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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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There are significant disparities between the number of male and female students present in certain classes, especially in AP-level STEM classes, which feature an average 3-2 ratio of boys to girls.

Editorial: Gender disparities in AP courses influence classroom dynamics

Epic Staff December 7, 2021

Although Lynbrook is widely viewed as an encouraging environment for students to pursue their aspirations regardless of sex, there are still significant disparities between the number of male and female...

Players and commentators alike participate in the Smash Bros tournament.

Smash Bros Club holds first live tournament

Lauren Liu, Staffer December 7, 2021

Smash Bros Club held their first tournament of the year on Friday, Nov. 19 in Room 112, where matches ended with fist bumps between competitors amid a whimsical atmosphere. “We like to hold tournaments...

Education administratives may change the math curriculum if proposals are approved.

New math guidelines bring integrated courses, not integrals

Elizabeth Cheng and Nicole Ge December 7, 2021

In February 2021, the Instructional Quality Commission, the advisory body to the California Board of Education, released new guidelines for mathematical education. If approved in July 2022, the guidelines...

The 49ers are a historically decorated sports franchise, boasting many Hall of Fame players and five Lombardi Trophies.

Faithful in red and gold: 75 years of 49ers history

Crystal Qian, Copy Editor December 7, 2021

The San Francisco 49ers have weathered a tumultuous season following a string of injuries and a progression of ever-inactive rookies. In spite of the team's recent hitches, their 2021 season commemorates...

Lynbrook Engineering Club, Coding Art Club, Web Development Club and Machine Learning Club collaborate to host LEC Hacks.

Students compete in Lynbrook’s first ever hackathon

Audrey Sun, Staffer December 7, 2021

Lynbrook Engineering Club collaborated with Coding Art Club, Web Development Club and Machine Learning Club to host its first-ever hackathon, LEC Hacks. From Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, more than 200 competitors...

Junior Eunseo Oh wins the Concerto Competition and the opportunity to play with the Symphony Orchestra in the Spring Concert.

Eunseo Oh wins LHS, MVHS Concerto Competition

Jasmine Rihal, Social Media Manager December 7, 2021

Students from Lynbrook and Monta Vista’s bands and orchestras performed melodious and thoughtful solos at the combined Concerto Competition, held at Lynbrook on Nov. 17. Lynbrook junior and violin player...

The kid in me will go out of the way in every match to hit a tweener. The man in me will spend that extra hour in the weight room training to be a stronger player.

Bagels, bananas and hot dogs

Elliu Huang, Managing Editor December 7, 2021

Walking past the Lynbrook tennis courts on a lazy Sunday afternoon may yield a strange sight. A kid laughs as he bounces around the court to hit the craziest shots. On the other end of the court, a man...

I thought that quitting would reduce my opportunities, but it instead opened me to countless possibilities I never knew existed.

“What else do you have left?”

Jason Shan, Web Editor December 7, 2021

It was a question that my parents had asked and one I had asked myself countless times during the summer before high school. I had quit nearly all my extracurricular activities, so as I entered high school,...

Sanskriti performers show off traditional South Asian songs and dances.

Sanskriti celebrates South Asian culture

Amishi Chandra, Staffer December 7, 2021

For the first time ever, the American Indo Student Association hosted Sanskriti, a showcase dedicated to classical South Asian art forms such as carnatic music, bharatanatyam and kathak. Held on Nov. 19...

 Ghostbusters: Afterlife brings back nostalgia and inspires a new generation of fans.

Afterlife: The revival of the Ghostbusters

Katie Chin, Copy Editor December 7, 2021

The Ghostbusters series has long been eternalized as a witty, imaginative cinematic treasure, and its newest installment, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, has revitalized the nostalgic characters and features...

The lack of dividers in boys’ bathrooms is a long unaddressed issue and pressures students to use only the corner urinals and individual stalls.

Dividers between urinals are necessary for privacy

Anirudh Seshadri, Managing Editor December 7, 2021

Long before social distancing became common, it was already happening in boys’ bathrooms. Uncomfortable faces looked furtively to identify the farthest vacant urinal as others quickly tried to finish...

Though Biden’s presidency started swtrong with a COVID-19 stimulus bill, problems ranging from alarming inflation to party infighting show that Biden has not been the president he promised to be. 

BBB: Biden Be Better

Meera Nambiar, Web Editor December 7, 2021

During the 2020 election, Biden campaigned on the slogan “Better Days Lie Ahead.” But almost a year later, is the country truly better off? Many Americans disagree, with Biden’s approval rating dropping...