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

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

Editorial: Commending FUHSD’s decision on remote learning

November 4, 2020

While adjusting to a virtual classroom, students and teachers alike have faced challenges during remote learning. Students have had less engagement with peers, while teachers have had to support students...

Editorial: Guidelines on Wednesdays, deadlines, class time necessary for remote learning

Students are swamped on Wednesdays with homework, extracurricular activities and club meetings.
October 7, 2020

Students and teachers alike have struggled to adapt to remote learning. To support students, a school-wide set of guidelines to clarify the expectations of Wednesday asynchronous time would help students,...

Editorial: ASB: Take steps toward inclusivity

May 1, 2020

Every March, student candidates hoping to become ASB Officers swarm the quad during brunch and lunch, hang pictures of their faces on classroom windows and promise to represent the student body by bringing...

Editorial: Bring attention and respect back to public education

A private school student showered in money is juxtaposed with a public school student shrouded in darkness, highlighting the differences in the Trump administration's take on public education.
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...

Editorial: Communication clears confusion about absence policies

Communication between students and teachers is imperative to alleviate issues with absences and make up work.
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...

Editorial: Reconsidering absence policies to accommodate student and staff needs

Many students choose to come to school even if they are sick due to fear of missing important school work.
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...

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

How to deal with stress: the power of breath and choice
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...

Editorial: District justified in controversial Persky firing

Persky's past in People v. Turner resurfaces with his hiring as Lynbrook's girls JV tennis coach.
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...

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...

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,...

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...

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