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National bike to school day promotes healthy, safe transit

May 9, 2019


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C elebrations for National Bike to School Day swept the nation’s schools on May 8. As the name implies, the national day prompts people to get to school by bike over other forms of transportation. At Homestead, much of the event was organized by the school’s Safe Routes to School team,...

FBLA finds success at states

By Anika Karody and Miya Liu

May 5, 2019


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H HS FBLA received first place for the 21st time at the state championships. The competition took place in Sacramento from April 25th- 27th.   All of Homestead’s case studies and projects received first place, as well as some of the speaking competitors, sophomore Sruthi Rayaprolu, one of FBLA’s Partnership with Buisness c...

The rebellion against the ban on bump stocks

By Sahil Venkatesan

April 25, 2019


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A utomatic firearms have been banned in the US since the 1934 National Firearms Act — however a simple modification, a bump stock, can transform a semi-automatic firearm into a fully automatic firearm.  Following the Las Vegas Massacre, thousands of people called for an investigation into whether bump stocks were ...

The Impatient Patient: Mental health days are just as valid

By Renee Wang

April 3, 2019


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H ow does the most universally hated phrase by parents — "I don't want to go to school today" — come to be? It starts off when you are funneled from back-to-back extracurriculars, SAT prep and 2 a.m. study sessions. It build when you straddle the line between awake and asleep, when you down a cup...

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 Kimberly Ngo

Katelynn Kimberly 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. ...