Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Many students feel unprepared to take care of themselves after graduating due to a lack of real-world skills gained from school.

Ready or not?

By Ella Chan April 20, 2024

As students toss their graduation caps into the air, they embark on a new journey into adulthood. Yet for many, the excitement of this freedom is overtaken by the harsh reality of their lack of preparation. Despite...

Students can be tempted to both use and abuse AI, as there are not yet clear guidelines on the appropriate usage of it in schools, PTSA president Harita Menon said.

‘From threat to opportunity:’ PTSA hosts AI workshop

By Alicia Liste December 2, 2023

The PTSA partnered with the nonprofit organization Challenge Success to host a webinar workshop about AI’s influence on education on Nov. 29, PTSA president Harita Menon said. The workshop, entitled...

Principal Greg Giglio discusses repercussions of AI misuse in an HHS interview panel.

FUHSD implements new AI policies

By Nathan Gu, Parker Lin, Helen Tam, and Jonathan Xue September 8, 2023

As artificial intelligence becomes more advanced and accessible, FUHSD implements new policies for the 2023-2024 school year to prevent the misuse of AI, principal Greg Giglio said. Despite concerns, school...

Scharf said he conducts with passion and devotion for band students.

‘The best job in the world’

By Manya Girivasan and Veronica Zhao May 19, 2023

Though associate band director Benjamin Scharf only began teaching at HHS in 2020, his musical journey started in his childhood, when he took piano lessons. Scharf later became a percussionist at Lawson...

OUTDATED SCIENTIFIC PRACTICES: Schools should not be endorsing the widespread practice of unethical dissections.

Education should not be prioritized over unethical practices

By Olivia Shen February 18, 2022

Dissecting animals is a cumulative aspect in the American scientific experience, and Homestead is no exception. Every year, the physiology department dissects chickens. But the long standing nature of...

HOLIDAY CLASS BONDING: ELD spends quality time together to celebrate Thanksgiving.

ELD provides a stepping stone to success

By Chloe Wong December 9, 2021

Moving to another country in the prime of your teenage years comes with obstacles not everyone can handle on their own. ELD is a class that allows students to learn English and quickly adapt to the cultures...

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...

FUHSD has implemented a variety of procedures for the grade conversion process.

FUHSD adapts learning recovery options for students

As school reopens, a variety of learning recovery options have been introduced for students whose grades were affected by distance learning during the 2020-2021 school year.  FUHSD implemented these...

JOURNALISM PRESS CONFERENCE: Superintendent Polly Bove answers questions about the future of advisories and how the district plans to educate students about social injustices.

Students, administration reflect on advisory

FUHSD developed an advisory class to educate students on social justice issues and other relevant educational topics for the 2020 school year. After a year of advisories, students and staff are reflecting...

New, alternate learning options for 2021-2022 school year

New, alternate learning options for 2021-2022 school year

For many, the incoming school year brings many students back to in-person instruction. However, following State Assembly Bill 130, some students may choose to continue the virtual format. State Assembly...

Students transitioning from distance learning to in-person

By Ariana Tejeda Moreno and Yukari E. Zapata June 3, 2021

For many students such as junior Sebastian Segovia, in-person learning has been nothing but beneficial. From the consistent social interactions to help understand materials to having much easier access...

Unlike public schools, private schools can discriminate against students preventing them from receiving the education they deserve.

The Court Decides: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

By Ritaja Subrahmanya March 21, 2021

Private school programs and funding have long been debated in the United States. In June 2020, the Supreme Court’s decision on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue changed the future for students...

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