The Epitaph

The Impatient Patient: solution to an emerging “infodemic” is responsibility, accountability

During this pandemic, it is important to stay informed and stay safe.

By Renee Wang

April 29, 2020

We don’t know when the cure for COVID-19 will come. We don’t know if schools and offices will reopen soon. We don’t know when we can expect life to return to normal. In our current pandemic, there aren’t too many answers available. However, there is a plethora of misinformation. In an ...

Hulu vs. Netflix: which streaming platform is right for you?

Comparing price, quality and the best TV recommendations from each platform.

By Renee Wang

April 23, 2020

I watch an embarrassing amount of television — so much so that I use two streaming platforms, Netflix and Hulu, because I had exhausted almost all of Netflix’s options. Today, I’m going to break it down and help you find the streaming platform that is perfect for you! PRICE In terms of the cheapest streaming option, Hulu wins. Its basic package be...

The Impatient Patient: Mislabeling the coronavirus is counterproductive during a pandemic

Continually misnaming the virus after WHO's guidelines is ignorant

By Renee Wang

March 19, 2020

Before the “Wuhan virus,” Wuhan, capital of China’s Hubei province, was more commonly associated with its Yellow Crane Tower and its signature dish — re gan mian or hot dry noodles. Today, it is noted more as the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, and is increasingly being referred to as...

Golf team experiences growth on, off course

Golf team experiences growth on, off course

By Renee Wang

November 26, 2019

The girls varsity golf team ended their season with four wins, two ties and nine losses in the El Camino Division of SCVAL.  “Our overall record didn’t show the growth that we had on the course,” coach Kyle Bonvechio said. “This is our first year we had a couple ties that could have gone a ...

The Impatient Patient: New set of problems arise in AP Exam changes

By Renee Wang

October 22, 2019

I t’s finally fall. Pumpkin spice, Halloween and … AP exam season? Starting this year, the College Board, a not-for-profit organization who administers standardized tests like the SAT, has made several changes in its AP Exam registration process. One of these changes include the AP Classroo...

Guidance department prepares students for college

HHS’ student to counselor ratio is above average nationally but lower in California.

By Elaine Huang, Jane Park, Leila Salam, Renee Wang, and Allen Zhang

September 9, 2019

Students are well aware of the pressures in Silicon Valley surrounding college acceptances. According to the district website, HHS has a 93 percent college-going rate. This puts Homestead well above the state average of 84 percent, according to EdSource. With a 598:1 student-to-counselor ratio, acc...

The Impatient Patient: The line between a social media binge and cleanse

By Renee Wang

May 30, 2019

In my freshman year, I bade goodbye to “likes” and dog filters as I deleted first my Instagram, and later my Snapchat account. For the next year or so, I likened myself to living off the grid — the social media grid that is. My motivations for such a social media cleanse were simple: I thoug...

The Impatient Patient: Mental health days are just as valid

By Renee Wang

April 3, 2019

H ow does the most universally hated phrase by parents — "I don't want to go to school today" — come to be? It starts off when you are funneled from back-to-back extracurriculars, SAT prep and 2 a.m. study sessions. It build when you straddle the line between awake and asleep, when you down a cup...

Doubling Down Episode 1: STEM and Sports

Doubling Down Episode 1: STEM and Sports

By Aishwarya Jayadeep, Alfonso Pitco III, Andrea Sun, and Renee Wang

March 29, 2019

The Impatient Patient: When “sparking joy” is but a sparking trend

By Renee Wang

March 7, 2019

"I love your cashmere sweater. You got a good price.” After all, only 90 percent of Mongolia’s surface is facing deforestation due to the breeding of cashmere goats. “Your blouse has the most vibrant hue, as well.” After all, only 200 tons of water is required to dye one ton of fabric. Fa...