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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

The storied history of a magazine that played a pioneering role in modern sports reporting, seems to be coming to an end. Half a century of ground breaking photography, intelligent writing and iconic tradition may soon become a relic of the past.

Sports Illustrated’s clash with time and technology

Alex Cotterel, Staffer March 11, 2024

From its inception in 1954 to its looming collapse in 2024, Sports Illustrated has been a place where fans can keep up with the latest trends in the sports world. However, in recent years, the multi-award...

Rather than adhering to rigid tradition, we should accept that the definitions of these terms are ever-changing, as encouraging these changes can lead to improvements and progress within both realms.

Blurring the line between sports and arts

Ashley Huang, Sports Editor March 11, 2024

A skateboarder effortlessly glides across a concrete canvas; a rhythmic gymnast twirls her ribbon with precision and grace; a diver breaks the surface after a sequence of carefully crafted twists and turns....

Technology is taking center stage in how athletes experience sports.

Game-Changer: Sports Technology

Daeun Chung and Erin Fitzpatrick December 11, 2023

Sports Technology is shaping how athletes train and compete, revolutionizing the way they play sports.  Sports Technology covers everything from phasing out referees to the improvement of gear.  ...

Sports are increasingly being used as political cover-ups.

Sportswashing: Controversy amid a sea of cheers

Charlotte Bolay and David Zhu December 11, 2023

The crowd erupts in cheers as the star player scores the winning goal, a scene familiar to soccer fans. Many fans are still reliving the action-packed 2022 FIFA World Cup, despite corruption, human rights...

Mental health in the world of sports

Mental health in the world of sports

Qianzi Loo, Web Editor May 8, 2023

One in seven people between the ages of 10 and 19 suffer from some sort of mental disorder, according to a 2021 global study by the World Health Organization. While exercise has been recognized as one...

Evan Taylor sprints through two Lynbrook track records

Evan Taylor sprints through two Lynbrook track records

Deeksha Raj, Business Manager May 8, 2023

After a final burst of energy, senior Evan Taylor is milliseconds away from breaking yet another school record — his team holds their breaths as they watch him cross the finish line of the 200-meter...

The proposal reignited debate over the eligibility of transgender student athletes to compete, with some arguing that Title IX should protect fairness and inclusivity in womens sports.

New Biden proposal addresses transgender athletes

Nicole Ge, Staffer May 8, 2023

On April 6, the Biden Administration and the U.S. Department of Education proposed a rule that offers educational institutions a new framework for formulating eligibility standards for transgender student-athletes....

Sports betting is currently legal in 31 states while mobile betting is legal in 21 states. The thrill of making risky money drives fans to bet more money causing this industry to grow at unimaginable rates.

The sports betting industry fights against the odds

Jasmine Rihal and Inaaya Yousuf March 10, 2023

Participating in sports has become an integral part of everyday life, whether cheering for a team, playing a sport, or most recently, placing wagers on certain events or games. Sports betting is a rising...

Despite being met with uncertainties throughout the 2022 season, the San Francisco 49ers were still able to carry on their Faithful legacy.

San Francisco 49ers stay Faithful through their season

Jasmine Rihal, Social Media Manager February 6, 2023

Despite a rough start to the 2022-23 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers were able to gain momentum since Week 8, building their 13-4 game winning streak, which they lost in the National Football Conference...

Through sports such as the Olympics and basketball, United States influences the world and increases its soft power.

American influence through sports

Meera Nambiar and Elizabeth Cheng February 6, 2023

With a little over a minute left in the game and an Olympic gold medal on the line, five blue jerseys storm down the court. One player tosses the ball over his shoulder to a teammate, who finishes the...

By not allowing stigmas prevent them from enjoying the sport, female wrestlers show their resilience and prove that they too deserve to compete in the playing field.

Wrestling against gender stereotypes

Chelsea Lee, Design Editor February 6, 2023

“‘You look really scary for a girl,’” junior and varsity wrestler Claire Lucas said, recalling what someone told her at a past tournament. “Those words stuck with me for a long time.” While...