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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

The physical and emotional toll that sleep deprivation takes on ones body is clear through two phenomena caused by natural brain activity: daydreaming and REM-sleep dreaming.

Wake up. Let’s look into sleep deprivation.

Ashley Huang and Susanna Tang March 10, 2023

77% of Lynbrook students sleep for an average of fewer than seven hours daily according to an Instagram survey of 201 respondents. When compared to the recommended eight to 10 hours of sleep the American...

In November 2022, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors initially approved the San Francisco Police Department’s proposal to use robots that integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to identify criminals.

Behind SF police’s controversial killer robots

Daeun Chung and Qianzi Loo March 10, 2023

In November 2022, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors initially approved the San Francisco Police Department’s proposal on giving local police rights to kill criminal suspects using lethal autonomous...

Snapping back to reality

Ashley Huang, Sports Editor March 10, 2023

While dreaming is most associated with sleeping, daydreaming is a common phenomenon while one is conscious. A daydream is a series of wandering thoughts or fantasies that occur while a person is awake,...

Good night, sweet dreams

Susanna Tang, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

A grotesque plaster statue is chasing you. You fall into a manhole and land on the sandy beaches of Antarctica. Suddenly gravity dissipates and you find yourself floating through the clouds below. Fortunately,...

Some believe that the integration of patriotism is at the core of an education that will prepare citizens to join American industries and become active voters.

Incorporating patriotism in American education

Neha Ayyer and Sophie Au February 6, 2023

Since its development, the American school system has been continuously reworked to provide all American children a comprehensive education. Some believe that the integration of patriotism is at the core...

A U.S. airplane makes its away around the globe, leaving money and foreign aid in its path, and establishing its military presence in developing countries.

Is America’s power far-reaching or overreaching?

Surya Saraf and Larry Wang February 6, 2023

“We will defend our freedom, we will bring freedom to others and we will prevail,” President George W. Bush said on March 19, 2003, just before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Three years later, over 300,000...

For many immigrants who stream into the United States through New York, Lady Liberty is the first thing that greets them. It has since then become an symbol symbol of hope and opportunities for immigrants achieve their dreams.

Immigrant dream, American reality

Emily Pedroza and Apurva Krishnamurthy February 6, 2023

Inscribed on the Statue of Liberty are the U.S.’s claims to provide refuge for “masses yearning to breathe free.” Many immigrants reap the country’s benefits by achieving their greatest desires....

From dried reservoirs to flooded households, California’s volatile climate has significantly impacted communities throughout the state.

California’s climate change causes destruction

Nicole Ge and Riki Murase February 6, 2023

From dried reservoirs to flooded households, California’s volatile climate has significantly impacted communities throughout the state. Due to its unique geographical setting, California is highly susceptible...

As California experiences the highest inflation in nearly four decades, soaring prices in the Bay Area have made food less affordable, increasing pressure on food banks.

Inflation exacerbates the Bay Area’s hunger crisis

Deeksha Raj and Daeun Chung February 6, 2023

As California experiences the highest inflation in nearly four decades, soaring prices in the Bay Area have made food less affordable, increasing pressure on food banks. Rising food prices has led to a...

The American flag, once a symbol of national pride, shifted to bear an additional message of America first, showing the emergence of a gray area between patriotism and nationalism.

Toeing the line between patriotism and nationalism

Sam Sarma and Qianzi Loo February 6, 2023

Waving flags with stars and stripes, the scent of hotdogs wafts from a grill and a dazzling display of fireworks greet a celebration of a nation’s birth. National pride and unity take center stage. The...

Over the years, our standards for love have transformed along with the changes in our world.

Relationships then vs. now

Anushka Anand and Lilly Wu February 6, 2023

Relationship standards have evolved as humanity has redefined love and the purpose of it. From medieval times to present-day relationships, varying factors have shaped current ideas of what romance should...

Looking at the history of memes and how in recent times memes have been used as a way for politicians to promote their ideas. Memes have also become a platform to spread news.

Political memes emerge as potent messages

Amishi Chandra and Maple Leung December 12, 2022

During the 2020 vice presidential debate, a fly landed on former Vice President Mike Pence’s head, causing the buzz of the debate to continue on the internet for weeks after it ended. Twitter users quickly...