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The Homestead Epitaph is a five decade old institution of the student press. We are a student run publication without administrative prior review, and have fought for free speech in the supreme court. The Epitaph has won numerous Gold and Silver Crown awards, and the Scholastic Press Freedom Award. The Epitaph welcomes all letters to the editor but reserves the right to edit all submissions. Letters should be limited to 300 words. Please send any articles to homestead.epitaph@gmail.com or drop them off in C105. Include contact information. Make sure to follow us on Instagram at hhsepitaph.
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Congratulations to superstar Homestead and Cupertino High School teacher Ying Jin who has been elected to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Board of Directors! Ying is a nationally recognized language educator and was named the ACTFL Teacher of the Year in 2018.
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Featuring interviews with staff members Shawn Southerd, Megan Rupe, Madeleine Stanwood, Daniela Hurst, Alice Rick, Christina Graham and Amber Tanger! Check out the full video on the website and subscribe to our YouTube channel (The Epitaph) for more exclusive video content.

By Sara Shohoud
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A STEM district! Congrats FUHSD schools!
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Our new Spanish teacher, Señor Matthew Yale, said he instantly connected to Spanish when he learned it in high school.

“I wanted to be serious about it because learning the language is the real passport,” Yale said.

By Miya Liu
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“[Creating JNHS] seemed like a fun way to connect more with Japanese culture … we have a lot of socials that are really specialized to our culture,” JNHS club president Stacey Kawabata said.

By Yukari E. Zapata
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“If I get distracted by the construction myself when I’m teaching, it’s probably distracting for some of our students who also struggle to focus,” English teacher Surna Barton said.

By Shreya Partha