The Epitaph

Limited bathroom opportunities are unfair

Limited bathroom opportunities are unfair

By Aditya Sampath

December 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A common and counterproductive occurrence in school is the restriction that exists on bathroom time in class. These restrictions come in many forms: from the usage of bathroom quotas throughout the semester to students being forbidden to use the bathroom during lectures. Though well-intentioned, ...

Seeing red, here’s some green and white advice

Seeing red, here’s some green and white advice

By Zainab Islam

November 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

When Starbucks released their holiday drinks on Nov. 3, the last thing anyone cared about was the content on their cups. However, social media platforms began blowing up with talk of how offensive it was that the "holiday" cups lacked Christmas references. Starbucks, instead, chose to hand out their drin...

Beyond the turkey and pumpkin pie

Beyond the turkey and pumpkin pie

By Angela Wang

November 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion

For many, Thanksgiving represents an excuse to eat five times as much food as usual, or a much-needed break from academics, or the day before the most important shopping spree of the year. Black Friday has increasingly encroached upon this holiday, resulting in families sometimes skipping the traditi...

An easy hack

By Shauli Bar-On

November 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Finding someone’s birthday? That’s easy - just ask them or look it up on Facebook. Finding someone’s student ID number? That’s still doable - look at their ID card or any school-related form they have submitted. Congrats! You can now vote under their name in any school election. Not too l...

New changes to homecoming

New changes to homecoming

By Erin Liu, Reporter

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Many students have wondered why the Homecoming Dance took place a week before the game. It could not be on a Saturday due to administration issues, so if moved, it needed to be on a different Friday. Leadership students said ASB decided to implement some changes to Homecoming that would make i...

Choir: the overlooked performing art

By Elinda Xiao, Reporter

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

From marching band to football, it’s hard to go a day without hearing at least some kind of news of the various activities pursued by these organizations. Why is it, then, that choir is rarely talked about? While choir has less games and shows than band and Color Guard, choir students put in just as mu...

Latinos have a say too

Latinos have a say too

By Lily Adler, Business Manager

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The summer before my freshman year, I was scared to start in the fall just like every other student in the class of 2016. I was scared for harder classes, new friends and more homework, but mostly I was scared of fitting in. From word of mouth, I knew the school population consisted of mostly white ...

Safety in school, a thing of the past

Safety in school, a thing of the past

By Yunqi Deng, Reporter

November 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The frequency of violence on school campuses, places where students should feel safe, has increased dramatically in the last decades, according to the CDC. Disaster can hit school unpredictably at any moment, and school shootings happen, on average, once a week according to Everytown Gun Safety (EGS...

Controversial homecoming court

Controversial homecoming court

By Gloria Cheng

November 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

                      Homecoming week is a flurry of activities: dress up days, quad decorations, floats, a parade and perhaps the most exciting for seniors-court. Every year, teachers and staff nominate a...