The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

Science and Society will leverage project-based learning to create a more accessible course that develops students’ critical-thinking skills and grows their capacity for independent research.

Science and Society catalyzes a new way to learn

Jason Shan March 8, 2022

While the typical science class consists largely of lectures and assessments, with labs sprinkled in between, Science and Society approaches science education through hands-on application, allowing students...

Sanctuary cities provide a safe haven to all undocumented immigrants and provide them with a comfortable living space and education without being shamed in public or deported by ICE for being undocumented.

Sanctuary cities keep undocumented immigrants protected

Anirudh Seshadri and Neha Ayyer March 8, 2022

In July 2015, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was murdered in San Francisco, allegedly by Garcia Zarate, an undocumented immigrant. Controversies about San Francisco’s sanctuary policies, which protect undocumented...

Ill-timed liberal retirements and modern Republicans tactical use of Senate power have shaped the courts conservative skew.

Supreme Court retirements, replacements and reflections

Crystal Qian and Bennie Chang March 8, 2022

Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement after 27 years on the Supreme Court, granting President Joe Biden his first high court selection. With Biden nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson,...

A quick scroll through Instagram displays the fruits of Suanna Zhong’s artistic labor — mixed media paintings, collages, photography and clothing pieces fill her page and embrace viewers’ eyes with a coherent mosaic of warm tones.

She who does everything

Sharlene Chen March 8, 2022

The rumble of the sewing machine, the squeak of the marker and the click of the camera shutter form the daily melody of senior Suanna Zhong’s life. A quick scroll through Instagram displays the fruits...

Through volleyball, I discovered that I enjoy making the people around me better, both on and off the court.

A leader in the backcourt

Mei Corricello March 8, 2022

I watch my teammate swing at the ball, her lanky frame three feet in the air. She is going for a sharp angle shot, but she is not aiming high enough. I step to the right, anticipating the ball. Sure enough,...

Lee poses in front of the ASB cabinets, where each commission stores supplies, snacks and more. The cabinets were decorated by the commissions in a contest.

Jason Lee ends five-year run as ASB adviser

Myles Kim March 8, 2022

When science teacher Jason Lee became ASB adviser in 2017, he brought with him a fresh perspective and desire to help student leaders succeed. After five years of advising, Lee has decided to step down...

Although Asian entertainment sometimes accurately reflects true life, common tropes create generalized portrayals of countries in order to boost the country’s global reputation for socio-economic benefits.

Cool Asian: Ignorant romanticization of Asian countries

Timothy Kim March 8, 2022

With recent surges in the popularity of Asian entertainment, a wave of support for Asian countries has emerged. However, admiration can lead to stereotyping and the romanticization of these countries,...

Napping is a prevalent activity that many students engage in.

Everything you’re too tired to ask about napping

Lina Mezerreg and Anushka Anand March 8, 2022

Naps get a bad rap. But for many students not sleeping well enough, napping has become an integral part of their day-to-day lives. Boosting memory, job performance, lifting moods, increasing alertness...

Lina Wang hugs Wayne Sha after asking him to Junior Prom.

Twinkling Junior Prom promotions

Anwen Huang March 8, 2022

Themed “City of Stars,” Junior Prom will take place at the Glass House in Downtown San Jose on Saturday, March 26 from 8 to 11 p.m. In the weeks leading up to the event, the junior class used various...

Compassion & Forgiveness, Isolation and More Than Meets the Eye are three past issues from Aletheia.

Aletheia faces an uncertain future

Susanna Tang March 8, 2022

For the past 11 years, Aletheia, a student publication that publishes anonymous student writing submissions regarding sensitive issues like romance and religion, has provided a platform for those with...

Jennifer Griffin used to host Minor League San Jose Giants players, including Jose Marti and Miguel Gomez, at her house during the baseball season.

Found family: The Griffins host minor league baseball players

Meera Nambiar March 8, 2022

From running Lynbrook sports to teaching PE, athletic director Jennifer Griffin is heavily involved with sports on campus. Her passion for athletics extends beyond Lynbrook, as she used to host Minor League...