Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

The Ripple Effect: Immigrants are facing ever-growing barriers

By Aishwarya Jayadeep September 26, 2018

Immigrants who make use of public benefits may now be denied green cards, according to new rules drawn up by Trump administration officials. Those who continue doing so could be labeled a “public charge,”...

Homosexuality was decriminalized in India last Thursday, in a victory for the nations LGBT community. Illustration by Aishwarya Jayadeep

The Ripple Effect: India, individual rights and the ghost of imperialism

By Aishwarya Jayadeep September 12, 2018

We like to think of rights as a footrace. Imagine it: a cohort of runners, representing countries from around the world, standing at the ready in a stadium filled with wide-eyed watchers. The starter...

The new website layout attempts to accommodate the different needs of students, parents and staff, according to FUHSD Coordinator of Communications Rachel Zlotziver. Photo courtesy of Amity Bateman.

FUHSD launches new school websites

By Aishwarya Jayadeep September 7, 2018

The FUHSD website and the websites of all schools in-district relaunched Friday, featuring a modernized layout and changes to site navigation to “improve user experience,” according to a letter...

Cultural conflict can arise from a variety of factors, but is especially visible in immigrants and their children. Illustration by Aishwarya Jayadeep.

The Ripple Effect: Culture is not a one-way street

May 23, 2018

I f you’ve ever found yourself smiling vacantly at relatives during family reunions because they’re speaking too fast for you, despite the fact that they’re also speaking in a language you’ve...

Miguel Diaz-Canel (left), the Cuban first vice president under Raul Castro (right), was named the country’s president on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Getty images.

The Ripple Effect: A Cuban continuation

By Aishwarya Jayadeep April 25, 2018

Cuba’s new president was named last Thursday. The plot twist? His name isn’t Castro. Yes, for the first time in decades, someone unrelated to Fidel Castro holds that office: Miguel Diaz-Canel. It’s...

The Olympics offer an insight into the murky waters of international politics.

The Ripple Effect: Where the triple Salchow meets foreign relations

By Aishwarya Jayadeep February 7, 2018

If you tune in at the right moment to the right channel this Friday, you’ll be just in time to watch athletes in matching outfits meander along a path. Crowds will roar. National pride will sizzle. International...

The Ripple Effect: Being frank about our lingua franca

By Aishwarya Jayadeep January 10, 2018

What language do you speak? I like to say that at most, I’m bilingual-and-a-half, although it depends on whether my third grade language arts class, my Spanish teacher or my mother is passing the...

The Ripple Effect: The Zimbabwean media’s happily-ever-after?

By Aishwarya Jayadeep November 29, 2017

It’s like the prologue to a fairy tale. The man who had been involved in Zimbabwean politics since the country’s independence and been as polarizing in his nation as he’s been a symbol of...

The Ripple Effect: Flattery, foreign relations and forbidden shrimp

By Aishwarya Jayadeep November 15, 2017

Out of all the coverage of Donald Trump’s recent trip to Asia, I didn’t expect to read stories about the president eating something controversial. No, he didn’t reject a traditional meal cooked...

The Ripple Effect: Looking ahead for Catalonia

By Aishwarya Jayadeep November 1, 2017

Consider: a region has its own language, its own flag, its own — wait, I’ve been over this before. It’s been two weeks since I last addressed the secessionist rumbles in Catalonia, and here...

The Ripple Effect: What’s in a vote?

By Aishwarya Jayadeep October 16, 2017

Consider: a region has its own language, its own flag, its own parliament, its own police force and control over some matters of public life like its own healthcare and schools. Could it be a country? The...

Frauke Petry, leader of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, has generally kept up an appearance of being more measured than her colleagues there, but some of her incendiary remarks are not as moderate as her demeanor suggests.

The Ripple Effect: Europe’s chain reaction

By Aishwarya Jayadeep October 2, 2017

If ever I could point at something and call it a political chain reaction, it would be the series of elections in Europe this past year. In France, way back in May, Marine Le Pen’s pro-France-and-only-France...

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