The Epitaph

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 In the article, the authors mentioned a junior who was rescinded from Brown University as a result of their involvement in the cheating scandals.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

Teachers will be able to start moving into the I-Hub during summer break.

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...

HCS reviews their 5K Walk/Run turnout

By Katelynn Ngo

April 3, 2019

H omestead Cancer Society had been prepping for their biggest annual event, the 5K Walk/Run, all year. The purpose of this event was to raise money and awareness about cancer. Last weekend, the hard work finally paid off. The 5K Walk/Run event for this year brought even better results than last year, senior and treasurer Alyssa Liang said. With upbeat music...

Freshman, sophomore classes hold movie night

“It seemed like a good idea to spend time with friends [at the movie night],” Saaketh Kanduri (9) said.

By Emily Chung

March 28, 2019

The officers of the classes of 2021 and 2022 hosted HHS’s  second movie night on March 22 in the field house, allowing students  to come watch “Incredibles 2” and enjoy Chipotle, T-pumps and other snacks. Each year the sophomore class and the freshman class host a Spring Fling event, and thi...

MUN East Bay Conference provides perspective

By Shruti Magesh

March 27, 2019

Model UN’s East Bay Conference, which took place from Dec 1-2, provides a plethora of opportunity to learn about various topics, for members of the club. The conference itself, discussed various topics related to the United Nations. “There a few committees which each talk about a differen...