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With dress expectations, heteronormative stereotypes and the pressure to find a date, prom is not all glamor and fun.

Prom traditions could use a makeover

Neha Ayyer, In-Depth Editor April 5, 2022

Prom is traditionally defined by students as dressing in elegant gowns or tuxedos, dancing, singing and laughing with their friends while capturing memories through photo booths and blurry videos. However,...

Although Asian entertainment sometimes accurately reflects true life, common tropes create generalized portrayals of countries in order to boost the country’s global reputation for socio-economic benefits.

Cool Asian: Ignorant romanticization of Asian countries

Timothy Kim, Copy Editor March 8, 2022

With recent surges in the popularity of Asian entertainment, a wave of support for Asian countries has emerged. However, admiration can lead to stereotyping and the romanticization of these countries,...

From lengthy and ludicrous Twitter rants to questionable music videos, Kanye West has spurred controversies for his high-profile missteps.

Ye or Nay?

Samiya Anwar, Staffer March 8, 2022

Kanye West is a household name in pop culture. From lengthy and ludicrous Twitter rants to questionable music videos, he has spurred controversies that have made headlines in countless tabloids. Read on...

Euphoria raises awareness for drugs, sex, violence and mental health.

Euphoria: The fine line between raising awareness and glorification

Elizabeth Cheng and Katie Chin March 8, 2022

Note: This story contains references to content that may be triggering for those who have experienced trauma or are sensitive to topics concerning sexual violence, self-harm or mental illness. With...

As admissions officers seek to make minute distinctions between equally hard working, promising applicants, they must consider if, and which, students are being provided with the resources to find their fit.

Survival of the fittest

Youqi Huang, Copy Editor March 8, 2022

Why did I apply to 25 colleges, in spite of popular advice and appreciation for my sanity? Besides competitive admissions for my major and uncertainty about my strength among the applicant field, I disregarded...

In the summer, students should participate in activities that they actually care about and be open-minded about nontraditional opportunities.

Don’t waste summer on chasing prestige

Amy Liu, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2022

This time of year, underclassmen are already applying to one summer program after another. Many prioritize resume boosting, leading to missed opportunities to gain fulfilling experiences. Instead, students...

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 Bay Area is less accepting of the LGBTQ+ community than it appears, with a large Asian American immigrant community that perpetuates homophobia based in cultural tradition.

Homophobia prevalent in immigrant communities

Mei Corricello, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2022

California is the face of progressive legislation and leads the national fight for LGBTQ+ rights. Yet the heart of the state, the Bay Area, is less accepting of the LGBTQ+ community than it appears, with...

Many new books have been added to the school’s various literature courses in recent years to diversify and modernize the curriculum.

Students deserve a modern and diverse literature curriculum

Lauren Liu and Lillian Fu February 1, 2022

Earlier this year, sophomores read In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, which follows the lives of four sisters in the Dominican Republic. The addition of Alvarez’s book is one of many recent...

Although the anonymous administrators of school Instagram pages may only intend to provide students with a quick laugh, negative effects such as cyberbullying and harassment can easily arise from these pages.

The humor and harm of school IG pages

Chelsea Lee, Design Editor February 1, 2022

Like many recent internet jokes among teens, the popularity of school Instagram pages originated on TikTok before spreading to high schools all over the U.S, including those within FUHSD. A variety of...

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...

Students feel unnecessary pressure when parents create unrealistic expectations for college admissions due to comparisons in WeChat groups.

Comparisons in parent WeChat groups are toxic

Nicole Ge, Staffer February 1, 2022

With college decisions in full swing, parents boasting about their child’s accomplishments have once again taken over WeChat groups created to convey class-specific information to Lynbrook parents. These...

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