Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Tiktok’s recent popularity among users has degraded the quality of the content produced by the music industry.

Movements in Music: TikTok’s damaging role in the music industry

By Niyatee Jain November 16, 2022

Creators have long used social media to connect with their followers. However, as TikTok becomes more popular, it is clear that its effect on the music industry has caused a significant negative shift...

While it should be acknowledged that stars with famous parents have privilege, to say that they do not deserve their success is untrue because of their contributions to the entertainment industry.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain September 23, 2022

In order to be successful in the entertainment industry, actors and musicians need to have the right connections. Talent does not matter if they do not have the proper people, such as agents, publicists...

Athletes face uncertainty as new bell schedule cuts into practice time

With the new California mandate pushing back high school start times across the state, many student athletes are uncertain about its effects on their games, practice and academics. HHS tries to work...

MOVEMENTS IN MUSIC: Franklin’s “Respect” was ahead of its time in terms of its message and gave women an anthem to fuel the fight for their rights.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain May 31, 2022

Music is a powerful mechanism for sparking social change and starting meaningful conversations about important issues. Artists have risked their careers every day by shedding light on controversial subjects...

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...

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