The Epitaph

‘The Post’ lacks depth and candid perspective

By Claire Torii

January 13, 2018

"The Post” is everything that we have seen in Steven Spielberg's previous works, however the film lacks a consistent theme. This film depicts when New York Times first got ahold of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, assessments that would reveal an entire lineage of presidents that knew the war...

The newest addition to the boba community

The newest addition to the boba community

By Tara Sohal

January 8, 2018

Surprise surprise, another shop was added to the chain of bubble tea establishments around the Silicon Valley. Mr. Green Bubble, a restaurant specializing in boba tea, held their soft opening on Dec. 1 in their location of the Westmoor Village Shopping Center. The interior of the cafe has a trendy environment w...

‘War & Leisure’ wins the battle

By Gianella Ordonez

December 9, 2017

M iguel, R&B/soul artist, has been under the radar since he released his last album, “Wildheart.” However, his newest work might propel him into the stardom he’s always deserved. Not only has Miguel resurrected the true meaning of R&B/soul music in “War & Leisure,” he has rejuven...

Tove Lo’s new album loses characteristic grit

Tove Lo’s new album loses characteristic grit

By Renee Wang

December 8, 2017

P erhaps most known for the explicit hit single “Habits (Stay High),” Swedish pop phenomenon Tove Lo is back with her third album, “Blue Lips,” which offers a new dimension to her previously raw and gritty tune. “Habits (Stay High),” with its surge in popularity, was forever etched into Lo’s musical iden...

‘Justice League’ heroically fails

‘Justice League’ heroically fails

By Andrea Sun

December 8, 2017

G oing into “Justice League,” I set my bar lower than I’ve ever set any of my previous movie expectations. Beforehand, I certainly felt that at least “Justice League” couldn’t reach as low as “Batman vs Superman.” Thankfully I was right. It was definitely more watchable, which is ass...

Students stick together with community artwork (SATIRE)

December 8, 2017

A new beautification initiative has added color to HHS’ otherwise green and white visage. “Gum” covers the entirety of the HHS campus. The project, which encourages students to decorate their desks with chewing gum, has greatly improved campus moral. The gentle swirls of the gum on the des...

Newest movie is truly a ‘Wonder’

Newest movie is truly a ‘Wonder’

By Tara Sohal

December 7, 2017

A few months back, I stumbled upon a random movie trailer on Instagram as most of us do. After finding myself an emotional mess from only watching the trailer, I knew I had to see the full film. “Wonder”, released on Nov. 17, bases its story on a boy named Auggie Pullman, played by Jacob Tremb...

‘Everyday is Christmas’ cheerfully kicks off the holiday season

By Kate Gabrielson

December 4, 2017

Although I enjoy turning on the radio in December and singing along to the classic Christmas carols as much as, if not more than, the next person, I must confess I get tired of hearing the same played-out covers my grandparents likely listened to in the 1940s. By late December every year, my reaction is t...

Engaging, but not a ‘runaway’ hit

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

December 4, 2017

A girl faces the wall in her parents’ garage, her back to the van behind her. Her outfit is a dedicated shrine to bubblegum innocence: there’s a little cat-shaped clip in her wavy hair, pastel dinosaurs on her pink shirt, purple speckles on her leggings and chunky magenta bracelets around her ...

The ‘thrill’ was worth the wait

By Ryan Ng Newman

November 15, 2017

For the most part, love songs these days are repetitive and predictable. Therefore, I do not particularly buy into to the typical tunes that boast heartache and unfinished relationships. However, Sam Smith's second studio album "The Thrill of It All," has pleasantly surprised me. One of the...

The second can be as bad as the first

By Izzy La Rue

November 6, 2017

Tyler Perry's "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” is the second installment in the Madea Halloween movies. The movie focuses on how recurring Madea character Tiffany is going to a halloween party that her dad doesn’t want her to go. It was generally very funny. Perry played the role of as three...

‘Fortnite’ and ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ go head to head

By Jeff Yang

November 6, 2017

Recent years have seen a trend away from the classics of first-person shooters and toward the relatively new battle royale genre. The battle royale games all follow the same style; massive amounts of players spawn in a set world usually through parachutes and find weapons and other aids to help them ...