Homestead High School's student newspaper

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Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Disfavor to appreciation: Rereading Bridge to Terabithia allowed me to recognize themes I wasn’t able to when I first read it in elementary school.

The High Flyer: The importance of rereading books

By Erin Loh May 12, 2021

I still remember picking up the book “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson in elementary school. I was bored, had nothing to read, found the title vaguely familiar and saw the Newbery Medal...

The deeper messages embedded in the plot kept me glued to the show, episode after episode.

‘Firefly Lane’ weaves powerful messages into plot

By Macy Li March 20, 2021

Filled to the brim with stunning cinematography and sparkling costumes, the new Netflix TV show “Firefly Lane” captivated my attention from the moment I began watching. At first glance, “Firefly...

The new season is filled with excitement and three strong female leads dominating the screen.

‘The Crown:’ reputation ruiner or entertainment

By Lia Klebanov January 18, 2021

As a fascinating drama that lets the public have a fictionalized look at what actually happened behind closed palace doors, season four of “The Crown” does not disappoint. The Netflix original premiered...

Netflix successfully creates a new addition to the Holmes movies.

‘Enola Holmes’ is the mystery of the year

By Ashley Orozco January 7, 2021

As I was scrolling through Netflix trying to find something new to watch, I came across the movie “Enola Holmes.” I hadn't heard much about it, so I decided to give it a try. Little did I know, it...

For Niki, the album tells a tale about her childhood and growing up, through the eyes of a childs imagination

‘Moonchild’ depicts tale of growing up

By Yukari E. Zapata November 4, 2020

Nicole Zenfanya, professionally known as Niki, is a 21-year-old Indonesian singer, songwriter and record producer. Niki released her third music album “Moonchild” on  Sept. 10. Although the album...

Imposters win after turning all crewmates into ghosts.

Among us: the right thing for the right time

By Jack Xu November 2, 2020

During this unique time, due to COVID-19, many people are staying at home with less face-to-face conversations. The world may have started out by playing “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” for amusement,...

Netflix tries and fails to create an accurate adaptation for the character of Nurse Ratched

‘Ratched,’ the adaptation we did not need

By Evelyn Solis October 29, 2020

Developed by Ryan Murphy and starring the incredible actress, Sarah Paulson, “Ratched,” a Netflix show that was released Sept. 18, was created as a backstory for Mildred Ratched, the antagonist of...

MEMES IN MEDIA: Many issuing topics in the news media such as COVID-19 aren’t taken seriously due to joke making and disrespectful remarks.

Memes represent gateways to humor, toxicity in modern culture

By Nitya Kashyap and Yukari E. Zapata April 25, 2020

Memes: one of the most used forms of communication and expression for students, according to The Student View. Memes can be used in many forms of communication as well as an expression of thoughts...

IN THIS TOGETHER: Popular talk show hosts, like Trevor Noah, issue comedic relief and promote unity within the community.

Celebrity involvement impacts community positively during COVID-19

By Shreya Partha April 23, 2020

From helping those who are most affected by COVID-19 to streaming free concerts online, celebrities like Trevor Noah and John Legend are helping aid social distancing efforts.  Despite the fact that...

Late-night TV hosts are delivering a unique take on comedy in their living rooms and backyards following concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in early March. Clockwise, from top left, segments from “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” and “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah (interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci).

Finding comedy, humor amid pandemic

By Melody Chen April 6, 2020

A heavily bubbled bathtub in a 4-star bathroom commences the scene as we hear a tooting rendition of The Late Show theme song in the backdrop. A few seconds in, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert emerges...

“you’ll be fine” is a musical masterpiece

Hot Mulligan touches on sexual assault, break ups, loneliness in new album

By Jane Park March 18, 2020

Recently, Spotify’s algorithm has recommended me to listen to bands like The Story So Far, The Wonder Years and Hot Mulligan. From there, I was hooked on to the variety of pop punk available that I had...

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