Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Being selective of what, when and how you consume media can increase joy and reduce wasted time.

Balanced media diet can help you enjoy more while watching less

By Varun Vijay Mani December 18, 2023

I set a personal record at the start of the new school year. I had watched every episode of every show that interested me on Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu and YouTube and did not know what to do next. All...

The remake, originally set to premiere in 2024, was delayed to 2025 after Disney faced several backlash about the diverse casting of the seven dwarves, according to Vanity Fair.

Disney oversees originality, prioritizes diversity

By Elena Shim December 16, 2023

Showcased as the original of all originals, “Snow White” was Disney’s first princess production. A new, live-action “Snow White” is set to premiere on March 21 of next year, following other recent...

“The Other Zoey” is a movie we have all seen at least 10 times before. (Photo from imdb)

‘The Other Zoey’ is predictable, unoriginal

By Aviv Matas December 15, 2023

The 90-minute rom-com “The Other Zoey” was recently made available for viewers to stream on Prime Video – an action I strongly advise against. When the movie begins, we are introduced to Zoey...

Fall holidays

Fall holidays

By Zeinab Rakhshandehroo and Elena Shim December 15, 2023


“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...

MovieTok captures the magic of the film industry through accessible and engaging videos.

TikTok’s cinematic revolution captivates viewers

By Veronica Zhao October 31, 2023

As the flickering glow of the TV screen illuminates my living room, I find myself lost in the world of cinema. The anticipation of a gripping plot, the power of exceptional performances and the magic of...

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”...

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