Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

THE OTHER SIDE: Junior Coline Gingembre said she directed her first production, “Lockdown”, after being an actor in several plays.

From newcomer to director

By Saira Ahmed May 31, 2022

Lights are on and actors are running around, but for once, she is not one of them. She is on the other side, directing every movement and line to create the perfect production.  Junior Coline Gingembre...

Leadership focuses class on inclusivity and anti-racism

By Naomi Baron and Shreya Partha May 30, 2022

The leadership elective within HHS is known by many, but little is known about how the class is run and what occurs within the class on a day to day. Contrary to what one might think, leadership students...

DISCOVERING MY PASSION: In order to be able to find out what mattered to me, I had to experiment and try new things.

The Daydreamer

By Karuna Chandran May 30, 2022

Finding a true life passion is not an easily achievable task. It is also not one that immediately came to me.  I have always been a relentless planner, wanting everything in my life to either be resolved...

FOOD DISTRIBUTION EFFORTS: PTSA parents, teachers, board members pack food food from the Nov. 10, 2021 food pantry.

Lack of PTSA student involvement is a missed opportunity

By Nicole Kim May 30, 2022

Homestead’s Parent Teacher Student Association, more commonly known as the PTSA, differs from traditional parent organizations for one thing – its inclusion of students. From the many conversations...

A CLUB REVIVAL: With the hard work from officers, BSU brings together members and officers.

BSU makes a comeback with more member involvement

For many years the Black Student Union has struggled with member involvement —  and the beginning of this year was no different. However, that changed after officers placed significant emphasis on...

KNOWING TWO LANGUAGES: the pros and cons of being bilingual.

Hidden aspects of being bilingual

By Chloe Wong May 4, 2022

Language is the doorway to the vast world of culture, expression and communication. Those who are bilingual get to explore twice as much of that vast world, but with it comes some unexpected experiences....

A CLOSED CHAPTER: As a young child, I enjoyed reading books and visiting the Sunnyvale City Library with my mom. However, the time and imagination I expended on literature was the replaced when I received a phone.

POV: The End

By Joss Broward May 1, 2022

“One more chapter!” I exclaimed to my father. He had finished our nightly reading and, as always, he ended on a cliffhanger. In elementary school, I loved reading. Every night, my dad read to me...

MORE COMFORTABLE SETTING: Kunz said she surrounds herself with people who embrace her for who she is.

Anti-semitism advisory scratches the surface of prejudice against Jews

By Brevin Reed April 30, 2022

HHS has covered a multitude of topics in their advisories this year, ranging from mental health to Black History Month to gratitude. As part of their latest May advisory, the administration decided...

MOTIVATING MINORITY STUDENTS: More events such as the STEMtrum: Gender Diversity in STEM event should be held in order to support minority students pursuing STEM.

Working towards a more diverse STEM workforce

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo April 28, 2022

As the field of STEM begins to dominate the country, more attention is being placed on the demographics in this field, specifically the diversity within the Bay Area. Currently,  the STEM workforce is...

REFLECTION ON COVID: While COVID- 19 slowly dissipates, students take the last two weeks to reflect on the ups and downs of quarantine and how the experience changed them.

Students reflect on their experiences during COVID-19 and how they have grown

By Aiko Charon April 26, 2022

It has been over two years since the day the school shut down and transitioned to distance learning. Now, with school close to being back to normal after the mask mandate was lifted, the consequences and...

The gift of perfect pitch that I have allows me to experience music in a more unique way.

POV: Gift of perfect pitch

By Seoyoung Hwang April 17, 2022

I didn’t know I had perfect pitch until a conversation with my flute teacher about listening to music while studying. I mentioned that I couldn’t listen to classical music while preparing for tests...

DEEPENING SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING: New “Science and Society” course expands the scope of learning by connecting scientific disciplines with societal phenomenons.

Intersectionality between science and our community

By Olivia Shen April 17, 2022

Previously, freshmen have been limited to choosing between two courses – Physics and Chemistry – for their sophomore science class. Now, their science options, along with everyone else’s, are expanding,...

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