The Epitaph

Girls tennis optimistic for new season despite loss of graduated players

Girls tennis optimistic for new season despite loss of graduated players

By Katelynn Ngo

September 12, 2019

This year, more than half the players on the girls tennis team are new, JV tennis coach and photography teacher Edmond Kwong said. Nevertheless, Kwong said he has high hopes for the season. “It’s always fun to see what the new players can bring to the team and what type of team chemistry w...

FBLA’s Partnership With Business Project collaborates with SkinIQ and their new app

By Katelynn Ngo

May 6, 2019

Partnership With Business is one of the four projects in FBLA, and whose goal is to bridge the gap between companies and FBLA. “The Partnership With Business project basically aims to create a mutually beneficial partnership between a company and Homestead FBLA. The goal is to give members the opportunity to ...

FBLA spreads positivity and thankfulness through simple cards

By Katelynn Ngo

May 1, 2019

A t a general meeting at the end of March, FBLA gave their members the opportunity to reflect on the people who had made the past year memorable. The officers handed out papers and told their members to write something on the paper if they wanted to show appreciation to teachers or any of their friends. Afterwards, the officer team would deliver ...

Everything is better in moderation, even mobile devices

By Katelynn Ngo

May 1, 2019

Our phones are a central part of a lot of our lives: so much so that sometimes we feel our phones vibrate in our pockets even when they aren’t there. This phenomenon is known as the Phantom Vibration Syndrome, and scientists speculate that it is caused by too much cell phone usage. I’ll admit, I ...

HCS reviews their 5K Walk/Run turnout

By Katelynn Ngo

April 3, 2019

H omestead Cancer Society had been prepping for their biggest annual event, the 5K Walk/Run, all year. The purpose of this event was to raise money and awareness about cancer. Last weekend, the hard work finally paid off. The 5K Walk/Run event for this year brought even better results than last year, senior and treasurer Alyssa Liang said. With upbeat music...

Investments club aims to educate the student body about finances

By Katelynn Ngo

January 30, 2019

K elvin and Brian Tam, juniors, brothers and co-presidents of the Investments Club, decided to become officers because of their personal experiences with investing, which is something they wanted to share with other students through the club. One of the goals of the investments club is to help keep members informed about what’s currently going on in the stock market...

Cancer Society impacts cancer awareness one step at a time

Cancer Society impacts cancer awareness one step at a time

By Katelynn Ngo

January 7, 2019

H HS Cancer Society has been tirelessly preparing and planning for their annual 5K walk/run already, their biggest event of the year. They’ll be setting up a course in the stadium on the morning of Saturday, March 31st, and all people are welcome to come and join them to help raise money for cancer pati...

FPA labs and dissections, other events

FPA labs and dissections, other events

By Katelynn Ngo

January 7, 2019

T he last time Future Physicians of America had a dissection during lunch was  in October, when they dissected a pig heart. In terms of what’s next, FPA is trying to put something together for December, although the specifics are to be announced. “We’re not completely sure [when the next diss...

New teachers express their passions (Part 6)

By Katelynn Ngo

December 15, 2018

Teachers aren’t the only part of the staff that have been added this year. A new guidance counselor, Lillie Phares, has also joined the school recently. Phares had worked at HHS previously two years ago, when she was filling in for Ms. Deathridge while she was on maternity leave. Before that, Phares h...

New teachers express their passions (Part 5)

By Katelynn Ngo

December 15, 2018

Another new history teacher, Neil Chai, had a different experience in becoming a teacher. With a love for history, teaching was something Chai had always been interested in. His favorite part of teaching is seeing students be able to make connections both inside and outside their lives. “You’re gonna get something different...

New teachers express their passions (Part 4)

By Katelynn Ngo

December 15, 2018

Eileen Kim is a U.S. History and Spanish 2 teacher. Before she came to Homestead, she had been teaching English in Korea for a year, and before that, she said she had a very stressful job at a charter school in San Jose. At Homestead, Kim said her experience has been different to the previous school...