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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

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...

A student walks towards the Japanese Classroom at Lynbrook, only to be surprised when opening the door to find a brick wall and caution tape. Students and teachers were excluded from the decision making process and the district should be more transparent in the future.

Editorial: District neglects community input

Epic Staff April 10, 2023

District leaders failed to include teachers and students in the decision making process regarding their preliminary plans to remove all level four World Language classes and the smallest language program...

Voters should not base their political stances on the basis of Identity rather consider a multitude of factors including identity, policies, and financial contributions.

Policy over identity: misrepresentation in politics

Apurva Krishnamurthy, News Editor April 10, 2023

Politicians should be the voice of the people: pledging to remedy citizens’ struggles and working toward a better future. Diversity in politics is crucial for any democratic system to truly be representative...

The modeling industrys favoritism towards a certain body type is depicted through a wall with a silhouette of the ideal body type that models must get through in order to be casted.

Picture-perfect models on poisoned runways

Alyssa Wang, Opinion Editor March 10, 2023

A light shines on the runway and the audience grows silent, holding their breaths in anticipation of the impending show. Out walks a striking model with chiseled cheekbones, long legs and a skinny waist....

Turning to turf and drought friendly plants will help alleviate the drought in California and help residents save water. Natural grass lawns are some of the most water-inefficient landscaping features that is common place in American suburbia, as depicted on the right side of the path.

Dropping natural lawns for a drought-tolerant future

Meera Nambiar, Web Editor March 10, 2023

Despite a winter of heavy rain and atmospheric rivers, it will take more than one good year to stop California’s drought problem and replenish water sources. Residents must reduce their water use across...

The climb towards racial equality is overshadowed by inter-minority racism and infighting.

Minorities … can be racist too?

Myles Kim and Timothy Kim March 10, 2023

The evening news crackles in the background as a family eats their dinner. Is it another mass shooting? A brutal police killing of a minority? An uncomfortable conversation ensues; the father, a first...

Theater masks, painting materials and a trumpet are symbols of creative art electives offered at Lynbrook that have been affected by declining enrollment.

Editorial: Supporting school elective programs

Epic Staff March 10, 2023

While Lynbrook hosts many opportunities for students to build and showcase talents in creative elective courses, many engage in outside organizations rather than their in-school counterparts. Although...

Emily fills her journals with snippets of dinner table conversations, with hopes theyll later spark joy.

Writing bridges

Emily Pedroza, Features Editor March 10, 2023

After school, I would lean my head against our dinner table — our house too empty, too quiet. With my father gone for business trips and my mother busy writing countless documents for work, their absence...

Sophie grew up with her siblings who are only a couple years apart from each other, making it hard to say goodbye as siblings leave for college.

Appreciate your time with your siblings

Sophie Au, Design Editor March 10, 2023

9:00 a.m. Everyone eats breakfast in front of a zoom screen.  9:30 a.m. I stick my head into my brother’s APUSH zoom room. 10:00 a.m. I watch my siblings giggle in front of a blue screen, wondering...