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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

From dried reservoirs to flooded households, California’s volatile climate has significantly impacted communities throughout the state.

California’s climate change causes destruction

Nicole Ge and Riki Murase February 6, 2023

From dried reservoirs to flooded households, California’s volatile climate has significantly impacted communities throughout the state. Due to its unique geographical setting, California is highly susceptible...

Avatar: The Way of Water revitalizes the breathtaking beauty of Pandora and the Navi.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” makes a splash in cinematic history

Katie Chin, Copy Editor February 6, 2023

Thirteen years after Pandora captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences, “Avatar: The Way of Water” revitalizes the imaginative world of the Na’vi and heroes Jake Sully and Neytiri in fantastic...

Santa Clara County passed a bill on Jan. 10 to invest millions of dollars into mental health programs, working to strengthen the overall community mental health support system.

Santa Clara County’s investment in mental health

Audrey Sun, Staffer February 6, 2023

Due to rising rates of suicides and drug overdoses, Santa Clara County declared a mental health crisis as of January 2022. In response, the county passed a bill on Jan. 10 to invest millions of dollars...

Sohil Rathi teaches students competitive math through his books and YouTube videos.

Sohil Rathi inspires new generation of math enthusiasts

Anirudh Seshadri, Managing Editor February 6, 2023

On a typical school morning, Sohil Rathi can be found in the library, studying for an upcoming math competition. From competing in the American Mathematics Competitions and Mathcounts to writing two books...

Lynbrook students and alumni create short film on the relationship between a mother and her daughter.

Alumni and students document cross-generational bonds in “Her Image”

Jason Shan, Web Editor February 6, 2023

“When I look at you, I see so much of myself. But so much of you is not in the image of me.” This line from the closing scenes of “Her Image,” a short film with a crew including nine Lynbrook...

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...

As California experiences the highest inflation in nearly four decades, soaring prices in the Bay Area have made food less affordable, increasing pressure on food banks.

Inflation exacerbates the Bay Area’s hunger crisis

Deeksha Raj and Daeun Chung February 6, 2023

As California experiences the highest inflation in nearly four decades, soaring prices in the Bay Area have made food less affordable, increasing pressure on food banks. Rising food prices has led to a...

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...

By not allowing stigmas prevent them from enjoying the sport, female wrestlers show their resilience and prove that they too deserve to compete in the playing field.

Wrestling against gender stereotypes

Chelsea Lee, Design Editor February 6, 2023

“‘You look really scary for a girl,’” junior and varsity wrestler Claire Lucas said, recalling what someone told her at a past tournament. “Those words stuck with me for a long time.” While...

Wushu has taught sophomore Ashton Wu the importance of consistency, and he hopes to one day rise to No. 1 worldwide.

Ashton Wu flips to new heights in wushu

Vidushi Upadhyay, Staffer February 6, 2023

Almost every day after school, sophomore Ashton Wu finds himself back at the Elite Kung Fu studio, spending hours repeating the same routines, hoping to achieve perfection with every movement. He never...

My time at the hospital taught me to trust myself and enjoy the journey, no matter where I’m headed.

Healing from within: volunteering at the hospital

Catherine Zhou, Design Editor February 6, 2023

I pause at the hallway intersection, hands tightly gripping the wheelchair handlebars, eyes darting between two corridors. I rack my brain, trying to recall the routes I had  spent weeks memorizing. Is...