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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

Companies initiate a runaway cycle of attractive benefit that draws politicians toward the private sector when they pay politicians inflated speaking fees.

Politicians must stay above the influence of private interest

Youqi Huang, Copy Editor February 3, 2021

Janet Yellen, the first woman to chair America’s Federal Reserve, was sworn in as the nation’s first female Treasury Secretary on Jan. 25. However, Yellen’s financial disclosures, released through...

Andrea Leang poses in fencing attire.

The best of both worlds: Andrea Leang takes on fencing and MIT

Katie Chen, Content Editor February 3, 2021

Juggling excellence in both athletics and academics is no easy feat for 21st-century teens, but one Lynbrook senior has it all under control. At 18, Andrea Leang has a slew of impressive fencing achievements...

For the Epic’s copycat recipe project, I decided to replicate the Chick-Fil-A sandwich at home.

Copycat recipe review: Deluxe Chick-Fil-A sandwich with Chick-Fil-A sauce

Allison Hsieh, Writer February 3, 2021

Ever since I was young, I have always gravitated toward chicken as my choice of meat. Fried, grilled, sauteed, you name it — I have tried and loved them all. As a result, when Chick-Fil-A, a fast food...

This school year, despite the lack of performance opportunities during the pandemic and the departure of their coach in July, the Valkyries are entering the second semester optimistic for their new season.

The Valkyries leap into a new season in second semester

Melissa Chen, Writer February 3, 2021

Lynbrook’s competitive dance team, the Valkyries, has always been a widely-anticipated highlight of many Lynbrook rallies and football games. This school year, despite the lack of performance opportunities...

The Educated Book Club discusses Black media to raise awareness about racial issues and educate its members about the Black community.

Intersections launches Educated Book Club on Black media

Jason Shan, Web Editor February 3, 2021

To educate community members on racial justice and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, the Intersections club launched the Educated Book Club, also known as Black Media Discussions, to examine Black...

Senior Maison Yee, who has been playing basketball for 10 years, has committed to women’s basketball at Pomona-Pitzer.

Senior Maison Yee commits to women’s basketball at Pomona-Pitzer

Diana Kohr, Web Editor January 26, 2021

10 years of hard work have changed what started as an entertaining hobby for senior Maison Yee into an incredible basketball journey. Next year, Yee will continue this journey on the Pomona-Pitzer women’s...

Mochi donut ingredients and the signature lion mascot of Mister Donut.

Copycat recipe review: Mister Donut’s “Pon de Ring” Mochi Donuts

Claire Chiu, Writer January 25, 2021

As a child, summer visits back home to Taiwan always meant a trip to Mister Donut, a popular donut chain in Asia, for a mochi donut. A mochi donut is made of tapioca rice flour, giving it its unique and...

My love for volleyball helped me look past the numbers and the scale, so I could focus on what matters: my performance.

From an athlete: Smaller isn’t better

Mei Corricello, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

Trigger warning: eating disorder thoughts and behaviors A note from the writer “Tone up!”  “Caloric deficit...” “Try apple cider vinegar, it works like magic.”  Each video...

Based in 1927, the movie follows Ma Rainey, played by Viola Davis, and her band as they record an album in Chicago.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A window into the past and the present

Priyanka Anand, Web Editor January 25, 2021

Much like the call-and-response pattern of multiple voices in Blues music, the characters in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom continually engage in conversation, attempting to make sense of the unreasonable...

Genshin Impact, an adventure role-playing game released by MiHoYo, continues to be a popular game among adolescents months after its release.

“Genshin” and its impact on games

Stella Huang, Photo Editor January 24, 2021

“Genshin Impact,” named Apple’s “iPhone Game of the Year” and Google Play’s “Best Game of 2020,” is a roleplaying adventure game that received more than 17 million downloads within its...

Even during this crushing time for businesses, a new boba shop, Mr. Sun Tea, also known as Mr. Sun, was able to thrive despite being open for a few short months. With a variety of unique drink flavors and their specially handcrafted boba, Mr. Sun has become a ray of sunshine in this dark time. 

Mr. Sun’s handcrafted boba pops into Cupertino

Elizabeth Park, Writer January 24, 2021

A seemingly endless line wrapping around the building. The whirring and loud clatter of machines with soft pop music in the background. Employees rushing to and fro, calling out a constant stream of numbered...

After finding myself drifting away from my friends from months of texting, I’ve realized that calling is a better way to stay connected.

Calling: The way to stay connected

Amy Liu, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2021

I was elated. Lynbrook had just announced halfway into fourth period that schools were being shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19. I grinned at my friends, excited we would be taking our classes from...