The Epitaph

Anastassia Dardenne

Anastassia Dardenne

February 6, 2019


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Ryan D'Amour

Ryan D'Amour

February 6, 2019


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Pranavi Abburi

Pranavi Abburi

February 6, 2019


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Katelynn Ngo

Katelynn Ngo

February 6, 2019


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Katelynn Ngo is a junior, and this is her first year on the Epitaph staff. She has no actual hobbies or passions, but she does have three guinea pigs (none of whom who have official names, unfortunately). Sometimes, maybe, perhaps, she’ll feel like writing. Most of the time, though, she’s busy studying...

Orchestra students reveal secrets to a successful performance

Orchestra students reveal secrets to a successful performance

By Steven Lefaive

January 6, 2019


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O rchestra had their annual holiday concert before holiday break and audience members were given a chance to see what they have been working on during first semester. The concert combined Homestead and Cupertino orchestras, as well as a selection in band — french horns and percussion to name a fe...

The Impatient Patient: To care or not to care, that is the question

By Renee Wang

December 7, 2018


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While we lounged after our Thanksgiving meals and went starry-eyed from too-good-to-pass-up Black Friday deals, the fourth National Climate Assessment revealed a more dismal reality:  greenhouse gas emissions will continue to plague us for centuries, temperatures will continue to rise and forest fires ...

Balás describes her journey to the classroom

Balás describes her journey to the classroom

By Kate Gabrielson

November 28, 2018


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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Spanish teacher Gabriela Balás moved to the Bay Area after college, and underwent a career change in the process. Currently in her first year teaching Spanish at HHS, Balás said she has loved the transition thus far. “I love learning, so I could really teach anything...

Key Club officers plan events to help community

By Pranavi Abburi

October 5, 2018


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T he first grading period has ended and Key Club officials are excited for the new school year, as they have many fun events planned for the future. Key Club is an independent international community service club that provides events for members to contribute to and give back to the community. ...

Steven Lefaive

Steven Lefaive

September 24, 2018


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Steven is a first-year writer and sophomore who religiously drinks boba. When he has the energy to do so, he can be found playing badminton or practicing taekwondo. He's a K-pop fanatic and enjoys learning other languages. Steven is also interested in dancing, singing, and science. Did I mention he l...

Shruti Magesh

Shruti Magesh

September 24, 2018


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Shruti Magesh is a junior at Homestead High School and a first-year Epitaph reporter. Shruti has been actively volunteering since middle school, and is a member of National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation. Some of Shruti’s hobbies include badminton and creative writing. When she ...

Patrick Yu

Patrick Yu

September 24, 2018


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Patrick Yu is a reporter for the Epitaph, Homestead’s student-run newspaper. As a movie buff, his favourite things to write about are film reviews and analysis, as well as writing critiques of movies. Apart from reviewing movies, he loves watching them, swimming, and cooking. ...

Melody Chen

Melody Chen

September 24, 2018


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Melody is a junior and this is her first year in the Epitaph team. Besides reporting for the Epitaph, she can be found reading a good book, journaling, playing her viola, and petting random dogs. Melody also loves to listen to classical music, and is passionate about volunteering in senior homes. She is a prose...