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The Differences Among Us club promotes unity through socials

The Differences Among Us club promotes unity through socials

By Dexter Tatsukawa

November 18, 2019

The Differences Among Us (TDAU) hosts buddy lunches, events where students can talk, eat and play games every other Wednesday at lunch in room C203. “[TDAU’s] mission is to promote awareness throughout our community, especially for those with special needs,” sophomore and club activities directo...

The hidden cost of construction

The hidden cost of construction

By Shreya Partha

November 8, 2019

Construction on campus has been a regular occurrence for years now, beginning with the iHub and now the new GSS building, which is set to be completed in October 2020.  However, as students, we are faced with some hidden drawbacks of the construction, such as the noise and the slow-moving traffic bet...

A closer look into JNHS

A closer look into JNHS

By Yukari E. Zapata

November 8, 2019

H omestead is one of many schools in our district known for its diversity. One of the ways this diversity is shown is through the many language classes one can take.  Aside from their individual classes, students can also join and create clubs that express their passion for world languages an...

From high school Spanish learner to high school Spanish teacher

From high school Spanish learner to high school Spanish teacher

By Miya Liu

November 8, 2019

Our new  Spanish teacher, Señor Matthew Yale, said he instantly connected to Spanish when he learned it in high school.  “I wanted to be serious about it because learning the language is the real passport,” Yale said. Because he is able to fully immerse himself in other Hispanic cultures, he has a de...

Homestead Cancer Society presents for Breast cancer awareness month

Homestead Cancer Society presents for Breast cancer awareness month

By Dexter Tatsukawa

November 6, 2019

Ribbons have been a symbol of cancer awareness for decades. According to cancer magazine, these ribbons originated in the early 1990s.  Although today pink is the most recognizable color, a number of colors can be used to bring awareness to the many types of cancer. In its ribbon making event, Homestead Cancer Society ...

Go see the world … no experience necessary!

Go see the world … no experience necessary!

By Allen Zhang

November 6, 2019

Hiking, rock-climbing and even skiing are some of the activities in which members of Wilderness Adventurers Club (WAC) participate.  Brought together by their shared passion for the outdoors and hiking, seniors Sarina Singh and Lindsey Skidmore founded WAC two years ago.  “We founded Wildern...

Reducing college tuition with grants and scholarships

By Nika Bondar

October 30, 2019

Scholarships and grants can provide a significant cost deduction for college. To collect as many of them as possible, it is critical to understand the variety of opportunities for "free money" available to all students. One of the more popular ways of receiving a cost reduction is to apply for a state...

Check these five fall must-dos off your list

By Jacqueline Beaufore, Kacey Rebstock, and Allen Zhang

October 25, 2019

Here are five activities Epitaph staffers enjoy doing during the fall season. What's on your checklist? Post pictures of your fun fall activities and tag us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. We are so excited to see what you do this fall! 5. Watch your fave fall films on Netflix “Coraline” (PG)-...

The Epitaph presents … Homecoming 2019

The Epitaph presents … Homecoming 2019

By Saanvi Thakur, with additional reporting by Melody Chen, Shreya Partha and Kacey Rebstock

October 14, 2019

The Epitaph presents ... Homestead High School's homecoming video, featuring all of the events from HoCo week, including cheer-offs, lunchtime class competitions, the rally and more! Check it out and be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more exclusive content! ...

Homecoming for the win

Homecoming for the win

By Leila Salam

October 11, 2019

Homecoming week is packed full of crazy and fun activities. From dress up days to class cheer offs, homecoming always brings the excitement.  However, the week is intended to be based around one important thing: The homecoming football game, which draws a large crowd of students, parents, staf...

Homecoming court reacts to nominations

Homecoming court reacts to nominations

By Melody Chen, Shreya Partha, Kacey Rebstock, and Saanvi Thakur

October 8, 2019

On Friday, during the rally, seniors Nadav Ben David and Soraya Miremadi were named Homecoming king and queen. The other nominees included Will Randleman, Jacqueline Beaufore, Zibaa Adil, Dominick Rosenthal, Anna Chibukhchyan, Lior Kishinevsky, Tommy Cacho III and Fabiola Zamora Suciu. When deciding...