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the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

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What it means to be a cheerleader

What it means to be a cheerleader

Minchae Kim November 7, 2022

"Why did you join cheer? Cheer does not even do much,” people around me ask. Well, we as a cheer team do more than what people expect and think, and I tell them so. We cheer at sports games, perform...

But why do I even dance?

But why do I even dance?

Sophie Au, Design Editor October 10, 2022

“What do you like to do for fun?” My answer was always dance. It was my simplest, go-to answer that loosely defined me.  However, I often questioned my answer during endless lessons, exhausting...

Through volleyball, I discovered that I enjoy making the people around me better, both on and off the court.

A leader in the backcourt

Mei Corricello, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2022

I watch my teammate swing at the ball, her lanky frame three feet in the air. She is going for a sharp angle shot, but she is not aiming high enough. I step to the right, anticipating the ball. Sure enough,...

With goggles and ski poles in hand, I am ready to embark on this year’s skiing adventure.

My uphill journey with skiing

Amy Liu, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2021

It seemed that my young skiing career was plunging downhill. My six-year-old self and my first-time skier dad had just tumbled off the lift on the easiest green trail at Mount Rose Ski Resort. A quarter...

Although the pandemic has forced me to transition from dancing late nights at the studio to a confined space at home,  it has also led me to reevaluate and rediscover my passion for ballet.

Reclaiming my love for ballet

Emma Constable, Staffer May 26, 2021

“Stop,” my ballet teacher interjected, abruptly turning off the music. I felt my heart sink, knowing she was going to tell me off for doing something wrong.  “Emma, you can’t just stand there...

 Field hockey, rowing, sailing, fencing, squash, synchronized swimming and men’s volleyball were among the sports announced to be cut after the 2020-21 season. (Graphic Illustration by Emma Cionca.)

Saving Stanford sports: A lesson in perseverance

Emma Cionca, Sports Editor May 26, 2021

When I was 9, I attended my first Stanford sports game, a women’s basketball tournament. Since I wasn’t the most interested in athletics growing up, I didn’t completely understand what was going...

My love for volleyball helped me look past the numbers and the scale, so I could focus on what matters: my performance.

From an athlete: Smaller isn’t better

Mei Corricello, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

Trigger warning: eating disorder thoughts and behaviors A note from the writer “Tone up!”  “Caloric deficit...” “Try apple cider vinegar, it works like magic.”  Each video...

Workouts from popular fitness trainers Mary Helen Bowers, Pamela Reif and Chloe Ting and their rating out of five stars.

Home workouts for the busy student

Claire Chiu, Writer October 7, 2020

Quarantine has made it easy to succumb to a sedentary lifestyle and put off exercise. Scrolling through some old pictures made me realize how out of shape I was. I found a convenient solution to this problem...

2020 U.S. Open: A rare grand slam without Big 3

Elliu Huang, Managing Editor September 13, 2020

The 2020 U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which started on Aug. 31 with 128 professional tennis players from around the world, have been an unprecedented experience for both players and fans. This year’s...

Staffer Ethan Lees NBA playoff predictions.

My NBA playoff predictions

Ethan Lee, Writer August 17, 2020

The 2019-2020 NBA playoffs began on Aug. 17 with the league’s top 16 teams competing to win a single championship trophy. As an NBA fanatic, the following predictions for this year's playoff performances,...

Tennis made me more successful

Elliu Huang, Managing Editor April 16, 2020

It started out as a way to get more exercise outside of PE class. Often, I would play tennis with my brother to prepare for my upcoming tennis tournaments. I did not realize the importance of tennis until...

One door closes, but hundreds more open

Audrey Wong, Managing Editor April 16, 2020

Things always happen for a reason. While it might not seem so in the moment, they will help in the long run. Those were the words of wisdom from my mother that continuously resonated within me as I attempted...