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Balmain virtually robs models

Balmain virtually robs models

Dhriti Iyer

October 5, 2018

The collection featured three models of different ethnicities, but unlike many models in the fashion industry, these three had one distinct feature: they weren’t real. In an attempt to incorporate technology into the world of fashion and to diversify the Balmain Army, the French designer brand Balma...

Last thoughts before the first day of school

Last thoughts before the first day of school

Patricia Wei

August 19, 2018

I still remember my first day of high school, three years ago. I walked into my advisory classroom, where Mr. Alderete gave us not only forms for claiming lockers but also packs of gum. He told us to be the people who take the last slice of pizza — the people who are unafraid to go after what t...

Sending my sister off to college

Diana Xu

May 24, 2018

Ever since my sister committed to the University of California, Berkeley, I realized that I would soon become the new target of my parents’ expectations. This didn’t excite me at all. I knew I wouldn’t be able to avoid them anymore as all the attention would be on me. I realized that once my sis...

Collegeboard: A Monopoly

Collegeboard: A Monopoly

Tzen-hao Ng

May 17, 2018

The U.S. has a long history of breaking monopolies. When John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil and Andrew Carnegie’s U.S. Steel dominated the oil and steel markets in the 19th and 20th centuries, respectively, they were eventually broken down by anti-monopoly and antitrust measures. Monopolies stifle com...

Sinclair stations democracy

Sinclair stations democracy

Tzen-Hao Ng

April 26, 2018

Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest U.S. telecommunications company, has recently come under fire for demonstrating its lack of regard for the journalistic process. Specifically, it has been revealed that Sinclair-owned media stations read off of identical scripts; ironically, the scripted message that trigg...

CHS threats spark unease

CHS threats spark unease

Diana Xu

April 26, 2018

It was halfway through lunch on March 27 when my heart lurched and I immediately felt like throwing up. I could not fathom what my friend had just told me: there was a shooter on Cupertino High School’s (CHS) campus. No, this could not be true. I refused to accept this information that had been ...

Impact of Buddhism on the development of identity

Impact of Buddhism on the development of identity

Tzen-hao Ng

April 14, 2018

Often, one can hear horror stories about overly-religious parents dictating the lives of their children, who may not know anything of a life outside of religion.  Or, one may hear of cults, of ritual and witchcraft, that can end in brainwashing, a la Scientology, or destruction, as with Jonesto...

Why I hate April Fool’s Day

Why I hate April Fool’s Day

Belinda Zhou

April 9, 2018

It’s only 9 a.m. and your best friend has called you and divulged to you her pregnancy. When you awoke from your slumber, your father was dangling a pair of car keys to your dream car, the $123,600 matte black Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, in front of your groggy face. Your customarily deadpan older siste...

Weight Watchers targets teenagers

Weight Watchers targets teenagers

Divya Nelakonda

March 29, 2018

As part of an initiative to expand to a younger and more loyal customer base, Weight Watchers has announced that it will be launching a free six-week program in July for teens from ages 13 to 17. My immediate reaction to this program was one of discomfort. As someone who has personally been subject to ...

America’s past: not such a blast

America’s past: not such a blast

Nicole Ong

March 29, 2018

My eighth grade U.S. History class sparked a new passion in me to connect the dots between America's past and present. As I researched further, however, I realized I had only learned a fraction of true history. Take the Great Depression, for example. History classes taught me that the stock market crash dro...

Students share their opinions on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

Students share their opinions on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

March 14, 2018

The recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018. 17 lives were lost. The U.S. was left shattered with students and parents feeling unsafe at school. the Epic invited the students of Lynbrook High School to use our website as a platform to share their opinions...

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