Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

News in a minute

By Erin Loh February 13, 2023

Local - Deadly California floods cause structural damage, harm marginalized communities Six atmospheric rivers since December, amounting to a total of 500-700% of California's average rainfall, have...

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...

After placing ninth at league championships, Gardner will advance to the state level

Cross country competes at CCS

By Nathan Gu, Erin Loh, and Evelyn Wang December 15, 2022

After a season of tireless perseverance, intense endurance training and countless loops around the track with teammates, 11 members of the cross country team competed at CCS league championships. Held...

News in a minute

By Erin Loh November 7, 2022

International - Iranian protests continue, highlighting women’s push for freedom Protests in Iran calling for the end of the Islamic Republic have been ongoing for several months after being sparked...

CLASS OF 1971: Maureen Christopher’s class of 613 students was the peak of Baby Boomers generation, and the largest class in FUHSD history at the time. For comparison, class sizes last year averaged 585 students.

A flash from the past

By Erin Loh October 9, 2022

In honor of HHS’s 60th anniversary, I met with alumna Maureen Christopher to learn what this school was like all those years ago. Christopher began attending HHS six years after its opening, around the...

Sophomores dress in blue to reflect their “Smurfs” class theme. Additionally, seniors were assigned “Despicable Me,” juniors were assigned “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” and freshmen were assigned “Toy Story.”

Homecoming 2022 photo gallery

By Erin Loh September 30, 2022

FUHSD emphasizes teacher retention practices amidst statewide teacher shortage

FUHSD emphasizes teacher retention practices amidst statewide teacher shortage

With the increase of living costs in the Bay Area and stressful school environments, FUHSD has implemented measures to support teachers both economically and mentally. FUHSD’s focus on teacher retention...

LESSONS FROM GOLF: Guidi said playing golf has taught him to be patient with himself.

From self-taught to team member: varsity golf player shares his perspective

By Erin Loh and Madhavi Karthik May 21, 2022

Before becoming a member of the varsity boys golf team, junior Nick Guidi said he learned golf through less conventional methods: instead of attending private lessons and learning from coaches, Guidi said...

Writing from experience: John Green’s friendship with terminal cancer patient Esther Earl (middle) helped him portray Hazel Grace in “The Fault in Our Stars” truthfully and compassionately.

Stepping into someone else’s shoes

By Erin Loh March 30, 2022

Writers are often told to “write what you know.” The phrase generally makes sense — one’s own experiences are naturally what they will be able to portray most accurately and complexly through writing.  However,...

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