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The medias portrayal of the WGA strike provides biased information due to their connections within large entertainment companies.

The “write” side of the Writers Guild of America strike

Sarah Zhang, Staffer June 2, 2023

The entertainment industry remains lucrative, consistently overcoming intermittent economic downturns. Paradoxically, Hollywood writers have long been receiving inequitable treatment and pay — a result...

Graduating seniors of the class of 2023 leave behind their words of wisdom for their underclassmen.

Passing the torch: seniors give their best advice to underclassmen

Larry Wang, Staffer June 2, 2023

With the Class of 2023 graduating, seniors are reflecting on their transformative journey and the valuable lessons they’ve learned along the way. Here are some of their inspiring insights and life lessons,...

Valerie poses with her scout sign, a signature gesture from her time at White Stag summer camp. Photo by Chelsea Lee

Finding my calling as a camp counselor

Valerie Shu, Design Editor May 8, 2023

Lightning split the crimson sky as I aimed my flashlight into the gloomy dusk, surrounded by the chaotic voices of my campers while raindrops filled the air. Carrying heavy backpacking gear and half a...

Dave Chappelle, famous comedian, came under fire for his transphobic comments, which have sparked backlash from multiple communities. Graphic illustration by Surya Saraf and Alyssa Wang.

Dark side of dark comedy

Emily Pedroza, Features Editor May 8, 2023

The phrases “it’s just a joke,” or “why are you so upset?” regularly pollute social media in light of outrage concerning yet another comedian’s controversial humor. What can often begin as...

Lynbrook students play games, read and cartwheel, oblivious to the roaring fire blazing behind them. Graphic illustration by Anushka Anand and Lilly Wu.

Editorial: Bomb threat or not, It’s no laughing matter.

Epic Staff May 8, 2023

On the morning of April 11, Lynbrook faculty identified a potential bomb threat that resulted in the cancellation of the rest of the school day and forced numerous students to leave their belongings in...

Hundreds of thousands of Americans use ASL; as sign language is incorporated into the modern world, it has become increasingly important to learn beginning from childhood.

ASL education bridges communication

Katie Chin and Neha Ayyer May 8, 2023

Released in 2022, CODA, a movie featuring the life of a Deaf family, brought Deaf culture to mainstream media, spurring discussions about the importance of American Sign Language. Hundreds of thousands...

A youth dives into wokeness while frowned upon by an old fisherman. Graphic illustration by Calvin Zhou.

Does “wokeness” need to wake up?

Riki Murase, Social Media Manager May 8, 2023

What does being “woke” really mean? In modern times, being woke has become synonymous with a focus on increasing inclusivity and diversity, empathy and the empowerment of disadvantaged groups. Nonetheless,...

The hazy diction of translated text is often left unnoticed and can stifle fluent and authentic communication or complete appreciation of secondary literary works.

Words aren’t enough: exploring limits of translation

Susanna Tang and Ashley Huang May 8, 2023

“Tsundoku” is a Japanese word that describes the habit of ambitiously buying books but letting them pile up unread. Uniquely expressed only by this language, the word holds cultural Japanese connotations...

With the rise of social media, the lack of intergenerational connectivity online has intensified, leading to a more politically polarized society. Diversifying online experiences through the use of multiple platforms and perspectives can prevent further societal fragmentation and polarization.

The implicit barriers behind social media

Tanika Anbu, Staffer April 10, 2023

Social media apps like Instagram and Tiktok are defined by their Generation Z users, while media outlets like TV and newspaper are characterized by their Baby Boomer counterparts. With the rise of global...

I never would have expected my love for English to blossom during my junior year of high school.

How journalism has changed me this year

Daeun Chung, Web Editor April 10, 2023

Landing at San Francisco International Airport in the summer of 2021 after a long flight from Incheon, South Korea, I was greeted by an unfamiliar country with unfamiliar customs. People spoke a language...

Parasocial relationships are dangerous and must be prevented by limiting social media usage and focusing on maintaining genuine relationships with people in real life.

Destined or deranged? The reality of parasocial relationships

Vidushi Upadhyay, Staffer April 10, 2023

With the rise of social media, relationships between fans and celebrities have grown more intimate. Fans are prone to developing unhealthy relationships with their favorite stars, desperately trying to...

A hiking trail dotted with shrubs and various plants — one of the many such open space preserves that exist throughout the Bay Area. Local citizens should support conservation efforts through volunteering, financially, or otherwise, to preserve the Bay Areas natural wonders and as well as for recreational purposes.

Building bridges for better conservation

Alyssa Wang, Opinion Editor April 10, 2023

The Bay Area is home to many unique and beautiful ecosystems that are essential to the well-being of the environment and its inhabitants. However, human threats such as pollution and deforestation have...

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