The Epitaph

Making sleep an extracurricular

Making sleep an extracurricular

By Aditya Sampath

January 9, 2016

One of the most exciting days on campus is Club & Grub, when every club sells food to all students. Nearly the whole school takes part in it, and it’s one of the most obvious signs of on-campus clubs which many students are a part of. Clubs are a way for students to join activities that they...

January events calendar

January events calendar

By Zainab Islam

January 8, 2016

Get a printable version of the calendar here.        ...

Changing views on sororities

Changing views on sororities

By Lindsay Goddard and Karima Ghimire

January 8, 2016

Makeup scattered counters, pillow fights, profile pictures filled with white dresses and an endless party where all are welcome. Philanthropies, sisterhood and the educational motivation are all left behind when one begins to stereotypically envision a sorority. Society tends to write off sororities...

From my P.O.V: Christmas at two houses

From my P.O.V: Christmas at two houses

By Raven Bautista

January 3, 2016

For the last ten years, my sister and I spent the holidays either with my dad or my mom. Every Christmas is different, and we never know what to expect. Sometimes we will be out-of-state with my mom, or at my cousin's house with my dad. Holidays with divorced parents are not as depressing as they mig...

How to be a Secret Santa without hurting your wallet

How to be a Secret Santa without hurting your wallet

By Karla Agudelo

December 24, 2015

Secret Santa adds a personal touch to gift-giving without the need to buy gifts for the whole group of friends. Participants create a list of items they desire, set a price limit and have a drawing to assign each gift giver, or Secret Santa. Secret Santa is a fun way to buy silly gifts or nice kee...

Friending your parent

Friending your parent

By Lindsay Goddard

December 13, 2015

The phone on the table buzzes. You flip it over to see the notification on the glowing lock screen that reads:  “Mom tagged you in a photo.” The initial reaction? Just over 22 percent of surveyed Homestead students rush to untag themselves. Junior Allison Auten, daughter of HHS math teacher, Gary...

From my P.O.V: Living as a Muslim American during the peak of Islamophobia

From my P.O.V: Living as a Muslim American during the peak of Islamophobia

By Noor Baig

December 11, 2015

News of another shooting is all over the Internet, and all I can think while scrolling through my Facebook feed is: “Please, please don’t let it be a Muslim.” It is. Or that’s what the headline reads anyway. It seems the time between extremist attacks has been decreasing quickly. At first it was month...

Virtual Enterprise students present: Bolt

Virtual Enterprise students present: Bolt

By Uli Barkai

December 11, 2015

Teachers often struggle to get their students to engage in the class. However, in this year's virtual enterprise class, a group of kids took their project to heart and created something amazing. For the past four years, kids in the virtual enterprise classes have been given the task of creating ...

From my P.O.V: Marching Band in Indiana

From my P.O.V: Marching Band in Indiana

By Lindsay Goddard

November 22, 2015

On the first day of school, my literature teacher asked us to anonymously write the thing about ourselves we are most proud of, and put it on the wall. One little pink Post-It hanging on the corner of the whiteboard read: “band geek.” When people ask me why I am in band, I never know what to say....

Subscribing to education

By Jeanna Totah, Reporter

November 13, 2015

It is not surprising that out of 215 responses to a survey sent out to the student body, 56 percent reported that they use educational YouTube videos to study important concepts for a test. Strikingly, 55 percent also said they watch videos because their teachers were unclear when originally explain...

Lighting the way

Lighting the way

By Zainab Islam

November 11, 2015

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, marks the return of the deity Rama from his 14-year exile after defeating his enemy, Ravana. Rama’s homecoming was celebrated with the lighting of candles and lamps, which is a tradition still celebrated today. Seniors Shriya Ghosh and Koodrut Panesar, who both used ...

All in a day’s work

By Reem Abutabikh

November 8, 2015

Many students on campus have unique jobs that both capture their artistic talents and help them grow as individuals. They are doing what they love and earning a few extra dollars in the process. Students work at a variety of places and have a wide range of jobs. Each person has different qualifications,...