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After a year-long absence of an athletic trainer, Lynbrook welcomes new trainer Scott Leveau.

Meet new Viking athletic trainer Scott Leveau

Jasmine Rihal, Social Media Manager November 7, 2022

Sprains, muscle spasms and concussions — Lynbrook’s new athletic trainer Scott Leveau tends to them all. Joining Lynbrook’s staff after its year-long search for an athletic trainer, Leveau’s major...

A. Monta Vista student Alex Zhang explains his affirmative stance during the debate. B. Students Alan Tai and Saanvi Goyal from the negative side prepare to ask their cross-fire questions. C. Student organizers chat about the event during the intermission. D. Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul talks to students about youth engagement in politics. E. Current FUHSD Board of Trustees Vice President Rosa Kim answers questions regarding equity and diversity in schools. F. City of Campbell Mayor Paul Resnikoff discusses the city’s policies for climate change.

Food for thought: politics with a side of pizza

Tanika Anbu, Staffer November 7, 2022

Students and parents from Cupertino, Saratoga and Campbell munched on cheesy slices of pizza and spoke with their local representatives at the Pizza and Politics event at the Cupertino Community Hall on...

Senior Venus Dhanda created the Gender in Classrooms project in hopes of making the Lynbrook community a more inclusive place for LGBTQ+ students.

“Gender in Classrooms” project takes effect

Meera Nambiar, Web Editor November 7, 2022

In hopes of making the Lynbrook community a more inclusive place for LGBTQ+ students, senior Venus Dhanda created the “Gender in Classrooms” Girl Scouts project, in which she presented a workshop to...

Inspired by its rising popularity on social media, ASB has started organizing student sections at football games.

Student sections spark spirit

Eileen Zhu, In-Depth Editor November 7, 2022

Chants, cheers and colors: for the past football season, ASB has been organizing student sections for every Friday-night game to bring more spirit and excitement to the games. An American high school tradition,...

The stringent body culture can promote harmful bulking and dieting and exercise practices to impressionable teenage boys. 

Flexing the issue: Male body image

Jason Shan and Samiya Anwar November 7, 2022

“When he’s skinny, scrawny and looks like he hasn’t eaten in days.” “When he looks like a Greek God statue.” Similar detrimental statements fill social media feeds, perpetuating an unhealthy...

Jar of Secrets, Advice and Questions

Jar of Secrets, Advice and Questions

Ashley Huang, Sports Editor November 7, 2022

the Epic staffer Ashley Huang sets up a station where Lynbrook students write and respond to secrets, advice-seeking problems and questions on slips and put them in jars.

Elizabeth Cheng poses with crayons, showing her love for art.

My art and me

Elizabeth Cheng, Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2022

In the middle of the summer before my senior year, I laid in bed, the same moving frames playing over and over again in my mind. I saw myself running, panting, falling. Flat on the ground, completely expressionless. ...

Many film industries have started incorporating more LGBTQ+ characters into their scripts and schools are incorporating novels with queer characters into their literature curriculums, influencing audiences’ views on the queer community.

The representation of the LGBTQ+ community in media

Alyssa Wang and Neha Ayyer November 7, 2022

In Disney’s recently released movie “Lightyear,” a short clip of a kiss shared by two women garnered much controversy, as some believed that it was inappropriate for children and furthered an insidious...

Looking at the history of Halloween Costumes and how in recent times they have become more sexualized.

The sexualization of Halloween costumes

Amishi Chandra and Lilly Wu November 7, 2022

 Skin, undergarments and sexy clothing have become a major aspect of Halloween as party culture increasingly dominates the holiday. In response to this shift, a majority of teenagers and adults have chosen...

What it means to be a cheerleader

What it means to be a cheerleader

Minchae Kim November 7, 2022

"Why did you join cheer? Cheer does not even do much,” people around me ask. Well, we as a cheer team do more than what people expect and think, and I tell them so. We cheer at sports games, perform...

Girls varsity golf has finished their 2022-23 season undefeated.

Behind the recent success of girls varsity golf

Deeksha Raj, Business Manager November 7, 2022

Concluding their season undefeated as No. 1 in the De Anza league, Lynbrook girls varsity golf is grateful for the fun and skilled team that they have built. Their consistent winning has raised their team...

A spin on the traditional Uncle Sam Army recruitment poster, the vikings mascot encourages students to participate in homecoming.

Editorial: Creating a more supportive Homecoming environment

Epic Staff November 7, 2022

From skits and dances to backdrops and planter decorations, class officers, Homecoming leaders and participants spend months preparing for Lynbrook’s most extravagant event of the year. However, lack...

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