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Homestead High School's student newspaper

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Homestead High School's student newspaper

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Art allows students to express themselves creatively and reduce stress.

PTA reflects students’ best interests

By Alicia Liste November 3, 2023

PTA’s Reflections Art Program offers a unique opportunity for all students to display their artistic talents. The contest, held annually, accepts themed entries from students from pre-K through grade...

A visit from a loved one can brighten up anyone’s day.

Taking the chance to care

By Ella Chan October 29, 2023

In the chaos of modern life, it is easy to overlook the simple and significant acts of volunteering, especially in nursing homes. However, some of my favorite memories with my mom include visiting the...

Schools can intrusively monitor student activity on and off campus.

School WiFi intrudes from the inside

By Brian Ip September 28, 2023

Groggy eyes open up as the fluorescent screens pierce the dark bags from late-night studying. An indistinct voice tells us to go onto CollegeBoard. From here, a simple internet search results in a red...

Personal narratives showcase many unique perspectives to English students.

Bringing life to literature

By Amanda Boles September 22, 2023

Diversity in storytelling allows people to get a taste of what the world has to offer. One genre in particular, personal narratives, has much to offer in terms of self-discovery. This genre is prevalent...

Independent reading in lit/writ allows students to develop the skill of visualizing a story through words.

Booking time for independent reading

By Parth Dhaulakhandi April 26, 2023

I still cannot decide if it was the best of times or the worst of times. I refer to the ninth grade literature and writing class independent reading assignment, which has the potential to either be...

Though well-intentioned,  U.S. intervention in foreign countries often severely harms innocent civilians.

Step back, please

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo April 21, 2023

The United States has a long history of interfering with the governments of foreign countries around the world. Though often in the name of democracy, U.S. interference in foreign governments can have...

Teachers should give back assessments such as tests to students as they are crucial for a student’s education.

Higher-level learning requires giving back tests

By Mackie Vu April 4, 2023

Although tests, essays or any other form of assessment can be stressful to prepare and take for many students, I believe they are essential to our learning and growth since the knowledge I take away from...

Earthquake emergency kits are a small, but impactful way community members can prepare for an earthquake.

A groundbreaking lesson to learn from

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo March 2, 2023

Destruction, death and despair. The devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria has been dominating headlines all over the world. The decimation caused by this magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale earthquake...

Many corporations are corrupting a sustainable future by deceiving consumers into thinking they are saving the environment.

The truth behind greenwashing

By Ella Chan February 6, 2023

One of the first things I do today when buying an item is look at its packaging to see if it's “clean” or eco-friendly, with extra points if it’s made from recycled materials. When customers buy...

It is vital for HHS to support seniors during the stressful college application season.

A never-ending application

By Lia Klebanov January 19, 2023

As a generation of procrastinators, we are often told how many of our problems can become stress-free if we are proactive. Normally, I would not disagree, but when it comes to college applications,...

Having time to myself allowed me to create my own schedule.

Self-pacing or self-fulfilling prophecy

By Saira Ahmed and Karuna Chandran December 20, 2022

We need to learn at our own pace Asynchronous days were everything I needed in the midst of a hectic school week during remote learning. I loved the ability to choose when I wanted to complete my work...

Students who are not fee waiver eligible are forced to pay money to every college they apply to.

The endless rabbit hole of stress and debt

By Gabriela Salazar December 17, 2022

By October, many students in their final year of high school diligently organize their personal list of colleges they plan to attend, finalizing their portfolios and resumes. Students rush into the college...

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