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Sending my sister off to college

Diana Xu

May 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Ever since my sister committed to the University of California, Berkeley, I realized that I would soon become the new target of my parents’ expectations. This didn’t excite me at all. I knew I wouldn’t be able to avoid them anymore as all the attention would be on me. I realized that once my sis...

Comedians cause an uproar at the White House

Sadhana Sarma

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

“Like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with a Trump, let’s get this over with”; this is how excited comedian Michelle Wolf was for her performance at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) on April 28. With the amount of backlash she received after the show, her op...

The pros and cons of decorating grad caps

May 24, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

After four years of hard work and perseverance, seniors rejoice in their final shining moment of high school: graduation day. Weeks before the graduation ceremony, seniors carefully pick out their stoles, medals and cords. Beginning in 2017, Lynbrook seniors have been able to decorate graduation cap...

Collegeboard: A Monopoly

Collegeboard: A Monopoly

Tzen-hao Ng

May 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

The U.S. has a long history of breaking monopolies. When John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil and Andrew Carnegie’s U.S. Steel dominated the oil and steel markets in the 19th and 20th centuries, respectively, they were eventually broken down by anti-monopoly and antitrust measures. Monopolies stifle com...

Encourage solidarity by accepting student-led movements

Encourage solidarity by accepting student-led movements

April 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

Streets and quads across America on March 14 were filled with students and teachers standing together as a tribute to the seventeen lives lost in the recent Parkland shooting and making a call for improved gun control. In light of the movement, we, the staff of the Epic, declare solidarity with fellow ...

Sinclair stations democracy

Sinclair stations democracy

Tzen-Hao Ng

April 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest U.S. telecommunications company, has recently come under fire for demonstrating its lack of regard for the journalistic process. Specifically, it has been revealed that Sinclair-owned media stations read off of identical scripts; ironically, the scripted message that trigg...

CHS threats spark unease

CHS threats spark unease

Diana Xu

April 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

It was halfway through lunch on March 27 when my heart lurched and I immediately felt like throwing up. I could not fathom what my friend had just told me: there was a shooter on Cupertino High School’s (CHS) campus. No, this could not be true. I refused to accept this information that had been ...

Groupon to blame for racial slur in ad

Aileen Xue

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

As of late, there have been numerous incidents involving racist references in ads featured by major companies, one of the most recent concerning e-commerce website Groupon, which is known for providing customers with various coupons and promotions. Two ads listed by third-party sellers Margines and Kojwa, which ...

Drivers in autonomous vehicles must be alert

Drivers in autonomous vehicles must be alert

Hsinyen Huang

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

The proliferation of self-driving cars has always been a dream commonly associated with the future. Thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence and sensor technology, the dream can now be realized with the efforts of companies such as Waymo and Tesla. Recent fatal accidents involving self drivin...

Lessons learned from technology in movies

Lessons learned from technology in movies

Medha Upadhyay

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusive

These days, movies all seem to be be casting one key player: technology. Surprised? Don’t be. Technology has been woven into the very fabric of several recent movies. But this is not just a trend. It shows that today’s young adults know what technology abuse looks like, and how to conquer it. De...

Impact of Buddhism on the development of identity

Impact of Buddhism on the development of identity

Tzen-hao Ng

April 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

Often, one can hear horror stories about overly-religious parents dictating the lives of their children, who may not know anything of a life outside of religion.  Or, one may hear of cults, of ritual and witchcraft, that can end in brainwashing, a la Scientology, or destruction, as with Jonesto...

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