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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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The student body’s view of student government has changed over the years.

A look into student governments of the past

Sophie Au and Ria Phelan February 19, 2021

The voice of student government is vital in creating a school’s identity. Student governments have held influential roles in academic culture for millennia, and their structures have evolved alongside...

While it may be uncomfortable, interacting with dissenting views is necessary for personal growth and a functional society. It’s important, if not required, for our future to actively avoid falling into the filter bubble cycle.

Isolated in online social spaces: The filter bubble algorithm

Sruthi Medepalli and Alara Dasdan February 19, 2021

A regular social media user scrolls through their Instagram feed, engrossed in the routine sight of Kendall Jenner’s newest ab routine, recipes for the pasta they tried just yesterday and rants about...

The issue of declining enrollment is not something new. Taking in input from community members, the district hopes to come up with solutions that will be best for students, families and staff.

LSSAP, program allowing Hyde, CLIP and McAuliffe transfers to Lynbrook, to expire

Elena Williams and Bennie Chang February 19, 2021

FUHSD has not yet decided whether to renew the Lynbrook Supplemental School Assignment Plan (LSSAP) program, which allows students from Hyde Middle, McAuliffe Middle and Miller Middle’s Chinese Language...

Due to remote learning, teachers workspaces have changed from classrooms to their desks at home. Take a look at the home workspaces of multiple Lynbrook teachers.

Teachers’ remote learning desk setups

Stella Huang, Photo Editor February 17, 2021

The idea that one man bears the weight and responsibility of an entire company’s success is bizarre.

The myth of Silicon Valley CEOs

Renee Ge, In-Depth Editor February 17, 2021

Rags-to-riches stories loom large over Silicon Valley: the two college dropouts who started a billion-dollar company out of their parents’ garage and the Harvard dropout who built one of the most influential...

On Feb. 7, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will face off in Super Bowl LV.

Super Bowl LV: Through the eras

Crystal Qian, Copy Editor February 6, 2021

Grab your seats, it’s T-minus 1 day until Super Bowl Sunday! In this game pitting the red hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bucs) against the thundering Kansas City Chiefs, 43-year-old Tom Brady will play in...

Science teachers navigating virtual learning this year have had to come up with new ways to conduct labs.

Science labs evolve into new forms in the world of virtual learning

Anwen Huang, In-Depth Editor February 3, 2021

At the start of second semester, AP Biology students gear up for the course’s much-anticipated DNA transformation lab. However, this year they were introduced to the laboratory techniques used in biotechnology...

Although at first glance California seems like a Democratic stronghold and a haven for liberals, closer examination reveals a more complex situation.

California’s true nature masked under blue shadows

Kavya Iyer, Content Editor February 3, 2021

California has been considered a Democratic stronghold since the 1990s. Many Republicans even go so far as to label California as a “socialist” state and a haven for communists due to its liberal reputation....

Zheng competed in the direct elimination cadet event in the 2019 Summer Nationals.

Alan Zheng lunges toward his future at Johns Hopkins

Lina Mezerreg, Staffer February 3, 2021

After nine years of vigilant training and practice, senior Alan Zheng has committed to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) for Division III fencing and plans to major in computer science. Zheng became interested...

My orange chicken looked nearly identical to Panda Express’!

Copycat recipe review: Panda Express’ orange chicken

Elizabeth Cheng, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2021

When I was younger, my mom used to get orange chicken “takeout-style” from Marina Food and Ranch 99 on the weekends, and I would finish devouring the paper carton filled with sweet and sour morsels...

If POC politicians have to please the white eye to get in a position of power, voices silenced by the system will never be heard.

Reexamining liberal intentions: What POC politicians sacrifice

Ron Aich, Opinion Editor February 3, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn into office on Jan. 20, with many praising her background as the first woman of color to hold that position. Support for Harris has continuously increased since she...

Throughout their first full semester of remote learning, students, teachers and administrators worked through many obstacles.

Editorial: Students and staff persevere through first full remote semester

Epic Staff February 3, 2021

No one expected the first fully remote semester to be easy. Teachers, students and administrators all faced unique and unexpected hurdles, from daily Wi-Fi struggles to communication impediments. But despite...