Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

DEEPENING SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING: New “Science and Society” course expands the scope of learning by connecting scientific disciplines with societal phenomenons.

Intersectionality between science and our community

By Olivia Shen April 17, 2022

Previously, freshmen have been limited to choosing between two courses – Physics and Chemistry – for their sophomore science class. Now, their science options, along with everyone else’s, are expanding,...

Physics class helps students build meaningful connections, explore vital concepts

By Olivia Shen March 14, 2022

During the springtime, all students excluding seniors undergo the process of course selection. Similar to my peers, when I was a freshman, I had the option of choosing my science class: physics or chemistry.  Like...

Sustainable steps can help save the environment

The 3 R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. A longstanding eco-phrase applicable to almost everything. Instead of driving, walk to the store to reduce your carbon footprint. Reuse those old cardboard boxes. And...

OUTDATED SCIENTIFIC PRACTICES: Schools should not be endorsing the widespread practice of unethical dissections.

Education should not be prioritized over unethical practices

By Olivia Shen February 18, 2022

Dissecting animals is a cumulative aspect in the American scientific experience, and Homestead is no exception. Every year, the physiology department dissects chickens. But the long standing nature of...

Students in AP Physics 1 perform a lab to learn about collisions and momentum.

Labs and COVID-19: the impact on student learning

By Naomi Baron and Olivia Shen December 14, 2021

During the shift to online learning, COVID-19 forced science teachers to shift gears and alter the way that they teach science. Many facets of education were heavily impacted, science included, chemistry...

Despite the Harry Potter films surpassing over $7 billion in sales, there is a clear oversight in the execution of the movies.

Movie adaptations: a mistranslation of books

By Olivia Shen December 10, 2021

“Little Women,” “Harry Potter” and “Twilight'' are all names of well known book to movie adaptations. With the movie industry pulling in over $42 billion in 2019, it is disappointing to see that...

Opponents of American intervention protest the U.S. invasion in Afghanistan in 2001.

Military intervention in Afghanistan: the negative impact and what was left behind

By Olivia Shen October 1, 2021

 Since the end of the Cold War, military intervention has been an integral part of American foreign policy. From the Persian Gulf War to the airstrikes against Iraq, the U.S. has played a large role in...

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