Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Without immediate change such as reform to the federal gun laws, America’s legacy will continue to be filled with violence

Global Medium: Gun reform is essential to protecting students

By Saanvi Thakur March 17, 2021

Before the pandemic, going to school was a normal part of a student’s life. However, I was constantly consumed by fear every time I walked through the gates of HHS. This fear wasn’t because of a test...

Building for a better future

Building for a better future

By Saanvi Thakur March 16, 2021

Over the past year, numerous construction projects have started across campus and while they are needed, it is important to account for the environmental impact of these new buildings.  As the effects...

A Year With COVID-19

A Year With COVID-19

Click here to see the full story! One year ago today, HHS students received an email stating that schools were going to be closed for the next three weeks. Thoughts of having an unexpected...

 The unexpected events of 2020 serve as a reminder that phrases like “new year, new me” cannot determine the outcome of a year and it is important to adapt

New year, same me

By Saanvi Thakur February 15, 2021

January is frequently seen as the time to set goals, and I used to believe that it gave me an opportunity to start fresh and become a better version of myself. But after years of far fetched goals and...

Fake news has become apart of our society, however, it is vital to differentiate the truth from fake news

Global Medium: the dangerous side of fake news

By Saanvi Thakur February 11, 2021

Since Donald Trump and his administration took office in 2016, the phrase “fake news” has been used to describe anything and everything the former president disagrees with, regardless of its accuracy.  According...

Business property taxes could have led to an increase in public school funding, if it had passed

What could have been: the importance of Proposition 15

By Saanvi Thakur January 6, 2021

In the 2020 election, Americans eagerly waited for presidential results that would determine the future of America and democracy as we know it. Consequently, little attention was placed on local elections...

As an Indian-American, it is terrifying to think that the only reason I am not subject to the possibility of being targeted is credited to the fact my caste level is higher than a Dalit.

Global Medium: caste system influence destroys modern communities

By Saanvi Thakur December 19, 2020

India’s caste system is notoriously known for its significant influence within communities throughout the country, but this influence is definitely not a good thing.  The caste system is a determining...

Global Medium: Politicians create loopholes to run away from the undeniable effects of climate change

Global Medium: Politicians create loopholes to run away from the undeniable effects of climate change

By Saanvi Thakur November 2, 2020

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Parents take pride in asking their kids this question and don’t bother to think twice about the possibility that their kids may not even have a future....

Construction continues amid distance learning

Construction continues amid distance learning

By Saanvi Thakur October 29, 2020

Construction on campus has become the norm for students and staff over the last several years, but even through the pandemic, the work has continued.  The new Guidance Student Services (GSS) building...

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