Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Teenage years are glorified and idealized everywhere: from movies set in the 70’s to TV shows today

“The Teenage Dream”

By Nicole Pimenta Innecco January 5, 2022

High school, often referred to as “the best years of your life.” A time when you are expected to accomplish a lot. Experience all sorts of different things. “You are young, you have your whole life...

Relating to characters: The uniqueness of Anne Shirleys personality in Anne of Green Gables was one of the strongest points of the book, as it allowed me to empathize with Anne throughout the story.

Must-read children’s books

By Erin Loh January 1, 2022

In the library, while most teens can be found browsing the Young Adult section, I can often be seen in the children’s fiction section. For me, children’s books have always been more enjoyable reads...

SPREADING HARMFUL MESSAGES: Media’s portrayal of strong women fosters misconceptions about femininity in audiences.

Media needs a more diverse representation of feminine strength

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo December 22, 2021

The tomboy is a classic trope which has been used time and time again in the media. This term is used to describe girls who display traditionally masculine traits or interests. Because tomboy characters...

Despite the Harry Potter films surpassing over $7 billion in sales, there is a clear oversight in the execution of the movies.

Movie adaptations: a mistranslation of books

By Olivia Shen December 10, 2021

“Little Women,” “Harry Potter” and “Twilight'' are all names of well known book to movie adaptations. With the movie industry pulling in over $42 billion in 2019, it is disappointing to see that...

Although Blue Banisters contains beautiful vocals and instrumentation, as well as deep lyricism, the album is also boring and lacks cohesion at points. – 3.5/5

Blue Banisters – simultaneously beautiful and boring

By Joss Broward December 9, 2021

In her eighth studio album, “Blue Banisters,” singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey provides 15 songs filled with deep lyricism, stripped-back vocals and calm instrumentation, yet ultimately creates a boring...

SLOW TO PROGRESS: Hollywood resists change in culture of harassment.

Feminist’s Disclosure: Harassment in Hollywood

By Leila Salam December 9, 2021

Sexual harassment has always been a problem in Hollywood. Before Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, it was filmmakers like Roman Polanski and Woody Allen. They weren’t the first influential predators and...

UNREALISTIC SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS: High school students watch entertainment with only ideal circumstances which create false assumptions.

Not a teenage dream

By Lia Klebanov December 9, 2021

When I was younger and thought of high school, the image of partying, dating, friends and absolutely no schoolwork came to mind. Movies and TV shows provide teenagers with a sense of false reality in a...

Sheeran falls flat: = lacks innovation, sincerity

‘=’ is bland, underwhelming

By Keshav Kumar December 9, 2021

Sometimes, an album deserves to be judged by its cover. While I had hopes Ed Sheeran would take his music in a new, fresh direction, “=” is equally disappointing as his older work. My past feelings...

“ALL TOO WELL”: Swift’s misogynistic responses from the public are nothing new to female pop stars.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain December 6, 2021

Taylor Swift brought fans back to 2012 with her re-release of “Red (Taylor’s Version).” Hidden amongst her songs lie lyrical clues, pop culture references and Swift’s own experiences of being a...

A COMPLETE LETDOWN: short guest appearances and repetitive jokes encapsulates the movie.

Jonas brother’s family roast: a complete joke

By Naomi Baron December 6, 2021

A roast, nonetheless a family roast caught my attention. Later learning the family roast would be about the Jonas Brothers on Netflix, my mind immediately began thinking of all the hilarious jokes that...

TIME FLIES BY: Adele’s new album is a culmination of her life experiences as she grows older

‘30’: mature heartbreak, separation, delicate love

By Nicole Kim November 30, 2021

Listening to Adele was my childhood. I remember playing her CDs in our minivan and singing along to her albums during long road trips. As I have grown older my perspective on Adele has changed and matured;...

“Attacca” allows the audience to feel loved and share love to their loved ones when listening to the tracks.

Seventeen shares “power of love” through their album, ‘Attacca’

By Seoyoung Hwang November 16, 2021

With their 2021 project, “Power of Love,” the 13 member self-producing K-pop boy group Seventeen released their ninth mini-album, “Attacca,” on Oct. 22. As a big fan of Seventeen, I have been counting...

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