Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

It is vital for HHS to support seniors during the stressful college application season.

A never-ending application

By Lia Klebanov January 19, 2023

As a generation of procrastinators, we are often told how many of our problems can become stress-free if we are proactive. Normally, I would not disagree, but when it comes to college applications,...

Students who are not fee waiver eligible are forced to pay money to every college they apply to.

The endless rabbit hole of stress and debt

By Gabriela Salazar December 17, 2022

By October, many students in their final year of high school diligently organize their personal list of colleges they plan to attend, finalizing their portfolios and resumes. Students rush into the college...


By Gabriela Salazar November 18, 2022

CLASS OF 1971: Maureen Christopher’s class of 613 students was the peak of Baby Boomers generation, and the largest class in FUHSD history at the time. For comparison, class sizes last year averaged 585 students.

A flash from the past

By Erin Loh October 9, 2022

In honor of HHS’s 60th anniversary, I met with alumna Maureen Christopher to learn what this school was like all those years ago. Christopher began attending HHS six years after its opening, around the...

By realizing that the people who mattered would take the time to truly understand me, I was able to avoid focusing on arbitrary labels.

The Daydreamer

By Karuna Chandran October 4, 2022

Dear juniors,  Last year was a wild ride. I cannot summarize the junior year experience in its entirety, but it was one that I was deeply immersed in through the highs and lows.  My mantra for...

There are a lot of things that could have gone differently throughout my high school career, but looking back, I’m grateful for the path that I did take for the experiences I acquired are irreplaceable.

Off the Record: a reflection with my 14-year-old self

By Shreya Partha April 12, 2022

Would I be able to make friends? Would people like me? Why are there so many people here?  Entering the large gym as a timid 14 year old, I had prepared myself mentally for every scenario — a few...

Balanced senior year stresses and college applications

By Yukari E. Hernandez December 10, 2021

When it comes to graduating seniors, there are many things these upperclassmen have to do in order to prepare for both graduation and adulthood. There are senior pictures to take, caps and gowns to order...

To the rescue: Marissa Young spending quality time with her foster dog.

The unexpected road to graduation

By Nina Vasquez Cruz and Esmeralda Villalobos Soriano October 4, 2021

As the high school journey comes to an end for seniors, many feelings race through their minds. The main emotion senior Shivani Varma said many are experiencing, including herself, is excitement for the...

Pursuing alternative education methods, experiences after high school

Pursuing alternative education methods, experiences after high school

By Yukari E. Hernandez October 4, 2021

As senior Gabriel Ochoa was thinking about what he wanted to do after graduation, the idea of skipping college all together and following his dream of living and working in Hollywood came to mind, but...

Ivy League? UC’s? Nope, community college

Ivy League? UC’s? Nope, community college

By Christine Kim May 24, 2021

Before starting high school, I had so many great expectations and was confident I would get into any university I wanted. I would look at seniors on College Decision Day and at their caps at graduation....

Affirmative Action bill will be placed on Nov. 3 ballot.

California senate passes Affirmative Action bill

By Naomi Baron July 5, 2020

After 24 years of Affirmative Action being banned in California public colleges and universities, the University of California’s Board of Regents unanimously voted to repeal Proposition 209 — which...

Colleges may rely heavily on an applicant’s extracurriculars and hobbies instead of academics, when selecting students to admit.

California colleges adjust admission prerequisites temporarily in light of pandemic

By Jane Park April 25, 2020

All California universities and colleges — including UCs, state schools, community colleges and private colleges — have temporarily changed their previous grade- and test-based standards for admission...

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