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Community colleges are actually great options for students to consider.

Combatting the community college stigma

Jason Shan, Web Editor April 14, 2021

Community colleges are often viewed as inferior to four-year institutions. At a school that boasts an impressive number of students attending the nation’s top 20 (T20) undergraduate schools, some Lynbrook...

Movies and shows that deliberately portray villains with foreign accents are harmful to children’s perception of diverse cultures.

Dear Disney, stop teaching kids that foreign accents are evil

Emma Constable, Staffer March 17, 2021

There is a rumor that cartoons directed toward children often hide a more sinister motive — brainwashing them to adopt a certain mindset or believe in certain principles so that they can be more easily...

Lynbrook teachers should create curriculum for current events across departments.

Editorial: Teachers should incorporate current events into curriculum

Epic Staff March 17, 2021

Bushfires in Australia rage on. Iranian general Qasem Soleimani killed in a drone strike by the U.S. World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a public health emergency. George Floyd’s death sparks...

The prioritization of profit in Lynbrook STEM culture

Lillian Fu, Design Editor March 17, 2021

Sitting in the heart of Silicon Valley, Lynbrook is an overwhelmingly STEM-based school with a student body that largely goes on to pursue careers in the tech industry. However, the current profitability...

Labeling non-Western cultures as “primitive” not only perpetuates ignorance and disregards the inherent complexity of cultures, but also fosters the idea that there is no room for inclusion of non-Western cultures.

The harmful implications of generalizing cultures

Claire Chiu, Writer March 17, 2021

America is globally known as a multicultural haven. From the Europeans arriving in the 1900s to the wave of Asian immigrants arriving during the technological Gold Rush, America’s success is largely...

Despite its superficial glamour, a UBI is a misguided policy idea with devastating repercussions.

A universal basic income is not a utopian solution

Crystal Qian, Copy Editor March 12, 2021

At first blush, the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) may seem appealing in the abstract. After all, who doesn’t want free money? The premise of a UBI is to guarantee monthly payments to every American...

The r-word is hurtful and offensive toward people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and it should not be part of our vocabulary.

Words matter: Stop using the r-word

Sunny Li, Design Editor March 10, 2021

People using the r-word, which stands for retarded, often do not recognize the harm that they cause by their language. The r-word should be taken more seriously for what it is: hate speech. It is hurtful...

The idea that one man bears the weight and responsibility of an entire company’s success is bizarre.

The myth of Silicon Valley CEOs

Renee Ge, In-Depth Editor February 17, 2021

Rags-to-riches stories loom large over Silicon Valley: the two college dropouts who started a billion-dollar company out of their parents’ garage and the Harvard dropout who built one of the most influential...

Although at first glance California seems like a Democratic stronghold and a haven for liberals, closer examination reveals a more complex situation.

California’s true nature masked under blue shadows

Kavya Iyer, Content Editor February 3, 2021

California has been considered a Democratic stronghold since the 1990s. Many Republicans even go so far as to label California as a “socialist” state and a haven for communists due to its liberal reputation....

If POC politicians have to please the white eye to get in a position of power, voices silenced by the system will never be heard.

Reexamining liberal intentions: What POC politicians sacrifice

Ron Aich, Opinion Editor February 3, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn into office on Jan. 20, with many praising her background as the first woman of color to hold that position. Support for Harris has continuously increased since she...

Throughout their first full semester of remote learning, students, teachers and administrators worked through many obstacles.

Editorial: Students and staff persevere through first full remote semester

Epic Staff February 3, 2021

No one expected the first fully remote semester to be easy. Teachers, students and administrators all faced unique and unexpected hurdles, from daily Wi-Fi struggles to communication impediments. But despite...

Companies initiate a runaway cycle of attractive benefit that draws politicians toward the private sector when they pay politicians inflated speaking fees.

Politicians must stay above the influence of private interest

Youqi Huang, Copy Editor February 3, 2021

Janet Yellen, the first woman to chair America’s Federal Reserve, was sworn in as the nation’s first female Treasury Secretary on Jan. 25. However, Yellen’s financial disclosures, released through...