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Commemorative bricks and tiles, located at the entrance of the football stadium and on the pool deck, can be purchased by members of the Lynbrook community to support the Athletic Boosters.

Commemorative bricks leave legacies

Elizabeth Cheng, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2021

Some bricks are adorned with a basketball, others are embellished with a field hockey stick and many boast the Viking logo. “Rah Hockey! Rebecca Hatton.” “Dream it, believe it, achieve it! The...

Choir and Studio 74 actors perform various songs and dances in the Literature Concert.

Choir and drama tell stories through Literature Concert

Katie Chin, Copy Editor November 9, 2021

Lynbrook’s Literature Concert, hosted by the choir and drama departments, brought the literature pieces in English classes to life through fascinating songs and dances. From a passionate reenactment...

While an American classic, pumpkin pie, has found its way to our table this time of the year, yogurt rice will always be a unique symbol of my parents’ immigration.

Thanksgiving, but with yogurt rice?

Samyukta Sarma November 9, 2021

The streets of San Jose, Calif. were deserted on a stormy night in 1997 when Seetha and Sankara Sarma arrived at the lobby of Motel 6, drenched and holding a 5-year-old child in their arms. My parents...

When a person shops, the brain releases dopamine as a response to the perception of a reward. The surge of happiness and positive feelings that ensues makes retail therapy an addictive method of stress relief.

Does retail therapy inspire relief or unhealthy reliance?

Emma Constable and Chelsea Lee November 9, 2021

In-store or online shopping is a common leisure activity, but it is also a method of stress relief that many people engage in, both consciously and unconsciously. Retail therapy, the act of buying something...

Food deserts are classified as regions with little access to fresh produce, and they affect millions of Americans.

Parched for fresh cuisine: Life in food deserts

Jason Shan and Susanna Tang November 9, 2021

Picture a desert: arid and empty, without water in sight. Similarly, food deserts are impoverished regions where immediate access to healthy foods is out of reach, and their prevalence affects millions...

Facebook, now renamed Meta, has controlled many sibling companies that it has bought over the years.

One company to rule them all

Myles Kim, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2021

Facebook’s global outage on Oct. 4 lasted for seven hours and left billions who rely on the app and its subsidiaries for digital communication stranded. This put the company’s unethical, continued...

Fracking injects water and other toxic chemicals into the ground through a drilled hole to extract natural gas.

There’s no turning frack

Emma Cionca and Lauren Liu November 9, 2021

Hydraulic fracturing, a modern method of oil extraction commonly known as fracking, produces a cleaner source of energy compared to other fossil fuels. The actual process of fracking, however, raises environmental...

Lynbrook bathrooms were missing soap dispensers and featured graffiti and disassembled sinks.

TikTok trend motivates bathroom vandalism

Anushka Anand, Managing Editor November 9, 2021

In early September 2021, Lynbrook bathrooms were missing soap dispensers and featured graffiti and disassembled sinks. Cases like these took place almost every other day throughout the month, which is...

the Epic is constantly working toward equitable coverage of the Lynbrook population.

Editorial: Does the Epic fairly represent the community?

Epic Staff November 9, 2021

As part of our ongoing effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, the Epic is taking a look at our diversity statistics from the past four school years, 2017-21. Diversity in coverage includes...

Campus construction plans are in effect and on track to be completed in 2023.

Campus construction on track for 2023

Neha Ayyer, In-Depth Editor November 9, 2021

Construction plans to expand and improve Lynbrook’s campus have been underway since the 2019-20 school year. The construction of new science, auditorium and classroom spaces by the 2022-23 school year...

Section leaders drive the magic behind Lynbrooks marching band, acting as mentors for each marching band member in their section.

Section leaders mentor marching band members

Amishi Chandra, Staffer November 9, 2021

More than 100 students synchronize their moves and practice relentlessly at sectionals, all to present their captivating show and make the crowd go wild. The people who drive this magic are the section...

Breaks are important for students to focus during class and not be mentally absent.

It is okay to be absent for your mental health

Jasmine Rihal, Social Media Manager November 9, 2021

Many students experience running on only a few hours of sleep, bubbling with anxiety and dealing with the constant stress that comes with being a teenager. Left unaddressed, these issues can lead to mental...