The Epitaph

Whitewashing American history: textbooks reflect neglect toward slavery

History textbooks need to make more of an effort to address topics like slavery in all perspectives – not just make it seem like Americans are in the right.

By Shreya Partha and Evelyn Solis

October 12, 2020

The Civil War is a pivotal unit in every U.S. history class. The discussion about the divided North and South spurs riveting conversations and debates. But the information we are taught is only surface level. The history of the first African American slaves to set foot in English colonies in 1619 ...

The new war: equality for all

 On June 5, crowds gathered in Los Altos to protest the killing of George Floyd. HHS students, including Indhu Chandra, were in attendance.

By Karuna Chandran, Ritaja Subrahmanya

June 30, 2020

To protest the killing of George Floyd, HHS students, including rising junior Indhu Chandra, attended a gathering in Los Altos on June 5. “I think it’s good that people are making this [movement for racial equality] important now,” Chandra said in a Zoom interview. “This has been going on for ...