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Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

While some thought Rihanna’s performance was too sexual and others found it underwhelming, Rihanna still created a nostalgic performance that gave fans the return they were all waiting for. (Illustration by Niyatee Jain)

Movements in Music: Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance shines despite criticism

By Niyatee Jain March 28, 2023

Rihanna’s long-awaited return to music came in Super Bowl LVII’s Halftime Show on Feb. 12. Though fans eagerly anticipated the 13-minute show, some viewers complained on Twitter that the show lacked...

My experiences with playing piano and the drums proved firsthand how diverse art can be.

Art is more than drawing

By Patrick Hao March 24, 2023

When I heard of the word “art,” I used to think it only pertained to drawing and similar activities. However, as I got older, I realized art is so much more than that.  The term “art” encompasses,...

Despite their differences, Puss and Kitty Softpaws are able to rekindle their relationship, revealing the importance of friendship.

Finding inspiration in unexpected places

By Evelyn Wang March 22, 2023

Although it may seem like a childish animated movie at first glance, “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” the sequel to the 2011 movie “Puss in Boots,” dives into a wide array of meaningful topics....

After filming of the movie “The Beach,” the island of Koh Phi Phi Leh in Thailand where the movie was shot became increasingly damaged, exacerbated by the influx of tourists along the shores.

International film industry has high viewership, but lack of global awareness

By Karuna Chandran March 21, 2023

When I think of the climate crisis, the first things that come to mind are carbon emissions from automobiles, greenhouse gasses, sea level rise and much more. But one of the largest contributors to environmental...

Though they do not have an extensive discography, Vallis Alps makes every single one of their songs perfect.

Underrated Artists: Vallis Alps creates versatile, innovative melodies

By Saira Ahmed March 8, 2023

I associate artists with specific aesthetics or landscapes, usually because I listen to different artists and genres based on where I am and what I am doing. If I am doing homework, I listen to chill,...

The design of these flats is not revolutionary or practical

Fashion Police: Miu Miu ballet flats not worth the price or hype

By Amber Birrell March 1, 2023

The Miu Miu ballet flats flooded my For You Page all of December on TikTok. Fashion influencers have posted “fit checks” showing off different ways they have styled these shoes. So by now, I have seen...

Popularized by famous celebrities and influencers, Y2K trends promote harmful body standards.

Some trends should be left in the past

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo February 13, 2023

Baby tees, low-rise jeans and micro skirts – all iconic and recognizable elements of 2000’s fashion, or, as it is commonly known, Y2K fashion. The Y2K trend has been making a comeback since the summer...

Edward Norton hilariously captures the essence of a self-absorbed CEO while portraying Miles Bron.

‘Glass Onion’ lives inside a bubble

By Manya Girivasan February 8, 2023

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” the highly anticipated sequel to 2019's “Knives Out,” was released on Netflix in late December. “Glass Onion” centers around a group of wealthy friends...

“Pokemon: Scarlet and Violet” rides off the success of the series’ other entries for profit, yet is the most unpolished game yet.

‘Pokemon: Scarlet and Violet’ reaps what it does not sow

By Faith Watters February 7, 2023

Pokemon: a name that is associated with friendship, nostalgia and far too many electric mice. Throughout its almost thirty years of existence, it has grown a substantial following with an estimated revenue...

The K-pop industry needs to stop allowing idols to completely lip sync their sets but instead sing on top of the track or without it to show their full potential as singers.

Kolumn: Lip syncing needs to stop

By Seoyoung Hwang February 1, 2023

There have been several controversies with lip syncing in the K-pop industry. Recently, girl group IVE was criticized for lip syncing to IU’s “Strawberry Moon” while sitting down. I was disappointed...

Netflixs adaptation of the School for Good and Evil brushes over several major plot points, leaving it feeling shallow.

‘The School for Good and Evil’ is a beautiful mess

By Faith Watters January 17, 2023

Directed by Paul Feig, “The School for Good and Evil” was released by Netflix on Oct. 13. As I was a huge fan of the original trilogy when I was younger, I was pumped up when I saw the news that it...

The family-centered themes of holiday movies offer messages for all.

Sweater weather sagas

By Erin Loh January 12, 2023

My taste in movies is more mellow than most people’s. I like action and adventure movies if they have relatable characters and enticing plots, but I would never watch a horror movie. That’s what makes...

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