The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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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 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 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 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...

Students continue to learn art despite not being in person.

Art teachers bring the art classroom to students’ homes

Allison Hsieh October 7, 2020

To many students, art classes play a unique role in their school schedule. It gives them a break from the lecture-based classroom and encourages them to display individuality through their own work. When...

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...

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...

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...

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

Jane Gilmore: Teacher by day, author by night

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...

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...

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...