Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

BIDENS BORDER BLUNDER: Since taking office, President Biden has failed to deliver on promises to alleviate the border crisis.

Biden’s unfulfilled promises increase severity of lingering immigration policies

By Lindsey Steel October 19, 2021

President Joe Biden took office with the strain of a global pandemic, an economy in ruins and racial disparities plaguing the country on his shoulders. Since January, his administration has helped get...

Hosting advisory during tutorial prevents students from seeking academic help

Hosting advisory during tutorial prevents students from seeking academic help

By Raymond Ranbhise October 10, 2021

Although advisory is important and helps educate students about modern day issues that affect our society as a whole, academics should take priority and hosting advisories during tutorial is detrimental...

DISC Graphic: Graphic used to represent DISC personality tests

The misleading problems with personality tests

By Nicole Kim and Harshitha Vijayakumar October 1, 2021

Since when do 40 questions determine your personality? For many years, personality tests have been integrated into our society and have come to play a significant role in how we understand others. Many...

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...

HHS is taking steps in the right direction by adding more gender neutral bathrooms.

Support for transgender students is desperately needed for students at HHS

By Chloe Wong and Gaby Cristancho September 30, 2021

High school is a time for students to explore their identities and discover themselves in inclusive environments. Helping students feel comfortable on campus should be an essential goal for HHS and it...

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 womens 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...

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