Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Enrollment continues to decline, adjustments throughout the district have been made to assure staff job security

Enrollment continues to decline, adjustments throughout the district have been made to assure staff job security

By Nika Bondar and Sahil Venkatesan April 8, 2021

Following the locally widespread trend in declining enrollment, the FUHSD population will lose a total of  300-400 students in the upcoming academic year, with HHS losing 76 students, FUHSD director of...

Q&A with principal Giglio: Reopening

By Sahil Venkatesan March 20, 2021

Q: Can we pick and choose which classes to attend in person? A: “There's no update on that one; that one's still being debated,” Giglio said. “Although if I had to lay money, I would say that's...

After months of SAT cancellations, students prepare for what might be their last chance to take an SAT before submitting applications to colleges.

Administration prepares to host November SAT amidst pandemic

By Sahil Venkatesan November 2, 2020

The statewide cancellation of SAT administrations across California led FUHSD district administrators to offer the SAT at every school in the district this coming Saturday, Nov. 7, FUHSD coordinator of...

History teacher Andrea Yee plays with her kids in the extra time given by distance learning.

‘You can’t keep everyone else warm by setting yourself on fire’

With the sudden and dramatic shift from in-person to remote learning, teachers have risen to the challenge and quickly adapted to online learning. However, issues arise for teachers who are also parents,...

School looks very different from what it used to be six months ago, as online learning brings its own set of challenges.

Teachers rise with creativity in the face of adversity

The pandemic has changed the way education works, moving the focus from in-person instruction to online learning. Because of this, teachers have needed to do plenty of restructuring, both in terms of curriculum...

HHS interactive map offers virtual tour of campus

HHS interactive map offers virtual tour of campus

By Miya Liu, Sahil Venkatesan, and Allen Zhang August 19, 2020

The first week of school is usually filled with a flurry of students getting to know their teachers and each other, all while trying to figure out where everything is located on campus. With school starting...

Change my mind

Change my mind

By Karen Li, Miya Liu, Naomi Baron, and Sahil Venkatesan June 15, 2020

Back in March of 2020, we filmed this series to get to know the student body better. Little did we know that would be the last time many of us were able to see each other face to face. Check out these...

The Partisan Party: Democrats should not dismiss the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden

The Partisan Party: Democrats should not dismiss the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden

By Sahil Venkatesan May 16, 2020

The Partisan Party: Democrats should not dismiss the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden  Pull Quote: This behavior is unacceptable: Reade’s allegations demand action yet instead of calling...

An unnecessary option: FUHSDs opt-in progress reports fail to recognize differences in student learning

An unnecessary option: FUHSD’s opt-in progress reports fail to recognize differences in student learning

By Sahil Venkatesan May 4, 2020

The FUHSD Board of Trustees voted on April 28 to create an additional progress report that shows a student’s grade as of March 13.  Students can choose whether or not to send this progress report to...

The Partisan Party: Trump’s lies about the coronavirus are hurting Americans

The Partisan Party: Trump’s lies about the coronavirus are hurting Americans

By Sahil Venkatesan March 23, 2020

President Donald Trump is lying to the U.S. when he claims he knew the coronavirus would become a pandemic. In reality, Trump downplayed the severity of the virus and gave a false sense of security to...

India takes troubling turn

By Sahil Venkatesan March 18, 2020

Since its independence from Great Britain in 1948, India has been hailed as one of the largest democracies in the world by the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Guardian.  However, the current ...

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