Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Senior, co-software lead Justin Hwang said the team’s 9-1 record in qualifying rounds gave them the right to choose the other teams in their alliances, groups of three teams that compete together. HHS’ position as alliance leader makes its historic victory even more impressive, Hwang said.

Robotics brings home the win

By David Lin and Rajiv Venkatesh December 13, 2022

As the final scores of the three-day CalGames robotics competition were announced on Oct. 9, HHS robotics stampeded down the bleachers to receive their trophy. Team members screamed and embraced each other...

Students present their programming projects to the rest of the club. Flappy Fish is one of the projects. It is a remake of the classic Flappy Bird game.

Programming club projects build engagement, necessary teamwork skills

By David Lin and Rajiv Venkatesh November 21, 2022

Programming club implemented projects this year to provide members with a way to connect with other programmers and to improve their coding skills, senior, president Katia Bravo said. Each group has around...

OVER THE HILL: Agrawal said shared difficulties help bring the team together, such as in the game against the formidable St. Francis team, where the team worked together to give their opponents a tough fight.

You’re (not) on your own, kid

By Rajiv Venkatesh and Emma Yu November 20, 2022

On the first day of tryouts for the girls volleyball team, freshman, outside hitter Megan Lee said she remembers a senior asking if Lee wanted to be her partner for warm-ups. Once Lee became one of only...

Diwali with the Epitaph

By Anushruti Nagarajan and Rajiv Venkatesh October 30, 2022

  Diwali Festival by Anushruti Nagarajan[/infographic]

BEST FOOT FORWARD: Lu said the team is off to a good start, completing a base for the robot, as well as holding workshops and an open house event.

Rejuvenating the robotics team

By Rajiv Venkatesh, David Lin, and Brian Ling October 7, 2022

When senior Roopa Srinivas first joined robotics, she was asked why she was dedicating so much of her time to the club. When many students think of robotics, she said, they think of a “nerdy” STEM...

WELL-LOVED CLASSICS: Platt includes a variety of covers in the show, including classic songs such as Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way.”

Ben Platt’s ‘Reverie’ tour is live music at its finest

By Rajiv Venkatesh September 14, 2022

At Ben Platt’s Sept. 11 concert in Stanford’s Frost Amphitheatre, students looking for a good time and diehard fans in well-worn “Dear Evan Hansen” shirts crowded together for a night of heartfelt,...

NON-STOP NOISE: Renovations of buildings cause noise and obstacles to students and staff.

Construction continues at HHS, fueled by efforts to modernize campus

After facing delays, the A building opened at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year; it was previously under renovation in an effort to modernize HHS. Following the A building, Giglio said the B...

LOW-STRESS CONFERENCE: Sophomore Pranav Gunhal said South Bay MUN was a great way for officers to experience chairing committees, and for delegates to wrap up the year with a fun, relaxing conference.

Model UN caps off year with conference

By Rajiv Venkatesh May 19, 2022

To provide an enjoyable final experience of the year for members, Model United Nations held a conference at HHS on April 2 to raise funds for the club, director of internal affairs, junior Niyatee Jain...

Junior Hetal Kurani said being an officer has taught her how to be an effective mentor.

Finding a voice

By Rajiv Venkatesh April 5, 2022

It’s a familiar scene. A student gets up slowly from their desk. They walk to the front of the classroom with sweaty palms and dry throats as their presentation awaits them. Members of HHS’ Speech...

Senior Gefei Ma prepares for his final match of the season and his high school career.

The guts and bones of wrestling

By Rajiv Venkatesh and Chloe Wong March 21, 2022

When thinking of wrestling, physical strength might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the sport also emphasizes mental strength, which the coaching staff strives to instill in their wrestlers,...

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