Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Football players run various plays to prepare for what they will face from other schools.

Now hiring: referees

By Nathan Gu December 14, 2023

With the closing of the fall sports season, athletes have built numerous memories across these three months. One of the most memorable moments of an athlete’s career is their games, however, a referee...

Two big brands coming together creates more revenue for them both.

Another Taylor takeover

By Andrew Fekete November 1, 2023

Pop star Taylor Swift started her music career in 2006 and has since taken over the music industry. Her fame has grown at a rapid pace, with her name plastered everywhere, no matter the brand. The NFL...

The JV football team puts more effort into practices this year than they did last year, captain Raul De Los Santos said.

Strong start, strong bonds

By Saira Ahmed, Alan Ma, and Malar Raguraman October 3, 2023

JV football began the season with a 3-1 record, a strong start after the team’s struggles last year, coach Raymond Souza said. “We have a very good incoming freshmen class, and I’m very impressed...

 IMPROVEMENT FROM PRACTICE: Beginning her running career in middle school, Tarkington said she has since beaten her best mile time on several occasions.

Seniors stick with sports

By Brevin Reed May 31, 2022

Throughout the entirety of high school, students are offered a wide variety of sports to play, ranging from swimming and diving to golf and soccer. While some students choose to vary the sports they play,...

Raymond Rants

By raymond ranbhise April 5, 2022

The Seattle Seahawks are dead. After an abysmal 7-10 season, the Seahawks traded away star Quarterback Russell Wilson in a blockbuster trade for the 9th overall pick, the 40th overall pick, a 2022 fifth...

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...

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