the Epic

The limited drama series “The Queen's Gambit” may not seem thrilling at first glance, but within a few episodes, each move the characters make keeps viewers at the edge of their seat. 

“The Queen’s Gambit” traps us one move at a time

Ria Phelan March 17, 2021

The limited drama series “The Queen's Gambit” may not seem thrilling at first glance, but within a few episodes, each move the characters make keeps viewers at the edge of their seat.  The story follows...

A montage of photos of Taylor Swift’s career thus far.

The flashback starts: Taylor Swift rerecording “Fearless”

Sruthi Medepalli March 17, 2021

Taylor Swift has cycled through an incredible number of phases during her music career, perpetually blurring the lines between musical genres like pop, rap and country. Her first album, “Fearless,”...

The Golden Globes 2021 adapted to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, longstanding issues of lack of diversity in nominations and winners overshadowed the event.

Golden Globes 2021: Some new changes, some old grievances

Priyanka Anand March 10, 2021

The 78th Golden Globe Awards were a more-than-fitting metaphor for 2021: messy, weird, full of Zoom audio issues and spontaneously funny. Celebrities appeared pixelated, with their extravagant finery,...

Life playlists: The lives of three staffers through song

Melissa Chen, Shamita Gurusu, and Lina Mezerreg March 9, 2021

Three Epic staffers share and reflect on their favorite songs and the songs that hold great significance in their lives. Click below to see what each staffer has to say and check out the compiled playlist...

Based in 1927, the movie follows Ma Rainey, played by Viola Davis, and her band as they record an album in Chicago.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A window into the past and the present

Priyanka Anand January 25, 2021

Much like the call-and-response pattern of multiple voices in Blues music, the characters in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom continually engage in conversation, attempting to make sense of the unreasonable...

the Epic’s holiday season tunes

the Epic’s holiday season tunes

Amy Liu and Sruthi Medepalli December 14, 2020

Opportunity Week may seem like it’s going to last forever, but eventually all the tests, projects and stress will wind down and you’ll be able to sip hot chocolate watching “The Nightmare Before...

From the Beatles to Why Don’t We, boy-bands have consistently been garnering large followings over the years, a trend likely to continue into the future.

Boy-band fever

Kavya Iyer and Sruthi Medepalli December 9, 2020

Boy-bands have been around for a while—cue the familiar image of good-looking boys performing catchy songs to screaming crowds. These music groups have been collecting fans, primarily swooning teenage...

the Epic’s 3 a.m. jams

the Epic’s 3 a.m. jams

Amy Liu and Sruthi Medepalli December 7, 2020

Though we strongly recommend getting as much sleep as you can, staying up until early morning is sometimes unavoidable. Burning eyes, staring at a bright screen and contemplating life during the wee hours...

the Epic's compilation of Lynbrook favorites

the Epic’s compilation of Lynbrook favorites

Amy Liu and Sruthi Medepalli November 24, 2020

Wondering what your fellow Vikings are listening to? With songs handpicked by Lynbrook students, this playlist will take you through your peers’ musical favorites. One playlist to encompass everything...

the Epic’s road trip bangers

the Epic’s road trip bangers

Amy Liu and Sruthi Medepalli November 16, 2020

With Thanksgiving break around the corner, we wanted to prepare you for the long hours of road trips you may take! Whether you are travelling across the country or just to another city, no road trip is...

the Epic's favorite new releases

the Epic’s favorite new releases

Amy Liu and Sruthi Medepalli November 9, 2020

Though online school may be tough, we can always count on our favorite artists to release music to lighten the mood. Some days, the only thing that keeps us sane despite the whirlpool of tests and homework...

the Epic’s study beats

the Epic’s study beats

Sruthi Medepalli and Amy Liu November 2, 2020

Studying in online school can be a pain — we find our eyes slipping shut and our minds losing motivation. Music is the perfect solution! Whenever you find yourself struggling to focus, blast these beats...

Load More Stories