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Lynbrook celebrates Asian American heritages

Tanvee Joshi (left), Mr. Nguyen (center), Mr. Wong (right)

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...

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

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

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

Photo by Steven Gerner.

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,” ...

Lynbrook students reflect on prominent women in their lives for Women’s History Month

Lynbrook students reflect on prominent women in their lives for Women's History Month

Srinidhi Seshadri

April 2, 2019

Every year on March 8, women across the globe come together to celebrate International Women’s Day. Not only is it a day of unity meant to commemorate womanhood, but it is also a day of protest against sexism. The official theme for the 2019 International Women’s Day, as announced by the United Nati...

How to finish second semester senior year

How to finish second semester senior year

Jonathan Ye and Kaylin Li

March 29, 2019

With college applications completed, graduation coming up in a few months and many students soon turning 18, every senior should end his or her high school career with lasting memories. To take advantage of being second semester seniors, here are four ways seniors can end the year with a bang. ...

“Paddleton” tugs at the heart yet remains uninteresting

Belinda Zhou

March 29, 2019

When a large mass and several lesions are found on his CT scan, all Michael can muster is an “it’s okay.” After watching “Paddleton,” all I could muster was “it’s okay.” “Paddleton” chronicles the tumultuous relationship between Michael and Andy, neighbors-turned-friends who undergo various emotions wh...

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