Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

The current volleyball team prepares to block the hit from the alumni team. 2007 graduate, alumnus Ryan Dedrick and varsity captain Scott Moore both said playing against each other is rewarding skill-wise.

Boys volleyball alumni play against current players

By Mackie Vu, Catherine Yang, and Veronica Zhao March 4, 2024

Alumni are an integral part of the school community, providing a network of support and experience, varsity boys volleyball head coach Danny Chan said. The annual alumni game — which took place on Feb....

K-pop group TWS’ music romanticizes the high school life I wish I could have, emanating the feeling of running through the halls of their schools and laughing with one another. (Photo from Pledis Entertainment)

New K-pop group gives industry a breath of fresh air

By Mackie Vu February 7, 2024

At the beginning of 2024, I found friends and family carrying out their New Year resolutions — whether they involved going to the gym or spending more time alone. However, I spent the new year anxiously...

Whether their songs are in Korean or English, South Korean indie rock band wave to earth brings me back to my best or worst memories.

Indie rock band wave to earth makes me feel all four seasons at once

By Mackie Vu January 29, 2024

As I hit play, the melodies of electric guitar flow through my earbuds and my sense of time rewinds, transporting me back to familiar memories. This nostalgic guitar feature begins a song titled “love.”...

Marching band can be considered its own sport because it participates in competitions with other bands.

POV: Should marching band be considered a sport?

By Mackie Vu and Catherine Yang December 7, 2023

There are numerous sports in the athletic department – including soccer, football and swimming – but marching band is not one of them. Epitaph reporters Mackie Vu and Catherine Yang discuss their views...

While school meals might not always be appealing, sometimes it is better to refrain from expressing dissatisfaction and simply move on.

Be grateful for our privileges

By Mackie Vu December 5, 2023

Sometimes I complain about the school food we receive during brunch and lunch to my friends because most of the time, it does not match my standards. But we should not be complaining about school resources....

Although phones are meant to benefit us, they can prevent us from being in touch with the real world and furthering our education.

Screenagers, it is time to be teenagers

By Mackie Vu October 20, 2023

Students can enjoy an abundance of freedom, whether it is walking to the 7/11 down the street or engaging in activities that extend late into the night. Although freedoms are often seen as liberty, we...

Freshman Reva Karri said she is excited to run for the freshmen class cabinet.

Starting the rough track

By Mackie Vu and Catherine Yang September 22, 2023

After graduating middle school, there comes a new set of high school freshmen every year. With that comes a new set of expectations, and many of them are not met, freshman Reva Karri said. Looking forward...

Principal Greg Giglio said affirmative action effects will depend on where students are applying to in a panel interview.

From the Supreme Court to FUHSD: affirmative action affects applications

Affirmative action — a policy made in an effort to increase diversity on college campuses, college and career adviser Shay Bellamy said — was ruled out by the Supreme Court on June 29. Bellamy said...

Leadership played a key role in the varsity badminton season, varsity badminton captain, girls singles one Jenny Lyu said. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Lyu)

Leadership propels success

By Anderson Picone, Mackie Vu, and Evelyn Wang May 19, 2023

This past season, the varsity badminton team placed at the top of the league, with members performing extremely well in their games, varsity badminton captain, girls singles one Jenny Lyu said. Lyu,...

Students gather on April 26 to shop at a thrift store full of clothes donated by other students.

A week of green

By Nicole Kim and Mackie Vu May 5, 2023

During the week following Earth Day, ASB hosted its first Earth week full of themed days and activities leading up to the Earth Day festival. Lasting from April 25-28, Earth week worked to promote sustainability...

With complimentary food provided, members watch AYM’s presentation during a Friday lunch.

Shedding light and building community

By Nicole Kim and Mackie Vu April 19, 2023

Sophomore Angelina Cuan said she first learned of Footprints Christian club through her older brother. She joined to build stronger relationships with fellow Christians.  Christianity helps her have...

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