Author: bayouth

AAPI Cultural Festival

On Sunday May 15th, BAYouth, AAPI Silicon Valley, Otto Lee County Supervisors officer, and the Asian American Parents Association hosted the Asian American & Pacific Islander Cultural Festival. The day consisted of events from cultural performances to country booths. See the recap video below:...

Asian American Comparisons: Eileen Gu vs. Author

By Judy Zeng  Eileen Gu, an Asian American Olympic skier and model, is the perfect, talented model child that every Asian parent wants. She’s also perfectly both Asian and American⁠—born and raised by a single Chinese parent in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is fluent in both Chinese...

What You Need to Know About Affirmative Action


DEFINITION: Affirmative action, pertaining to the college decision-making process, is the policy that allows for colleges to consider the race of applicants and favor groups that have been historically discriminated against. The aim of affirmative action is to reduce present or past discrimination. The definition...

Academic Success: Is it all Money, no Skill?


Competition is good; it leads to improvement and innovation…right? Our society seems to agree, but when it comes to the education of America’s children, that same competition is what causes the cost of education to skyrocket. With masses of students applying...

Novavax Vaccine


As one of the major COVID vaccines, Novavax is still not federally approved by the U.S. One year ago, on January 11, 2021, Novavax had its first approved country—Indonesia. However, twelve months later, the COVID vaccine is still yet to be approved by the U.S....

A rallying call for change


“Asian American woman brutally attacked in New York City.” “FBI reports hate crimes at highest level in 12 years.” “8 dead in Atlanta spa shootings, with fears of Anti-Asian bias.” These headlines, and many others, have been widely broadcasted throughout the past year. During...

Is Lynbrook’s Class Spirit Too Much?


Resounding cheers welcome each student of Lynbrook High School as they run through a sea of baby blue thunder sticks waved by the Class of 2025. Running through this gauntlet marks the exhilarating start of homecoming week⁠—an annual tradition of vibrant class...

Medical Care for Pets


Providing proper medical care for pets has always been a challenge, but there has not been a conspicuous difference regarding this issue. According to the 2020 National Pet Owners survey, 67% percent of United States households own some type of pet. The number of cats...
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