Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Smoke from wildfires has worsened air quality in the Bay Area, forcing changes to Homesteads campus routines.

Impact of climate change felt at Homestead through local wildfires

By Keshav Kumar October 11, 2021

Poor air quality caused by California wildfires has prompted HHS administration to cancel sports practices, postpone outdoor events and revamp classroom ventilation systems.  Wildfires have devastated...

EASY A STIGMA: APES covers vital information for our future that all students should be educated on and respect.

APES: the most important science class to take in high school

By Naomi Baron June 20, 2021

I saw a TikTok that went viral in the beginning of this school year that made a joke about AP Environmental Science. The video poked fun at the class by saying APES students’ homework is to draw a polar...

Building for a better future

Building for a better future

By Saanvi Thakur March 16, 2021

Over the past year, numerous construction projects have started across campus and while they are needed, it is important to account for the environmental impact of these new buildings.  As the effects...

Global Medium: Politicians create loopholes to run away from the undeniable effects of climate change

Global Medium: Politicians create loopholes to run away from the undeniable effects of climate change

By Saanvi Thakur November 2, 2020

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Parents take pride in asking their kids this question and don’t bother to think twice about the possibility that their kids may not even have a future....

My refrigerator, like many others, is cluttered with plastic wrapped foods.

Protect the Parks: Personal Responsibility

By Jane Park May 31, 2020

During the shelter in place, I have been thinking a lot about my ecological footprint and the impact of my actions. Throughout this year, I have talked to many people who care about the environment. Most...

Maintaining positive environmental effects after lifting lockdown

Maintaining positive environmental effects after lifting lockdown

By Katelynn Ngo May 26, 2020

In this day and age, it is nearly impossible to turn on a TV or phone without being bombarded with statistics and news about the COVID-19 pandemic. With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaching...

These reusable items keep you at home and safe during a time when shopping is becoming inaccessible.

Protect the Parks: Zero-waste substitutes to prevent time-consuming shopping

By Jane Park April 11, 2020

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60hPrboO3PI[/embedyt] With the shelter-in-place order being strictly enforced by most of California, citizens are ordered to stay at home except for completing...

The focus on coronavirus is irrelevant when, in a couple decades, the world will be in flames

Protect the Parks: Low waste and irony in a global pandemic

By Jane Park March 24, 2020

It’s 2020, and the world is in a panic. Toilet paper and hygienic supplies are flying off the shelves, schools and stores are shutting down and people are terrified of being infected with the coronavirus.  There...

While it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed by the environmental crisis, letting go of that fear and instead working toward sustainability will benefit the planet in the long run.

Protect the Parks: Dealing with Eco-anxiety

By Jane Park March 2, 2020

Eco-anxiety.  A term for the terrifying doom caused by environmental destruction.  According to Medical News Today, a 2018 national survey found that almost 70 percent of people in the United...

Wildfires are raging like never before throughout the continent.

Australia is on fire – what are you going to do about it?

By Nitya Kashyap January 29, 2020

Australia is a living hell. The country is in the middle of its worst summer yet. According to CNN, 28 people have lost their lives so far to fire, three of them firefighters. The fires have torched...

Combined with the threat of an impending major earthquake, California wildfires are a growing issue that have affected many and will likely continue to do so.

Fires continue to tear through California

By Leila Salam and Dexter Tatsukawa December 18, 2019

W hether direct or indirect, the fires in California have had a number of effects on the state’s residents. This has not gone unnoticed by the district, which has had to contend with these difficulties....

Stop saying “I will” and start saying “I am”

Protect the Parks: act now, or forever hold your peace

By Jane Park November 20, 2019

M any argue that they care about the environment, and insist that we need to take action. But rarely do I see people take measures against climate change.  Holding our government accountable is...

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