The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

Elizabeth Cheng poses with crayons, showing her love for art.

My art and me

Elizabeth Cheng November 7, 2022

In the middle of the summer before my senior year, I laid in bed, the same moving frames playing over and over again in my mind. I saw myself running, panting, falling. Flat on the ground, completely expressionless. ...

Larry holding up a banana he got from the lunch lines unclaimed bin, his means of fighting Lynbrooks food waste epidemic

How school fruit has me fullfilled

Larry Wang October 10, 2022

Abandoned and neglected in overflowing bins of grapes, baby carrots and raw broccoli bags, healthy snack options often sit untouched as students avoid the salad bar on their way out of the cafeteria during...

Jason, wearing his hiking gear that he used to backpack the El Camino de Santiago.

One million steps across El Camino de Santiago

Jason Shan October 10, 2022

A stone’s throw away from the Atlantic Ocean and on the sharp crags of Cape Finisterre, Spain, stands a solitary boot cemented into the rough-hewn surface. It is relatively unnoticeable to most: its...

Battling insecurities by balancing hormones

Battling insecurities by balancing hormones

Anushka Anand May 26, 2022

Before buying clothes for a new school year, I found myself constantly choosing items that were a size larger than my body in an attempt to conceal my shape. These were also the clothes that I got complimented...

The problem of perfection(ism)

The problem of perfection(ism)

Crystal Qian May 26, 2022

Perfection. A word that pervades modern society. What do you associate with perfection? Exquisite penmanship, immaculate rooms, straight A’s? Many believe perfectionism is good. I once did too. Today,...

So what do I say? What will I do? Who am I to be?

Hi, I’m Bennie?

Bennie Chang May 26, 2022

You’ve heard the importance of first impressions, right? That people decide in the first seven seconds if they like you or not. That changing an initial perception is extremely, extremely difficult. So...

Most of all, I remember, through all the papercuts, misaligned holes and empty staplers, my ambition to win the most prestigious accolades.

The beauty and truth in the ordinary

Elliu Huang May 26, 2022

On my Ikea Billy bookcase rests 61 notebooks and 37 binders. I remember the lazy summer mornings, practicing completing the square from an algebra workbook in one of my many notebooks. I remember the dim...

Sometimes, you just want to feel understood and normal.

So…what is my major?

Sharlene Chen May 26, 2022

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  “An artist!”  Throughout elementary school, that was my instinctive response. I knew I liked the freedom offered by a blank canvas and the satisfaction...

Every single decision I made was carefully calculated, based solely on what it would contribute to my resume.

Doing things just for fun again

Emma Cionca May 26, 2022

As a 12-year-old, I would read “How to Write Your College Essay’” prep books. My parents thought it was a good idea to expose me to these ideas, as it was never too early to start preparing for my...

I consume media mainly to escape the dull routine of my daily life.

The art of creating problems by running away

Myles Kim May 3, 2022

The incessant noise that often fills my head with doubts and carries my pessimistic attitude towards life is briefly lost in the wind as I ride out my fantasies as an outlaw during America's gilded age...

I still have a long way to reach that point in my life where I can discard what other people think, but I’m slowly changing my attitude.

“What will people say?”

Neha Ayyer May 3, 2022

I looked in awe at my mother getting dressed for a party in traditional Indian clothes, jewelry and makeup. It was expected of me to dress similarly, but I couldn’t help feeling that it simply wasn’t...

Chess is often viewed as just a simple board game; for me, more involvement in the chess community helped me realize that it is a sport even if it is not physically demanding.

Chess: The king of mental sports

Anirudh Seshadri April 5, 2022

Magnus Carlsen received a standing ovation after winning a brilliant fight against reigning World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand. Carlsen secured his title as the new champion with a grueling draw in...