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Why I hate April Fool’s Day

Why I hate April Fool’s Day

Belinda Zhou

April 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

It’s only 9 a.m. and your best friend has called you and divulged to you her pregnancy. When you awoke from your slumber, your father was dangling a pair of car keys to your dream car, the $123,600 matte black Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, in front of your groggy face. Your customarily deadpan older siste...

Weight Watchers targets teenagers

Weight Watchers targets teenagers

Divya Nelakonda

March 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

As part of an initiative to expand to a younger and more loyal customer base, Weight Watchers has announced that it will be launching a free six-week program in July for teens from ages 13 to 17. My immediate reaction to this program was one of discomfort. As someone who has personally been subject to ...

School elections call for modifications

March 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

The 2018-2019 ASB officer election season and the voting period for class officer elections have both come to an end. During each election process, a standard procedure has been established and refined by both administration and past ASB officers, including regulations such as allotting only ten pre-...

America’s past: not such a blast

America’s past: not such a blast

Nicole Ong

March 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

My eighth grade U.S. History class sparked a new passion in me to connect the dots between America's past and present. As I researched further, however, I realized I had only learned a fraction of true history. Take the Great Depression, for example. History classes taught me that the stock market crash dro...

Students share their opinions on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

Students share their opinions on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

March 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

The recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018. 17 lives were lost. The U.S. was left shattered with students and parents feeling unsafe at school. the Epic invited the students of Lynbrook High School to use our website as a platform to share their opinions...

Who does your feminism include?

Nicole Ong

March 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

Feminism. 8 letters. Years of progress that can not be put together in a single word. From women’s suffrage, to the push for sexual rights, to the recent Women’s Marches, feminism has been a major source of the strides made regarding gender equality. Let’s break it down, though. What does fem...

Need for sexual assault and harassment resources on campus

March 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Print

Sexual assault is a topic commonly viewed as taboo, but with various Hollywood sexual harassment and assault scandals making headlines, this complicated issue has become increasingly difficult to ignore. Initiating discussions about sexual assault and the protections that the Lynbrook student body shoul...

Use of violence in H&M proves counterproductive

Use of violence in H&M proves counterproductive

Divya Nelakonda

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

An online advertisement released by H&M on Jan. 8 featured a young black boy modeling a sweatshirt with “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” embroidered on the front. The Swedish clothing giant immediately received backlash across social media, with critics denouncing the photograph and accusing the...

My conflict with Catholicism

My conflict with Catholicism

Noela Bae

March 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

Having grown up in a family of devout Catholics, I was expected to adhere to the basic tenets and practices of the religion: praying before every meal, attending church on Sunday mornings, going to confession at least two times a year. Speaking out against these routines was unheard of, so I did as I w...

FB dress groups prom-ote unity

FB dress groups prom-ote unity

Michelle Lum

March 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

As January rolled around, my Facebook feed became inundated with photo after photo of the dresses that girls would be wearing at prom. The unwritten rule to not wear the same dress as another girl had sparked the creation of junior and senior prom dress Facebook groups to avoid any wardrobe clashes. ...

New freedoms prioritize religion over patients

New freedoms prioritize religion over patients

Sadhana Sarma

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

Immoral is the one word that comes to mind when thinking about the possibility of healthcare providers withholding information about a patient’s wellbeing. With the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) implementation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division on Jan. 18, healthcare...

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