Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Popularized by famous celebrities and influencers, Y2K trends promote harmful body standards.

Some trends should be left in the past

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo February 13, 2023

Baby tees, low-rise jeans and micro skirts – all iconic and recognizable elements of 2000’s fashion, or, as it is commonly known, Y2K fashion. The Y2K trend has been making a comeback since the summer...

Orientalism is prevalent in the beloved Disney movie “Aladdin,” which features a hypersexualized Arabian woman, an introductory song which establishes a “barbaric” setting and exotic elements such as flying carpets and magic.

One industry, one story

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo January 11, 2023

Hollywood: the movie capital of the world, full of fame, glamor and recognition. Entertainment in the U.S. has become synonymous with this institution of the American film industry, according to IPL. Movies...

Despite injured athletes, the varsity boys water polo team has improved their scores and playing style, senior Alex Snook Manchon said.

Splashing into a new season

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo, Brevin Reed, and Lindsey Steel October 29, 2022

Having to tread water for over half an hour while dodging aggressive opponents, water polo players must combine strength, endurance and speed in their intense games, junior, boys varsity water polo co-captain...

Floods in Pakistan are a visible example of climate change’s impact on the world.

The devastating impacts of climate change puts the whole world at risk

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo October 9, 2022

Homes destroyed, cities ravaged and hundreds of deaths. These are the aftermaths of natural disasters, which will only increase worldwide, according to the United Nations.  There have been disastrous...

Gingembre (not pictured) said the powerful connection between teammates fosters a welcoming environment for playing.

Individual but united

Tennis is often seen as a no-contact sport with a small number of players on court, but the girls varsity tennis team understands the sport’s complexity, and the bond they share with the sport and each...

Though in the name of equality, France’s bill promotes bigotry and prejudice in sports.

Neutrality or injustice?

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo October 1, 2022

Sports are a global connection, an activity anyone can participate in. Ideally free from prejudice and discrimination, sports are meant to be open to all – no matter their race, gender, socioeconomic...

Summer Trends

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo September 13, 2022

The Epitaph: Online Summer Trends by Zeinab Rakhshandehroo

With the return of the school year, technology remains constant in the classrooms.

Exploring modern approaches to learning

The sound of students typing away on their laptops. The low hum of the air conditioning in the background as students work diligently on their online assignments. These sounds drift throughout classrooms...

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...

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