The Epitaph

Students reflect on course selection

By Allison Moore

October 11, 2017


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  LANGUAGES   Freshman Eileen Hansa switched to Japanese this year after taking Spanish in middle school. “I like sushi… and my teacher is really awesome.” Hansa said. Although Hansa is glad she switched to Japanese, she was surprised by some aspects of the class. “We have to do Japanese ex...

The Incredibles: 2017-2018 Homecoming Court

By Harley Anderson, Nicole Fuller, and Sabrina Kim

October 2, 2017


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A nother school year beginning means Homecoming will soon dawn with its exciting theme, Pixar. Ten distinguished seniors have emerged as HHS’ homecoming court. Let’s get to know these inspiring Mustangs! ...

ASL aims to amplify awareness

By Gianella Ordoñez and Katie Fung

September 30, 2017


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The third most used language in the US is sign language, according to Senior Avani Modak, American Sign Language (ASL) Club president. It’s one of the many fun facts she has picked up from being part of the club since freshman year. ASL Club teaches sign language to members and provides many oppor...

From my POV: The Great American Eclipse

From my POV: The Great American Eclipse

By Kira Garlick

August 22, 2017


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I traveled a round trip of 1,575 miles in four days to see two minutes of total darkness in late August, for the first total solar eclipse in America since 1918. And I almost didn’t go. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for science, nature and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. I still hesitated at...

Students share memorable spring breaks

Students share memorable spring breaks

By Lauren Holloway

April 25, 2017


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Spring break allows for students to do and see  many amazing things and  junior Eran Naveh, senior Andrea Francu and junior  Audrey Devera all did 3 very different things that make for a variety of stories and memories. Junior Eran Naveh spent his break in sunny Palm Springs where he attended c...

Weekly Challenge: Carry my waste

Weekly Challenge: Carry my waste

By Kira Garlick

April 7, 2017


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Each American makes around 4.4 pounds of trash a day, According to the Environmental Protection Agency. That is roughly the size of a chihuahua. I never thought about my trash being around the size of a small dog, but then again I never thought about what I threw away, or how much. It did n...

Humans of Homestead

By Elizabeth Cook

March 29, 2017


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From my POV: Down in the dumps

From my POV: Down in the dumps

By Kira Garlick

March 25, 2017


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I nstead of going to class this morning, I saw a herd of goats grazing peacefully on a hill. It may have seemed cute, but the grassy hillside was covering something people don’t normally think about: the trash they created. As part of the AP Environmental Science class, I was lucky to go on a fi...

Eating on a budget

Eating on a budget

By Kira Garlick

February 5, 2017


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I ’m the one who can never back down from a challenge. As a junior, my life being a poor college student is not far away, and the dinners of Top Ramen are looming closer and closer. It is important to be healthy, and I have made it my personal mission to find the cheapest, tastiest possible way...