The Epitaph

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

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

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

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

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...

Lyndon Lee A

September 24, 2018


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Junior Lyndon Lee is a first year writer for The Epitaph who has an opinion column titled Being Right. Aside from writing, Lyndon enjoys photography, reading news and history, watching lectures, and expanding his skillset. His top priorities are God, friends, skills and education; in that order. He em...

Emily Choi

September 24, 2018


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Emily Choi is a senior and a first year reporter for The Epitaph. She is a proud member of the California Scholarship Foundation, National Honor Society, and Women’s Empowerment Ambassadors. Her hobbies include video editing, photoshoots with friends, and extreme snacking. When she is not at marching ban...

Dexter Tatsukawa

September 24, 2018


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Dexter Tatsukawa is a Junior at Homestead High School and a first-year reporter for the Epitaph. He often reads or listens to music in his free time and does not have any interesting hobbies. Dexter has few interests and he is not visibly passionate about anything at all. Dexter hopes to learn more abou...

Alfonso Pitco

September 24, 2018


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Alfonso, often referred to as “Fonzie,” is a senior and a first-year member of the Epitaph staff. He is the club president of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, a member of the color guard leadership team, and an AVID 12 student. During his free time, he enjoys practicing for color guard, creative writi...

The Denome’s Advocate: An anarchist’s perspective on gun control

September 10, 2018


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E very summer, I leave school and come back far more radical than when I left, without fail. Two summers ago, I identified as a progressive and one summer ago I identified as a democratic socialist. Now, in my third year of writing this column, I speak to you as an anarchist. Anarchy, or more spec...