The Epitaph

National bike to school day promotes healthy, safe transit

By Dexter Tatsukawa

June 5, 2019

C elebrations for National Bike to School Day swept the nation’s schools on May 8. As the name implies, the national day prompts people to get to school by bike over other forms of transportation. At Homestead, much of the event was organized by the school’s Safe Routes to School team, a parent, teacher, and student group ded...

Science Olympiad dishes on competitions

By Shruti Magesh

June 5, 2019

Science Olympiad participates in a variety of competitions throughout the year. The competitions are comprised of participation in a variety of events.   “For science olympiad, there are many different events. There’s two teams for our club. Each team has different events and basica...

FPA’s cow dissection helps members gain exposure to a possible career path

By Katelynn Ngo

June 4, 2019

Future Physicians of America held a cow eyeball dissection where members could get hands-on experience exploring and analyzing the anatomy of an eye on May 3. Around 16 members came to the event and got to dissect the cow eyeball that the FPA officer team had obtained from the science department. ...

Youth takes charge against climate change

By Saanvi Thakur

June 4, 2019

Humanity has ten years left to prevent the worst of climate change, according to the United Nations. For the past five years, the debate about a federal bill regarding climate change has been discussed but never implemented. Now the youth of America has taken climate change into their own hands. Here ...

Science Olympiad strategies to success

By Shruti Magesh

June 4, 2019

Science olympiad has a variety of factors that contributed to their success in competitions. Some of these factors included organization and effective organization strategies. Science olympiad encompasses a lot of group work, so communication is an important aspect to achieving success during ...

Retraction for print article, "Cheating scandals tear through campus" in Issue 8

May 30, 2019

The Epitaph would like to issue a retraction for a statement made in a recent article published in Issue 8, “Cheating scandals tear through campus.” In the article, the authors mentioned a junior who was rescinded from Brown University as a result of their involvement in the cheating scandals. Th...

FBLA’s Partnership With Business Project collaborates with SkinIQ and their new app

By Katelynn Ngo

May 6, 2019

Partnership With Business is one of the four projects in FBLA, and whose goal is to bridge the gap between companies and FBLA. “The Partnership With Business project basically aims to create a mutually beneficial partnership between a company and Homestead FBLA. The goal is to give members the opportunity to ...

FBLA finds success at states

By Anika Karody and Miya Liu

May 5, 2019

H HS FBLA received first place for the 21st time at the state championships. The competition took place in Sacramento from April 25th- 27th. All of Homestead’s case studies and projects received first place, as well as some of the speaking competitors, sophomore Sruthi Rayaprolu, one of FBLA’s Partnership with Buisness chairs, sai...

Super hero themed Buddy Ball held at Homestead

By Jackson Faria

May 5, 2019

H omestead’s fourth annual district wide Buddy Ball was held on Friday, May 3rd in the field house. Students from multiple schools in our area attended for a night of games and music. The event was hosted by TDAU club with the goal of providing an inclusive environment for students of all mental ...

I-Hub construction halted by flooring standards

I-Hub construction halted by flooring standards

By Andrea Sun

May 4, 2019

T he I-Hub is facing delays preventing the building from opening until the 2019-2020 school year, contrary to the original plan of moving in during February break. Despite finishing construction on the overall building, the flooring did not meet school and district standards and is being redone. ...

FBLA spreads positivity and thankfulness through simple cards

By Katelynn Ngo

May 1, 2019

A t a general meeting at the end of March, FBLA gave their members the opportunity to reflect on the people who had made the past year memorable. The officers handed out papers and told their members to write something on the paper if they wanted to show appreciation to teachers or any of their friends. Afterwards, the officer team would deliver ...

BMUN tackles social and humanitarian issues

By Shruti Magesh

April 3, 2019

T he Berkeley Model United Nations Conference is a large conference that consisted of hundreds of people, each making up different committees.  It took place from February 28 to March 3.   The three-day-long conference, looked into social and humanitarian issues and topics included t...