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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The seated program featured a performance from the Lynbrook Drama Department and guest speakers from
National Geographic. Organizations and students also educated attendees on various efforts. As they exited
the event, attendees were able to sign a banner with personal environmental resolutions.

FUHSD Climate Collective hosts first Earth Day event

Gary Pan, Staffer April 29, 2024

FUHSD hosted its first district-wide Earth Day fair at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View from 5-8 p.m. on April 11, showcasing booths focused on different environmental and sustainability issues...

Equity Task Force logo.

Equity Task Force speaker event sheds light on non-STEM jobs

Vidushi Upadhyay, Staffer April 29, 2024

The Equity Task Force hosted its first speaker event, featuring professionals in non-STEM fields from April 2 to 4. The event gave students the opportunity to learn from the experiences of a recruiter...

Senior Alicia Cho and junior Felicia Huang hold their feathered pets under the morning sun. Photo used with permission from Alicia Cho and Felicia Huang.

Student journeys with their uncommon pets

Vihaan Patel, Staffer April 29, 2024

The debate between dogs and cats has split many pet-lovers, but senior Alicia Cho and junior Felicia Huang provide a unique perspective to the argument. Ever since Cho got her chickens in elementary school...

Approaching 60 years of history: Lynbrook back in the day

Approaching 60 years of history: Lynbrook back in the day

Chelsea Lee and Riki Murase April 29, 2024

For the full photo gallery, visit https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBnSgM.  Technology The use of computers in the home was just beginning in the early 90s. Each family might have had just one home...

Through various methods both in and out of the game, there are many methods in which the sports industry can and have been working toward a greener world.

How sustainability is shaping the future of sports

Ashley Huang and Lilly Wu April 29, 2024

Parallel to the arena of sports, there’s a second game being played — one that aims to safeguard the planet. As awareness of environmental issues increases, sports play a crucial role in promoting...

At the FUHSD Earth Day Event, students taught one another about environmental and health literacy and emphasized campus sustainability.

Editorial: Campus sustainability should not stop with students

Epic Staff April 29, 2024

From anti-waste measures in FUHSD food service to the district Climate Collective’s recycling initiative, numerous endeavors from FUHSD and student groups have made strides toward greener campuses in...

From Barbie to Mulan, nostalgia has been a marketing strategy to remodel remniscent shows, yet some approaches have entered gray regions between offering fresh perspectives and exploiting the audiences pre-existing connections.

Nostalgia in media: Toeing the line between modernized and contrived

Valerie Shu and Alyssa Wang April 29, 2024

A bright-orange jukebox, references to popular childhood arcade games like PacMan and Wreck-it-Ralph and YMCA by the Village People — all of these are popular images of the past, which many film companies...

Although genocide does not have a singular definition, the crime can be broken down into eight different stages: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial.

Genocide is not a thing of the past: Recognizing it in modern day

Alex Cotterel and Inaaya Yousuf April 29, 2024

The term “genocide” was coined in 1944 by Rafael Lemkin as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.” Despite the creation of...

Aaditya Jain strides in unison with his fellow state DECA officers. Photo used with permission from Aaditya Jain.

Aaditya Jain’s journey to DECA state leadership

Audrey Sun, Staffer April 29, 2024

As the spotlight finds junior Aaditya Jain, he hears his name called and strides forward, waving to the audience. The crowd quickly erupts into cheers and applause as he's declared the California Vice...

A. Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan holds up an anti-communism T-shirt, 1986. 
B. A lithograph depicts former Chairman of the People’s Republic of China Mao Zedong as the Red Sun, 1968.
C. Sen. Joseph McCarthy discusses with HUAC chief counsel Roy Cohn and G. David Schine during the questioning of William Taylor, 1954.
D. A propaganda poster illustrates the Soviet Union’s achievements under communism, 1920s.
E. A portrait of Karl Marx, author of political works such as “The Communist Manifesto” 1875.
F. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are separated by a wire screen after being found guilty for relaying classified information to the Soviet Union, 1951. Photos by Don Rypka, image courtesy of Getty Images, Wikimedia Commons, the Los Angeles Times, Demyan Bedny,  Roger Higgens, the Library of Congress and John Jabez Edwin Mayall.

A historical reflection on communism and America

Surya Saraf and Yvonne Wu April 29, 2024

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew and Sen. Tom Cotton recently engaged in a viral exchange regarding the app’s — and the CEO’s — suspected relationship to the Chinese Communist Party. Owned by the Chinese...

As much as nostalgia is a psychological feeling, its triggers can be traced back to neuroscientific explanations and can serve additional benefits beyond momentary happiness.

Explaining the scientific phenomenon of nostalgia

Daeun Chung and Qianzi Loo April 29, 2024

The smell of freshly baked cookies that filled Grandma’s kitchen on Thanksgiving, reminding us of the old fairy tale stories she told us at night. The taste of homemade lemonade on a hot summer day,...