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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). ...

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

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...

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."...

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...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Girls bathroom needs fixing

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...

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...

Letter to the Editor: the California drought

Letter to the Editor: the California drought
An interpretation of California's water situation through a student's painting
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...

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

The team is more important than the individual title
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...

Letter to the editor: response to “Standard disconnects”

School does not prepare students for standardized tests
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...

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

Problems with student nominations
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...

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

School-wide voting security precautions are necessary
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...

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