Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Archaic language and ideas make classic books seem disconnected from the modern world.

New books will stand test of time

By Maya Dutt February 6, 2024

Classics are often touted as the pillars of literature. When looking for more scholarly book recommendations, I have often come across comments or articles overstating the effects classics have on your...

Personal narratives showcase many unique perspectives to English students.

Bringing life to literature

By Amanda Boles September 22, 2023

Diversity in storytelling allows people to get a taste of what the world has to offer. One genre in particular, personal narratives, has much to offer in terms of self-discovery. This genre is prevalent...

Once I reframed mentorship as a two-way street and an opportunity for mutual growth, I was able to make the impact I wanted and develop as a leader.

The Daydreamer

By Karuna Chandran March 8, 2023

Books are meant to be read cover to cover, to let the story carefully, but surely unfold as the pages turn, illuminating further truths within. Over the years, I have crafted an alternative method to reading...

Haldar said reading became a passion of hers once she saw it as more than an assignment.

A limitless story

By Faith Watters January 17, 2023

A young girl sits in the library, little fingers turning each page as her eyes struggle to keep up. The only sounds are the crisp pages sliding neatly into each other and the calming hum of the air conditioning....

Epitaph winter picks

By Lia Klebanov and Keshav Kumar December 19, 2022

Despite the Harry Potter films surpassing over $7 billion in sales, there is a clear oversight in the execution of the movies.

Movie adaptations: a mistranslation of books

By Olivia Shen December 10, 2021

“Little Women,” “Harry Potter” and “Twilight'' are all names of well known book to movie adaptations. With the movie industry pulling in over $42 billion in 2019, it is disappointing to see that...

An Investment in Pride

By Joss Broward December 10, 2021

The power of a book is anything but negligible. They have the ability to inspire, validate and change minds. For members of the LGBTQ community, queer literature has not often been easily attainable. The...

Road to success: The story on how Evelyn Hugo became one of the best actresses in Hollywood

‘The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’: A dive into glamour, scandal and love

By Esmeralda Villalobos Soriano October 21, 2021

The “7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid is an amazingly written novel on the behind the scenes of one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, Evelyn Hugo, and Monique Grant, the reporter...

Disfavor to appreciation: Rereading Bridge to Terabithia allowed me to recognize themes I wasn’t able to when I first read it in elementary school.

The High Flyer: The importance of rereading books

By Erin Loh May 12, 2021

I still remember picking up the book “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson in elementary school. I was bored, had nothing to read, found the title vaguely familiar and saw the Newbery Medal...

Library encourages reading, students reading books for a chance to win gift cards.

HHS library introduces new spring reading program

By Nitya Kashyap and Elaine Huang May 11, 2021

For the first time in HHS history, the library hosted a spring reading program this year, library media specialist Shannon Vakili said in a Zoom interview. According to the HHS weekly bulletin email sent...

Book Recommendations

March 15, 2021

Books will never be a dying medium as long as people continue to read and write.

Finding escapism in the written word

By Shreya Partha February 12, 2021

One of the many hobbies I’ve rediscovered during quarantine is the thrill of reading books. Yes, you read that right — reading.  While some may call the hobby outdated, old-fashioned or just plain...

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