Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

TV shows and channels from Disney to CBS have had a profound impact on my upbringing and have changed the way I view the world.

Childhood media across cultures

By Sanah Arya April 24, 2024

Every day as I walked home from school, the only thought on my mind was catching up with the next episodes of my favorite TV shows. Whether it was “Phineas and Ferb” or “Chotta Bheem,” TV has always...

Consumer culture increases unhappiness in individuals, perpetuating a cycle of unnecessary spending.

Consumer culture does not achieve true happiness

By Anushruti Nagarajan April 5, 2024

Living in the populated Bay Area, I have often found myself caught up in the whirlwind of consumer culture. From flashy advertisements along every highway to the relentless pursuit of keeping up with the...

“Mean Girls” exaggerates many common high school stereotypes, often glazing over the positives.

From mean to meaning

By Ella Chan December 10, 2023

I grew up watching hundreds of generic shows and movies about high school, which led me to have many expectations for this time. However, now that I am in high school, I realize my expectations both exceeded...

COMMUNICATION AND TRUST: Main characters Nick and Charlie represent a healthy gay relationship.

‘Heartstopper’ paves the way for LGBTQ representation in media

By Nicole Pimenta Innecco and Aiko Charon June 3, 2022

Queer representation in media tends to be the bare minimum or focuses on negativity— from token gay characters who feel out of place to titles that emphasize sexuality over everything else, it is a mixed...

SPREADING HARMFUL MESSAGES: Media’s portrayal of strong women fosters misconceptions about femininity in audiences.

Media needs a more diverse representation of feminine strength

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo December 22, 2021

The tomboy is a classic trope which has been used time and time again in the media. This term is used to describe girls who display traditionally masculine traits or interests. Because tomboy characters...

Epitaph winter picks

Epitaph winter picks

By Lia Klebanov December 9, 2021

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UNREALISTIC SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS: High school students watch entertainment with only ideal circumstances which create false assumptions.

Not a teenage dream

By Lia Klebanov December 9, 2021

When I was younger and thought of high school, the image of partying, dating, friends and absolutely no schoolwork came to mind. Movies and TV shows provide teenagers with a sense of false reality in a...

Fake news has become apart of our society, however, it is vital to differentiate the truth from fake news

Global Medium: the dangerous side of fake news

By Saanvi Thakur February 11, 2021

Since Donald Trump and his administration took office in 2016, the phrase “fake news” has been used to describe anything and everything the former president disagrees with, regardless of its accuracy.  According...

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