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The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

The Student News Site of Lynbrook High School

the Epic

From Barbie to Mulan, nostalgia has been a marketing strategy to remodel remniscent shows, yet some approaches have entered gray regions between offering fresh perspectives and exploiting the audiences pre-existing connections.

Nostalgia in media: Toeing the line between modernized and contrived

Valerie Shu and Alyssa Wang April 29, 2024

A bright-orange jukebox, references to popular childhood arcade games like PacMan and Wreck-it-Ralph and YMCA by the Village People — all of these are popular images of the past, which many film companies...

Staffers Samiya Anwar and Ashley Huang share their opinions on the free speech debate.

Expressed or repressed speech?

Ashley Huang and Samiya Anwar December 12, 2022

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects freedom of speech from government interference. Yet as American politics becomes increasingly polarized, both right and left-wing parties...

Many film industries have started incorporating more LGBTQ+ characters into their scripts and schools are incorporating novels with queer characters into their literature curriculums, influencing audiences’ views on the queer community.

The representation of the LGBTQ+ community in media

Alyssa Wang and Neha Ayyer November 7, 2022

In Disney’s recently released movie “Lightyear,” a short clip of a kiss shared by two women garnered much controversy, as some believed that it was inappropriate for children and furthered an insidious...

 I’ve long since evolved from the girl watching dramas 24/7, but I’m glad I encountered this hobby and further developed my understanding of my culture.

Embracing my culture through Chinese dramas

Sharlene Chen, Design Editor February 1, 2022

A stereotypical binge-watcher, I once watched an entire TV show during finals week. Unlike most other spree-watchers, I spent my hours on a Chinese drama.  I can’t pinpoint the exact moment Chinese...

The media often portrays teenage life to be more carefree than it actually is.

The false portrayal of teens in media

Stella Huang, Photo Editor December 9, 2020

Every teenager experiences struggles while going through adolescence, but in many high school movies and TV shows, the main characters tend to spend most of their time in glamorous and unrealistic social...