Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

While it should be acknowledged that stars with famous parents have privilege, to say that they do not deserve their success is untrue because of their contributions to the entertainment industry.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain September 23, 2022

In order to be successful in the entertainment industry, actors and musicians need to have the right connections. Talent does not matter if they do not have the proper people, such as agents, publicists...

MATURE, HEARTFELT, RAW: Sabrina Carpenter puts her most vulnerable emotions on display in this album.

Sabrina Carpenter’s ‘emails i can’t send’ is the summer album I didn’t know I needed

By Manya Girivasan September 16, 2022

Sabrina Carpenter released her fifth studio album this summer, cleverly titled “emails i can't send.” As someone who did not listen to her music before this album came out, I can now say that I have...

Dressed in luxurious dresses and crowns, ITZY administered a shock to many fans after releasing their new album “CHECKMATE” in summer 2022.

ITZY’s latest album made me scratch my head in a good way

By Mackie Vu September 15, 2022

ITZY, a Korean girl group, has recently made a comeback, releasing their album “CHECKMATE” on July 15, 2022. The five-member group, composed of Chaeryeong, Lia, Ryujin, Yeji and Yuna, is one of the...

WELL-LOVED CLASSICS: Platt includes a variety of covers in the show, including classic songs such as Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way.”

Ben Platt’s ‘Reverie’ tour is live music at its finest

By Rajiv Venkatesh September 14, 2022

At Ben Platt’s Sept. 11 concert in Stanford’s Frost Amphitheatre, students looking for a good time and diehard fans in well-worn “Dear Evan Hansen” shirts crowded together for a night of heartfelt,...

Seventeen puts on a powerful performance for the fans, hyping up the venue.

Seventeen heats up Oakland with their concert, ‘Be the Sun’

By Seoyoung Hwang August 19, 2022

As the instrumental for “Hot” plays, the screen moves up, showing the backs of the 13 members of Seventeen facing an LED sun, representing the name of their third world tour, “Be the Sun.” As the...

DID NOT DISAPPOINT: Chase Atlantic filled the venue with passion and spirit providing fans with a perfect experience.

Chase Atlantic kicks off ‘Cold Nights’ tour with high-energy opening night

By Amber Birrell and Christine Kim July 10, 2022

Covered head to toe in hot pink, Leah Kate struts on stage to kick off opening night of Chase Atlantic’s “Cold Nights” tour in San Francisco.   Although Kate is a talented vocalist and has a...

MOVEMENTS IN MUSIC: Franklin’s “Respect” was ahead of its time in terms of its message and gave women an anthem to fuel the fight for their rights.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain May 31, 2022

Music is a powerful mechanism for sparking social change and starting meaningful conversations about important issues. Artists have risked their careers every day by shedding light on controversial subjects...

Emergence of BeReal app signals a shift toward a healthier society

By Naomi Baron May 30, 2022

Scrolling through social media apps, whether it be Snapchat, VSCO or Instagram, teenagers are constantly consuming content that has been heavily edited with apps or manipulated by filters. For so long,...

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...

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...

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...

PIXAR’S NEW FILM: Studio releases a heartwarming film on growing up with family and social expectations.

‘Turning Red’ speaks on the difficulties students face

By Chloe Wong and Aiko Charon May 10, 2022

While Pixar is not necessarily known for deep movies, Pixar’s new movie, “Turning Red,” brings many firsts into the industry. “Turning Red” is an animated comedy about a joyful, talented and...

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