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 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,...

PUBLISHING THROUGH ANTHOLOGIES: Watts writing has been part of We Can Still Connect, a collection of pieces on pandemic experiences, and Winter Vindication, a collection of stories about survivors battling a long winter.

From inspiration to final piece

By Erin Loh February 15, 2022

Growing up, the highlight of senior Christine Watts’ week was going to the library every Sunday, since books felt like a safe space and home to her. Eventually, she began to write her own. Like Watts,...

Cross country, track and everything in between

By Erin Loh and Ashley Orozco Plata December 17, 2021

After completing the fall season of cross country, athletes are preparing for the track and field season by engaging in lighter training, sophomore Caleb Leung said. Despite the first meet being held Feb....

HOMESTEAD THROUGH THE AGES

HOMESTEAD THROUGH THE AGES

By Erin Loh November 24, 2021

Quad celebration replaces traditional homecoming dance

The annual homecoming dance was substituted this year for the quad celebration in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. The celebration took place Oct.15 as a precedor for the football game, ASB president...

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