Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

INJURY REVEALS PASSION: Tim Liu decides to step off the football field to help those on it.

Former football player Tim Liu combines love of sports with medicine

By Naomi Baron December 17, 2021

When one door closes, another one opens. After senior Tim Liu became injured during his sophomore football season, he was sent to the school’s athletic training room to do physical therapy. It was there...

FOOTBALL PREP BEGINS: Jonathan Hacker prepares for the game on the field.

Football creates a family

By Chloe Wong, Nicole Pimenta Innecco, and Vihan Basnayake December 12, 2021

Senior Jonathan Hacker has always been a competitive athlete, but never has a sport captivated him in the way football did. According to Hacker, the competitive nature of the sport ultimately unveiled...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: The athletic training team is constantly practicing and developing their skills.

Behind the athletes

By Ariana Tejeda Moreno November 16, 2021

While students attending sports games come to see the team compete, many do not see the operation which is the athletic training program keeping them healthy and prepared to play. The trainers at HHS assist...

The bell game: The final score for this year’s bell game was, 34-10, Homestead.

The battle of the bell: a years-old rivalry between HHS and FHS

By Ashley Orozco and Xochitl Neely May 10, 2021

The battle of the bell is a well-known game between the Homestead and rival school Fremont. This match is one of the most important games of the season because the winning team gets to keep a bell, which...

The Washington R*dskins finally changed their name to the Washington Football Team this year, after years of criticism regarding the cultural appropriation of their former name.

NFL team rebranded Washington Football Team in response to cultural appropriation

By Raymond Ranbhise December 8, 2020

On July 23, the Washington R*dskins finally put an end to decades of cultural appropriation, retiring their racially insensitive team name and mascot, and changing it to the Washington Football Team. The...

The 2020 NFL Draft, a bright spot in a world with no sports.

Faria Focus: NFL Draft is a bright spot in a world with no sports

By Jackson Faria April 28, 2020

As the sports world remains at a standstill due to COVID, sports fans are desperate for any source of entertainment. Luckily for us, the 2020 NFL Draft is helping us power through by holding a virtual...

Football is dying from a culture of toxic masculinity

Football is dying from a culture of toxic masculinity

By Saanvi Thakur April 1, 2020

Being a football player, whether it's for the NFL or the school team, comes with a lot of glory. With all of the intense practices and the heavy toll it takes on the players, viewer rates continue to increase...

Ovadia is able to hold a sense of anonymity on the team, as players’ genders are indistinguishable in their football uniform.

Girl plays ‘boy’ sport: Eden Ovadia paves the way for women in football

By Sara Shohoud October 30, 2019

H omestead has made history. Senior Eden Ovadia is the first female to play on the boys varsity football team for two seasons, playing as a wide receiver and free safety. Ovadia was able to try out...

Players condition by running a mile during the practice.

Football springs back into season

By Allison Moore May 8, 2018

  Although football fans may reluctantly put away their banners and green face paint at the end of the fall season, the game is not over for many players. This spring offseason, for instance,...

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