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New California bill aims to outlaw conversion therapy

New California bill aims to outlaw conversion therapy

Hatim Saifee

April 21, 2018


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 Taking major steps to solidify the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, Assembly member Evan Low (D-Cupertino) has proposed Assembly Bill 2943, which seeks to declare conversion therapy a fraudulent practice in the state of California. The California Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee v...

Lessons learned from technology in movies

Lessons learned from technology in movies

Medha Upadhyay

April 17, 2018


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These days, movies all seem to be be casting one key player: technology. Surprised? Don’t be. Technology has been woven into the very fabric of several recent movies. But this is not just a trend. It shows that today’s young adults know what technology abuse looks like, and how to conquer it. De...

Impact of Buddhism on the development of identity

Impact of Buddhism on the development of identity

Tzen-hao Ng

April 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

Often, one can hear horror stories about overly-religious parents dictating the lives of their children, who may not know anything of a life outside of religion.  Or, one may hear of cults, of ritual and witchcraft, that can end in brainwashing, a la Scientology, or destruction, as with Jonesto...

Kennedy Miedema: wrestling for more than just herself

Kennedy Miedema: wrestling for more than just herself

Aileen Xue

April 12, 2018


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Before every wrestling meet, senior Kennedy Miedema calls her grandma who lives in Minnesota. Her grandma, who is battling lung cancer, tells her how she may not be able to see her graduate from high school or college, get married, have kids or even start a life for herself. When her hand is raised after w...

Why I hate April Fool’s Day

Why I hate April Fool’s Day

Belinda Zhou

April 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

It’s only 9 a.m. and your best friend has called you and divulged to you her pregnancy. When you awoke from your slumber, your father was dangling a pair of car keys to your dream car, the $123,600 matte black Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, in front of your groggy face. Your customarily deadpan older siste...

This Is Me:

This Is Me:

Meera Balaji, Jocy He, Chloe Lee, Jessica Li, Michelle Lum, Ashley Song, Aileen Xue, Belinda Zhou, and Editorial Board

April 7, 2018


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Religion, upbringing, our interests and the people around us. There is a diverse range of factors that make up our identity, or who we are. As we grow and mature, from our childhood to teenage years to adulthood, we gradually realize and embrace our identity, discovering and developing new interests an...

Feminists unite at annual Strong Girls Strong Women Conference

Feminists unite at annual Strong Girls Strong Women Conference

Medha Upadhyay

March 22, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Web Exclusive

Girls and Women attended the 6th annual Strong Girls Strong Women Conference, Santa Clara County on March 17, 2018. The video is a short recap of the event. 

The Youth Rise Up: Leading the Charge for Gun Reform

The Youth Rise Up: Leading the Charge for Gun Reform

Patricia Wei and Srinidhi Seshadri

March 16, 2018


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Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, youth all over the country have been making their voices heard and advocating for reform in gun policies. Although the shooting occurred 2,700 miles away from the Bay Area in California, students here have also...

Students share their opinions on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

Students share their opinions on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

March 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

The recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018. 17 lives were lost. The U.S. was left shattered with students and parents feeling unsafe at school. the Epic invited the students of Lynbrook High School to use our website as a platform to share their opinions...

Who does your feminism include?

Nicole Ong

March 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Web Exclusive

Feminism. 8 letters. Years of progress that can not be put together in a single word. From women’s suffrage, to the push for sexual rights, to the recent Women’s Marches, feminism has been a major source of the strides made regarding gender equality. Let’s break it down, though. What does fem...

Does powderpuff empower female athletes or perpetuate stereotypes?

Medha Upadhyay

March 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports, Web Exclusive

Powderpuff lets girls play football while the guys take a break and cheer them on. But there’s something very wrong with this picture. Girls don’t need the boys to step aside so that they can take their place on the field. And thinking that way is dangerously old-fashioned. Across the country, girls are j...

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