The Epitaph

Slang Word of the Month: ‘Tea’

Slang Word of the Month: ‘Tea’

By Tamar Gilad

April 5, 2018

'Tea.’ A three letter word that was once just a simple hot cup of water with herbs, is now a commonly known slang word referring to gossip. According to Merriam Webster, the word’s popularity and common use is owed to the drag culture. With all of the hustle and bustle in the drag world, there is l...

SNHS club members reach out to hospitalized children

April 2, 2018

  Spanish Club / Spanish National Honor Society members came together last Saturday to make cards in Spanish for children in children's hospital. Spanish Club president, senior Ali Farinas said they make and send the cards in hopes of making the days better for the children on the receivi...

Indopak club prepares for dance showcase

 Indopak club prepares for dance showcase

By Andrea Sun

March 28, 2018

Indopak is an Indian-Pakistani dance club at HHS. They host many dance events throughout the year and participate in competitions and showcases in the Bay Area. Every year,  Indopak hosts a dance showcase called Sapnay. On top of the six dance teams from Indopak, nearby schools can also partici...

Ingah describes her life before teaching

By Anze Hao

March 28, 2018

Spanish teacher Lidia Ingah was born in Mallorca, an island in the Mediterranean Sea part of Spain. “I was born and raised there, and I even went to the university there,” Ingah said. Ingah said her childhood on Mallorca consisted of very fun and peaceful memories. “We could just decide to...

District Red Cross clubs create common goals

By Andrea Boyn

March 10, 2018

There are over 100 Red Cross centers stationed all over California, not to mention the Red Cross clubs run by high school students spread out over California’s 330 districts. With so many locations and vast availability of volunteers, the importance of a common goal increases. According to...

Humans of Homestead Profile: Victoria Gibbs

By Batool Al Jabiry and Nicole Fuller

February 17, 2018

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Bob Peck: teacher, husband, father

Bob Peck: teacher, husband, father

By Andrea Sun

February 15, 2018

Former FUHSD teacher Bob Peck passed away on Jan. 30 after a battle with cancer. Peck is remembered by students and staff for his humorous personality and ability to connect with students, as well as for volunteering his time to audio and visual related activities in most events on campus. Peck was ...

FNHS shows appreciation for teachers

By Eileen Chih

February 4, 2018

FNHS officers and members arrived to school early on Jan. 29 for the Teacher Appreciation Crepe Breakfast to serve crepes and show their appreciation for teachers. Co-presidents Timothy Kim and Noa Khen said that the event was about appreciating teachers as well as promoting French culture. “I...

How John Burn ignited his career

By Riley Anderson

February 2, 2018

As both a graduate of and teacher at HHS, John Burn has always been involved in music, Burn said. “I graduated from Homestead and then I went to De Anza [College] for two years,” Burn said. “I just tried to play my trumpet as much as I could.” By taking advantage of every opportunity, Burn...

Economics competition continues reeling in students

Economics competition continues reeling in students

By Laurel Schmidt and Jacqueline Beaufore

January 31, 2018

The Economics Club was formed on campus recently to unite students who love economics as well as to help students prepare for the Economics Challenge, senior Rithika Srinivasan, a member of the Club, said.   In the Economics Challenge, commonly known as EconChallenge, teams from across the state and ...

JNHS provides new tutoring method

By Andrea Sun

January 31, 2018

Japanese National Honor Society now offers a tutoring system in which students are able to receive extra academic help from their classmates. This system allows both tutors and students seeking help to benefit from teaching a subject that they’re also learning. Sophomore Hannah Royappa said she not ...