Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Model UN teaches fundamental skills for public speaking and collaboration.

Educate, debate, dictate

By Adam Orrin June 2, 2024

Students at HHS often hear about news in America, but they are usually underexposed to news about foreign places, vice president of logistics, junior Anthony MacDonald said. With Model UN, students learn...

Co-vice president Advait Kulkarni explains how to maximize profit on monopoly graphs.

Economics beyond the classroom

By Sanah Arya February 9, 2024

HHS has no shortage of AP courses, ranging from chemistry to government. One course missing from this broad selection is AP economics, social studies teacher Christy Heaton said, but students may self-study...

FBLA officer team announces competition information at their second general meeting.

Back in business

By Sanah Arya and Ella Chan October 1, 2023

FBLA officers and club members are preparing to embark on a season filled with innovation through a series of engaging retreats and meetings, Adhikari said.  At retreats, club officers make presentations...

FBLA tryouts include writing, speaking and impromptu components to evaluate candidates’ skill levels and potentials, Patel said.

Building a stronger team

By Lindsey Steel and Evelyn Wang November 26, 2022

In the hopes of recruiting new members for their competition teams, Future Business Leaders of America held their annual tryouts from Nov. 14-18 and Nov. 21-22, junior, FBLA officer Saanika Patel said.  FBLA...

LOW-STRESS CONFERENCE: Sophomore Pranav Gunhal said South Bay MUN was a great way for officers to experience chairing committees, and for delegates to wrap up the year with a fun, relaxing conference.

Model UN caps off year with conference

By Rajiv Venkatesh May 19, 2022

To provide an enjoyable final experience of the year for members, Model United Nations held a conference at HHS on April 2 to raise funds for the club, director of internal affairs, junior Niyatee Jain...

CREATING LASTING MEMORIES: Dainie Choi (left) said her teammates have played an integral role in her experiences on the swim team.

Senior reflects on memorable season

By Christine Kim April 28, 2022

For the past four years, senior Dainie Choi has immersed herself in a world of competitive swimming, lasting relationships and resilience. Initially, Choi said she was inspired to try out for the swim...

REMINISCING ABOUT TIMES: Karina Lim enjoyed the rush of performing well.

The end of an Equestriette era

By Christine Kim April 14, 2022

Beyond the carefully choreographed routines and stiff hairsprayed styles, being an Equestriette was a deeply impactful experience for junior Karina Lim, who joined the HHS team her freshman year, she said. “I’ve...

Junior Hetal Kurani said being an officer has taught her how to be an effective mentor.

Finding a voice

By Rajiv Venkatesh April 5, 2022

It’s a familiar scene. A student gets up slowly from their desk. They walk to the front of the classroom with sweaty palms and dry throats as their presentation awaits them. Members of HHS’ Speech...

Forte dance showcase

Forte dance showcase

By Dan Penalosa, Hope Saena, and Esmeralda Villalobos Soriano February 15, 2022

Leah’s solo Since the West Coast Elite (WCE) competition where senior Leah Jang received 7th place in soloist performances, she said she has made improvements to her solo for future competitions,...

HHS’ Science Bowl team has been on a journey to improve together and now they are passing down their knowledge to others.

The cycle of knowledge

By Rajiv Venkatesh January 31, 2022

When senior Michael Ferolito was a sixth-grader looking at clubs to join for the first time at Sunnyvale Middle School, he said he was instantly drawn to Science Bowl’s welcoming environment and the...

Samrudh Shenoy (11) and Lior Kishinevsky (12) focus on solving Rubik’s Cubes and compete for the shortest solve time.

Cubing competition allows students to test skills

By Allen Zhang November 19, 2019

Cubing Club held its first competition, allowing students to experience a competitive atmosphere and to test their cubing skills against others.  During the competition, held on Nov. 8 after school,...

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