The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

Social isolation let my own, unfiltered personality unfold in the comfort of my home after being stagnant for so many years.

Becoming confident in social isolation

Chelsea Lee October 11, 2021

I always remind myself, “Fake it ‘till you make it.” But I’m no actress. I’ve been fighting my introversion for years, trying to pretend that I’m an outgoing, charismatic person who is comfortable...

Although I started learning Spanish on Duolingo for fun, the daily habit has made me significantly more fluent in the language.

Exploring new languages with Duolingo

Emma Constable October 6, 2021

Five young Guatemalan girls clamored around me with sweet smiles on their faces, reaching for my hands and rushing me over to the shade under a nearby tree.  “Jugar con nosotros?” Maria asked eagerly...

Texas’s decision to make the abortion law alienated the state from most of the country, but it’s also slowly influencing neighboring southern states.

The dire consequences of Texas’ new abortion law

Timothy Kim October 6, 2021

Abortion as a right to bodily autonomy for women has been threatened by a recent law passed in Texas that nearly bans all abortion within the state. By using incentives to encourage people both in and...

Dress codes promote an outdated agenda, disturbing progress in individualism and feminism.

Public high school dress codes are out of style

Ria Phelan October 6, 2021

The sexual revolution of the 1900s has impacted the perception of modesty regarding what women wear. Even today, women still face restrictions based on obsolete ideals. At Lynbrook, dress codes aim to...

The pledge of allegiance is a ritual to students throughout their years of American schooling, but the real meaning of it has been lost.

The Pledge of Allegiance: Patriotism or outdated routine?

Neha Ayyer October 6, 2021

“Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance”: a statement that makes students instinctively place their right hand over their heart and utter an oath in unison. Whether they like it or not, American...

Too many clubs take up the campus’s limited resources, rendering harmful effects.

Editorial: Club abundance overwhelms campus resources

Epic Staff October 6, 2021

During Club Info Week in September, Lynbrook displayed more than 80 service, competition and interest clubs in the quad. Despite the pervasive sense of excitement on campus, some clubs were struggling...

Class curriculums will change as Lynbrook returns to in person school following a 4-block schedule for the first time. ( Graphic Illustration by Allison Hsieh and Sophie Au.)

Editorial: Maximizing the effectiveness of an in person 4-block schedule

Epic Staff June 6, 2021

As Lynbrook moves from more than a year of remote learning to a full return to campus in fall of 2021, plans to keep the 4-block system with a few modifications have been finalized. Students and teachers...

Celebrity candidates’ yard signs in front of the backdrop of Hollywood’s famous white sign.

Celebrities, please do not be a political joke

Bennie Chang June 1, 2021

Donald Trump, businessman turned reality television star turned U.S. President. He has become one of the most prominent celebrities-turned-politicians in the world, but America has a storied past of celebrities...

Above all of these questions, a clock is ticking: as I sit here, wrestling with myself over which fruit to pick, all the fruits are rotting. I cannot stay young and unaware forever.

Searching for lost time

Renee Ge May 27, 2021

It is one of life’s greatest travesties that so much of our childhoods are spent dreaming and agonizing over what adulthood will be like. As an almost-high school graduate on the cusp of turning 18,...

With each sentence I write from here on out, I am reminded to cherish every moment, be honest with myself, and appreciate my own individuality — one Oxford comma at a time.

Bittersweet, sentimental, and indispensable: An ode to the Oxford comma

Kavya Iyer May 27, 2021

An Oxford comma is the comma used after the penultimate item in a list of three or more items. Some argue that it’s unnecessary. I strongly disagree. Each Oxford comma I write is inevitably accompanied...

CUSD and FUHSD cover a wide range of topics in compliance with the CHYA. However, the act excludes LGBTQ+ topics in depth.

Editorial: FUHSD and CUSD sexual education program lacks in LGBTQ+ topics

Epic Staff May 26, 2021

FUHSD and CUSD provide sexual education for seventh and ninth graders, in compliance with state policy. However, while the state program lauds itself for promoting safe sex and inclusivity, the curriculum...

Videos of racial abuse are being shared all over social media.

Briefly shocking bloody images result in shockingly brief reforms

Jason Shan May 26, 2021

Social media platforms are marred by the presence of images and videos of violence. While tapping through Instagram stories, one will inevitably encounter gruesome or disturbing visual media: people of...

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