Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

WASTEFUL CULTURAL STANDARDS: The lawns that dominate much of suburban America are wasting water at a time when we can’t afford to

Wasteful lawns are hurting California’s environment

By Keshav Kumar May 25, 2022

During times of hardship, individual luxuries must often be sacrificed for the good of society. When it comes to a resource as necessary and scarce as water in California, we must be especially careful....

MUSIC’S DARK SIDE: Although streaming platforms have made it easy to listen to music for free, its rise has come at the cost of musicians.

End exploitation of musicians by streaming services

By Keshav Kumar February 3, 2022

Music is everywhere. However, when we listen to it, we rarely stop to think about the financial side of our favorite artists’ lives. Music is a highly unequal business — with the streaming services...

To love or not to love

By Anushruti Nagarajan and Keshav Kumar January 26, 2022

Take any teenage movie: “Twilight,” “Five Feet Apart,” “The Edge of Seventeen.” They all have one thing in common– love. Romantic relationships are every high schooler’s dream, according...

Tool against democracy: the filibuster has been historically used by racists, like Sen. Strom Thurmond, to obstruct necessary reforms

The filibuster is slowly killing American democracy

By Keshav Kumar December 9, 2021

In a democracy, the majority rules. This is something that we take for granted. However, this fundamental aspect of democracy is not true in America, because of the filibuster.   If a member of the...

Sheeran falls flat: = lacks innovation, sincerity

‘=’ is bland, underwhelming

By Keshav Kumar December 9, 2021

Sometimes, an album deserves to be judged by its cover. While I had hopes Ed Sheeran would take his music in a new, fresh direction, “=” is equally disappointing as his older work. My past feelings...

SENIORS LAST GAME: Varsity field hockey players smile after playing their last game at Homestead

Seniors say goodbye to field hockey with senior night sendoff

By Keshav Kumar, Nina Vasquez Cruz, and Nicole Kim November 4, 2021

Varsity field hockey played their last home game Oct.13, in a 2-0 loss to Saratoga High School. As senior night celebrations were also held that day, the game held a special significance for graduating...

End the politicization of science

By Keshav Kumar October 31, 2021

These days, multiple aspects of our lives have become increasingly politicized. While this trend of politicizing previously uncontroversial issues has plagued everything from sports to music, we should...

Smoke from wildfires has worsened air quality in the Bay Area, forcing changes to Homesteads campus routines.

Impact of climate change felt at Homestead through local wildfires

By Keshav Kumar October 11, 2021

Poor air quality caused by California wildfires has prompted HHS administration to cancel sports practices, postpone outdoor events and revamp classroom ventilation systems.  Wildfires have devastated...

FUHSD has implemented a variety of procedures for the grade conversion process.

FUHSD adapts learning recovery options for students

As school reopens, a variety of learning recovery options have been introduced for students whose grades were affected by distance learning during the 2020-2021 school year.  FUHSD implemented these...

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