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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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Lynbrook’s AP teachers that teach the same course should collaborate to further align their curriculum so that all students have generally the same preparation for the exam.

Editorial: Improving and de-stressing AP courses

Epic Staff May 26, 2022

Late April signifies the beginning of frantic studying for upcoming Advanced Placement tests, when students can be overly burdened by the AP courses they chose to take. These stressors often negatively...

Entrance to the quad includes both stairs and an accessible ramp.

Editorial: Including students with disabilities

Epic Staff May 3, 2022

Ableism is defined as “discrimination in favor of able-bodied people.” Personal and systemic ableism is frequently witnessed throughout most high schools, including Lynbrook, and needs to be addressed...

One of the best ways to support gender nonconforming students is by respecting pronouns and names.

Editorial: Take steps to affirm pronouns

Epic Staff April 5, 2022

Amid rising tensions surrounding Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill barring sexual and gender orientation topics from being discussed in schools, it is more important than ever to ensure that Lynbrook’s...

FUHSD and Lynbrook’s efforts to collect and honor student feedback were weak and inconsistent, particularly in decisions regarding tutorial placement and school end times.

Editorial: Lack of student input in new schedule design

Epic Staff March 8, 2022

When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill No. 328 into law, all California high schools were required to adhere to an 8:30 a.m. start time beginning in the 2022-23 school year. FUHSD has considered multiple...

The FUHSD community waits in line for a COVID-19 test at Lynbrook. Testing centers are paid for by the district and have allowed many more to access proper testing.

Editorial: District perseveres through Omicron spike

Epic Staff February 1, 2022

The new year greeted Lynbrook with a surge in COVID-19 cases, reaching an all-time high in the number of infected students and faculty. While FUHSD’s weekly reported case numbers were in the single digits...

There are significant disparities between the number of male and female students present in certain classes, especially in AP-level STEM classes, which feature an average 3-2 ratio of boys to girls.

Editorial: Gender disparities in AP courses influence classroom dynamics

Epic Staff December 7, 2021

Although Lynbrook is widely viewed as an encouraging environment for students to pursue their aspirations regardless of sex, there are still significant disparities between the number of male and female...

the Epic is constantly working toward equitable coverage of the Lynbrook population.

Editorial: Does the Epic fairly represent the community?

Epic Staff November 9, 2021

As part of our ongoing effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, the Epic is taking a look at our diversity statistics from the past four school years, 2017-21. Diversity in coverage includes...

Too many clubs take up the campus’s limited resources, rendering harmful effects.

Editorial: Club abundance overwhelms campus resources

Epic Staff October 6, 2021

During Club Info Week in September, Lynbrook displayed more than 80 service, competition and interest clubs in the quad. Despite the pervasive sense of excitement on campus, some clubs were struggling...

Class curriculums will change as Lynbrook returns to in person school following a 4-block schedule for the first time. ( Graphic Illustration by Allison Hsieh and Sophie Au.)

Editorial: Maximizing the effectiveness of an in person 4-block schedule

Epic Staff June 6, 2021

As Lynbrook moves from more than a year of remote learning to a full return to campus in fall of 2021, plans to keep the 4-block system with a few modifications have been finalized. Students and teachers...

Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Saratoga City Hall to protest AAPI hate on March 27, holding signs with powerful messages like the one pictured above.

Editorial: Acknowledging the complexity of our Asian American experience

Epic Staff May 7, 2021

At Lynbrook, one of the most predominantly Asian high schools in the country, the recent surge in anti-Asian hate crimes has hit heavily. Many feel shocked, fearful or angry at the atrocities committed...

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.

Editorial: 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...