The Epitaph

Becoming an open book

By Alfonso Pitco III

March 28, 2019


Filed under Alfonso Pitco III, LIFESTYLES

One big aspect a lot of us tend to hide about ourselves is our past life and hardships. Thus, we never truly get to know or understand a person. However, senior Cianna Burse has the courage to be an open book. Burse's parents divorced when she was only six, which she said was difficult for her. ...

BOTC Dance Highlights

By Steven Lefaive and Claire Torii

March 24, 2019


Filed under Claire Torii, LIFESTYLES, MULTIMEDIA, Steven Lefaive, Videos

https://youtu.be/glIeT4f_wUs

Do students feel welcome?

By Pranavi Abburi and Dexter Tatsukawa

March 17, 2019


Filed under Dexter Tatsukawa, LIFESTYLES, Pranavi Abburi

As students are an integral part of any school, schools do their best to ensure they feel safe and welcomed during their experience. Student advocate Steve Schmidt is part of the staff that makes sure students feel comfortable on campus. “I want everyone to feel comfortable and not stressed,“...

Tips for navigating course selection

Tips for navigating course selection

By Andrea Sun, Saanvi Thakur

March 6, 2019


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES, Saanvi Thakur

As course selection nears, students face the seemingly endless choices of classes that are being offered. There are classes that must be taken to fulfill credits and classes that are interesting or challenging. The simple decision may seem to dominate conversations and thoughts, confusing more people o...

National Chinese Honor Society hosts New Year festivities

National Chinese Honor Society hosts New Year festivities

By Dexter Tatsukawa

March 6, 2019


Filed under Dexter Tatsukawa, LIFESTYLES

National Chinese Honor Society hosted a celebration of the recent Chinese New Year. The event featured a variety of informative quizzes, Chinese music and crafts designed to help start the new year on a good note. NCHS member and junior Emily Yao explained the main aspects of the Chinese New Year be...

Here and There: Culture Shock

Here and There: Culture Shock

By Andrea Sun

February 4, 2019


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES

Awhile ago, I overheard my parents detailing our move to the Philippines to another family. Curious to see their point of view of our two year detour from life in America, I paid attention to what they were saying and I was surprised by what I heard. My mom described the shock she experienced the fir...

Late winter showers hit Northern California

Late winter showers hit Northern California

By Emily Choi

January 29, 2019


Filed under Emily Choi, LIFESTYLES

8,500 wildfires burned a total of 1.9 million acres in California last year, and now the state faces stormy weather entering into the new year. The sudden change in weather after the fire season triggered mudslide warnings to areas that were scorched, according to CNN News. While the rainfall lat...

Orchestra students reveal secrets to a successful performance

Orchestra students reveal secrets to a successful performance

By Steven Lefaive

January 6, 2019


Filed under LIFESTYLES, Steven Lefaive, Uncategorized

O rchestra had their annual holiday concert before holiday break and audience members were given a chance to see what they have been working on during first semester. The concert combined Homestead and Cupertino orchestras, as well as a selection in band — french horns and percussion to name a fe...

Alumni share advice and regrets in aid of second semester seniors

By Andrea Boyn

December 18, 2018


Filed under Andrea Boyn, LIFESTYLES, Showcase

I In a few months, seniors will slip on caps and gowns, proudly walk across the stage as the band belts out Pomp and Circumstance and receive their high school diplomas. However, with all of the chaos and mayhem of college applications and meeting deadlines, this bitter sweet milestone can seem like a dist...

Staff Christmas Party Photo Gallery

Staff Christmas Party Photo Gallery

By Eden Pollitt, Senior Design Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Eden Pollitt, LIFESTYLES, NEWS, Photos Galleries

Officers shed light on Glowga night

Officers shed light on Glowga night

By Alfonso Pitco III

December 14, 2018


Filed under Alfonso Pitco III, LIFESTYLES

The Yoga and Fitness club hosted its biannual Glowga Night on Friday where the small gym was lit up with glow sticks and disco lights as students and adults stretched in numerous poses. It is the club’s biggest event and is meant to be a relaxing, stress-relieving experience for everyone, club pres...

New teachers express their passions (Part 2)

New teachers express their passions (Part 2)

By Katelynn Ngo

December 14, 2018


Filed under Katelynn Ngo, LIFESTYLES

S ome of the new teachers even specialize in more than one subject. Mythology and Folklore is a class taught by both Megan Bridge and Mallory Lantz, who also double as English teachers. Teaching Mythology and Folklore and being English teachers are not the only thing that Bridge and Lantz have i...