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Farrah: a mini Martell

Enzo Cabaltica

May 25, 2020

On June 4, History teacher Nate Martell was enjoying an end-of the-year department lunch when he received a text saying that his girlfriend was in labor. Martell quickly drove his motorcycle to the hospital in time to meet his first child, an eight-pound baby girl, Farrah. “She was originally due the week after fin...

New parents on campus: Erin Levin reflects on baby Lizzie

New parents on campus: Erin Levin reflects on baby Lizzie

Renee Ge

April 16, 2020

It was the last final of first semester when Erin Levin got the call that the baby was coming five weeks early. She, her husband and her mother flew out to Idaho to meet Elizabeth Rose Levin, delivered via surrogate on Dec. 19, for the first time. “When I first saw Lizzie, she was in what’s called an isolet...

Nguyen’s new beginnings with baby Theodore

Nguyen’s new beginnings with baby Theodore

Rachel Wu

April 16, 2020

On Feb. 20, Nhat Nguyen and his wife welcomed their son, Theodore Nguyen. At home, he is called “Theo” or “Ti-heo,” a nickname that traces back to Nguyen and his wife’s Vietnamese roots.  “I have a running joke at home where I call my baby cousin and my wife ‘heo’ which means ...

Jane Gilmore: Teacher by day, author by night

Jane Gilmore is a writer, cancer-survivor, English teacher and a director for the San Jose Area Writing Project.

Anusha Kothari

April 10, 2020

Breast-cancer survivor, future best-selling novelist and high-school English teacher. Jane Gilmore, long-term substitute for English teacher Erin Levin, has had an eventful life, but the one thing that has remained constant is her passion for stories.  A Santa Barbara native, Gilmore was an avid ...

New parents on campus: Daniela Howard

New parents on campus: Daniela Howard

Sharlene Chen

April 9, 2020

“When my baby first smiled at me, I melted like Olaf from Frozen,” said Daniella Howard, new mother and Drama and English teacher.  Howard has been on maternity leave since the beginning of second semester and will return next school year. She has been using this time to welcome her first ba...

Teachers’ Commute: On a long morning drive, Blaschke surrounds himself with sports

Melissa Chen

April 8, 2020

School mornings can be difficult. Turning off the alarm without pressing snooze.  Summoning the willpower to crawl out of the cozy, warm bed. For some, like AP Statistics and Algebra 2 Trig teacher Bob Blaschke, the commute to school can be the toughest part of the morning.  This year, Bl...

Teacher’s Commute: Dunlap enjoys a variety of podcasts, audiobooks and music during her morning commute

Melissa Chen

April 8, 2020

Southbound on Highway 85 is the direction to go on a given weekday morning commute to work. This route is better than northbound, where the traffic often mirrors a situation similar to a parking lot. Compared to many working adults and other Lynbrook teachers, AP Literature and World Literature teacher Je...

Teacher’s Commute: Martell weaving through traffic with a motorcycle

Alara Dasdan

April 8, 2020

To most teachers, an everyday commute is a source of stress, with traffic and unexpected delays all a possibility for the day. However, some teachers have found ways to bypass these problems. For history teacher Nate Martell, a 64 mile round trip is commonplace. But his vehicle is anything but ord...

Kruk’s Commute: Goodbye Bicycle, Hello Car

Alara Dasdan

April 8, 2020

Regularly commuting to school can be tedious, difficult and demanding. With traffic, the threat of tardies and unexpected delays, most students find getting to school a challenge. However, there are those on campus who have to account for these issues even more than students: the teachers. For art teache...

Otoshi celebrated as Employee of the Year

Miko Otoshi, one of Lynbrook’s 2019-20 employees of the year, has served several roles throughout her years at Lynbrook, including has supporting the community by serving on Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), chairing the Job Shadow Program as a parent, working for Lynbrook Instrumental Boosters (LIMB) and joining the Lynbrook staff.

Bennie Chang

February 26, 2020

Behind the backdrop of the band department, STTAR tutoring program and Homework Center is Miko Otoshi, one of Lynbrook’s 2019-20 employees of the year. Throughout her years at Lynbrook, she has supported the community by serving on Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), chairing the Job Shadow...

Talking sense with Kitchen-sensei

Japanese teacher Jeremy Kitchen, also known as Kitchen-sensei

Stella Huang

January 29, 2020

Every morning, Japanese teacher Jeremy Kitchen, known as Kitchen-sensei by his students, prepares for a busy day as he enters his classroom. As the only Japanese teacher on campus, he is tasked with teaching all five levels of the language’s classes, from Level 1 to AP. Lynbrook Japanese classe...

Halloween staff bake-off takes the cake

Lynbrook Staff Association (LSA), English teacher Andrew Seike and print center technician John Hott, decided to hold a Halloween Bake-Off on Oct. 30 for their monthly staff event in time for Halloween.

Stella Huang

November 6, 2019

Halloween is the perfect time for both students and staff to come together to enjoy sweet, spooky indulgences. After the success of last year's Chili Cook-Off, the organizers of the Lynbrook Staff Association (LSA), English teacher Andrew Seike and print center technician John Hott, decided to hol...

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