The Epitaph

The high flyer: time management during distance learning

The high flyer: time management during distance learning
November 4, 2020

For me, learning to set personal time management goals has been incredibly important during distance learning. With this year’s reduced extracurriculars and lightened workloads, I thought I would...

The flawed nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

The next Supreme Court Justice will hold the power to significantly influence the entire country and make decisions affecting all women, including young girls who are still in school.
November 4, 2020

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sparked a battle between political parties over President Trump’s rushed nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.  For the millions of women...

The court decides: San Antonio Independent v. Rodriguez

 Using property taxes to fund schools significantly disadvantages low-income students who lack the same resources as their high-income counterparts.
November 2, 2020

The United States Supreme Court’s decision on San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973) was a turning point in the fight for equal access to education.  In 1968, low-income families...

Global Medium: Politicians create loopholes to run away from the undeniable effects of climate change

Global Medium: Politicians create loopholes to run away from the undeniable effects of climate change
November 2, 2020

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Parents take pride in asking their kids this question and don’t bother to think twice about the possibility that their kids may not even have a future....

Whitewashing American history: textbooks reflect neglect toward slavery

History textbooks need to make more of an effort to address topics like slavery in all perspectives – not just make it seem like Americans are in the right.
Remembering history that is well-known, tragedies that are well-forgotten
October 12, 2020

The Civil War is a pivotal unit in every U.S. history class. The discussion about the divided North and South spurs riveting conversations and debates. But the information we are taught is only surface...

Community: a conversation on anti-racism

Community: a conversation on anti-racism
October 8, 2020

Two students -- senior Lotus Taylor and sophomore Noga Aloni -- passionate about anti-racism work speak their thoughts on Homestead’s new anti-racism modules and their opinions about racism. Hear more...

ACA 5 to help minority groups

ACA 5 IS NECESSARY: In order to correct racial disparities in UCs and CSUs, it is vital that admissions officers consider an applicant’s race.
August 19, 2020

When I heard that the state senate voted to pass the Assembly Constitution Act 5 (ACA 5) on June 25, after it was backed by UC regents and the state assembly, I was relieved, as minority students would...

Our flawed legal system: helping police get away with murder

The Supreme Court provides police officers with almost limitless immunity from prosecution for their actions taken on the job.
August 19, 2020

Nationwide protests and social media outrage led to the arrest of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. Even though this is a step towards...

Reopening economy doing more harm than good

As seen in the graph above, since reopening, the amount of new COVID-19 cases has increased rapidly.
California rushed into reopening, now we are facing the consequences
July 5, 2020

California, along with many other states, has begun to slowly reopen and ease lockdown restrictions.  While this does sound relieving, there has not been a significant decline in the amount of COVID-19...

Home life, online school only pile on to preexisting stress

The brain can do amazing things, but keep in mind that the brain is as strong as you are when it comes to stress.
June 15, 2020

For many students, attending school is an anxiety- and stress-filled experience that gets more difficult as assignments and work start piling up.  However, once schools shut down, one main concern was...

A nation divided against itself cannot survive

Although there are many afflictions spreading across the country, Trump is tearing it apart.
The President’s words are single handedly destroying the states’ unity during the pandemic
June 3, 2020

Our country is currently living through the COVID-19 pandemic together. Regardless, we seem to be growing apart.  Throughout America’s history, tragedies have brought the country closer together....

U.S. response to COVID-19 leaves people slipping through the gaps

As seen in the infographic above, millionaires earn - on average - 430 times as much as ordinary American citizens.
Reading the fine print, the package isn’t enough for plenty of Americans
June 3, 2020

A month ago, the bipartisan stimulus package grabbed national headlines. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) guaranteed paid sick leave and free testing, while the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,...

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