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

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

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, parents and teachers understand its necessity and have direct, positive effects on learning.  C...

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 change to Lynbrook. The election season brings hope, but this feeling quickly fizzles out when each n...

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...