Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Chris Hoefflinger incorporates his past band experiences at HHS by fulfilling his role as a new student teacher.

Returning to musical roots

By Manya Girivasan and Veronica Zhao November 29, 2022

Chris Hoefflinger stands on the podium, conducting for the freshmen band class. A decade ago, he was in these very seats as an HHS student, watching his own teacher and current band director, John Burn. After...

Players from both the girls and boys golf team have to commute long distances for practices.

Accessibility and inclusivity for all

By Karuna Chandran, David Lin, and Gabriela Salazar November 28, 2022

HHS is home to a variety of sports and facilities for students to play on. There is a swimming pool, a football stadium and tennis courts. So why is there not an area for the boys and girl’s golf team...

Bark without bite: Future efforts to address climate change should focus on lasting policy advancements instead of destructive symbolic gestures

Vandalism is not activism

By Keshav Kumar November 28, 2022

Activism is one of our most powerful tools to change the world for the better. It can be helpful to disrupt the status quo in order to draw attention to an issue. However, there is a fine line between...

The Anticipating of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

The Anticipating of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

By Ella Chan November 28, 2022

One of the most-discussed thriller-horror movies of the year, “Don’t Worry Darling,” has caught the attention of millions of thriller movie lovers. Although there were high hopes for the film because...

Mr. Grossman bikes alongside the students.

Don’t Strive to Drive

By Ella Chan November 26, 2022

While huge corporations largely make carbon emissions, every person has an equal responsibility to the environment, and teenagers are no exception. To combat the inevitable effects of climate change, there...

FBLA tryouts include writing, speaking and impromptu components to evaluate candidates’ skill levels and potentials, Patel said.

Building a stronger team

By Lindsey Steel and Evelyn Wang November 26, 2022

In the hopes of recruiting new members for their competition teams, Future Business Leaders of America held their annual tryouts from Nov. 14-18 and Nov. 21-22, junior, FBLA officer Saanika Patel said.  FBLA...

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...

Online anonymity builds a wall between users and content creators, leading to degrading comments and worsened mental health

The dangers of online anonymity

By Evelyn Wang November 4, 2022

Dream, a well-known Minecraft YouTuber with over 31 million subscribers, recently did a face reveal after remaining anonymous throughout his entire online journey. The face reveal immediately blew up,...

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Colorguard runs off the field after the pregame show and keeps spirits high throughout Friday night football games

Pleasing the crowd

By Manya Girivasan and Veronica Zhao October 31, 2022

One of the more unconventional sports offered at HHS is colorguard, involving endurance, teamwork and artistic vision. It includes a variety of skills, like dancing, flagwork, spinning sabers or rifles,...

Despite injured athletes, the varsity boys water polo team has improved their scores and playing style, senior Alex Snook Manchon said.

Splashing into a new season

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo, Brevin Reed, and Lindsey Steel October 29, 2022

Having to tread water for over half an hour while dodging aggressive opponents, water polo players must combine strength, endurance and speed in their intense games, junior, boys varsity water polo co-captain...

SUCCESSFUL BIKE RIDE: Despite a low turnout, members of the community came together to enjoy a relaxing bike ride after school.

Bicycling club holds staff and student bike ride

By Annabelle Yip October 27, 2022

At the end of the first ever bike week, a week intended to incentivize more students to bike to school, the bicycling club held a staff and student bike ride through the surrounding streets after school.  Bicycling...

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