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Editorial: Combating Lynbrook’s competitive college culture

Editorial: Combating Lynbrook’s competitive college culture

March 29, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

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


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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


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print, Staff

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


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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...

Editorial: The pros and cons of decorating grad caps

May 24, 2018


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After four years of hard work and perseverance, seniors rejoice in their final shining moment of high school: graduation day. Weeks before the graduation ceremony, seniors carefully pick out their stoles, medals and cords. Beginning in 2017, Lynbrook seniors have been able to decorate graduation cap...

Editorial: Encourage solidarity by accepting student-led movements

Editorial: Encourage solidarity by accepting student-led movements

April 26, 2018


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Streets and quads across America on March 14 were filled with students and teachers standing together as a tribute to the seventeen lives lost in the recent Parkland shooting and making a call for improved gun control. In light of the movement, we, the staff of the Epic, declare solidarity with fellow ...

Editorial: School elections call for modifications

March 29, 2018


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The 2018-2019 ASB officer election season and the voting period for class officer elections have both come to an end. During each election process, a standard procedure has been established and refined by both administration and past ASB officers, including regulations such as allotting only ten pre-...

Editorial: Need for sexual assault and harassment resources on campus

March 1, 2018


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Sexual assault is a topic commonly viewed as taboo, but with various Hollywood sexual harassment and assault scandals making headlines, this complicated issue has become increasingly difficult to ignore. Initiating discussions about sexual assault and the protections that the Lynbrook student body shoul...

Editorial: New bell schedule allows for better use of additional tutorial

January 25, 2018


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To address concerns regarding student stress and sleep deprivation, the Wellness Taskforce assembled by FUHSD proposed new schedules for the 2018-19 school year. At Lynbrook, school will start at 8:00 a.m. at the earliest and end at 3:25 p.m. at the latest. The new schedule consists of two teacher collabo...

Editorial: Raise student substance abuse awareness

Editorial: Raise student substance abuse awareness

December 7, 2017


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Lighting up during school hours and drinking prior to school events are activities that are occasionally pursued by Lynbrook student body. While trends in drug and alcohol abuse at a school like Lynbrook are ever-changing, a stronger substance abuse education program is needed to increase awareness an...

Editorial: Increased student population initiates on-campus change

Editorial: Increased student population initiates on-campus change

September 28, 2017


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With students from both Miller and Hyde Middle Schools, as well as from various other middle schools in the area, this year’s freshman class of 2021, totaling 532, is one of the largest that Lynbrook has welcomed in the past few years. The overall increase in students, though it may affect the use of...

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