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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

The best leftovers ever: how food brings together my family

Melissa Chen, Writer March 27, 2020

When we think of food, our minds usually go to cooking, shopping, ordering take-out or eating in restaurants. Bringing home leftover food, however, is just as meaningful in my family. My dad used to...

A love letter to Wuhan, China

Kaylin Li, Web Editor March 24, 2020

You may know Wuhan as the epicenter of a global public health emergency. But people forget that before the coronavirus outbreak and the now-empty streets, there was once bustling traffic, street vendors...

“Saving face” might mean not saving your face at all

Nicole Ong, Editors-in-Chief March 11, 2020

Perched at my desk, I was ready. I stared intently at a brightly color-coded spreadsheet, prepared to solve the world’s most difficult logic puzzle: my skincare routine. The rules of the game raced in...

The storys headline and writers name superimposed on a  darkened picture of the Cupertino City Center.

Goodbye, Cupertino

Nicole Ong, Editors-in-Chief February 26, 2020

There’s a children’s book that starts like this: Goodnight room, goodnight moon, goodnight cow jumping over the moon. For Cupertino kids, however, perhaps our bedtime stories should read more like...

Writer Nicole Ong stands wearing the surgical mask donned by many as protection from the newfound virus; she holds a sign saying Chinese ≠ Coronavirus.

Coronavirus does not excuse racism

Nicole Ong, Editors-in-Chief February 26, 2020

“My dad said to stay away from you since you might give me Coronavirus,” my classmate laughed, and so did I, failing to realize the implications of the comment. I shrugged, a vague discomfort settling...

Writer Aileen Xue holds up a bag from Trader Joes.

An ode to Trader Joe’s

Aileen Xue, Editors-in-Chief February 26, 2020

I’m going to be blunt here: I love Trader Joe’s. From strolling along the aisles searching for coconut aminos or receiving amused chuckles from workers as my friends and I conducted part two of our...

For writer Mei Corricello, cooking together with her grandmother allows her to feel a stronger connection to her Chinese heritage.

Cooking into my culture

Mei Corricello, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2020

It was Chinese New Year, and steaming plates of spring rolls, dumplings, braised fish and oranges were spread across the table. Each dish represented something special for the upcoming year, from fortune...

Writer Ethan Lee looks down sadly at a BB8 figurine.

Starwars loses its “force”

Ethan Lee, Writer January 29, 2020

The release of the newest Star Wars movie, “The Rise of Skywalker,” was met with significant excitement and a social media frenzy. My friends could not wait to watch it in the theaters as soon as it...

Writer Pranav Mishra wears traditional Indian clothing while holding a U.S. flag.

Home: more than one place

Pranav Mishra, Writer January 29, 2020

They told me that this was the day I had been dreaming of since I was a child, but as I stepped into the airport, all I felt was a sense of dread. The air here had an impolite nip to it, and the palm trees...

Ironically, I felt like I was happiest when I was at my “ugliest” because I really didn’t care what others said about me

Physical glowup, mental glowdown

Kavya Iyer, Content Editor December 11, 2019

Those clear-skinned girls with a tiny waist but wide hips, sporting crop tops and distressed jeans, showcasing an effortless smile bedazzled with teeth whiter than snow. That's who I wanted to be, but...

Writer Ron Aich stands with a confused expression, holding a pile of fast fashion clothes.

Being forced into fast fashion

Ron Aich, Opinion Editor December 11, 2019

Fashion will produce 8 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. That’s 2.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide. This makes the fashion industry the world’s second-largest pollutant.  When...

My dream came true: I went to a BTS concert

Diana Xu, Managing Editor November 20, 2019

Section 108, row 17, seat 2. Section 108, row 17, seat 2. This repeated in my head as heartwarming, familiar music rang in my ears. People walked past me. It was all a blur. As I entered the arena, my...