Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

JoJo Siwa’s new single reflects her journey of self-discovery. (Photo from )

‘Karma’ cuts loose with JoJo Siwa

By Veronica Zhao April 5, 2024

As an avid watcher of Dance Moms, I have witnessed JoJo Siwa evolve from the once bow-obsessed dancer to a multifaceted artist. Although her music career took off in 2016 with pop hits such as “Boomerang”...

The current volleyball team prepares to block the hit from the alumni team. 2007 graduate, alumnus Ryan Dedrick and varsity captain Scott Moore both said playing against each other is rewarding skill-wise.

Boys volleyball alumni play against current players

By Mackie Vu, Catherine Yang, and Veronica Zhao March 4, 2024

Alumni are an integral part of the school community, providing a network of support and experience, varsity boys volleyball head coach Danny Chan said. The annual alumni game — which took place on Feb....

Shooting guard Vedhika Medampalli said new varsity coach Megan Fong accounts for every player’s strengths, ensuring the team can play to the best of their abilities.

First-year varsity coach reflects on new position

By Sanah Arya, Lindsey Steel, and Veronica Zhao February 9, 2024

The start of the winter sports season was the beginning of coach Megan Fong’s journey in mentoring girls varsity basketball. Although she coached the JV team in previous years, it is Fong’s first year...

EL commissioner Thien-Mai Vu hangs up winter formal posters to promote the dance around the school.

All hands on deck

By Annie Guo and Veronica Zhao December 14, 2023

The annual winter formal dance will take place on Jan. 12 at Villa Ragusa, fostering anticipation throughout campus for the event. The dance, open to all grade levels, will offer free drinks and host a...

MovieTok captures the magic of the film industry through accessible and engaging videos.

TikTok’s cinematic revolution captivates viewers

By Veronica Zhao October 31, 2023

As the flickering glow of the TV screen illuminates my living room, I find myself lost in the world of cinema. The anticipation of a gripping plot, the power of exceptional performances and the magic of...

The cheer team performs their routine during the annual Homecoming game on Oct. 13.

Cheerleaders prepare for, reflect on Homecoming

By Annie Guo, Elena Shim, and Veronica Zhao October 29, 2023

Excitement washes over students as the doors to the highly anticipated Homecoming game open. The cheer team steps out into the spotlight to perform the annual halftime show on Friday, Oct. 13. Senior...

Students participate in one of the government classes held at HHS.

Youth feel dispassionate, unheard in politics

Although today’s tense political climate may feel distant to high school students, junior Kaci Freeman said politics is a more important issue than many youth perceive.  Participating in politics...

Scharf said he conducts with passion and devotion for band students.

‘The best job in the world’

By Manya Girivasan and Veronica Zhao May 19, 2023

Though associate band director Benjamin Scharf only began teaching at HHS in 2020, his musical journey started in his childhood, when he took piano lessons. Scharf later became a percussionist at Lawson...

Best badminton moves

Best badminton moves

By Brian Ling, Zeinab Rakhshandehroo, and Veronica Zhao April 21, 2023

  Smash by Zahra Rakhshandehroo[/infographic]

Drum major, senior George Heller performs crescendo exercises with potential candidates during a weekly workshop.

Drum major workshops test determination and leadership

By Manya Girivasan and Veronica Zhao April 9, 2023

In preparation for upcoming drum major auditions, current marching band drum majors are holding weekly workshops to prepare candidates. The auditions will be held in late April to select drum majors for...

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