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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 prioritization of profit in Lynbrook STEM culture

Lillian Fu, Design Editor March 17, 2021

Sitting in the heart of Silicon Valley, Lynbrook is an overwhelmingly STEM-based school with a student body that largely goes on to pursue careers in the tech industry. However, the current profitability...

The journey of Lynbrook’s field hockey teams throughout the years.

Lynbrook field hockey: The legacy of Sandi Stober

Stella Huang and Elizabeth Park March 17, 2021

The clacking of the sticks and muffled steps as players rush across the field; the exhilarating, breathless clarity as one takes the shot; the arc of the ball sailing through the air; the crowd’s roar...

“Lupin” steals the international stage

Lina Mezerreg, Staffer March 17, 2021

When someone is asked for a classic example of an ethical and righteous criminal, Robin Hood is the expected answer — or at least it is in the English-speaking part of the world. In France, Arsène Lupin,...

Labeling non-Western cultures as “primitive” not only perpetuates ignorance and disregards the inherent complexity of cultures, but also fosters the idea that there is no room for inclusion of non-Western cultures.

The harmful implications of generalizing cultures

Claire Chiu, Writer March 17, 2021

America is globally known as a multicultural haven. From the Europeans arriving in the 1900s to the wave of Asian immigrants arriving during the technological Gold Rush, America’s success is largely...

From classes on Zoom to a car parade for high school graduation, much has changed in the Lynbrook community since March 13, 2020, the day Lynbrook closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Timeline of a year in remote learning

Rachel Wu, Design Editor March 13, 2021

March 13 marks one year since FUHSD announced that schools would close, and hope of returning dwindled as the school closure extended from April 3 to May 1, then to the rest of semester and rolling into...

Given the right confluence of circumstances — a good night’s sleep, a comfortable chair and a quiet environment — I could finally achieve one of my greatest goals of the past few years.

The contest that sparked a revelation and motivation

Elliu Huang, Managing Editor March 12, 2021

One of my most recent contests was hardly a contest at all. I was aiming to qualify for the next level of a math contest that I had been trying to pass since eighth grade. In previous years, I had always...

Kronk poses with key ingredients: spinach, garlic, shallot and cream cheese behind a plate of spinach puffs!

Disney recipe review: Spinach puffs from “The Emperor’s New Groove”

Youqi Huang, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

I love cheese, I love carbohydrates and I can tolerate spinach. What better recipe to recreate than Kronk’s spinach puffs from “The Emperor’s New Groove”? I haven’t watched the movie, which apparently...

Despite its superficial glamour, a UBI is a misguided policy idea with devastating repercussions.

A universal basic income is not a utopian solution

Crystal Qian, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

At first blush, the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) may seem appealing in the abstract. After all, who doesn’t want free money? The premise of a UBI is to guarantee monthly payments to every American...

The r-word is hurtful and offensive toward people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and it should not be part of our vocabulary.

Words matter: Stop using the r-word

Sunny Li, Design Editor March 10, 2021

People using the r-word, which stands for retarded, often do not recognize the harm that they cause by their language. The r-word should be taken more seriously for what it is: hate speech. It is hurtful...

The Golden Globes 2021 adapted to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, longstanding issues of lack of diversity in nominations and winners overshadowed the event.

Golden Globes 2021: Some new changes, some old grievances

Priyanka Anand, Web Editor March 10, 2021

The 78th Golden Globe Awards were a more-than-fitting metaphor for 2021: messy, weird, full of Zoom audio issues and spontaneously funny. Celebrities appeared pixelated, with their extravagant finery,...

I chose to make beignets, Tianas signature dish in The Princess and the Frog.

Disney recipe review: Beignets from “The Princess and the Frog”

Priyanka Anand, Web Editor March 10, 2021

I remember the first time I watched “The Princess and the Frog” so clearly. In 2009, my family missed seeing the movie in theaters, so my parents bought the DVD (remember those?), and I quickly found...

Life playlists: The lives of three staffers through song

Melissa Chen, Shamita Gurusu and Lina Mezerreg March 9, 2021

Three Epic staffers share and reflect on their favorite songs and the songs that hold great significance in their lives. Click below to see what each staffer has to say and check out the compiled playlist...