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Students and Staff try Chinese Snacks

Students and Staff try Chinese Snacks

Kelsey Lu

February 19, 2018


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In honor of Lunar New Year on Feb. 16, the Epic invited students and staff to try popular childhood Chinese snacks. Thank you to juniors Abinaya Anbuchelvan, Ishika Kamchetty and teachers Jason Lee and Miguel Alderete for participating.    ...

BTS exemplifies rise of Asian influence

BTS exemplifies rise of Asian influence

Diana Xu

February 15, 2018


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Fangirls and fanboys fix their eyes on their television screens and jump up and down in excitement with K-pop boy band BTS just seconds away from making their U.S. television debut on the 2017 American Music Awards. The boy band’s sweeping success in the U.S. has marked a new milestone in the K-pop in...

New Year; New-ish me

Michyla Lin

January 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Features, Print

I am willing to bet that 97.34 percent of the world’s population woke up on Jan. 1, of 2018 with the brilliantly original thought, “New Year, new me!”. The beginning of the year is a period of time supposedly geared toward self-improvement through making new year’s resolutions, which, in my opini...

“The Hate you Give” rewrites issues about race

Medha Upadhyay

January 25, 2018


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The plethora of Young Adult (YA) books that were released in 2017 are definitely worth celebrating. These wonderful books bring new characters and stories to life, but most notably, raise awareness about racial diversity. One such novel, “The Hate U Give” (THUG) by Angie Thomas, follows an Africa...

Margaret Lu designs her future in art

Belinda Zhou

January 25, 2018


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As a toddler scribbling and doodling on the walls of her home with her first ever pack of crayons, senior Margaret Lu had no idea that the action her parents discouraged would translate into something much bigger: a future in art and design. Lu’s interest in art was sparked at a young age by coloring...

Paper Airplanes en route to education

Risa Mori

January 25, 2018


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Since the outbreak of civil war between the Syrian government and opposing rebel groups in 2011, more than 5.4 million Syrians have fled their homes. Now, in the seventh year of war, only 1 percent of refugees are enrolled in university, according to The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ...

Camila Cabello launches solo debut

Hatim Saifee

January 25, 2018


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With her new singles topping the Billboard charts of 2017 and her music videos trending on YouTube, Camila Cabello has taken the pop world by storm. “CAMILA,” her first solo album after splitting from the all-girl group Fifth Harmony, was released on Jan. 12, marking a major milestone in Cabello’...

How to give gifts this Valentine’s

Tzen-Hao Ng

January 25, 2018


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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. During such a happy time of joy and appreciation, it only makes sense to give gifts to others, so if you’re strapped for gift ideas, consider some of the following.   Family: Because family members are such important figures in one's life, it may...

Students and alumni on how a staff member has impacted their life

Students and alumni on how a staff member has impacted their life

January 22, 2018


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When I visited Lynbrook during my freshman year of college, I recall Mrs. Dunlap asking me if I was taking any literature classes. At the time, I was exploring new academic fields, and it never crossed my mind to enroll in an English course. And yet, my literature classes with Mrs. Dunlap were among...

Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park

Hatim Saifee and Arul Gnanasivam

January 18, 2018


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A park full of dazzling attractions and a Community Stage with live performances in an atmosphere of joy and merriment, San Jose’s Christmas in the Park is more than just a street lined with Christmas decorations, it’s a traditional San Jose event that reaches out to the community through variou...

Apps that give back to the community

Apps that give back to the community

Aileen Xue

December 20, 2017


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Not only is December the time to jam out to your favorite Christmas songs and host a festive get together with your friends, this month is also the season of giving. These five apps offer easy but effective ways to give back to the community just in time for the holidays! Charity Miles More than just a pedometer, Ch...

Christmas songs for the road

Christmas songs for the road

Divya Nelakonda

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Music Monday, Web Exclusive

It’s finally the holiday season! If you know me, you know that there is no holiday I enjoy more than Christmas. And while I’d like to say that I spend my winter break sipping a hot cocoa in front of the fireplace, whether it’s driving to the mall to shop for presents, driving up to the tree farm to ...

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