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Ever heard of pigs leading a revolution and seizing total domination over a government? No? Well, that’s satire for you: truth, dressed up in absurdity and hidden between the lines.

This is satire: Literature’s wicked grin

Ashley Huang and Susanna Tang April 1, 2024

Ever heard of pigs leading a revolution and seizing total domination over a government? No? Well, that’s satire for you: truth, dressed up in absurdity and hidden between the lines. Satire is a common...

Officers of Students for Literacy, a club that encourages interest in literature, promotes their organization to attract new members. Photos used with permission from Ella Yuan and Anish Lakkapragada

Technology and literature clubs merge to join common interests

Rohan Kakhandiki, Staffer April 1, 2024

What you need to know: Due to issues in attendance and content, two pairs of clubs have decided to merge Web development and mobile development merged due to the two having similar content...

Books within the high school curriculum that contain serious topics have sparked controversy.

Students should expand literary horizons

Eileen Zhu, In-Depth Editor February 12, 2024

At the center of our English classrooms, discussions weave around the students’ collective experiences reading literature, which brings about new perspectives and conversations. In recent years, some...

Literature teachers discuss their favorite poems, from poisonous gas and burnt paper in hands to testing trees. 
Photos by Alex Cotterel and Deeksha Raj. Graphic illustration by Claire Guo.

Beyond the Syllabus: Literature teachers’ favorite poems

Deeksha Raj and Alex Cotterel November 6, 2023

 “The initial stanza seems quiet; it feels like they can hear the destruction in the distance, and then somebody notices and shouts it out, ‘Gas! GAS! —’” literature teacher Maggie Welsh said. “Dulce...

After reading the World War II accounts in Wakatsuki’s memoir, Students visited JAMsj to learn more about Japanese American history.

ELD students visit Japanese American Museum for WWII history

Jason Shan, Web Editor December 12, 2022

After reading Jeanne Wakatsuki’s memoir, “Farewell to Manzanar,” English Language Development students from the American Literature and Writing Sheltered class further explored the historical accounts...

Many new books have been added to the school’s various literature courses in recent years to diversify and modernize the curriculum.

Students deserve a modern and diverse literature curriculum

Lauren Liu and Lillian Fu February 1, 2022

Earlier this year, sophomores read In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, which follows the lives of four sisters in the Dominican Republic. The addition of Alvarez’s book is one of many recent...

Listen to learn more about these amazing teachers!

Robert Richmond and Stacey McCown: Generations of teaching

Sharlene Chen and Elliu Huang May 26, 2021

English teachers Robert Richmond and Stacey McCown have been teaching for more than 30 years. 2020-21 is their last year teaching, and we will dearly miss their presence on campus. Listen to their respective...

Diversity in writing is emphasized by the new course.

Leaving European Literature with style

Alara Dasdan, Writer October 7, 2020

The Lynbrook English department recently developed a new curriculum to replace the European Literature class offered for seniors, set to take effect in the 2021-2022 school year. The proposed curriculum...

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