Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

The family-centered themes of holiday movies offer messages for all.

Sweater weather sagas

By Erin Loh January 12, 2023

My taste in movies is more mellow than most people’s. I like action and adventure movies if they have relatable characters and enticing plots, but I would never watch a horror movie. That’s what makes...

Orientalism is prevalent in the beloved Disney movie “Aladdin,” which features a hypersexualized Arabian woman, an introductory song which establishes a “barbaric” setting and exotic elements such as flying carpets and magic.

One industry, one story

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo January 11, 2023

Hollywood: the movie capital of the world, full of fame, glamor and recognition. Entertainment in the U.S. has become synonymous with this institution of the American film industry, according to IPL. Movies...

Epitaph winter picks

By Lia Klebanov and Keshav Kumar December 19, 2022

LET EXPECTATIONS GO: Students are inevitably disappointed.

Last night was (not) a movie

By Christine Kim May 30, 2022

Growing up, I thought I knew exactly what my high school life would be like. After all, I thrived on classic pop tunes from Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. I distinctly remember blasting “Teenage Dream”...

Teenage years are glorified and idealized everywhere: from movies set in the 70’s to TV shows today

“The Teenage Dream”

By Nicole Pimenta Innecco January 5, 2022

High school is often referred to as “the best years of your life.” It is a time when you are expected to accomplish and experience all sorts of different things. People love to glorify teenage years...

Despite the Harry Potter films surpassing over $7 billion in sales, there is a clear oversight in the execution of the movies.

Movie adaptations: a mistranslation of books

By Olivia Shen December 10, 2021

“Little Women,” “Harry Potter” and “Twilight'' are all names of well known book to movie adaptations. With the movie industry pulling in over $42 billion in 2019, it is disappointing to see that...

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...

The 2019 version of “Charlies Angels” has a better soundtrack, more dynamic plot and more interesting character development than its 2000 counterpart.

Film face off: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ 2000 versus 2019

By Nitya Kashyap January 8, 2020

The 2019 movie adaption of "Charlie’s Angels," originally an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1981, is most definitely superior to the version released in 2000.  The...

Goosebumps” is a great Halloween treat

“Goosebumps” is a great Halloween treat

By Zainab Islam October 31, 2015

  Star Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5   Goosebumps” initially seemed like a cheap “action” movie with kid-sized horror -- certainly not worth watching. However, I was pleasantly...

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