The Epitaph

Staying active during quarantine: the future of sports

Running, playing esports, and doing workouts at home are some ways people can spend time during quarantine.

By Jane Park, Bryan Ruiz, Miya Liu, and Nitya Kashyap

May 20, 2020

With the country under lockdown, sports have been seeing a great decline. Stadiums that are usually packed are now completely empty and silent. Professional sports seasons have come to a screeching halt. Even high schools have suspended spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the ...

2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics postponed to 2021

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics has been postponed to 2021, leading to different circumstances, impacting in different people and industries.

By Seoyoung Hwang

April 30, 2020

People all over the world gather every four years for the summer Olympics. However, the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics has been postponed until 2021 for the first time in history due to COVID-19, according to the official Olympics website. Initially, this news brought sports fans disappointment but...

Faria Focus: NFL Draft is a bright spot in a world with no sports

The 2020 NFL Draft, a bright spot in a world with no sports.

By Jackson Faria

April 28, 2020

As the sports world remains at a standstill due to COVID, sports fans are desperate for any source of entertainment. Luckily for us, the 2020 NFL Draft is helping us power through by holding a virtual draft this past weekend.  The draft consists of seven rounds of 32 picks representing each ...

Football is dying from a culture of toxic masculinity

Football is dying from a culture of toxic masculinity

By Saanvi Thakur

April 1, 2020

Being a football player, whether it's for the NFL or the school team, comes with a lot of glory. With all of the intense practices and the heavy toll it takes on the players, viewer rates continue to increase each year. More than 182 million people watched the regular NFL season and the average ...

Faria Focus

Stadiums all over the world will remain empty due to cancellations caused by the coronavirus.

By Jackson Faria

March 27, 2020

We have seen the effect of coronavirus on the world: the pandemic has shut down international travel, schools and worst of all — sports. For many sports fans, the seasonal change from winter to spring is a welcomed one. Some argue it is the best time of year on the sports calendar. During thi...

Spring sports athletes express disappointment in cancellations

Spring sports athletes express disappointment in cancellations

By Nitya Kashyap and Karen Li

March 22, 2020

Seniors can no longer round out season In a disappointing turn of events, spring sports athletes found their seasons cut short when FUHSD sent out an email on March 13 announcing the closure of schools across the district due to COVID-19.  As a result, all school activities — including athletics games and pr...

Girls varsity players discuss their soccer role models

Girls varsity players discuss their soccer role models

By Anika Karody and Nitya Kashyap

March 12, 2020

Nearly every successful person has someone they look up to: a muse, role model, mentor or someone they admire and aspire to be. For some it can be an icon in their field, and for others, their loved ones. Though junior Hannah McGoran, who played on the varsity team for her third year, cited “the classi...

Varsity boys basketball ends season with CCS qualification

Alex Harris (12) makes a jump shot at the CHS game on Jan. 10.

By Allen Zhang

March 12, 2020

Varsity boys basketball ended their regular season with a record of 14-10, allowing them to qualify for CCS.  Although the basketball team experienced great success, players agree there is room for improvement. Opinions about how well the basketball season went differed greatly. Head varsity coa...

Wrestling hits top, will not back down

The wrestling team broke barriers this year, earning the El Camino league title for the first time in 48 years. In addition, six players and two alternates qualified for CCS, a record number since 2012.

By Jane Park

March 11, 2020

The wrestling team broke barriers this year, earning the El Camino league title for the first time in 48 years. In addition, six players and two alternates qualified for CCS, a record number since 2012.  Junior Brandon Reed, who placed fifth at CCS, is not surprised by the outcome.  “I was ex...

Senior Kannan Karthik’s leadership through passion

Under the lights: Karthik plays in his final regular season game as a Mustang.

By Jackson Faria

March 11, 2020

The captain of a soccer team is assigned the difficult task of leading and controlling the ten other players on the field. Varsity soccer captain, senior Kannan Karthik opened up about his role as captain and how the season went.  Karthik has been playing soccer since first grade, and his dad would practice ...

Seniors say farewell to high school basketball

The boys varsity basketball team brings great effort to the court for their final game.

By Yukari E. Zapata

March 9, 2020

For the senior varsity basketball players, Feb. 12 marked the last high school game they will ever play.  Senior night is a time where players and their families come together to celebrate their time on the team.  “We built a family with our team, and even though our basketball careers are ...

Wrestling builds confidence, acts as outlet to relieve stress

Wrestling can provide several benefits, from stress relief to building determination and confidence.

By Shruti Magesh, Katelynn Ngo

March 6, 2020

Wrestling can be associated with physical strength, however it can also lay the foundation for long term goals: from accountability to discipline and resilience, according to Team USA. And, students who wrestle learn that they can eventually achieve success by diligently continuing to work on their failu...