Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

MOTIVATING MINORITY STUDENTS: More events such as the STEMtrum: Gender Diversity in STEM event should be held in order to support minority students pursuing STEM.

Working towards a more diverse STEM workforce

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo April 28, 2022

As the field of STEM begins to dominate the country, more attention is being placed on the demographics in this field, specifically the diversity within the Bay Area. Currently,  the STEM workforce is...

YOUTH GET INVOLVED: Members of the younger generation raise awareness for the dangers of space tourism, highlighting the importance of examining the impacts of commercialized spacelight.

Space tourism will lead to environmental disasters

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo March 23, 2022

Ever since humans have studied space, space travel has been scientific in nature. Yet, space tourism has slowly been gaining popularity, and an industry surrounding it has emerged in recent years. Put...

A GLAMOROUS FACADE: The grand sets of haute couture shows adds to the upscale image of luxury fashion.

The romanticization of haute couture promotes harmful perceptions of fashion

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo March 23, 2022

Luxury, glamor and extravagance are what come to mind when I think of high fashion, or, as it is more commonly known, haute couture. Haute couture refers to incredibly high-quality, hand-made clothing...

DIVERSITY IN RELIGION: All religions in the U.S. deserve equal recognition.

Religious holidays should not be recognized as public holidays

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo February 4, 2022

As one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the U.S, Christmas is recognized as a public holiday. However, at its roots, Christmas is a Christian holiday, and its status as a public holiday sends...

EDUCATING AND ENCOURAGING: Lela Hanson explains her display to attendees at the SNHS booth.

STEMtrum encourages female, non-binary students to explore STEM

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo January 12, 2022

Eight STEM and diversity clubs across campus took part in HHS’s  first STEMtrum on Friday, Jan. 10. to encourage more female and nonbinary students to explore STEM fields through the many different...

SPREADING HARMFUL MESSAGES: Media’s portrayal of strong women fosters misconceptions about femininity in audiences.

Media needs a more diverse representation of feminine strength

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo December 22, 2021

The tomboy is a classic trope which has been used time and time again in the media. This term is used to describe girls who display traditionally masculine traits or interests. Because tomboy characters...

NO GOALS HERE: Katy Perry blocks a ball during a scrimmage against the JV boys team.

Soccer through a lifetime: Katy Perry

By Nicole Kim, Aiko Charon, and Zeinab Rakhshandehroo December 12, 2021

To some, a sport might be a simple hobby, a way to exercise or something to watch for fun. But for senior Katy Perry, co-captain of the varsity girls soccer team, soccer has always been more than a sport:...

Students’ Privacy Threatened: AI club spreads the message of social media risks in regards to personal information.

AI club educates students on privacy risks in social media

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo November 9, 2021

Every time you go on the internet, open your social media, or shop online, you are being tracked by artificial intelligence, according to the Brookings Institute.  Currently, AI is one of the most...

PREPARING FOR CCS: Faith Watters practices her form during a match, which she says needs some improvement.

Varsity girls tennis team keeps up momentum mid-season

By Leila Salam, Zeinab Rakhshandehroo, and Brevin Reed November 6, 2021

Varsity girls tennis is continuing to push through their season as they begin to look ahead to the upcoming Central Coast Section finals. While they are still currently in the middle of the season, the...

Quad celebration replaces traditional homecoming dance

The annual homecoming dance was substituted this year for the quad celebration in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. The celebration took place Oct.15 as a precedor for the football game, ASB president...

Robotics completion for scoring points by shooting ball to basket

HHS’s Robotics Team looks forward to a new year in-person

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo and Jack Xu October 1, 2021

The Bay Area is being taken over by STEM. In today’s modern world, STEM fields such as engineering and technology are developing rapidly with significant advances made every day. Due to it’s versatility,...

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