Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Holding on to the past and constantly looking to the future dissuades enjoyment of the present.

Off the record: uncover the present

By Shreya Partha May 2, 2022

It was a peaceful Sunday afternoon — the sky was a radiant blue, I had just finished most of my work for the week and I settled onto the couch to obsessively start binging another show. As I mentally...

There are a lot of things that could have gone differently throughout my high school career, but looking back, I’m grateful for the path that I did take for the experiences I acquired are irreplaceable.

Off the Record: a reflection with my 14-year-old self

By Shreya Partha April 12, 2022

Would I be able to make friends? Would people like me? Why are there so many people here?  Entering the large gym as a timid 14 year old, I had prepared myself mentally for every scenario — a few...

Finding closure within yourself is the best way to move forward in life.

Off the Record: what does it mean to find closure?

By Shreya Partha March 9, 2022

As a second semester senior, I feel like a hamster on a treadmill — constantly trying to reach an unidentifiable end and perpetually running as if I’m being chased. And while the prospect of leaving...

Perfection, although desirable, can never be attained, but it provides something to work toward.

Off the record: Why do we strive for perfection if it’s unattainable?

By Shreya Partha January 31, 2022

In my younger and more naive years, I often looked up to the stars for no particular reason other than their distance. Light years away, they weren’t troubled with the bad days I had or the ant on the...

Republican politicians’ restrictions on transgender athletes are invalidating, discriminatory

By Shreya Partha January 1, 2022

As we enter a new year, it is somewhat expected that our ideals grow progressively. Yet, as a society, we only seem to be doing the opposite. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a sports bill set to take effect...

Resolutions are often restricting and explain why most people, including myself, fail to continue after a certain point. Intentions are much more flexible and are a more encouraging way to achieve your goals.

Off the Record: setting intentions, not resolutions

By Shreya Partha January 1, 2022

Every year, I happen upon conversations about new year’s resolutions, and I often stand there awkwardly shifting on my feet, unable to string together a sentence to contribute. And it’s because I don’t...

Therapy and other mental health care options should be seen as preventative measures, rather than options when a worsening mental health gets uncontrollable.

POV: the blurred line between being a hypocrite and being authentic

By Shreya Partha December 27, 2021

When I tell people  I am an advocate for mental health and spread the message of seeking help through various organizations, the reaction I receive has been pretty similar — their eyes widen a fraction,...

 SENIORS GET LOUD: The seniors in the crowd show their enthusiasm and school spirit by making some noise.

Annual blacklight rally shifts to outdoor whiteout rally

Students attended the ‘whiteout’ themed winter rally during tutorial Dec. 10. Taking the place of the annual blackout rally, which required indoor facilities, the winter rally was designed to abide...

 I feel obligated to read the news at all times, but too much of the news can be a bad thing and cause mental exhaustion.

Off the Record: Finding a balance in an unbalanced world

By Shreya Partha December 9, 2021

I often feel as though the world is in constant mourning. On one side, I see people mourning the copious global issues around us and on the other, those who mourn the inaction and helplessness they feel...

MENTAL HEALTH CARE: In the U.S., more funding for mental health care should be given to make it more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Off the Record: mental health care remains inaccessible, unaffordable

By Shreya Partha October 21, 2021

In our increasingly competitive world, job opportunities are prioritized over lifelong experiences, business partnerships trump friendship and the desire for success overpowers happiness — at least that’s...

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...

From my POV: life through rose-colored glasses

From my POV: life through rose-colored glasses

By Shreya Partha February 14, 2021

I like to think of myself as a realistic person — I see the situation as it is. I bring an umbrella when the skies look threatening, put on a seatbelt while in the car, weigh the pros and cons of each...

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