Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

EASY 'A' STIGMA: APES covers vital information for our future that all students should be educated on and respect.

APES: the most important science class to take in high school

By Naomi Baron June 20, 2021

I saw a TikTok that went viral in the beginning of this school year that made a joke about AP Environmental Science. The video poked fun at the class by saying APES students’ homework is to draw a polar...

WOMENS ABORTION RIGHTS: Texas law dramatically decreases women's access to safe abortions.

Feminist’s Disclosure: Abortion rights

By Leila Salam June 4, 2021

With Texas Gov. Greg Abbot signing the new heartbeat bill into law, women’s rights to bodily autonomy continue to crumble. This new measure would prohibit abortions in Texas as early as six weeks into...

COLLEGES REQUIRE VACCINE: more and more colleges are requiring the covid vaccine for in person students

It’s fair that colleges require covid vaccines in order to come in person

By Raymond Ranbhise June 3, 2021

With the ongoing pandemic, over 100 colleges across the country are requiring students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before arriving on campus in the fall, sparking much debate.  More and more universities...

Ivy League? UC’s? Nope, community college

Ivy League? UC’s? Nope, community college

By Christine Kim May 24, 2021

Before starting high school, I had so many great expectations and was confident I would get into any university I wanted. I would look at seniors on College Decision Day and at their caps at graduation....

Toxic productivity culture: An unachievable goal that prevents students from being proud of their accomplishments.

The growing obsession with toxic productivity endangers students

By Ashley Orozco May 22, 2021

Toxic productivity, an unhealthy and extreme obsession with productivity, has become increasingly prevalent in today’s society. Toxic productivity stems from the culture that praises productivity, but...

Brandi Levy was unjustly suspended from her school’s cheerleading team for posting a Snapchat containing profanity.

The Court Decides: Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.

By Ritaja Subrahmanya May 13, 2021

Last week, the Supreme Court held oral arguments for Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., a powerful case that will decide a school’s jurisdiction on a student's off-campus speech. The case will build...

 “THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL”: Women’s experiences: results of our sexist society.

Feminist’s disclosure: the personal is political

By Leila Salam May 11, 2021

"The personal is political,” a slogan coined by feminist Carol Hanisch, was an influential symbol of  second wave feminism in the 1960s and has continued to influence feminist theorizing today, according...

WORD CHOICE MATTERS: Language used by police tells a story beyond what is explicitly said.

Language in press conference reveals anti-Asian sentiment among police

By Alyssa Zimmerman May 10, 2021

It seems obvious that something like the recent Atlanta shooting, in which a white man shot and killed eight spa-goers and employees, six of whom were Asian women, would be considered a racially motivated...

The Court Decides: Astra USA v. Santa Clara County

The Court Decides: Astra USA v. Santa Clara County

By Ritaja Subrahmanya May 6, 2021

In recent years, affordable healthcare has been widely debated among policymakers. A landmark Supreme Court decision that continues to affect hospitals is Astra USA v. Santa Clara County, which severely...

Looking back: The absence of pressures, expectations and responsibilities I enjoyed during childhood are things I miss as a high schooler.

The High Flyer: Childhood is over

By Erin Loh April 14, 2021

A few weeks ago while I was cleaning the house with my family, my mom decided to play our old “Steve Songs” CD. “Steve Songs” is my family’s name for an album of children’s songs we used to...

Facebook is unhappy with Apple's new privacy update

Facebook is unhappy with Apple’s new privacy update

By Raymond Ranbhise April 1, 2021

In a new iOS update, Apple will now ask users if they want to be tracked by apps like Facebook with a pop-up asking for permission. As you might expect, Facebook isn't happy about this.   "Apple may...

Unlike public schools, private schools can discriminate against students preventing them from receiving the education they deserve.

The Court Decides: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

By Ritaja Subrahmanya March 21, 2021

Private school programs and funding have long been debated in the United States. In June 2020, the Supreme Court’s decision on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue changed the future for students...

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