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 A studio executive adding another uncessary spinoff to pile of previous sequels, spinoffs and remakes, while neglecting to fund newer, more creative film efforts.

The pitfalls of sequels and spinoffs

Inaaya Yousuf, Staffer February 6, 2023

“What happens next?” is often the question lingering in viewers’ minds at the end of a movie. While best answered by viewers’ imagination, studios take it upon themselves to do it, often corrupting...

A game of monopoly that is rigged to favor the wealthy permanently reflecting the systems that characterize everyday life.

Money can buy everything

Amishi Chandra, Staffer February 6, 2023

The popular saying money can’t buy everything isn’t always true. Wealthy individuals have found a loophole in the rule, gaining advantages such as nepotism in employment and legacies in college admissions....

This Staff Editorial was written by the Epic Staff and not generated using ChatGPT.

Staff Editorial: A controversial chat on ChatGPT

Epic Staff February 6, 2023

As the popularity of artificial intelligence chatbots has risen, so too have concerns surrounding the ethics and risks of AI’s presence in educational environments. Created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence...

Healing from within: volunteering at the hospital

Catherine Zhou, Design Editor February 6, 2023

I pause at the hallway intersection, hands tightly gripping the wheelchair handlebars, eyes darting between two corridors. I rack my brain, trying to recall the routes I had  spent weeks memorizing. Is...

A political cartoon depicting the shortcomings of philanthropy and its implications on society.

Philanthropy won’t save us. Here’s why.

Myles Kim and Calvin Zhou February 6, 2023

Every year, countless stories praise one billionaire or another’s selflessness and altruism for their donations to charity. Yet each year, more bad actors use philanthropy more as a public relations...

Staffers Samiya Anwar and Ashley Huang share their opinions on the free speech debate.

Expressed or repressed speech?

Ashley Huang and Samiya Anwar December 12, 2022

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects freedom of speech from government interference. Yet as American politics becomes increasingly polarized, both right and left-wing parties...

FUHSD students attend middle college, taking classes at a local community college.

Editorial: Overlooked alternative education systems at FUHSD

Epic Staff December 12, 2022

In addition to the traditional four-year approach, Lynbrook offers students various alternative educational opportunities like Middle College, College Now and Customized Learning Programs that benefit...

Space tourism lifts off, leaving Earth behind

Space tourism lifts off, leaving Earth behind

Neha Ayyer, In-Depth Editor December 12, 2022

From landing the first man on the moon to searching for life on other planets, space exploration has always been a symbol of America’s international economic and scientific dominance. Although space...

An example of race-swapping in the new live-action remake of Ariel starring the African American actor Halle Bailey as Ariel, compared to the original debut Disney film, which portrayed Ariel as caucasian.

Race swapping is more than a marketing strategy

Eileen Zhu, Staffer December 12, 2022

Some modern interpretations of pre-existing movie franchises switch ethnicities of characters, sparking debate about how justified race swapping is, an increasingly common trend in Hollywood. Although...

Drumming my troubles away

Drumming my troubles away

Timothy Kim, Copy Editor December 12, 2022

Coming home after a long day, I collapse on my bed, thinking of what to do to let off steam. It doesn't take long before I head over to my garage. With the flick of a switch, a stark light illuminates...

Christmas macaroni and trees

Christmas macaroni and trees

Tanika Anbu, Staffer December 12, 2022

Contrary to the traditional glittering red and white ornaments and popcorn-cranberry garlands, my family’s Christmas tree looks like a five-year-old’s art project, adorned with macaroni-bordered pictures,...

Free speech…

Ashley Huang, Staffer December 12, 2022

“Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech… or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The First Amendment,...