Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Ms. Pittas Honors Literature and Writing class engages in a discussion about the Scarlet Letter.

Battle of the English classes

By Joss Broward and Leila Salam October 17, 2021

Freshman and sophomore year leave little room for schedule customization, but students are welcomed into their junior year with stress from their course loads and a new sense of freedom. During their third...

LSU creating a club of inclusivity

LSU creating a club of inclusivity

When you walk into the Latinx Student Union (LSU), you can always feel the positive energy around the room and see all the different students from different cultural backgrounds come together. Students...

To the rescue: Marissa Young spending quality time with her foster dog.

The unexpected road to graduation

By Nina Vasquez Cruz and Esmeralda Villalobos Soriano October 4, 2021

As the high school journey comes to an end for seniors, many feelings race through their minds. The main emotion senior Shivani Varma said many are experiencing, including herself, is excitement for the...

Pursuing alternative education methods, experiences after high school

Pursuing alternative education methods, experiences after high school

By Yukari E. Hernandez October 4, 2021

As senior Gabriel Ochoa was thinking about what he wanted to do after graduation, the idea of skipping college all together and following his dream of living and working in Hollywood came to mind, but...

Junior tutor Claire Oh helps junior tutee Aashish Dhungana with math homework.

Academic Center helps students learn and grow

By Joss Broward October 3, 2021

Quiet whispers fill the air as a group of dedicated tutors support their peers. A room of learning, improvement, and most importantly — empathy. Welcome to the Academic Center. For junior tutee Aashish...

Robotics completion for scoring points by shooting ball to basket

HHS’s Robotics Team looks forward to a new year in-person

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo and Jack Xu October 1, 2021

The Bay Area is being taken over by STEM. In today’s modern world, STEM fields such as engineering and technology are developing rapidly with significant advances made every day. Due to it’s versatility,...

The FBLA member journey

By Nina Vasquez Cruz September 30, 2021

As sophomore Kartik Joshi was gearing up to begin a new year at HHS, he heard about FBLA and the numerous growth opportunities the club offers. Joshi said he was excited to try out the club and improve...

STARTUP CLUB PRESIDENT: Sohum Phadke is the president of Homestead’s startup club.

Startups: junior give insight on first steps.

By Niyatee Jain September 30, 2021

Silicon Valley is known for its lucrative tech industry and numerous new companies across the area. With new ideas emerging every day, Junior Sohum Phadke helps students navigate the startup industry while...

A HAPPY MEDIUM: AP Art teacher Tyler Cripe poses with the “Wall of Chaos”, a collection of students’ drawings on the desks from the first week of school. (Caption 2) OLD HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Tyler Cripe poses with a paper mache mask of his own face. (Caption 3) PAST STUDENT ARTWORK: The walls of Tyler Cripes classroom are filled with work that past students left behind.

Taking the Scenic Route: The Journey of an Art Teacher

By Saira Ahmed September 10, 2021

Art teacher Tyler Cripe began his journey as a creator unsure of which path to follow. He had taken a few art classes in school, so when it came time for him to pick a college major, he chose the field...

Lifting school spirit through the annual Welcome Back rally

By Jack Xu, Mae Richardson, Christine Kim, and Yukari E. Zapata September 10, 2021

For the past year and a half,  school events have functioned in a limited capacity considering most large student-populated events have been online.  Therefore, the annual Welcome Back rally was purposefully...

 The Sunflower Spread: Gupta calls this spread her favorite as it is one of the first spreads she ever did.

A look into student summer hobbies

By Seoyoung Hwang and Niyatee Jain August 16, 2021

As summer ends, students discuss their favorite hobbies done over the break. Aarushi Gupta Aarushi Gupta, a junior, said in a Zoom interview that one of her favorite ways to keep organized is...

Sullivan said one of the things he loves about teaching is working with students and getting them to enjoy math as much as he does.

Math teacher Sean Sullivan leaves HHS in search of new experiences

By Nitya Kashyap June 3, 2021

As all things come to an end, Algebra 1 teacher Sean Sullivan will be leaving HHS next year to embark on a new career path. “I’m leaving because I don't want to have any regrets in my life,” Sullivan...

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