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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

Having self-defense skills is crucial to student safety when faced with physical threats.

Importance of self-defense skills for a safer future

Amishi Chandra, Staffer March 10, 2023

As students graduate high school, they’re often faced with unfamiliar and possibly dangerous situations and places as they journey through adulthood. Students should take it upon themselves to prioritize...

Sports betting is currently legal in 31 states while mobile betting is legal in 21 states. The thrill of making risky money drives fans to bet more money causing this industry to grow at unimaginable rates.

The sports betting industry fights against the odds

Jasmine Rihal and Inaaya Yousuf March 10, 2023

Participating in sports has become an integral part of everyday life, whether cheering for a team, playing a sport, or most recently, placing wagers on certain events or games. Sports betting is a rising...

The modeling industrys favoritism towards a certain body type is depicted through a wall with a silhouette of the ideal body type that models must get through in order to be casted.

Picture-perfect models on poisoned runways

Alyssa Wang, Opinion Editor March 10, 2023

A light shines on the runway and the audience grows silent, holding their breaths in anticipation of the impending show. Out walks a striking model with chiseled cheekbones, long legs and a skinny waist....

Jeremy and Kelly Dybdahl build their dream home on 40 acres of land in the Santa Cruz mountains.


Calvin Zhou, Staffer March 10, 2023

The night the "bomb cyclone" storm hit, the Dybdahls were caught off guard. The fierce winds and heavy rain battered their property, sending their temporary structures and storage tents flying. Books,...

The officers are pleased by the Color Clash turnout and thankful for the enthusiastic participation from the freshman class.

Class of 2026 unites through Color Clash event

Katie Chin, Copy Editor March 10, 2023

Freshmen dressed in assorted colors for Color Clash, a five-day competition from Feb. 27 to March 3. Held by the Class of 2026 officers, freshmen and teachers split into four teams — red, blue, yellow...

12 rings made by students during 3D Design 2’s metalworking unit were stolen from the art wings display cabinet.

Art display case ransacked by unidentified thief

Sarah Zhang, Staffer March 10, 2023

On Jan. 17, 3D Design teacher Charlotte Kruk discovered that her second-period students’ hand-made rings were stolen from the glass display case in the art wing hallway. In her 25 years teaching at Lynbrook,...

Turning to turf and drought friendly plants will help alleviate the drought in California and help residents save water. Natural grass lawns are some of the most water-inefficient landscaping features that is common place in American suburbia, as depicted on the right side of the path.

Dropping natural lawns for a drought-tolerant future

Meera Nambiar, Web Editor March 10, 2023

Despite a winter of heavy rain and atmospheric rivers, it will take more than one good year to stop California’s drought problem and replenish water sources. Residents must reduce their water use across...

The climb towards racial equality is overshadowed by inter-minority racism and infighting.

Minorities … can be racist too?

Myles Kim and Timothy Kim March 10, 2023

The evening news crackles in the background as a family eats their dinner. Is it another mass shooting? A brutal police killing of a minority? An uncomfortable conversation ensues; the father, a first...

Theater masks, painting materials and a trumpet are symbols of creative art electives offered at Lynbrook that have been affected by declining enrollment.

Editorial: Supporting school elective programs

Epic Staff March 10, 2023

While Lynbrook hosts many opportunities for students to build and showcase talents in creative elective courses, many engage in outside organizations rather than their in-school counterparts. Although...

Squash is a racket sport played by two players in an indoor four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball.

Student athletes squash their way to victory

Anushka Anand, Managing Editor March 10, 2023

Junior Nikhil Kanchi heats up the two-dotted rubber squash ball, rolling it under his foot, ready to serve to junior Abhinav Athreya. As Athreya shoves his feet back and forth in anticipation of the upcoming...