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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

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...

Lynbrook classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 bond on Discord over game nights and online social events.

Classes of 2022 and 2023 use Discord to innovate and socialize

Christy Yu, Writer March 9, 2021

In midst of the pandemic, the Class of 2022 and Class of 2023 are staying connected virtually through Discord servers created by class officers and class members, which encourage students to socialize,...

I tried replicating ratatouille the way Remy cooked the dish.

Disney recipe review: Ratatouille

Sophie Au, Design Editor March 9, 2021

As Chef Gusteau says in the movie “Ratatouille,” “Anyone can cook!” With the help of Remy, a talented chef rat, Alfredo Linguini, a garbage boy at Gusteau’s restaurant, achieves his dream of...

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...