The Epitaph

National bike to school day promotes healthy, safe transit

By Dexter Tatsukawa

June 5, 2019

Filed under Dexter Tatsukawa, NEWS

C elebrations for National Bike to School Day swept the nation’s schools on May 8. As the name implies, the national day prompts people to get to school by bike over other forms of transportation. At Homestead, much of the event was organized by the school’s Safe Routes to School team, a parent, teacher, and student group ded...

Science Olympiad dishes on competitions

By Shruti Magesh

June 5, 2019

Filed under NEWS, Shruti Magesh

Science Olympiad participates in a variety of competitions throughout the year. The competitions are comprised of participation in a variety of events.   “For science olympiad, there are many different events. There’s two teams for our club. Each team has different events and basica...

College standards, high school pressure have fostered a culture of academic dishonesty

By Patrick Yu

June 5, 2019

Filed under OPINION, Patrick Yu

59 percent of the 43,000 high school students surveyed admitted to cheating on a test in 2017, according to a poll conducted by the Josephson Institute Center for Youth Ethics. 34 percent of the same students surveyed admitted to cheating on multiple occasions. One-third of the sample also...

FPA’s cow dissection helps members gain exposure to a possible career path

By Katelynn Ngo

June 4, 2019

Filed under NEWS

Future Physicians of America held a cow eyeball dissection where members could get hands-on experience exploring and analyzing the anatomy of an eye on May 3. Around 16 members came to the event and got to dissect the cow eyeball that the FPA officer team had obtained from the science department. ...

Youth takes charge against climate change

By Saanvi Thakur

June 4, 2019

Filed under NEWS

Humanity has ten years left to prevent the worst of climate change, according to the United Nations. For the past five years, the debate about a federal bill regarding climate change has been discussed but never implemented. Now the youth of America has taken climate change into their own hands. Here ...

Science Olympiad strategies to success

By Shruti Magesh

June 4, 2019

Filed under NEWS

Science olympiad has a variety of factors that contributed to their success in competitions. Some of these factors included organization and effective organization strategies. Science olympiad encompasses a lot of group work, so communication is an important aspect to achieving success during ...

High school’s preparation for life

By Yukari E. Zapata

June 1, 2019

Filed under OPINION, Yukari E. Zapata

According to The 74, 46 percent of high schoolers think that what they are learning about is useful for life. That leaves 54 percent of high school students thinking that high school is not relevant to modern life. For many students, high school feels like a complete waste of time — claiming that t...

From my POV: Dear quiet people

By Hana Baig

May 30, 2019

Filed under From My P.O.V., Hana Baig, LIFESTYLES

Quiet people are quiet for different reasons. Some people suffer from anxiety that lead to their unconsented stifled voice. Some simply may not desire to talk. Others are somewhere in between, a blend of factors defining their quietness — the quiet being a part of their nature. My quietness fal...

The Impatient Patient: The line between a social media binge and cleanse

By Renee Wang

May 30, 2019

Filed under OPINION, Renee Wang, The Impatient Patient

In my freshman year, I bade goodbye to “likes” and dog filters as I deleted first my Instagram, and later my Snapchat account. For the next year or so, I likened myself to living off the grid — the social media grid that is. My motivations for such a social media cleanse were simple: I thoug...

Retraction for print article, "Cheating scandals tear through campus" in Issue 8

May 30, 2019

Filed under NEWS

The Epitaph would like to issue a retraction for a statement made in a recent article published in Issue 8, “Cheating scandals tear through campus.” In the article, the authors mentioned a junior who was rescinded from Brown University as a result of their involvement in the cheating scandals. Th...

The rebirth of creativity

By Shreya Parthasarathy

May 29, 2019

Filed under LIFESTYLES, Shreya Parthasarathy

The Renaissance. An era epitomizing rebirth. A turned leaf for literature, art and philosophy. As high schoolers, we are faced with many social pressures, stress from home, and the ever burdening thought of college. To escape the monotonous current of life, students at Homestead indulge in many hobbies...

Major Works Concert resonates beautifully

May 29, 2019

Filed under Leiyonee Bose

As the year comes to a close, the music department showed off their months of hard work in the combined Major Works Concert. On April 24, Men’s Choir, Advanced Treble Choir and Chamber Choir came together with orchestra for a stunning performance.   Months ahead of the concert date, the prepar...