Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Tashi creates animosity in Patrick and Art’s friendship, yet the specific physical acting choices allow the reader to see the underlying love the two still have for each other. (Photo from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

‘Challengers’ depicts love and tennis like never before

By Nicole Kim May 5, 2024

I have never been to a professional tennis match, but if I did, I can only imagine it would feel the same as watching Luca Guadagnino’s “Challengers.” From visually interesting camera angles to an...

In ‘Fireworks and Rollerblades,’ Boone uses unique songwriting and surprising elements to write fiery songs. (Photo from Spotify)

Creating ‘fireworks’ in the music industry

By Malar Raguraman April 29, 2024

One sunny day in eighth grade, I was sprawled across my bed, my Alexa blasting familiar songs from my childhood. Suddenly, interrupting a series of nostalgic memories, it played a song I had not encountered...

A touch-up, although creative, is not an excuse to violate plagiarism policies and ethics.

‘Palworld’ poses as an innovative impostor

By Parth Dhaulakhandi April 28, 2024

As an amateur game developer and gaming enthusiast, I understand the joy of creating and playing a brilliant game. When an impeccable story is paired with amazing gameplay, sprinkled with powerful graphics...

TV shows and channels from Disney to CBS have had a profound impact on my upbringing and have changed the way I view the world.

Childhood media across cultures

By Sanah Arya April 24, 2024

Every day as I walked home from school, the only thought on my mind was catching up with the next episodes of my favorite TV shows. Whether it was “Phineas and Ferb” or “Chotta Bheem,” TV has always...

Artist Megan Thee Stallion presents Anime of the Year to “Jujutsu Kaisen.” Out of the 32 awards, the show won 11 out of its 17 nominations. (Photo from Crunchyroll)

A popularity contest: ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ steals the spotlight

By Nathan Gu April 22, 2024

I eagerly watch the eighth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards from home on March 2, hoping they spotlight smaller shows as they had done to an incrementally better degree each year. However, before reaching...

JoJo Siwa’s new single reflects her journey of self-discovery. (Photo from )

‘Karma’ cuts loose with JoJo Siwa

By Veronica Zhao April 5, 2024

As an avid watcher of Dance Moms, I have witnessed JoJo Siwa evolve from the once bow-obsessed dancer to a multifaceted artist. Although her music career took off in 2016 with pop hits such as “Boomerang”...

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,...

Movies are constantly being adapted into musicals, but the recreations lack effort and quality.

Not all movies should be musicals

By Danielle Feldsher March 18, 2024

As I see the plethora of musicals debuting on Broadway, certain productions such as “Frozen: The Broadway Musical” have caught my attention. Many of my favorite movies have transformed into musicals,...

Lil Tecca performs a sensational concert on Match 13 in San Francisco, celebrating his new album, “TEC.”

Lil Tecca avenges unimpressive album

By Adam Orrin March 15, 2024

The crowd is dead silent. From the silence erupts a chant: “Tecca, Tecca, Tecca.” The crowd begins to jump and yell louder and louder. The smoke machines shoot up into the air as Lil Tecca runs onto...

Main characters Aang, Katara and Sokka prepare to fight enemies in a great display of choreography (Photo from Netflix).

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” live-action redeems itself — but not enough

By Catherine Yang March 11, 2024

The animated TV show “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” commonly known as ATLA, was an instant success after its initial 2005 release on Nickelodeon, attracting millions of viewers all over the world and...

Unity’s recent actions have left most of their users unsatisfied with their corporate greed.

Unanimously concerned about Unity

By Parth Dhaulakhandi February 23, 2024

Often, people may not pay much attention to the work and effort that goes into a game, especially for smaller corporations that are already operating off a shoestring. So, when a major game development...

Although its characters and animation make the show “Hazbin Hotel” fun to watch, its pacing and lack of world-building hold it back.

The pilot that made it

By Faith Watters February 14, 2024

While there are many independent animated pilots on YouTube today, few would exist without “Hazbin Hotel” as a trailblazer. Created by animator Vivienne “VivziePop” Medrano and her studio SpindleHorse,...

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