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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

With the new bill, schools can no longer enact expulsions or suspensions for acts of willful defiance.

New law protects students from defiance expulsions

Charlotte Bolay, Staffer March 11, 2024

While expulsions and suspensions in schools can be necessary for maintaining a safe school environment and eliminating violence or dangerous behavior, the current criteria for a student being expelled...

When online mobs flood mainstream discussions every couple of years after the latest “woke, social justice warrior, liberal-agenda-pushing” video game releases — wanting to keep politics out of video games — what they truly mean to say is “we don’t want politics we don’t agree with in video games.”

Everything is political, including video games.

Ashley Huang and Myles Kim February 12, 2024

When online mobs flood mainstream discussions every couple of years after the latest “woke, social justice warrior, liberal-agenda-pushing” video game releases —  wanting to keep politics out of...

The meaning of new trends like girl math and girl dinner have been misinterpreted on social media.

Girl math adds up, but the hate does not

Vidushi Upadhyay, Staffer February 12, 2024

Girl math and girl dinner are the most recent additions to the “season of girlhood” on social media. Spiking in popularity with the release of the “Barbie” movie in the summer of 2023, these concepts...

Recent public controversy surrounding the legacy of De Anza College’s namesake has sparked debate over whether a new name is necessary.

Renaming De Anza College respects history

Alex Cotterel, Staffer February 12, 2024

Recently, a movement within the De Anza College community has placed pressure on the college to change its name honoring Juan Bautista de Anza. The controversy surrounds De Anza’s role in the 18th century...

The issue of gender bias in the gaming industry and community lies in the ignorance of harassment, as people insist that their comments are just jokes, turning the responsibility of female gamers if they feel offended, humiliated, or undermined.

The warped world of gender in gaming

Qianzi Loo and Meadow Shen February 12, 2024

“Oh, you’re a girl?!” “But wait, you’re too good to be a girl gamer.”  Over time, these deprecating remarks have become running jokes. Still, they serve as reminders of the bias that exists...

Books within the high school curriculum that contain serious topics have sparked controversy.

Students should expand literary horizons

Eileen Zhu, In-Depth Editor February 12, 2024

At the center of our English classrooms, discussions weave around the students’ collective experiences reading literature, which brings about new perspectives and conversations. In recent years, some...

Students should seek out civic engagement opportunities, such as voter preregistration.

Editorial: A vote for civic engagement on campus

Epic Staff February 12, 2024

With the 2024 presidential elections approaching, it is crucial for students to be involved civically and politically. Lynbrook should invest more effort into boosting voter turnout and encouraging students...

Out of the options presented at the board meeting, the district should choose to pursue the second option: phasing out one world language class from each FUHSD school besides Lynbrook and Homestead High School.

Editorial: District should preserve world language classes

Epic Staff December 11, 2023

Following a period of deliberation, during the Nov. 7 meetings the FUHSD board announced their updated proposals concerning the future of the schools’ world language courses amid declining enrollment.....

Many celebrities use activism as a way to garner popularity and maintain a good public image when they dont actually care about the issue.

The complicated truth behind #CelebrityActivism

Grace Zhu and Alyssa Wang December 11, 2023

Behind the podium of the United Nations Headquarters stands a proud ambassador of a climate change organization. She advocates for people to be more aware of their actions and how they may affect future...

People should be aware of the inevitable biases in AI and use these tools with caution.

Trusting AI is trusting bias

Yvonne Wu, Staffer December 11, 2023

Within the last decade, there has been a burgeoning demand for incorporating artificial intelligence in everyday tasks. Due to its growing prevalence in online advertising, healthcare and various algorithms,...

Through tutoring refugees, Taek became more open-minded and could better relate to other people.

Tutoring cures my indifference

Taek Kim, Staffer December 11, 2023

When I think of my old self, I think of a narrow-minded person who found it difficult to empathize with others. If I had not gone through a similar experience, I could not relate to and help others going...

In high school, Olivia worked hard to improve her Mandarin skills, which led her back to her Chinese roots.

Rediscovering fluency

Olivia Yuan, Staffer December 11, 2023

Olivia is the name my friends and teachers call me. For the most part, it’s an adequate definition of who I am. But it’s not the full story; in fact, Olivia began as an extension, added only to accompany...