The Epitaph

Fall concert sets tone for rest of the year

Fall concert sets tone for rest of the year

By Era Goel

October 27, 2016

T he HHS Choir held their first concert of the year, performing for parents and friends in the cafeteria last Thursday. Since the first day of school, the students have been working hard to perfect their songs and were finally able to show off their talent. HHS Choir is composed of four smaller g...

Bastille’s “Wild World” Organizes Predecessor’s Debacle

Bastille’s “Wild World” Organizes Predecessor’s Debacle

By Daniel Chung

October 26, 2016

Bastille’s new album Wild World, released Sep. 9, 2016, is a significant improvement from their  debut album Bad Blood. The freshmen album had to split into two albums to make an attempt at fixing their mistakes from the first time around. Wild World does not need the same help. While Bad Bl...

Amazing A cappella group is coming to San Jose

Amazing A cappella group is coming to San Jose

By Raven Bautista

October 6, 2016

P entatonix is a five vocalist A cappella group from Arlington, Texas. They cover various genres including pop, R&B and soul and cover popular songs. Their music style consists of beatboxing, vocal harmonies, extensive vocal rifting, vocal percussion and a steady vocal baseline. The group ...

Take a ride

By Katie Snell, Opinion Editor

October 2, 2016

P assenger’s new album, “Young as the Morning Old as the Sea,” was released on Sept. 23. Most people tend to only know Passenger because of his overwhelmingly popular song “Let Her Go.” While this song was a relatable and entertaining track to listen to, the new album outshines the old. P...

You will be a Phan(tom) of this show

You will be a Phan(tom) of this show

By Indira Cockerill

September 30, 2016

As the auctioneer is done selling the last pieces that occupy the deteriorating grand Paris Opera House, he suddenly shifts his attention to the last object that the people have been waiting for. As the covered object hangs tall in the theatre, it slowly lowers for everybody to see. The curious shad...

“Snowden” is a convoluted failure

“Snowden” is a convoluted failure

By Mark Lu, Reporter

September 20, 2016

On the heels of Laura Poitras’s jaw-dropping documentary Citizenfour comes acclaimed director Oliver Stone’s take on the story of N.S.A. whistleblower Edward Snowden, Snowden, which tales the story of a man who has become something of an icon since his illegal accessing and publication of classified governme...

A survivor in 2016’s war against creativity

A survivor in 2016’s war against creativity

By Mark Lu, Reporter

September 11, 2016

Before I start talking about horror movies, I just want to establish, hopefully in agreement with you, that 2016 has been a pretty disappointing year for movies. Highly anticipated travesties like “Jason Bourne,” “Suicide Squad,” “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice...

War Dogs is a remake well-done

War Dogs is a remake well-done

By Mark Lu

August 24, 2016

War Dogs, released Aug. 19, successfully reproduces the best of many preceding films like itself by both criticizing and epitomizing the elements involved in corporate America. In 2013, Martin Scorsese impressed audiences and critics with The Wolf of Wall Street, a unique and unrestrained portra...

The 1000 Degrees Pizzeria is flaming with potential

The 1000 Degrees Pizzeria is flaming with potential

By Tara Sohal

June 5, 2016

IIn the past year, popular locations such as Chipotle and Starbucks have been suddenly appearing in the Homestead Cupertino Square Shopping Center. A new restaurant was added to the list as the 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria opened on April 28, giving out free six inch pizzas to everyone. The restaurant com...

Jazz spring show, a showcase of talent

Jazz spring show, a showcase of talent

By Michael Huang

June 2, 2016

I originally came to hear the highly-touted Skinny Seventh perform. What I left with amounted to much, much more. The entire jazz group, including the jazz band, jazz choir and the Skinny Seventh Ensemble, performed on May 26 at the HHS Auditorium for their spring show, and they had excellent perfo...

A new kind of historical fiction

A new kind of historical fiction

By Desmond Kamas

June 1, 2016

"The Crown’s Game," a new young adult novel by Evelyn Skye, follows two enchanters, Vika and Nikolai and the tsarevich Pasha in an alternate version of pre-WWI Russia. Vika, who focuses on elemental magic, and Nikolai, who performs more mechanical and intricate magic, are pitted against each other t...

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

By Desmond Kamas

May 10, 2016

"Q ueen of Hearts,” the first book in a new trilogy by Colleen Oakes, is a new twist on “Alice in Wonderland.” It follows Dinah, the Princess of Hearts and heir to the Wonderland throne, as her perfect world is revealed to be ruled by conspiracy and fear. Although Dinah may be no Alice, the original c...