates of homelessness. According to a census taken in 2017, there were 4,350 homeless individuals in San Jose. Since November, San Jose has been piloting the Beautify San Jose Program, in which the city pays homeless citizens $15 per hour to pick...

FDA drug approval fails to protect public health

FDA drug approval fails to protect public health

Rachel Wu

December 14, 2018

When a drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is typically perceived as safe to consume. After all, its approval means that the drug has been determined by the federal government to provide benefits that outweigh its known or potential risks for the intended population. Such r...

Recent straw bans prove ineffective

Recent straw bans prove ineffective

Melissa Chen

October 5, 2018

It seems that #Stopsucking may actually suck, quite a bit. This movement denouncing plastic straws has been met with unprecedented support and approval, prompting government action to eliminate straws. However, the recent straw bans are less effective than they are claimed to be. The recent straw bans ba...

FUHSD modifies College Now program

FUHSD modifies College Now program

Jessica Li

March 1, 2018

Faced with decreased interest and declining enrollment in their program, the College Now program board decided to adapt. At the beginning of second semester, FUHSD presented juniors with a certain amount of course credits of opportunity to attend a modified version of the College Now program in their senio...

Claire’s case highlights lack of FDA oversight

Medha Upadhyay

January 25, 2018

While looking for makeup, shoppers often consider brand, price and quality. But it may be time to add a new factor: toxicity. In America, where a sense of false security is common among consumers due to the numerous committees and laws dedicated to their protection, most believe that the products they ...

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