Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

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...

Mr. Grossman bikes alongside the students.

Don’t Strive to Drive

By Ella Chan November 26, 2022

While huge corporations largely make carbon emissions, every person has an equal responsibility to the environment, and teenagers are no exception. To combat the inevitable effects of climate change, there...

Despite mostly appealing to experienced artists, art club provides a variety of activities that may help members with varying backgrounds practice their artistic skills, Song said.

A club for all

By Patrick Hao November 8, 2022

Clubs at our school are very much a reflection of the technology hub we live in, with a diverse selection of STEM clubs ranging from pure sciences to engineering-based clubs, such as robotics. However,...

STRESSFUL STUDENT EXPECTATIONS: Teenagers are faced with unrealistic standards when choosing a career path.

Career culture adds unnecessary stress

By Veronica Zhao October 29, 2022

Instead of enjoying their fleeting childhood, teens are now faced with an impending reality--choosing a career. According to Counseling Today, career choice is a significant stressor during the development...

LET EXPECTATIONS GO: Students are inevitably disappointed.

Last night was (not) a movie

By Christine Kim May 30, 2022

Growing up, I thought I knew exactly what my high school life would be like. After all, I thrived on classic pop tunes from Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. I distinctly remember blasting “Teenage Dream”...

WASTEFUL CULTURAL STANDARDS: The lawns that dominate much of suburban America are wasting water at a time when we can’t afford to

Wasteful lawns are hurting California’s environment

By Keshav Kumar May 25, 2022

During times of hardship, individual luxuries must often be sacrificed for the good of society. When it comes to a resource as necessary and scarce as water in California, we must be especially careful....

FOSTERING TEENAGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Starting a business at a young age can provide a high reward for low risk.

The perks of starting a business

By Niyatee Jain May 21, 2022

Formulating a new business concept is always an impressive feat as entrepreneurs must come up with unique ideas to intrigue consumers. However, starting a business in high school is even more remarkable,...

Holding on to the past and constantly looking to the future dissuades enjoyment of the present.

Off the record: uncover the present

By Shreya Partha May 2, 2022

It was a peaceful Sunday afternoon — the sky was a radiant blue, I had just finished most of my work for the week and I settled onto the couch to obsessively start binging another show. As I mentally...

LOWER VOTING AGE: Extending the franchise to 16-year-olds is crucial for American democracy.

The Political Arena: Extend franchise to youth

By Macy Li May 2, 2022

Voting is power. In America, we have long prided ourselves in our democracy and the opportunity to influence the laws that dictate our lives. Voting provides us with a voice — yet, in every election,...

There are a lot of things that could have gone differently throughout my high school career, but looking back, I’m grateful for the path that I did take for the experiences I acquired are irreplaceable.

Off the Record: a reflection with my 14-year-old self

By Shreya Partha April 12, 2022

Would I be able to make friends? Would people like me? Why are there so many people here?  Entering the large gym as a timid 14 year old, I had prepared myself mentally for every scenario — a few...

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