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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 Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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Teachers Evyenia Ene, Jane Gilmore, and Erin Levin huddle around their print article, smiling.

Ene, Gilmore and Levin’s article navigates AI

Inaaya Yousuf, Staffer February 12, 2024

Five documents, three laptops, one article. Story and Style teachers Evyenia Ene, Jane Gilmore and Erin Levin typed away to create a piece reflecting their views on artificial intelligence as English teachers....

While student teachers’ roles usually evolve through the year as they gradually take on more responsibilities, Lim has been engaged since his start with classroom activities ranging from leading warm-ups to rehearsing songs.

Teaching to learn: exploring the journey of a student teacher

Valerie Shu, Design Editor December 11, 2023

Each year, new student teachers step into classrooms across campus to gain hands-on experience with students and learn valuable skills — a critical step in their journey to becoming fully-fledged educators.  Aside...

Diving presented Iams with numerous opportunities, and he received recruitment offers from several universities. Photos used with permission from Kenneth Iams.

Diving into AP Statistics teacher Kenneth Iams’ college years

Nicole Ge, Staffer November 6, 2023

Amid the deafening silence in the stadium, AP Statistics teacher Kenneth Iams positioned himself at the edge of the diving board. It was his turn to attempt his prepared dive: a front double with two twists....

Prior to Vanessa Ottos Lynbrook debut, she spent 16 years teaching at Monta Vista High School and one year teaching at Cupertino High School.

New literature teacher Vanessa Otto encourages student participation

Literature and writing and American literature teacher Vanessa Otto may be a new face at Lynbrook this year, but she has nearly two decades of experience teaching in FUHSD. Prior to her Lynbrook debut,...

Joining Lynbrook as an honors chemistry and freshman biology teacher, David Chen is continuing to pursue his passion for teaching high school students.

New chemistry and biology teacher David Chen simplifies complex topics

David Chen’s love for teaching first budded during his high school years at Monta Vista High School, where he applied his expertise in chemistry to assist his friends with their schoolwork. Joining Lynbrook...

Average Cupertino housing prices increased from $1.9 million to $2.7 million in the 2020s, according to Movoto Real Estate.

Plan proposed for affordable educator housing

Qianzi Loo, Web Editor April 10, 2023

The difficult search for teachers’ affordable housing in the Bay Area, especially the South Bay, has yet to become easier. In response, school districts around Calif. are considering subsidized homes...

Faculty friendships and dynamic duos

Faculty friendships and dynamic duos

Susanna Tang, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2023

Epic staffer Susanna Tang sees what Lynbrook teachers have to say about their friendships!  

Elizabeth Louie and Ronald Choi were named Lynbrook’s Certificated Employee of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year, respectively.

Elizabeth Louie, Ronald Choi named employees of the year

Crystal Qian, Copy Editor May 3, 2022

Elizabeth Louie, Certificated Employee of the Year After her first teaching stint in France, French teacher Elizabeth Louie returned to the Bay Area and eventually settled at Lynbrook, drawn to its...

Baugh poses in front of his wall of thank-you cards from students through the years.

Adding responsibility: Chris Baugh to be math department lead

Amy Liu, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2022

“Mr. Baugh is the best math teacher I've ever had,” said senior Jojo Azevedo, who was in Chris Baugh’s class for three years. “I could have not gone this far without him. I'm really happy that...

Graphic Illustration by Crystal Qian

“Back in my day”: Teachers share their high school lives

Crystal Qian, Copy Editor April 6, 2022

Teachers Michael Esquivel, Jeff Bale, Megan Miller and Brad Fulk share playing rantings on their high school experiences “back in my day.”

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...

All teachers and students must remember that the challenges they face are not all that different and that patience for each other is essential during this time.

Remote learning tests student and teacher patience

Diana Kohr and Elizabeth Park October 7, 2020

Bloodshot, bleary eyes. Screaming children in the background.  Faulty internet and bandwidth overloads. Mountains of homework. Mountains of work to grade. Patience levels tested to the verge...

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