The Epitaph

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

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

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...

Native speakers foster passion in languages

Native speakers foster passion in languages

By Anze Hao

February 2, 2017

Composing of different native language speakers in addition to a developing language community makes the student body highly diverse. Many native speakers taking their own language may seem like they are there for the easy grade, but there is more too it than that. Often, native speakers in classes s...

Coziest time of year: winter fashion

By Hana Baig

December 14, 2016

What is your favorite article of clothing for the winter time? “My boots- I have a pair of brown boots that I wear. I got them at Savers which is a second hand store, like a thrift shop.” Where do you get your clothes during the winter? “I go to Forever 21, H&M, or I go thrift...

The Sage Project unites mentors with students

By Katelyn Pan

December 13, 2016

Senior Alex Hutchins sits hunched over a computer in the library fishbowl,  forehead creased in thought as she transcribes her interview with her “sage” for a contemporary literature project.   However, this project doesn’t only require the research skills that contemporary lit students poss...

Decking out everyday tech

Decking out everyday tech

By Tara Sohal

December 9, 2016

I think it’s safe to say that many of us have experienced that insane frustration when it comes to trying to detangle the mess that is our headphones. The Art club held their first workshop of the year in the ceramics room on Nov. 18, where students were invited to come and decorate their own he...

Annual canned food drive makes a huge impact

Annual canned food drive makes a huge impact

By Ashley Pae and Lauren Holloway

November 29, 2016

The annual canned food drive was a major success once again. This year was special because every record set last year was surpassed, including the total number of items collected, money donated and total school points, senior Bilal Qureshi said. The canned food drive is a competition between third pe...

From my POV: Building an iPhone Game

From my POV: Building an iPhone Game

By Andrew Zhou

November 6, 2016

When you tell people you’ve built and launched a game onto the App Store, you’re often associated with the words “nerd” or “geek.” But, in reality, there’s so much more to being a iPhone game developer than many people realize. When people ask me about the process I went through when I cr...

Freshmen in low spirits

Freshmen in low spirits

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

November 6, 2016

At rallies or during Homecoming Week, the words “freshmen naturally don’t have a lot of spirit” are often tossed around and accepted as fact. The dearth of freshman spirit, freshman Kay Picson said, comes from a fear of being judged and lack of enthusiasm about a school that is so new to them...

Programming Club kicks off the school year

By Aarya Gupta

November 3, 2016

To start the school year, Programming Club had a myriad number of events in October. The club has hosted four workshops revolving around extensive programming concepts,  where members were able to learn about five important aspects of web design: HTML/CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery and PHP...