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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

On Jan. 3, 50 years of conflicts between the U.S. and Iran came to a head.

Drone strike increases U.S. and Iran tensions

Audrey Wong and Michelle Zhu January 29, 2020

On Jan. 3, 50 years of conflicts between the U.S. and Iran came to a head: a U.S.-ordered drone strike on Baghdad, Iraq resulted in the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Sources confirmed that...

Writer Pranav Mishra wears traditional Indian clothing while holding a U.S. flag.

Home: more than one place

Pranav Mishra, Writer January 29, 2020

They told me that this was the day I had been dreaming of since I was a child, but as I stepped into the airport, all I felt was a sense of dread. The air here had an impolite nip to it, and the palm trees...

Communication between students and teachers is imperative to alleviate issues with absences and make up work.

Editorial: Communication clears confusion about absence policies

Epic Staff January 29, 2020

Last issue, the Epic’s staff editorial introduced the issues of missing school when sick, tackling make-up work and the lack of student-teacher communication in these scenarios. An initial survey filled...

Intersections members Nikita Sehgal, Angelika Shakirova, Tiffany Tran and Rhea Anand pose with their posters at the Women’s March.

Intersections Club participates in the Women’s March

Alara Dasdan, Writer January 29, 2020

Members of Lynbrook’s social justice club, Intersections, attended the annual Women’s March in San Francisco, walking with thousands of others from the Bay Area hoping to have their voices heard. The...

Items go in recycling bins and disappear, supposedly given a new life as another product and reducing the environmental damage caused by trash.

Recycling efforts are ending up in the trash

Emma Cionca and Sunny Li January 29, 2020

Items go in recycling bins and disappear, supposedly given a new life as another product and reducing the environmental damage caused by trash. In reality, many of these items, if not recycled correctly,...

From left to right, top to bottom: Jessica Chu, Luka Mandic, Anika Kanchi, Avni Anand, Pooja Muvva, Lauren Okamoto

Senior vikings commit to collegiate athletics

Lillian Fu, Design Editor January 29, 2020

Name: Jessica Chu Team: UC Davis Women’s Swimming “[I enjoy] surviving really hard [practice] sets with my teammates and [when] everyone pushes each other towards the same goal, like to qualify...

HALF NELSON | Sophomore Nolan Nyugen pins opponent with a half nelson at the JV
Lynbrook 2nd Man Tournament.

Wrestling team takes down competition

Melissa Chen, Writer January 29, 2020

On Dec. 7, varsity wrestling took ninth overall in a tournament at Half Moon Bay and at Gonzales High School, JV wrestlers placed in the top three, competing against 11 other schools. These results were...

The CCPA gives consumers several tools to take more control of their privacy, but it does not prevent businesses from collecting information about consumers. Ginny Sanderson, Internet Law Attorney

CCPA: Privacy, anonymity and equality

Sloka Suresh and Teresa Arisawa January 29, 2020

Collected, bought and sold. For decades, personal data has been used by businesses to learn everything about their consumers — from names to shopping preferences and addresses — and commodified for...

In the box and around it lie a variety of materials that students use to prepare for college applications.

Consequences of college packing

Sharlene Chen, Design Editor January 29, 2020

As a result of Lynbrook’s competitive atmosphere, students often look for ways to build a promising resume. Many choose to participate in college “packaging” programs offered by various counseling...

Writer Diana Kohr holds a Hot Cheeto sadly.

Breaking up with my food

Diana Xu, Managing Editor January 29, 2020

In middle school, I was one of those annoying kids who stood by the classroom door every day, ready to sprint to the lunch line for my bag of Hot Cheetos and fight anyone who stood in my way. Looking back...

Headline with graphic illustration of Superbowl logo

IV Classic Super Bowl Snacks

Renee Ge, In-Depth Editor January 29, 2020

Quarterback it up, the Super Bowl is approaching! Whether you’ll be watching by yourself at home or going the whole nine yards and throwing a party, here are four classic snacks to kick off the San Francisco...