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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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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 administrations 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...

Perskys past in People v. Turner resurfaces with his hiring as Lynbrooks 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...

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 Lynbrooks 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...

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...

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...

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