The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

I see an open path to change — one that I can take part in.

Knock down the house: My path in politics

Mei Corricello May 3, 2022

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stood with her hand over her mouth with a look of disbelief on her face as the final polling numbers flashed across the TV screen in a bar in the Bronx. She had just beaten longtime...

There’s nothing to gain from sticking with Spurs, who have proven themselves more likely to ruin than make my weekend. Still, I’m not going anywhere.

Tottenham sucks

Youqi Huang April 5, 2022

It’s not easy being a fan of Tottenham Hotspur. They’re a soccer club that plays in the English Premier League with a reputation for bottling. Spurs just got knocked out of another tournament? Won’t...

I will be somewhere else, I will be someone else too, but I will always be that little girl in a sun-dappled third-story classroom, breathless with wonder and falling in love for the first time.

Creating myself through writing

Lillian Fu March 8, 2022

Swimming in the sticky sunlight spilling through half-open windows, I sat on the linoleum floor of a third-story classroom building in L.A. and watched the wind caress the palm fronds outside, a notebook...

 I’ve long since evolved from the girl watching dramas 24/7, but I’m glad I encountered this hobby and further developed my understanding of my culture.

Embracing my culture through Chinese dramas

Sharlene Chen February 1, 2022

A stereotypical binge-watcher, I once watched an entire TV show during finals week. Unlike most other spree-watchers, I spent my hours on a Chinese drama.  I can’t pinpoint the exact moment Chinese...

The kid in me will go out of the way in every match to hit a tweener. The man in me will spend that extra hour in the weight room training to be a stronger player.

Bagels, bananas and hot dogs

Elliu Huang December 7, 2021

Walking past the Lynbrook tennis courts on a lazy Sunday afternoon may yield a strange sight. A kid laughs as he bounces around the court to hit the craziest shots. On the other end of the court, a man...

Take a new stab

Take a new stab

Crystal Qian November 9, 2021

In a 17,000-seat stadium, the scintillating light beams peel my eyes open. The clanging of fencing blades reverberate through my skull as beads of sweat glisten on my temple. Swallowing my nerves, steadying...

Staffer Bennie Chang holds up a mini American flag, symbolizing his love for politics.

Polled into politics

Bennie Chang October 6, 2021

At the beach, showers of silky sand and armies of sculptured cliffs have allured adventurers, swimmers and casual water waders for centuries. The breeze of savory oceans and goose-bumped skins are almost...

New Food? Always say yes

Josh Miller May 25, 2020

Stinky tofu, octopus balls, convenience store sushi, caviar. The thing that ties all of these unique foods together is that I said yes to all of them, and I’m glad I did.  While I may not be rushing...

Writer Diana Kohr holds a Hot Cheeto sadly.

Breaking up with my food

Diana Xu January 29, 2020

In middle school, I was one of those annoying kids who stood by the classroom door every day, ready to sprint to the lunch line for my bag of Hot Cheetos and fight anyone who stood in my way. Looking back...

Writer Enzo Cabalitica uses junk food to keep himself healthy

Why junk food keeps me healthy

Enzo Cabaltica November 6, 2019

I can’t spend more than two hours without eating. I don’t like feeling hungry. While I eat my fair share of fruits and vegetables, I prefer eating junk food (who doesn’t?). My backpack is always...

The white silhouette is a rhythmic gymnast with an injury on her foot. Mirroring her is an artistic gymnast, representing the writer, Audrey Wong and her twin sister

It’s a twin thing: affects one of us, affects both of us

Audrey Wong October 27, 2019

Correction after correction. Anger and frustration surge through my body as I try to perfect my routine for the hundredth time. After each iteration, my mind replays the same questions: Why am I not good...

Writer Nicole Ong poses with her signature Pearl Milk Tea.

Pearl milk tea and all it means to me

Nicole Ong October 2, 2019

Boba: the quintessential drink of the Asian Baby Girl, a common topic in the widely popular Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits, and my primary source of calories. It is impossible to characterize Bay Area...