The Epic

Reflecting on the stories we carry

Reflecting on the stories we carry

Patricia Wei

August 13, 2019

I want to start off this column by saying that in some ways, I've failed. This column was supposed to be published way back in May, before I graduated, but I never made much progress past the outline stage because I struggled to find the right words to convey what I wanted to say. Funnily enough, that...

Cases of fate: failures

Cases of fate: failures

Sadhana Sarma

July 3, 2019

As my time in high school comes to a close, I am abundantly aware of the phrase “hindsight is 20/20.” For those of you who are underclassmen and feel that things are not going your way, I am here to tell you — prepare for the impending cheesiness — everything happens for a reason. Any time that a r...

A completely unqualified and unnecessarily harsh review of the 2019 Met Gala

Divya Nelakonda

May 31, 2019

Known as the “Superbowl of Fashion,” the Met Gala — an invitation-only fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (Met) costume institute and launch party for its Spring exhibition — had an exclusive list of celebrities, designers, models, brand representatives and industry insiders floc...

Fitting in: my struggle with pressure in high school

Fitting in: my struggle with pressure in high school

Noela Bae

May 28, 2019

Nike’s famous slogan “Just Do It” often serves as an empowering and motivational mantra. But to me, this slogan was a phrase that fueled peer pressure throughout high school, giving my friends and family the leverage to persuade me into changing my values and behavior with the simple utterance of th...

Fear is temporary: a senior’s advice on making the most of high school

Fear is temporary: a senior’s advice on making the most of high school

Srinidhi Seshadri

May 27, 2019

August 17, 2015. My very first day of high school. I had just moved from India and was new to the area. I wondered if I would make friends, and I feared my introverted nature would prevent me from doing so. But, I wasn’t going to let that stop me from fitting in. Walking into my freshman P.E. class, I ...

My favorite F-words: friends, fashion and f*** gender norms

My favorite F-words: friends, fashion and f*** gender norms

Hatim Saifee

May 26, 2019

Navy blue t-shirt. Grey Gap jacket. Straight cut dark blue jeans. Grey sports shoes. Combed hair, messy brows. Scared of judgment, eyes staring at my bland clothes, never lifting my head. Not acquainted with anyone, too meek to speak up. This was my sophomore year: void of confidence, friends, fashion...

Lost in translation: redefining what Asian-American means to me

Lost in translation: redefining what Asian-American means to me

Nicole Ong

May 25, 2019

When I was younger, my childhood Chinese teacher posed this question to the class: "Which part of China are you from?" The question was not so much where the student was from, but where in China the family was from. The other students answered with one city. Guangzhou. Shanghai. Funan. A single area...

Don’t take every opportunity: knowing your limits

Don’t take every opportunity: knowing your limits

Michelle Lum

May 25, 2019

“Take every opportunity.” That’s something we’ve been told all our lives, and a principle that I wholeheartedly embraced as I entered high school. This resulted in me taking the most classes I could, joining as many clubs as I had available brunches and lunches and applying for any positions ...

Endgame broke my heart, but I will never forget what my heroes taught me

Endgame broke my heart, but I will never forget what my heroes taught me

Medha Upadhyay

May 24, 2019

I don’t think I can overstate how much Marvel movies changed my life. And I don’t just mean how much they made me love, laugh and (recently) cry. I mean how much these movies molded me into who I am and how much these characters taught me about being a better person. When I was younger, I somet...

A year after Parkland: don’t let the momentum die

A year after Parkland: don’t let the momentum die

Srinidhi Seshadri

May 15, 2019

February 2018: news of a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, jolted Americans across the nation. Within a month, students across the country organized a national walkout, one that many Lynbrook students proudly and enthusiastically participated in. However, a little...

NASA’s cancelled all-female spacewalk: persisting gender inequality in STEM

NASA’s cancelled all-female spacewalk: persisting gender inequality in STEM

Michelle Lum

April 29, 2019

Imagine being one of the two women set to participate in the first all-female spacewalk. Then, imagine being told that only one woman would be able to go — the other would be replaced by a male astronaut. As astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain geared up for the first all-female spacewalk, set...

Behind the Scenes: Lynbrook Drama’s Musical “Beauty and the Beast”

Behind the Scenes: Lynbrook Drama’s Musical “Beauty and the Beast”

Kaylin Li and Alisha Naidu

April 25, 2019

Photos by Kaylin Li. Adobe Spark by Alisha Naidu....

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