Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Yusim helps a student athlete in the Athletic Training room, where he encourages all students to visit with any questions they may have about injury prevention or recovery or even just general health and nutrition.

Q&A: Athletic trainer Daniel Yusim gives advice on preventing athletic injuries

By Nitya Kashyap June 7, 2021

Daniel Yusim works as HHS’s head athletic trainer, helping athletes and students alike with injury prevention and treatment. The Epitaph reporter Nitya Kashyap sat down with Yusim to discuss sports injuries...

Sullivan said one of the things he loves about teaching is working with students and getting them to enjoy math as much as he does.

Math teacher Sean Sullivan leaves HHS in search of new experiences

By Nitya Kashyap June 3, 2021

As all things come to an end, Algebra 1 teacher Sean Sullivan will be leaving HHS next year to embark on a new career path. “I’m leaving because I don't want to have any regrets in my life,” Sullivan...

Library encourages reading, students reading books for a chance to win gift cards.

HHS library introduces new spring reading program

By Nitya Kashyap and Elaine Huang May 11, 2021

For the first time in HHS history, the library hosted a spring reading program this year, library media specialist Shannon Vakili said in a Zoom interview. According to the HHS weekly bulletin email sent...

Senior Rujuta Swadi wears a mask while playing in a match against Los Gatos on March 4.

Girls varsity tennis finishes season 1-13, winning final match

By Nitya Kashyap April 26, 2021

Varsity girls tennis closed out their season at the end of March, clinching their first win in their final match, versus Los Gatos. Junior Mithi More said in a Zoom interview she thinks there are multiple...

Wanda and Vision live a warped version of reality inside the Hex.

Marvel tests out new waters with television series WandaVision

By Nitya Kashyap April 7, 2021

As a huge Marvel fan, I had high hopes for the “WandaVision” television series. Although the show was pretty good, compared to “Avengers Endgame,” which is the sequel to “WandaVison,” it was...

Bollywood celebrities endorsing skin lightening products in television advertisements has had a terrible impact on the way dark skin is perceived in Indian society.

Dear Bollywood, please stop promoting colorism

By Nitya Kashyap January 14, 2021

When I think of Bollywood, I picture glamorous heroes and heroines, dramatic storylines and impressive dance choreography. But there is an uglier side to this industry. Bollywood celebrities to this day...

Running, playing esports, and doing workouts at home are some ways people can spend time during quarantine.

Staying active during quarantine: the future of sports

By Jane Park, Bryan Ruiz, Miya Liu, and Nitya Kashyap May 20, 2020

With the country under lockdown, sports have been seeing a great decline. Stadiums that are usually packed are now completely empty and silent. Professional sports seasons have come to a screeching halt....

Healthcare workers and citizens protesting the lack of PPE and unfair treatment of medical personnel.

Stop silencing doctors

By Nitya Kashyap May 5, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses with still no existing cure, the heaviest burden has been placed on medical doctors and nurses all over the world. They are the ones on the frontlines, sacrificing...

MEMES IN MEDIA: Many issuing topics in the news media such as COVID-19 aren’t taken seriously due to joke making and disrespectful remarks.

Memes represent gateways to humor, toxicity in modern culture

By Nitya Kashyap and Yukari E. Zapata April 25, 2020

Memes: one of the most used forms of communication and expression for students, according to The Student View. Memes can be used in many forms of communication as well as an expression of thoughts...

Spring sports athletes express disappointment in cancellations

Spring sports athletes express disappointment in cancellations

By Nitya Kashyap and Karen Li March 22, 2020

Seniors can no longer round out season In a disappointing turn of events, spring sports athletes found their seasons cut short when FUHSD sent out an email on March 13 announcing the closure of schools...

Mock Trial finals cancelled due to COVID-19 risks, team’s progress halted

Mock Trial finals cancelled due to COVID-19 risks, team’s progress halted

By Nitya Kashyap and Dexter Tatsukawa March 22, 2020

The Mock Trial team had been preparing to advance to state finals after defeating CHS in the Santa Clara County finals, held in the Old Courthouse in San Jose on Feb. 26. However, in response to the COVID-19...

Girls varsity players discuss their soccer role models

Girls varsity players discuss their soccer role models

By Anika Karody and Nitya Kashyap March 12, 2020

Nearly every successful person has someone they look up to: a muse, role model, mentor or someone they admire and aspire to be. For some it can be an icon in their field, and for others, their loved ones. Though...

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