Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Gingembre (not pictured) said the powerful connection between teammates fosters a welcoming environment for playing.

Individual but united

Tennis is often seen as a no-contact sport with a small number of players on court, but the girls varsity tennis team understands the sport’s complexity, and the bond they share with the sport and each...

With the return of the school year, technology remains constant in the classrooms.

Exploring modern approaches to learning

The sound of students typing away on their laptops. The low hum of the air conditioning in the background as students work diligently on their online assignments. These sounds drift throughout classrooms...

STUDENTS PERFECT SPORT: Outside the confines of campus student athletes hone their abilities

Nontraditional sports offer a unique passion

By Nicole Pimenta Innecco June 3, 2022

When asked what sport they enjoy partaking in, most students tend to say more popular sports such as football, basketball or volleyball. However, popular sports like these can be very competitive and difficult...

COMMUNICATION AND TRUST: Main characters Nick and Charlie represent a healthy gay relationship.

‘Heartstopper’ paves the way for LGBTQ representation in media

By Nicole Pimenta Innecco and Aiko Charon June 3, 2022

Queer representation in media tends to be the bare minimum or focuses on negativity— from token gay characters who feel out of place to titles that emphasize sexuality over everything else, it is a mixed...

mxmtoon and Chloe Moriondo captivate the audeince with their vocals, instrumentals, and visual effects

mxmtoon’ shares her growth, fosters community with ”rising: the tour”

By Nicole Pimenta Innecco and Dan Penalosa May 21, 2022

Blue. Green. Purple. All these brilliant colors illuminated the stage of the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco when I got to watch Maia perform. Known on stage as mxmtoon, she is famed for her breakout...

Teenage years are glorified and idealized everywhere: from movies set in the 70’s to TV shows today

“The Teenage Dream”

By Nicole Pimenta Innecco January 5, 2022

High school is often referred to as “the best years of your life.” It is a time when you are expected to accomplish and experience all sorts of different things. People love to glorify teenage years...

Spikes constructed below bridges is an attack against homeless communities.

Hostile architecture harms homeless community

By Nicole Pimenta Innecco January 2, 2022

I have often sat on public benches and been confused as to why there was a divider installed in the middle of it. It didn’t seem to serve a clear purpose: the bench wasn’t made more useful, comfortable,...

FOOTBALL PREP BEGINS: Jonathan Hacker prepares for the game on the field.

Football creates a family

By Chloe Wong, Nicole Pimenta Innecco, and Vihan Basnayake December 12, 2021

Senior Jonathan Hacker has always been a competitive athlete, but never has a sport captivated him in the way football did. According to Hacker, the competitive nature of the sport ultimately unveiled...

VACCINE SPARKS DISAGREEMENT: The COVID-19 Vaccine has been a source of much debate and speculation since it’s first distributions a year ago in December of 2020.

California becomes the first state to mandate vaccines for K-12 students

By Nicole Pimenta Innecco December 7, 2021

In times where the very prospect of staying in school is a luxury, California takes another step towards keeping students in classrooms with the announcement of the first-in-the-nation vaccine mandate...

FUHSD has implemented a variety of procedures for the grade conversion process.

FUHSD adapts learning recovery options for students

As school reopens, a variety of learning recovery options have been introduced for students whose grades were affected by distance learning during the 2020-2021 school year.  FUHSD implemented these...

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