The Epitaph

Letter to the Editor: principal responds to staff Editorial

Principal responds to Staff Editorial in Dec. 11 issue.

January 24, 2020

Dear Epitaph, I wanted to clarify and correct some of the comments made in your Staff Editorial from the December 11 edition titled “What Will It Take To Turn Your Words Into Action” (page 4).  Your column made it sound as if nothing has happened to increase or improve safety, but in reality, here are some of the things that have been done and are b...

Letter to the Editor: response to ‘Mob rule prevails as Aaron Persky is fired’

By Anonymous Parent in the Community 

December 2, 2019

This is a response to the article entitled “Mob rule prevails as Aaron Persky is Fired:  Former Judge Ousted from his coaching position at LHS” published on 9/25/19. I would respectfully encourage the student and any others reading this Epitaph article to read the 2019 book entitled “Know My Name” ...

Letter to the Editor: response to “Staff needs more diversity to further enrich students’ learning experience”

December 6, 2018

Dear Editor, A recent column by Shruti Magesh struck me as blatantly racist. She concluded her column with the statement, "teachers should be hired not only based on qualifications, but also race." As inflammatory as this may sound, its true implications are much worse. She argues a diversity of race te...

Letter to the Editor: Improvements for Run, Hide, Defend

April 5, 2017

Hello Ms. Nurnberg, Mr. Giglio, Ms, Amezquita, and Mr. Schmidt, First of all, I would like to thank you for quickly notifying us about the code red. I really thank the staff and teachers from the bottom of my heart for taking care of us and ensuring that we are safe while trying to reassure us. While...

Letter to the Editor: The case for secession

March 15, 2017

After the election of Donald Trump, many people in California started to talk about secession. Although such talk has died down, recent studies suggest that if a ballot measure was proposed, roughly ⅓ of all Californians would favor secession. Personally, I am strongly in favor of secession, for...

Letter to the Editor: Girls bathroom needs fixing

By Kalina Kuneva, Senior

March 15, 2017

Restroom usage is becoming an increasingly prevalent topic in the media. However, the actual condition of said bathrooms is less talked about. Amongst debates over who should use which bathroom, we must also make sure that the bathrooms in question are at their best. On that note, a stall in the upper...

Letter to the Editor: Dear Mr. President

November 9, 2016

Dear Mr. President, At this time, I would like to congratulate you on your win. You have indeed overcome a long journey and some may say, miraculously, come out with a win. As a true American, I would like to welcome you into the highest position of our government with open arms. As our leader,...

Letter to the Editor: the California drought

Letter to the Editor: the California drought

By Sanjana Koka, Sophomore

May 11, 2016

The drought has been going on for four years and we can see the effect it has had on the Californian landscape. The lush green landscape has been slowly turning brown. The painting above shows the effects of the drought through an eye. The eye is a symbol of truth and a pathway to the soul, the picture...

Letter to the editor: response to “Don’t take the easy path to ASB”

By Celine Lee, Class of 2016 President

April 25, 2016

I am writing in response to your article, “The Bar-On Brief: Don’t take the easy path to ASB.” I’ve participated in three student council elections during my time at Homestead. Three out of three of those elections, I ran unopposed. While I agree with you that candidates should not “game”...

Letter to the editor: response to “Standard disconnects”

December 19, 2015

Dear Editor, The education system, specifically California's public system, is in fact not providing students the tools to do well on standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. Many topics and concepts in the standardized tests do not follow the curriculum anywhere in the public system. Having...

Letter to the editor: response to “Controversial homecoming court”

December 19, 2015

Dear Editor, Thank you for including the article "Controversial homecoming court" by Gloria Cheng to the online section of The Epitaph. While I do agree with the point of view expressed in the article regarding the pattern of Homecoming Court nominations, I would like to offer the opposing view for the...

Letter to the editor: response to “An easy hack”

December 19, 2015

Dear Editor, I am in total agreement with the article "An easy hack," in terms of the issue it mentions about student voting security. It never occurred to me that all a student needs to vote in a school-based election is their (or someone else's) ID number. I for one have not voted in the recent elec...