Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

MHAC Officer Team Pic

Creating a safe space

By Anushruti Nagarajan and Ariana Tejeda Moreno November 8, 2021

The mental health awareness club gives students the space to safely talk about mental health. One of the main missions of MHAC is to destigmatize talking about mental health issues, club officers sophomore...

THE FINER DETAILS: Viewers watch shows and strive to change themselves to fit into societal norms.

Reality TV is wreaking havoc on minors

By Harshitha Vijayakumar October 31, 2021

I’ve recently noticed reality TV has progressed into more than just a fun way to pass the time. It seems as though it now perpetuates an internalized perfectionism that can promote harmful mindsets.  There...

MENTAL HEALTH CARE: In the U.S., more funding for mental health care should be given to make it more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Off the Record: mental health care remains inaccessible, unaffordable

By Shreya Partha October 21, 2021

In our increasingly competitive world, job opportunities are prioritized over lifelong experiences, business partnerships trump friendship and the desire for success overpowers happiness — at least that’s...

A daily routine: teenagers scroll through social media endlessly but do not realize the negative consequences of doing so

Social media is promoting derealization

By Anushruti Nagarajan October 21, 2021

Social media is taking over our lives and many do not realize it, American Psychological Association reported. People are constantly scrolling like robots and engaging more with online platforms than they...

A Year With COVID-19

A Year With COVID-19

Click here to see the full story! One year ago today, HHS students received an email stating that schools were going to be closed for the next three weeks. Thoughts of having an unexpected...

The YPPI mental health team met with school based therapist Jenna Starnes to discuss tips for mental wellness while in school.

Sunnyvale Youth Public Policy Institute raises awareness about mental health

By Ritaja Subrahmanya December 9, 2020

Despite setbacks due to COVID-19, the Sunnyvale youth group, Youth Public Policy Institution (YPPI), an advocate for more mental health resources in schools, continues to spread awareness about mental...

Biweekly mini lesson: Mental Health Awareness Club’s officers present a lesson through Zoom on empathetic listening.

Staying positive, bonded during quarantine

By Mae Richardson November 4, 2020

During quarantine, it is difficult for club members to stay bonded and hold events. However, through Zoom, clubs are able to conduct meetings and stay connected. One example is Footprints, a Christian...

A new addition to the family is a great way to bring happiness to everyone.

Adopting a pet can boost your well-being

By Christine Kim May 26, 2020

Everyone experiences stress and deals with it in their own way. However, adopting a pet is shown to significantly help with anxiety, depression and overall mental well-being, according to the Anxiety and...

The Melodic Line: Recovering a sense of mental clarity in a pandemic

The Melodic Line: Recovering a sense of mental clarity in a pandemic

By Melody Chen April 2, 2020

Here’s a glimpse into a not-so-distant past: I’m working on the layout for my assigned page in Adobe InDesign during late night. Two reporters come up to me with their respective pages, asking if I...

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