Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

FOSTERING TEENAGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Starting a business at a young age can provide a high reward for low risk.

The perks of starting a business

By Niyatee Jain May 21, 2022

Formulating a new business concept is always an impressive feat as entrepreneurs must come up with unique ideas to intrigue consumers. However, starting a business in high school is even more remarkable,...

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...

IMPROVING WHILE ADAPTING: As a new player on the varsity volleyball team, sophomore Siu said he adjusted to the new environment by giving his all on the court.

Serving for success

By Aiko Charon, Niyatee Jain, and Harshitha Vijayakumar May 15, 2022

Being on a new team can be a daunting experience due to athletes constantly being pushed out of their comfort zone in order to achieve greatness. However, for others such as varsity outside hitter, sophomore...

MS. KATHANI SHARMA: While Sharma’s identity is referenced throughout the show, “Bridgerton” made sure to make her defining characteristic her fiery personality.

“Bridgerton” beautifully tackles South Asian representation

By Niyatee Jain May 4, 2022

As the orchestral version of the titular song from the popular Bollywood film “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” plays in the background of Ms. Edwina Sharma’s haldi ceremony, it becomes abundantly clear...

ARE THEY WORTH IT: Known as the most coveted music awards in the industry, the Grammys continuous snubs and history of racism make it difficult to actually consider them an indicator of success.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain April 1, 2022

As the 64th Grammy Award ceremony approaches this Sunday, we must not lose sight of the fact that awards do not equate to an artist’s success and quality. With a history of not nominating certain races...

IDENTIFYING ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR: West’s continuous attacks against Kardashian and Davidson show signs of emotional abuse.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain April 1, 2022

In the wake of “Donda 2” and a recent divorce, Kanye West has taken to Instagram to discuss his emotions about his separation. In a tirade that has been going on for a month, West has posted multiple...

REBRANDING AND GROWTH: from a mention in Forbes to raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, Otto has quickly become a notable company.

From Petcode to Otto

By Niyatee Jain March 6, 2022

Otto, previously known as PetCode, was founded by seniors Karan Dalal and Arnuv Tandon in January 2021. In the past year, Otto has quickly gained success and popularity, which Dalal said can only be described...

BIAS AND AFFILIATION: Justices are meant to uphold the ideals of all Americans, but that is not possible if they have political biases.

Supreme Court justices: biased from the start

By Niyatee Jain February 28, 2022

When settling an argument by asking for a second opinion, it is unreasonable to ask someone who is biased. Yet, the highest court of the nation, the U.S. Supreme Court, has selected many of its justices...

TEENAGE HEARTBREAK ANTHEMS: Young artists can appeal to an age-appropriate audience by writing about love.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain February 10, 2022

Every few years, a new teen pop sensation emerges. In the early 2000s, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were all the rage, in the 2010s it was the Disney Channel trio of Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez...

REP GREENE TWITTER BAN: Greene was rightfully suspended from Twitter after tweeting an inaccurate graph of deaths after the COVID-19 vaccine, according to CNN.

Censor politicians when it comes to false information

By Niyatee Jain January 12, 2022

Republican congresswoman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene had her personal account banned on Twitter after spreading misinformation about COVID-19 on Jan. 2, according to BBC. Greene’s suspension highlights...

“ALL TOO WELL”: Swift’s misogynistic responses from the public are nothing new to female pop stars.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain December 7, 2021

Taylor Swift brought fans back to 2012 with her re-release of “Red (Taylor’s Version).” Hidden amongst her songs lie lyrical clues, pop culture references and Swift’s own experiences of being a...

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