Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Many students feel unprepared to take care of themselves after graduating due to a lack of real-world skills gained from school.

Ready or not?

By Ella Chan April 20, 2024

As students toss their graduation caps into the air, they embark on a new journey into adulthood. Yet for many, the excitement of this freedom is overtaken by the harsh reality of their lack of preparation. Despite...

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...

 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...

Overpriced items at thrift stores undermine the original concept of accessibility and affordability.

When bargain hunting breaks the bank

By Ella Chan January 31, 2024

The thrill of finding a hidden gem for a low price at the thrift store is always rewarding. However,  in an era where thrifting once kept up with the theme of being cheap and accessible, it is often not...

“Mean Girls” exaggerates many common high school stereotypes, often glazing over the positives.

From mean to meaning

By Ella Chan December 10, 2023

I grew up watching hundreds of generic shows and movies about high school, which led me to have many expectations for this time. However, now that I am in high school, I realize my expectations both exceeded...

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....

A visit from a loved one can brighten up anyone’s day.

Taking the chance to care

By Ella Chan October 29, 2023

In the chaos of modern life, it is easy to overlook the simple and significant acts of volunteering, especially in nursing homes. However, some of my favorite memories with my mom include visiting the...

FBLA officer team announces competition information at their second general meeting.

Back in business

By Sanah Arya and Ella Chan October 1, 2023

FBLA officers and club members are preparing to embark on a season filled with innovation through a series of engaging retreats and meetings, Adhikari said.  At retreats, club officers make presentations...

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...

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...

To increase membership, the club holds many events that coordinate with the latest holidays and celebrations.

Being aware of animal welfare

By Ella Chan and Helen Tam April 29, 2023

There are millions of animals that coexist with humans on this planet, sharing homes, farms and even the wild. Those animals can feel emotion, pain, and happiness just like people, which is why the animal...

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