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 role of the color guard is to tell the visual narrative of marching band’s performances, color guard co-director Raven Bautista said.

Color guard holds interest camps to help students better understand dance, movement

By Naaga Senthil June 2, 2024

As the school year comes to a close, color guard hosts their annual interest camp to pique students’ interest in hopes of growing color guard for the upcoming fall season, color guard co-director Raven...

Music department lead and orchestra teacher John Burn said the class is a place where everybody feels like they belong. (Photo courtesy of Iris Li)

Band, orchestra bring back melodic memories

By Naaga Senthil June 2, 2024

As the end of the year rolls in, it marks the end of seniors' musical journey at HHS, making it a great time to observe how they have grown, music department lead and orchestra teacher John Burn said. Looking...

Pride Club hosts a variety of social events that bring together the community, GSA president, sophomore Shaurya Prayag said.

From pride to prejudice: exploring the LGBTQ+ experience

By Parker Lin and Aviv Matas June 2, 2024

The LGBTQ+ community at HHS is prevalent through a variety of clubs. Living in a more liberal place tends to create a more neutral atmosphere, as most people are either supporting or indifferent, freshman...

Model UN teaches fundamental skills for public speaking and collaboration.

Educate, debate, dictate

By Adam Orrin June 2, 2024

Students at HHS often hear about news in America, but they are usually underexposed to news about foreign places, vice president of logistics, junior Anthony MacDonald said. With Model UN, students learn...

Junior Elizabeth Thornburg said she enjoys working on the final project for American studies, especially with teammates she chose.

A gradebook grand finale

By Elena Shim and Mackie Vu May 27, 2024

Many classes on campus are ending the year with final projects instead of exams, including American studies, contemporary literature and AP computer science.   American studies: Dive American...

The funds raised in the making of the Memory Boards will benefit the 2024 GNP, GNP co-chair Nanette Jackson said.

Safe night of celebration

By Alicia Liste May 27, 2024

From a dessert bar to a professional DJ and surprise entertainment event, this year’s Grad Night Party, held from June 6-7, will be a night worth remembering for the graduating class, GNP co-chair Nanette...

The biology club uses a mix of lectures and practice problems to help students prepare for their AP tests, Nanawati said.

Study boost from STEM clubs

By Brian Ling May 15, 2024

With the arrival of AP exams, several STEM clubs are hosting review sessions to help their members excel, biology club co-president Soham Nanawati said. Nanawati, a junior, said members of his club...

Cyber security club members can gain many new computer skills by participating in Capture the Flag events, vice-president Soham Nanawati said.

Cracking open new skills through PicoCTF

By Brian Ling April 5, 2024

To give its members first-hand hacking experience, cyber security club participates in Capture the Flag events, vice-president Soham Nanawati said. In cybersecurity, CTF is a challenge where participants...

 Japanese National Honor Society collaborated with origami club to provide an origami booth during J-Night, JNHS president Cherish Wurts said.

JNHS hosts annual J-Night

By Malar Raguraman and Jonathan Xue April 5, 2024

The Japanese National Honor Society hosts J-Night March 29 to provide friends and families of Japanese class students a glimpse of what they are learning and how the club contributes to the school community,...

Art teacher Tyler Cripe said students often have difficulty creating art without their phones beside them.

Technology takes charge of art department

By Danielle Feldsher March 4, 2024

With the new age of technology taking over schools, art teachers are stuck on whether the use of it is detrimental or essential, AP art teacher Tyler Cripe said. The debate is especially prevalent in...

Game design club primarily uses the C# coding language to make their games, vice president Dhruv Bhargava said.

Leveling up programming skills

By Brian Ling February 26, 2024

As the popularity of gaming persists, the game design club was formed to introduce students to the process of how games are made, president Rishabh Bhargava said. This skill can be turned into a career...

AP music theory teacher Jeff Morton works with students in his class to analyze notated music. (Photo courtesy of Alan Ma)

Behind the scenes of AP music theory

By Naaga Senthil February 24, 2024

To many students, AP music theory is often overlooked as an AP course and is not seen as a “popular” course, sophomore Alyssa Miyai said. Due to AP music theory being one of the only two AP art courses...

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