Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

TRANSGENDERS IN SPORTS: Transgender people do not have an unfair leverage in any capacity because they do not have control over their body parts.

Silent battles: transgender athletes in sports

By Shreya Partha and Olivia Shen May 25, 2022

Michael Phelps is an objectively perfect swimmer: hyper-extended joints, double the normal lung capacity, and a disproportionately large torso. Standing as one of the most decorated athletes of all times,...

PERFECT SUMMER ACCESSORIES: Shield sunglasses and tote bags are great additions to any summer outfit.

Fashion Police: Exploring summer accessories

By Amber Birrell May 25, 2022

By far my favorite part of summer fashion is the accessories. Whether it is a cute pair of sunglasses or dainty jewelry, these seasonal essentials can easily dress up or down any outfit. All over social...

A CLUB REVIVAL: With the hard work from officers, BSU brings together members and officers.

BSU makes a comeback with more member involvement

For many years the Black Student Union has struggled with member involvement —  and the beginning of this year was no different. However, that changed after officers placed significant emphasis on...

DANGEROUS BEAUTY STANDARDS: society should stop enforcing unrealistic body ideals because they negatively impact relationships with food and exercise.

Body standards and weight stigmas: harmful and useless

By Leila Salam May 25, 2022

In the society we live in today, body image issues are common in the United States and are especially prominent in young adults, according to a study by the National Library of Medicine. We are constantly...

WASTEFUL CULTURAL STANDARDS: The lawns that dominate much of suburban America are wasting water at a time when we can’t afford to

Wasteful lawns are hurting California’s environment

By Keshav Kumar May 25, 2022

During times of hardship, individual luxuries must often be sacrificed for the good of society. When it comes to a resource as necessary and scarce as water in California, we must be especially careful....

Shuttling to the right place

By Jack Xu May 22, 2022

The sport of badminton had always been an enjoyable pastime for Maxwell Lee. However, the senior said he became wholeheartedly dedicated to the extracurricular activity much later on in life.  “I...

LESSONS FROM GOLF: Guidi said playing golf has taught him to be patient with himself.

From self-taught to team member: varsity golf player shares his perspective

By Erin Loh and Madhavi Karthik May 21, 2022

Before becoming a member of the varsity boys golf team, junior Nick Guidi said he learned golf through less conventional methods: instead of attending private lessons and learning from coaches, Guidi said...

FOSTERING TEENAGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Starting a business at a young age can provide a high reward for low risk.

The perks of starting a business

By Niyatee Jain May 21, 2022

Formulating a new business concept is always an impressive feat as entrepreneurs must come up with unique ideas to intrigue consumers. However, starting a business in high school is even more remarkable,...

mxmtoon and Chloe Moriondo captivate the audeince with their vocals, instrumentals, and visual effects

mxmtoon’ shares her growth, fosters community with ”rising: the tour”

By Nicole Pimenta Innecco and Dan Penalosa May 21, 2022

Blue. Green. Purple. All these brilliant colors illuminated the stage of the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco when I got to watch Maia perform. Known on stage as mxmtoon, she is famed for her breakout...

Community moves forward after arrest of influential teacher

Community moves forward after arrest of influential teacher

By Saira Ahmed and Niyatee Jain May 19, 2022

The Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety announced the arrest of Anthony Phillips on April 12 for the sexual assault of a student in 2009. Phillips, known by students as Mr. P, was a former teacher at Cupertino...

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