Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Upperclassmen take leadership during games to lead the team to success, middle blocker Jack Rohloff said.

Upperclassmen step into predecessors’ shoes

By Ella Chan, Kevin Miao, and Annabelle Yip April 19, 2024

Last year’s seniors made up most of the previous varsity team, bringing unmatchable spirit and energy, middle blocker Jack Rohloff said. But after they left, it became up to the current varsity team...

With her natural charisma and Canadian accent, Maria Georgas is ABCs newest star. (Photo from US Weekly)

How one contestant saved ‘The Bachelor’

By Annabelle Yip March 24, 2024

At the start of every season of “The Bachelor,” I tune in from my couch to meet all of the new contestants I will get to know in the next ten weeks — but one immediately stood out. Typically,...

 Freshman Owen Chau said he believes the absence of a JV team is fair due to the skill required to play golf.

Varsity or bust

By Ella Chan, Jonathan Xue, and Annabelle Yip March 5, 2024

Boys golf, unlike other sports, only has a varsity team. Given the increasing interest in joining the golf team, many less experienced golf players were cut from the roster of 12, senior Wyatt Hook said. The...

Lin said he was impressed with himself after finding out he broke the three-mile record by a tenth of a second.

Senior breaks school three-mile record

By Ella Chan and Annabelle Yip October 31, 2023

Under the bright lights at the 42nd Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic in Irvine, one of the biggest meets in the country, senior Aaron Lin broke the school’s three-mile record with a time of 15:01.9....

Club officer junior Caleb Xiao presents a Bible study during a club meeting.

Building better bonds

By Mikhail Pilar and Annabelle Yip October 23, 2023

From Bible study presentations to small groups, Footprints club, also known as the campus Christian club, hosts a variety of activities for their club members, president, junior Angelina Cuan said.  With...

Junior Bella Castaneda said despite the importance of senior leadership in sports, in golf, skill level is more valuable.

No seniors, no problem

By Aviv Matas, Kevin Miao, and Annabelle Yip October 20, 2023

In high school sports, seniors are often the players with the most experience, who lead the rest of the team. But, for the girls golf team, this season has brought a significant change: there are no seniors...

English and drama teacher Alana Caires said she believes theater has the power to bring out a different side of people and to tell important stories in an enjoyable way.

‘Total drama geek’: Alana Caires takes the stage as new drama teacher

English teacher Alana Caires said she began her acting journey in elementary school, performing in a musical production of “Hansel and Gretel.” Now, that journey has come full circle as she takes over...

As an ASB sustainability commissioner, sophomore Aayushma Adhikari said she encourages other students to bike to school if they have the ability.

Biking toward a sustainable future

By Ella Chan and Annabelle Yip May 22, 2023

For many, getting to school every day is not something to think twice about, especially in regard to sustainability. But for some students, taking that extra step to be more environmentally conscious in...

Despite the thrilling boxing scenes and an intriguing story between the main characters, the cliché story in “Creed III” is disappointing. (Photo from IMDb)

‘Creed III’: A beautiful, predictable movie

By Annabelle Yip May 17, 2023

When “Creed III,” the third installment of the hit series, reached theaters on March 3, I was expecting to see a whirlwind of a movie, one that would captivate my attention all throughout. Much to...

Senior Victor Tsai steps up to the role of defensive specialist after a teammate was injured.

Stepping up to the net

By Ella Chan, Faith Watters, and Annabelle Yip May 15, 2023

In high school sports, injuries can hinder a team’s progress, especially when the injured player plays an integral role in the team’s success. Like many high school sports teams, our varsity boys volleyball...

The tournament allowed for new faces to show their school spirit and earn points for their class through gaming.

BOTC Mario Kart tournament takes off

By Annabelle Yip April 21, 2023

For the 2023 Battle of the Classes, ASB and esports club collaborated on the first school-wide Mario Kart tournament, inviting students to compete for points for their grade. The first three days of the...

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