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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 Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The storied history of a magazine that played a pioneering role in modern sports reporting, seems to be coming to an end. Half a century of ground breaking photography, intelligent writing and iconic tradition may soon become a relic of the past.

Sports Illustrated’s clash with time and technology

Alex Cotterel, Staffer March 11, 2024

From its inception in 1954 to its looming collapse in 2024, Sports Illustrated has been a place where fans can keep up with the latest trends in the sports world. However, in recent years, the multi-award...

 Illuminating the stories of Louella and many other characters, this story honors the lives and experiences of Black Americans, contributing to important racial discourse in light of Black History Month. Photo used with permission from Vanessa Miller.

The American Queen: A novel of empowerment and community

Irene Hwang, Staffer March 11, 2024

“The American Queen” by Vanessa Miller is a historical fiction novel that uncovers the semi-realistic story of characters finding freedom and community following enslavement. Published on Jan. 30,...

Despite only beginning photography recently, Qianzi Loo uses it as a form of self expression.

A world through another lens

Qianzi Loo, Web Editor March 11, 2024

A jumble of thoughts and emotions clouded my vision as stress piled atop my shoulders, the weight suffocating my chest; and yet, as my fingers slipped through the sturdy nylon strap of my camera to rest...

Rather than adhering to rigid tradition, we should accept that the definitions of these terms are ever-changing, as encouraging these changes can lead to improvements and progress within both realms.

Blurring the line between sports and arts

Ashley Huang, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

A skateboarder effortlessly glides across a concrete canvas; a rhythmic gymnast twirls her ribbon with precision and grace; a diver breaks the surface after a sequence of carefully crafted twists and turns....

Junior Emma Tang prepares for a dive at the Prospect High School pool.

Swimming through a season with no pool

Inaaya Yousuf, Staffer March 11, 2024

Lynbrook’s swimming pool has been closed for repairs since Oct. 24 2023, due to the broken heater, planned maintenance and the need to replace the old equipment in the pump room, leaving students on...

Cookies allow users a personalized experience, where they are presented with personalized advertisements or content based on their browsing history. These ads often create a feeling of being watched by discreetly collecting user data.

How website designs manipulate user behavior

Sarah Zhang and Deeksha Raj March 11, 2024

People often navigate websites and applications seamlessly, unaware of the subtle tactics employed by website makers to influence user decisions. They enter the world of “dark patterns” — a term...

Students gain firsthand work experience through the job shadow
program, where they get to work with professionals in the field.
Photo used with permission from Mimi Wong.

PTSA revives job shadowing opportunities after four years

Yvonne Wu, Staffer March 11, 2024

What you need to know: The Job Shadow Program will be held Monday, March 18 for the first time since its cancellation four years ago due to COVID-19. Some hosts carried over from previous years...

Freshmen and Sophomores battle in the first ever Underclassmen Showdown

Lilly Wu and Rohan Kakhandiki March 11, 2024

the Epic staffers Lilly Wu and Rohan Kakhandiki follow Lynbrook’s first ever Underclassmen Showdown. With two spirit days, two activity days and a rally on Friday, the freshmen and sophomores battle...

Recent school, community, national and international news.
Photo used with permission from Amy Liu, Freepik, Pexels and AP News.

Campus, community and world events

Alexandra Wu, Staffer March 11, 2024

What you need to know: Culinary students will be eligible to participate in FBLA and DECA starting next semester. The Odysseus Moon lander landed and died out, but was able to provide scientific...

Through the lessons that her grandfather taught her while walking with her to school, Daeun developed a passion for math and incorporated her grandfathers teachings when tutoring her own students.

What mentorship means to me

Daeun Chung, Web Editor March 11, 2024

I remember the mornings of my childhood vividly — the cold breeze, the scent of freshly cut grass, the melody of birds singing in the distance and the anticipation of another day at school. But what...

Hong hopes to breathe new life into these artifacts and preserve their historic significance in his collection of militaria, or military memorabilia.

A blast to the past with Steven Hong

Robert Yu, Staffer March 11, 2024

With an ever-developing collection of olive-drab helmets and vintage water canteens, sophomore Steven Hong found himself in a heart-pounding race against time. As the seconds ticked away, Steven watched...

Excessive plastic waste imbues food with microplastics, evidenced by poor packaging leaking microplastics into groceries and trace microplastics appearing in mass-produced goods.

Microplastics and its invisible inevitability

Riki Murase and Gary Pan March 11, 2024

Invisible to the naked eye, a silent predator tenaciously stalks our environment — it claims an immeasurably vast territory, encompassing the depths of our oceans, the expanses of our sprawling landfills...

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