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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

Team A takes poses before winning the final round of the Santa Clara County competition against Prospect High
School, which allowed them to qualify for the Teach Democracy CRF Mock Trial state competition. Photo used with permission from Mark Shem

Mock Trial team competes at CRF California Competition

Erin Fitzpatrick, Staffer April 1, 2024

What you need to know: Mock Trial covers the case of People vs Clark in a state competition.  Mock Trial places 13th at the Teach Democracy CRF Mock Trial in Los Angeles, marking their first...

Ever heard of pigs leading a revolution and seizing total domination over a government? No? Well, that’s satire for you: truth, dressed up in absurdity and hidden between the lines.

This is satire: Literature’s wicked grin

Ashley Huang and Susanna Tang April 1, 2024

Ever heard of pigs leading a revolution and seizing total domination over a government? No? Well, that’s satire for you: truth, dressed up in absurdity and hidden between the lines. Satire is a common...

Dedicated to both academics and their sport, many student athletes juggle school work and practice daily, often sacrificing time with friends or sleep — and as a result, face burnout.

Running on empty: The consequences of burnout

Gary Pan and Alyssa Wang April 1, 2024

7 a.m. — wake up. 8 a.m. — go to school. Lunch — complete some homework. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — school sports practice. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — club practice.  On the drive there, eat dinner. On the...

Through Weekend Writings, Eileen slowly became more fluent in English and found a new method to express herself.

Expressing myself through pen and paper

Eileen Zhu, In-Depth Editor April 1, 2024

While many of my kindergarten classmates went to lunch ecstatic and hungry, I went to lunch every day on a mission: to make a friend. My dad always advised me to make friends by following the other kids...

High school sports associations should allow referees to review footage during and after games.

Video challenges could improve high school sports

Daeun Chung, Web Editor April 1, 2024

As the clock ticked down in the final quarter, the tension in the gym was palpable. The Vikings were locked in a fierce battle against Silver Creek High School, being only 2 points behind. With just 3...

Senior Adarsh Iyer has committed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for cross country and track and field, continuing his running journey at their top-ranked Division III program.

Adarsh Iyer runs the distance to MIT

Vihaan Patel, Staffer April 1, 2024

Senior Adarsh Iyer has committed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for cross country and track and field, continuing his running journey at their top-ranked Division III program. Whether he is running...

Unveiling the truth behind eating disorders

Unveiling the truth behind eating disorders

Charlotte Bolay and Lilly Wu April 1, 2024

A distressed teenager panics as they take a quick scan around their bathroom. To their disappointment, they find countless strands of hair scattered across the sink, countertops and bathroom floor. Hair...

Paywalls prevent many people from being able to access accurate and important information.

The detriments of locking truth behind paywalls

Sarah Zhang and Meadow Shen April 1, 2024

It’s the age of misinformation: scrupulous journalism and research are expensive to achieve, while fabrication and conspiracies are readily churned out. Due to these costs, many newspaper and academic...

Volunteers pick up recycled paper weekly from different
classrooms and collect them in a larger bin by the
basketball courts.

FUHSD implements new recycling program across schools

Alex Cotterel, Staffer April 1, 2024

What you need to know: The FUHSD Climate Collective is taking action to improve sustainability throughout the district with a Recycling Initiative. The Recycling Initiative collects recycling...

At 14 years old, Kalbhavi developed EasyBZ, a cost-effective microneedle patch that allows for the transmission of drugs without the use of traditional or hypodermic needles. Photo used with permission from Shripriya Kalbhavi.

Shripriya Kalbhavi develops microneedle patch in medical breakthrough

Surya Saraf, Copy Editor April 1, 2024

Pharmacologically perplexing theories permeated freshman Shripriya Kalbhavi’s mind as she sat pensively, cross-legged on her bedroom floor, pressure transducer ready to calibrate, marking the next brave...

With only his phone for a camera, a tripod and a ring light, Ho implements clever editing styles with CapCut to deliver high-quality videos and capture his audience’s attention using quick choppy video clips and catchy music. Photo used with permission from Nick Ho.

Nicholas Ho forges his path through fashion content

Amanda Jin, Staffer April 1, 2024

Tearing open its cardboard box, Nicholas Ho unboxes his latest package, a pair of Balenciaga sneakers. He holds up the shoes to the camera, capturing its fit with silvery streaks and unique soles for his...