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A completely unqualified and unnecessarily harsh review of the 2019 Met Gala

Divya Nelakonda

May 31, 2019

Known as the “Superbowl of Fashion,” the Met Gala — an invitation-only fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (Met) costume institute and launch party for its Spring exhibition — had an exclusive list of celebrities, designers, models, brand representatives and industry insiders floc...

Ciara turns past scars into beauty marks

Ciara turns past scars into beauty marks

Hatim Saifee

May 31, 2019

Dealing with the underperformance of her 2015 album “Jackie,” parting ways with her record label Epic Records and her fiancé Future, coupling with NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and giving birth to their daughter Sienna, Ciara’s personal and professional life has taken many turns in the past fo...

Lynbrook celebrates Asian American heritages

Lynbrook celebrates Asian American heritages

Chloe Lee

May 31, 2019

Started in 1978, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) occurs annually every May as a way to celebrate the culture, achievements, contributions and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Some traditional celebrations include gathering with family and relatives, wear...

Life-changing book recommendations from your library experts

Life-changing book recommendations from your library experts

Alisha Naidu

May 31, 2019

On any given day, crowds of students use the necessary resources that the library provides, however, what many do not see is the team of librarians hard at work to keep the library running smoothly. Whether they are working at the circulation desk, in the library’s back office, between shelves or in c...

Lost in translation: redefining what Asian-American means to me

Lost in translation: redefining what Asian-American means to me

Nicole Ong

May 25, 2019

When I was younger, my childhood Chinese teacher posed this question to the class: "Which part of China are you from?" The question was not so much where the student was from, but where in China the family was from. The other students answered with one city. Guangzhou. Shanghai. Funan. A single area...

Endgame broke my heart, but I will never forget what my heroes taught me

Endgame broke my heart, but I will never forget what my heroes taught me

Medha Upadhyay

May 24, 2019

I don’t think I can overstate how much Marvel movies changed my life. And I don’t just mean how much they made me love, laugh and (recently) cry. I mean how much these movies molded me into who I am and how much these characters taught me about being a better person. When I was younger, I somet...

Working the night shift: Lynbrook’s invaluable custodians

Working the night shift: Lynbrook’s invaluable custodians

Aileen Xue

May 3, 2019

From 3:00 to 11:30 p.m., a group of Lynbrook staff is hard at work, meticulously cleaning and getting school facilities ready for students the next day. While they are rarely recognized for their invaluable contributions to the school, custodians Oscar Capristo, Ronald Choi, Manuel Cortez, Teferi Hab...

“Jane the Virgin”: the season finale

“Jane the Virgin”: the season finale

Jessica Li

May 3, 2019

When my sister first told me of a TV show with the premise of the titular character getting accidentally artificially inseminated, I couldn’t exactly wrap my head around “Jane the Virgin’s” status as a critically acclaimed show. Nonetheless, I watched and was immediately drawn beyond its ridiculous pre...

A bomb shelter? Tunneling through Lynbrook’s myths

A bomb shelter? Tunneling through Lynbrook’s myths

Enzo Cabaltica

May 3, 2019

Does a subterranean tunnel system exist under Lynbrook? Spurred by comments from economics and U.S. government teacher Jeffrey Bale, two Epic writers were eager to determine the truth behind this rumor. Built in 1965, during the Cold War era, Lynbrook was initially an overflow school for Cupertino ...

Familiar faces around campus: Lynbrook’s substitute teachers

Familiar faces around campus: Lynbrook’s substitute teachers

Srinidhi Seshadri

May 3, 2019

When teachers are feeling under the weather or attending training sessions, their classes can be left in limbo. It is at times like these when substitute teachers step in to save the day, ensuring classes can continue as planned. At Lynbrook, substitute teachers Shirley Pimentel, Aaron Harper and Kent...

Behind the Scenes: Lynbrook Drama’s Musical “Beauty and the Beast”

Behind the Scenes: Lynbrook Drama’s Musical “Beauty and the Beast”

Kaylin Li and Alisha Naidu

April 25, 2019

Photos by Kaylin Li. Adobe Spark by Alisha Naidu....

Holi season: Bay Area celebrates spring with color

Holi season: Bay Area celebrates spring with color

Anusha Kothari

April 20, 2019

Vibrant colors collide in the excitement-filled air as friends and family dance to energetic, upbeat music. To celebrate the Indian festival Holi, which marks the beginning of spring, people come together to splash each other with colored powder and water. Also known as the “Festival of Colors,” ...

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