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Editorial: Bring attention and respect back to public education

Editorial: Bring attention and respect back to public education

Epic Staff

February 26, 2020

In President Donald Trump's Feb. 4 State of the Union address, he introduced a policy toward education that seems positive at first glance, but will in truth have dire effects on public schools across the country. Trump spoke of his new nationwide opportunity scholarship programs as great strides t...

Editorial: Communication clears confusion about absence policies

Editorial: Communication clears confusion about absence policies

Epic Staff

January 29, 2020

Last issue, the Epic’s staff editorial introduced the issues of missing school when sick, tackling make-up work and the lack of student-teacher communication in these scenarios. An initial survey filled out by 126 students in December revealed a range of challenges faced by students, including fear of an...

Editorial: Reconsidering absence policies to accommodate student and staff needs

Editorial: Reconsidering absence policies to accommodate student and staff needs

Epic Staff

December 11, 2019

With finals approaching and flu season rearing its ugly head, it becomes commonplace to see students struggling to maintain both their grades and their health. Eighty-six percent of 126 Lynbrook students surveyed indicated that they have prioritized academics over their own health in the past.  ...

Editorial: Breathe and Choose: Homeroom stress initiative does not adequately address student needs

Editorial: Breathe and Choose: Homeroom stress initiative does not adequately address student needs

Epic Staff

November 6, 2019

Lynbrook students can face a lot of stress, whether it is due to academics, school spirit or interpersonal problems. This year, Lynbrook administration has taken steps to help students manage their stress with a new mental wellness program in collaboration with Youth Public Policy Institute and UpLevel Wo...

Editorial: District justified in controversial Persky firing

Editorial: District justified in controversial Persky firing

Epic Staff

October 2, 2019

Vice News, Sept. 12: How the Hell Did the Brock Turner Judge Get a Job as a Girls Tennis Coach? Certainly, no one expected it. But it happened: former Santa Clara Superior Court judge Michael Aaron Persky was hired to coach Lynbrook’s JV girls tennis team. Persky made national headlines in 2016 ...

Editorial: Food for thought: more vegetarian options needed

Editorial: Food for thought: more vegetarian options needed

May 31, 2019

Each day, hundreds of students purchase lunch and snacks from the cafeteria; however, the number of students has dwindled to approximately a hundred this year due to the relocation of the cafeteria to the snack shack. The cafeteria staff had to make the best of the smaller facilities, hence reducing the ...

Editorial: Shattering the barrier. Period.

Editorial: Shattering the barrier. Period.

May 3, 2019

Starting in elementary school, periods are taught as the form of punctuation marking the end of a sentence. However, when the word period is used to describe the typical body function females experience, only silence is heard. Given the stigma surrounding periods, one can imagine the embarrassment o...

Editorial: Combating Lynbrook’s competitive college culture

Editorial: Combating Lynbrook’s competitive college culture

March 29, 2019

As college acceptance rates plummet, with Stanford’s rate at a meager 4.2 percent in 2018 and Cornell’s acceptance rate dropping 17 percent between 2007 and 2018, the scramble for a spot at a renowned higher education institution has grown increasingly intense. The competition to attend a disting...

Editorial: Redefining American literature

Editorial: Redefining American literature

February 1, 2019

Being American in the 17th century meant being Caucasian, and being an American author usually meant being a white male; however, the past four centuries of America’s existence have undoubtedly altered what it means to be American. A glance at the country’s culture in recent years clearly demonst...

Editorial: Respecting academic resources in the library

Editorial: Respecting academic resources in the library

December 14, 2018

Walking into Lynbrook's library, one might notice students playing games on school computers as others wait for computers to free up so they can complete schoolwork. While playing video games can alleviate stress, using school computers to do so is a display of both disrespect for school's resources and blat...

Editorial: Preventative measures to eliminate hazards

Editorial: Preventative measures to eliminate hazards

November 9, 2018

Every morning, parents and students rush in cars, on bikes or on foot to get to class on time. Amid the rush, the chance of an accident or collision is increasingly likely, putting pedestrians and bikers in dangerous situations. In hopes of mitigating this issue, staff, students and parents can all take...

Editorial: Adjusting homeroom to adapt to student needs

Editorial: Adjusting homeroom to adapt to student needs

October 5, 2018

In hopes of alleviating student stress, the Lynbrook staff and administration have introduced Homeroom, which falls on Fridays with occasional exceptions, such as rally days and days before the end of a grading period. While this 35-minute period has been designed to help students take their minds off o...

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