Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

RECAP ADVISORY PRESENTATION: In the final advisory, students watched videos created by the district’s administration.

Final advisory promises strong future

By Brevin Reed May 31, 2022

Recapping all the advisories done in the past school year in addition to covering mental health, the school held its final advisory. Created by HHS’s mental health team and led by FUHSD director of special...

Community moves forward after arrest of influential teacher

Community moves forward after arrest of influential teacher

By Saira Ahmed and Niyatee Jain May 19, 2022

The Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety announced the arrest of Anthony Phillips on April 12 for the sexual assault of a student in 2009. Phillips, known by students as Mr. P, was a former teacher at Cupertino...

LOW-STRESS CONFERENCE: Sophomore Pranav Gunhal said South Bay MUN was a great way for officers to experience chairing committees, and for delegates to wrap up the year with a fun, relaxing conference.

Model UN caps off year with conference

By Rajiv Venkatesh May 19, 2022

To provide an enjoyable final experience of the year for members, Model United Nations held a conference at HHS on April 2 to raise funds for the club, director of internal affairs, junior Niyatee Jain...

MASKING THE WORLD: Lets educate students to continue to mask up,

New mask mandates provides students with freedom to make own choices

By Aiko Charon and Raymond Ranbhise March 21, 2022

FUHSD recently released a crucial announcement, stating masks would no longer be required on school grounds. In an email sent to families on March 1, the FUHSD said indoor masking requirements would be...

DELAY IN CONSTRUCTION: progress has slowed due to changes and lack of staff.

A building construction delays

By Leila Salam February 15, 2022

A building construction is now set to finish later than its original timeline of May as a result of COVID-19 regulations and additional changes after inspections. However, the move-in dates have not changed....

EDUCATING AND ENCOURAGING: Lela Hanson explains her display to attendees at the SNHS booth.

STEMtrum encourages female, non-binary students to explore STEM

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo January 12, 2022

Eight STEM and diversity clubs across campus took part in HHS’s  first STEMtrum on Friday, Jan. 10. to encourage more female and nonbinary students to explore STEM fields through the many different...

Police called to school in response to threatening email

By Naomi Baron December 16, 2021

Police were called to campus Dec. 7, this time in response to a “non specific threat,” which dean Maria Trejo received in an anonymous email that morning.  Principal Greg Giglio said the email...

California law requires new bell schedule with 8:30 a.m. start time

By Naomi Baron December 14, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Bill No. 328 in 2019 prohibiting high schools from starting classes before 8:30 a.m. and middle schools from beginning instruction before 8:00 a.m. The bill will come into...

 SENIORS GET LOUD: The seniors in the crowd show their enthusiasm and school spirit by making some noise.

Annual blacklight rally shifts to outdoor whiteout rally

Students attended the ‘whiteout’ themed winter rally during tutorial Dec. 10. Taking the place of the annual blackout rally, which required indoor facilities, the winter rally was designed to abide...

Committee aids community: With the help of NEHS’ committee and the HHS community, the book drive ended as a success, with a total of 60 books donated.

NEHS hosts first book drive to aid readers in need

By Ariana Tejeda Moreno, Ashley Orozco Plata, and Hope Saena December 12, 2021

The National English Honors Society held their first-ever book drive from Nov. 1-12 to involve the HHS community in an effort to provide books to students and communities who may not have access to them,...

Sophomore Elisa Floyd participated in Job Shadow Day.

Looking back on Job Shadow Day

By Nicole Kim November 30, 2021

Students looking to immerse themselves in a profession of their interest were given the opportunity to do so in the PTSA Job Shadow Day Program that occured Nov. 11-14. Parent volunteers hosted virtual...

SATURDAY MORNING COLLECTION: members of the Homestead community drop off canned foods, peanut butter and other non-perishable food items.

PTSA, ASB organize food drive, distribution

By Nicole Kim November 13, 2021

Members of the PTSA and ASB partnered up to host a canned food and other necessities drive to give back to the community Nov. 1-5. This event brought students an opportunity to give back to the community...

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