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the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

Some believe that the integration of patriotism is at the core of an education that will prepare citizens to join American industries and become active voters.

Incorporating patriotism in American education

Neha Ayyer and Sophie Au February 6, 2023

Since its development, the American school system has been continuously reworked to provide all American children a comprehensive education. Some believe that the integration of patriotism is at the core...

A U.S. airplane makes its away around the globe, leaving money and foreign aid in its path, and establishing its military presence in developing countries.

Is America’s power far-reaching or overreaching?

Surya Saraf and Larry Wang February 6, 2023

“We will defend our freedom, we will bring freedom to others and we will prevail,” President George W. Bush said on March 19, 2003, just before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Three years later, over 300,000...

For many immigrants who stream into the United States through New York, Lady Liberty is the first thing that greets them. It has since then become an symbol symbol of hope and opportunities for immigrants achieve their dreams.

Immigrant dream, American reality

Emily Pedroza and Apurva Krishnamurthy February 6, 2023

Inscribed on the Statue of Liberty are the U.S.’s claims to provide refuge for “masses yearning to breathe free.” Many immigrants reap the country’s benefits by achieving their greatest desires....

Pizza, orange chicken, and burritos are three notable cultural foods that have been Americanized.

Immigration’s legacy: the Americanization of food

Amy Liu, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2023

Burgers, hot dogs, you name it. To many, food is an integral component of the American identity. Much of the American palette today is rooted in decades of immigration and globalization. As people around...

Through sports such as the Olympics and basketball, United States influences the world and increases its soft power.

American influence through sports

Meera Nambiar and Elizabeth Cheng February 6, 2023

With a little over a minute left in the game and an Olympic gold medal on the line, five blue jerseys storm down the court. One player tosses the ball over his shoulder to a teammate, who finishes the...

The American flag, once a symbol of national pride, shifted to bear an additional message of America first, showing the emergence of a gray area between patriotism and nationalism.

Toeing the line between patriotism and nationalism

Sam Sarma and Qianzi Loo February 6, 2023

Waving flags with stars and stripes, the scent of hotdogs wafts from a grill and a dazzling display of fireworks greet a celebration of a nation’s birth. National pride and unity take center stage. The...

A political cartoon depicting the shortcomings of philanthropy and its implications on society.

Philanthropy won’t save us. Here’s why.

Myles Kim and Calvin Zhou February 6, 2023

Every year, countless stories praise one billionaire or another’s selflessness and altruism for their donations to charity. Yet each year, more bad actors use philanthropy more as a public relations...