Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Francesca Pastizzo and French teacher Ms. Ronsheimer gather in the dance room on the first Monday of the month to have a quick, relaxing yoga session.

A mental stretch

By Helen Tam February 6, 2023

School can seem overwhelming, especially around now, with course selection, ap tests approaching and more, many students have a lot on their plate. But members of the yoga club know there is a place for...

Tangerines symbolize prosperity and happiness and are a popular fruit during Chinese New Year.

Entering the year of the rabbit

By Brian Ling January 30, 2023

All around the world, people are getting ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year, commonly known as Chinese New Year. Many fill the streets with red lanterns, wear red clothes and paste upside-down fu (福) ...

Heaton has brought about much change to social science at HHS.

Christy Heaton leaves a lasting impact on government and economics at HHS

By Parth Dhaulakhandi January 20, 2023

With a summer job turning into a long-lasting career, AP government and economics teacher Christy Heaton said her journey to finding her teaching passion has been one of great self-discovery.  “When...

Haldar said reading became a passion of hers once she saw it as more than an assignment.

A limitless story

By Faith Watters January 17, 2023

A young girl sits in the library, little fingers turning each page as her eyes struggle to keep up. The only sounds are the crisp pages sliding neatly into each other and the calming hum of the air conditioning....

Students leave clubs for their lack of interest in the club.

Dwindling club attendance brings incentives to smaller clubs

By Nathan Gu December 22, 2022

As the bell rings to mark the beginning of lunch in September, students rush into numerous classrooms to explore some of the clubs they find interesting for the school year, packing the respective meeting...

Working hard is important, but finding a good place to say “enough” is crucial.

Real talk

By Lia Klebanov December 21, 2022

As much as I hate to admit it, I have become a workaholic. For those who do not know, it is a disease that plagues us students who work 24/7 and there is no cure for the inevitable burn-out- at least that...

Students have fun learning and playing traditional French board games.

Board game bonding

By Brian Ling December 20, 2022

While entertainment is becoming increasingly digitized, the French National Honor Society decided on going a more traditional route for their first social of the year: a board game event where students...

Just between us

Just between us

By Brevin Reed December 19, 2022

Feeling alone is always worse than actually being alone. Coming from a middle school in Los Altos to HHS was nerve-wracking to say the least, considering I knew only 2 other people. This, coupled with...

Pride club officers serve students who look to purchase baked goods such as cookies and cinnamon rolls.

Community for a cause

By Nicole Kim December 18, 2022

Gathering in the quad on a chilly Wednesday afternoon, groups of students arrived to support Pride club’s annual baked goods fundraiser for the Trevor Project. After planning the logistics of the event,...

Senior, co-software lead Justin Hwang said the team’s 9-1 record in qualifying rounds gave them the right to choose the other teams in their alliances, groups of three teams that compete together. HHS’ position as alliance leader makes its historic victory even more impressive, Hwang said.

Robotics brings home the win

By David Lin and Rajiv Venkatesh December 13, 2022

As the final scores of the three-day CalGames robotics competition were announced on Oct. 9, HHS robotics stampeded down the bleachers to receive their trophy. Team members screamed and embraced each other...

Regardless of experience or skill, students attend ping pong club’s free plays to have an enjoyable time competing with each other.

Ping pong club serves up entertainment

By Annabelle Yip December 12, 2022

The sound of students’ chatter surrounds the small gym, with ping pong balls bouncing from paddle to table, as students filter in and out, challenging their friends to a match. Ever since its founding...

By realizing that the people who mattered would take the time to truly understand me, I was able to avoid focusing on arbitrary labels.

The Daydreamer

By Karuna Chandran December 4, 2022

Whether it is a college interview, class assignment or an inquiry from a curious relative, I often end up being asked that classic get-to-know-you question: how would your friends describe you? Well, I...

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