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The idea that one man bears the weight and responsibility of an entire company’s success is bizarre.

The Myth of Silicon Valley CEOs

Renee Ge February 17, 2021

Rags-to-riches stories loom large over Silicon Valley: the two college dropouts who started a billion-dollar company out of their parents’ garage and the Harvard dropout who built one of the most influential...

Although at first glance California seems like a Democratic stronghold and a haven for liberals, closer examination reveals a more complex situation.

California’s true nature masked under blue shadows

Kavya Iyer February 3, 2021

California has been considered a Democratic stronghold since the 1990s. Many Republicans even go so far as to label California as a “socialist” state and a haven for communists due to its liberal reputation....

Reexamining liberal intentions: What POC politicians sacrifice

Reexamining liberal intentions: What POC politicians sacrifice

Ron Aich February 3, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn into office on Jan. 20, with many praising her background as the first woman of color to hold that position. Support for Harris has continuously increased since she...

Throughout their first full semester of remote learning, students, teachers and administrators worked through many obstacles.

Students and staff persevere through first full remote semester

Epic Staff February 3, 2021

No one expected the first fully remote semester to be easy. Teachers, students and administrators all faced unique and unexpected hurdles, from daily Wi-Fi struggles to communication impediments. But despite...

Companies initiate a runaway cycle of attractive benefit that draws politicians toward the private sector when they pay politicians inflated speaking fees.

Politicians must stay above the influence of private interest

Youqi Huang February 3, 2021

Janet Yellen, the first woman to chair America’s Federal Reserve, was sworn in as the nation’s first female Treasury Secretary on Jan. 25. However, Yellen’s financial disclosures, released through...

After finding myself drifting away from my friends from months of texting, I’ve realized that calling is a better way to stay connected.

Calling: The way to stay connected

Amy Liu January 24, 2021

I was elated. Lynbrook had just announced halfway into fourth period that schools were being shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19. I grinned at my friends, excited we would be taking our classes from...

TikTok is becoming a useful tool for up-and-coming musical artists.

TikTok breathes new life into the music community

Emma Cionca January 24, 2021

Trends on TikTok come and go — some are loved, and some are hated — but there will always be users who claim that TikTok ruins certain songs with trends or dances. Music, however, is meant to be heard...

FUHSD recently updated its policies on sexual harassment — what happens next?

Policy and practice: Creating a safer culture for sexual harassment survivors

December 15, 2020

FUHSD Board members recently passed a measure that amended their sexual harassment policy to be more compliant with Title IX, a federal educational amendment which protects students from discrimination...

While many have been focused on the reckless behavior of celebrities, those around us have also been engaging in similar activities.

COVID-19: It’s time to be a shut-in

Anwen Huang December 9, 2020

Partying is an essential part of the influencer lifestyle. For some, a global pandemic is not a reason to stop. Celebrities like the Kardashians, D'Amelios, Bryce Hall and James Charles are just a few...

The media often portrays teenage life to be more carefree than it actually is.

The false portrayal of teens in media

Stella Huang December 9, 2020

Every teenager experiences struggles while going through adolescence, but in many high school movies and TV shows, the main characters tend to spend most of their time in glamorous and unrealistic social...

With the mute button in a Zoom meeting, I have allowed myself to fall in the trap of hiding behind my screen and staying silent.

The mute button: A curse in disguise

Allison Hsieh December 9, 2020

Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. Watch your character,...

My experience as an Asian American minority had been limited by the environment I grew up in until I spent a few weeks in Tennessee for a summer program.

Popping the Silicon Valley bubble: My experience as an Asian American minority

Lillian Fu December 9, 2020

In the summer before tenth grade, I spent two weeks living in Tennessee for a creative writing program. Most of my memories of that time are pleasant: the afternoon sun dimming through the classroom windows,...

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