The Epic

The reality of mental health for the model minority

The reality of mental health for the model minority

Nicole Ong and Divya Nelakonda

October 6, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Print

With more than 50 distinct individual races and ethnicities and more than 30 languages spoken, the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is the fastest-growing and most diverse racial and ethnic group in the U.S. Such diversity lends itself to a plethora of cultural influences on menta...

Recent straw bans prove ineffective

Recent straw bans prove ineffective

Melissa Chen

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

It seems that #Stopsucking may actually suck, quite a bit. This movement denouncing plastic straws has been met with unprecedented support and approval, prompting government action to eliminate straws. However, the recent straw bans are less effective than they are claimed to be. The recent straw bans ba...

Tapping to the beat: Rap’s influence on culture

Tapping to the beat: Rap’s influence on culture

Ashley Song and Clara Fernandes

October 5, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Print

Post Malone, XXXTENTACION, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Drake — these renowned rappers have topped Billboard charts this year. Similar to the prevalence of swing music in the 1940s and the dominance of pop and punk in the early 2000s, rap music has recently experienced a surge in popularity. Rap is...

Serving the school with warm smiles

Serving the school with warm smiles

Jessica Li

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Print

One year ago, the area was almost completely desolate at lunchtime. Now, a hustle-bustle of starving students sprinting to the small blue-and-white shack next to the football field is a typical sight at 1 p.m. Since the new bell schedule and school construction took effect this year, the Lynbrook f...

What makes us different: Our backpacks

Kelsey Lu

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Photo, Print

       ...

Female athletes face unfair sexism

Female athletes face unfair sexism

Michelle Lum

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Print, Sports

After years of having the same uniforms, the girls tennis team was excited for a change: new tank tops. We quickly placed orders to ensure that our uniforms would arrive in time for matches, not realizing that a white tank top with an open cut in the back would cause such a disruption. Without our knowl...

Indali Bora takes a seat on FUHSD Board

Indali Bora takes a seat on FUHSD Board

Katie Chen

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Print

As students adjust to the changes of the new school year, senior Indali Bora already has her work cut out for her as the 2018-2019 FUHSD student board member. Bora has been involved in leadership in the past, being active in her class council in elementary and middle school. She decided, however, t...

Nike under fire for featuring Colin Kaepernick in ad

Nike under fire for featuring Colin Kaepernick in ad

Anusha Kothari

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

Michael Jordan in 1985. LeBron James and Serena Williams in 2003. Colin Kaepernick in 2011. Nike has been represented by a number of athletes who have transcended social and political barriers. The company has a long history of conveying political messages in the process of advertising its brand. Altho...

College Board Creates Controversy

College Board Creates Controversy

Srinidhi Seshadri

October 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Print

The only sound I could hear was the scratching of pencils on paper as we vigorously bubbled in our answers. The proctor announced that our time was up, and I leaned back with a sigh of relief. Months of preparation and practice tests had led up to this moment. Just like thousands of other students, I ...

The U.S. Open: A step back for equal rights

The U.S. Open: A step back for equal rights

Priyanka Anand

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Print

The crowd erupted into a chorus of aggressive “boo’s.” Serena Williams, arguably the greatest female tennis player of all time, had just been given a game penalty for calling the chair umpire a “thief,” leaving her opponent, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka, a game away from winning her first Grand Sl...

Meet four of the new faces on Lynbrook’s faculty

Meet four of the new faces on Lynbrook’s faculty

Alisha Naidu

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Print

  On the first day of school, students and teachers alike prepared themselves for the new school year. Among the fresh faces were brand new faculty members. Lynbrook is excited to welcome 23 new staff members for the 2018-19 school year, four of whom are featured here. Barbara Sweet is a...

New school year brings exciting changes to Lynbrook

New school year brings exciting changes to Lynbrook

Christy Yu

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Print

Friday Homeroom, a new school website and construction for a new quad and cafeteria are major changes at Lynbrook this year. Despite the many additions Lynbrook students must adapt to, staff and students hope these improvements will pay off in following years. Due to the FUHSD decision to start all ...

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School
Print