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Lynbrook teachers should create curriculum for current events across departments.

Editorial: Teachers should incorporate current events into curriculum

Epic Staff March 17, 2021

Bushfires in Australia rage on. Iranian general Qasem Soleimani killed in a drone strike by the U.S. World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a public health emergency. George Floyd’s death sparks...

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...

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

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

Epic Staff 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

Epic Staff 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...

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

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

Epic Staff 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

Epic Staff 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...

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.

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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