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

April 5, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Letter to the editor: response to “Revising school start time”

December 19, 2015
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Dear Editor, After reading the article "Revising school start time" in the latest edition of The Epitaph, I have a few concerns regarding the logistics of this plan, and I feel that it will be detrimental to students. As the article touches on, one concern with the plan to push back school start...

Letter to the editor: response to “Tutorial enforcement to be tightened”

December 19, 2015
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Dear Editor, I recently read the article titled "Tutorial enforcement to be tightened" in the second issue of The Epitaph. I have to say, I was a bit surprised when I first read this article because I never expected the school to go Big Brother and start tracking student's movements. But then I realized...

Letter to the editor: response to “Racing to the past”

December 19, 2015
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Dear Editor, In your recent publication, Aayush Singh covered the upcoming Fisher case and talked about affirmative action. I agree with Mr. Singh’s opinion in full. In addition, I would like to further explain why affirmative action is fatally flawed. Affirmative action has not worked and...

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