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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Saratoga City Hall to protest AAPI hate on March 27, holding signs with powerful messages like the one pictured above.

Editorial: Acknowledging the complexity of our Asian American experience

Epic Staff May 7, 2021

At Lynbrook, one of the most predominantly Asian high schools in the country, the recent surge in anti-Asian hate crimes has hit heavily. Many feel shocked, fearful or angry at the atrocities committed...

Growing up, I’ve always tried to cover up my ethnic name.  It wasn’t until I began to appreciate and coincide with my Chinese culture that I began to embrace my name.

Embracing my ethnic name without shame

Anwen Huang April 21, 2021

“What’s your name?” the Starbucks employee asks. “Ann,” I say, as she hastily scribbles it onto a plastic cup.  But my name isn’t Ann, it’s Anwen. Yet I find myself assuming this identity...

While the model minority myth highlights the academically and financially successful side of Asian Americans, it casts a shadow on the less successful side of the spectrum that is felt by all minorities.

Model minority: The stigma around the success

Amy Liu and Sruthi Medepalli April 21, 2021

Hardworking, smart and obedient. The picture that enters the mind of an average American upon hearing the word “Asian” has changed throughout history, ultimately creating many stereotypes against Asian...

The U.S. Supreme Court has made many important decisions concerning Asian Americans, especially concerning their immigration to the U.S.

A history of anti-Asian court cases in the U.S.

Sunny Li April 21, 2021

Although the recent rise in violence against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic has brought widespread attention to anti-Asian discrimination, Asian Americans have long been the targets of...

Lynbrook community reacts to Anti-Asian violence

Anirudh Seshadri April 21, 2021

In light of the recent rise in hate crimes against the AAPI community, Lynbrook students, staff, and community members came together in this video to react and reflect on how the surge of hate against...

“Boba liberals” are criticized for celebrating the trendy, marketable aspects of their culture yet failing to address genuine issues plaguing the Asian American community. In other words, their activism is sweet but harmful in the long run.

The rise and fall of “boba liberalism”

Ron Aich and Emma Constable April 21, 2021

In the wake of recent xenophobic attacks on Asian Americans, the Stop Asian Hate movement has gained significant traction across the country, with the focus shifting toward Asian activists regarding stopping...

While listening to speakers, toddlers sitting on the ground hold signs to support Stop AAPI Hate efforts.

Community gathers to Stop AAPI Hate

Bennie Chang March 29, 2021

On the morning of March 27, hundreds of people gathered in front of Saratoga’s City Hall to protest the recent surge of violence and discrimination against Asian Americans in the United States.  Organized...

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