Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

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...

Seniors are having to get creative in the ways that they learn about prospective universities, programs. Watching day in the life Youtube videos from current college students is one way to learn about a school.

Alumni help seniors with post high school decisions

By Leila Salam April 21, 2020

Spurred by a request from the PTSA, alumni are reaching out to current seniors to provide information about their post high school experiences to alleviate the stress surrounding college decisions, as...

Future plans, personal interests to be considered during course selection

By Bryan Ruiz March 2, 2020

The online window for course selection opens today on Infinite Campus and closes on Tuesday, March 11, according to the HHS website. As students consider their course selection options and, in particular...

Reducing college tuition with grants and scholarships

By Nika Bondar October 30, 2019

Scholarships and grants can provide a significant cost deduction for college. To collect as many of them as possible, it is critical to understand the variety of opportunities for "free money" available...

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