Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

MOVEMENTS IN MUSIC: Franklin’s “Respect” was ahead of its time in terms of its message and gave women an anthem to fuel the fight for their rights.

Movements in Music

By Niyatee Jain May 31, 2022

Music is a powerful mechanism for sparking social change and starting meaningful conversations about important issues. Artists have risked their careers every day by shedding light on controversial subjects...

FEATURES EXECUTED POORLY: Many of Spotify’s updates in the past couple of years have fallen flat.

A never-ending loop of songs

By Saira Ahmed April 24, 2022

Finding new music is something I look forward to every day. I love discovering new songs and artists I have never heard before and seeing what they have to offer. Before Spotify, YouTube’s personalized...

The gift of perfect pitch that I have allows me to experience music in a more unique way.

POV: Gift of perfect pitch

By Seoyoung Hwang April 17, 2022

I didn’t know I had perfect pitch until a conversation with my flute teacher about listening to music while studying. I mentioned that I couldn’t listen to classical music while preparing for tests...

WIND ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE: Wind Ensemble 1, HHS’ most advanced music course, plays at the Winter Concert.

A guide to music classes

By Lindsey Steel March 30, 2022

Concert Band All freshmen musicians begin their high school music journey in Concert Band, freshman Stephen Heller said. For Heller, he said the class is an unfamiliar atmosphere, with the size of it ...

INTRIGUING YET UNDERAPPRECIATED: Beach Fossils combines interesting tunes and mellow vocals to make alluring albums. (Photo courtesy of Kohei Kawashima)

Underrated Artists: Beach Fossils

By Saira Ahmed March 15, 2022

                     Beach Fossils, an indie pop band from New York, has had a couple of semi-viral tracks...

MUSIC’S DARK SIDE: Although streaming platforms have made it easy to listen to music for free, its rise has come at the cost of musicians.

End exploitation of musicians by streaming services

By Keshav Kumar February 3, 2022

Music is everywhere. However, when we listen to it, we rarely stop to think about the financial side of our favorite artists’ lives. Music is a highly unequal business — with the streaming services...

Although Blue Banisters contains beautiful vocals and instrumentation, as well as deep lyricism, the album is also boring and lacks cohesion at points. – 3.5/5

Blue Banisters – simultaneously beautiful and boring

By Joss Broward December 9, 2021

In her eighth studio album, “Blue Banisters,” singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey provides 15 songs filled with deep lyricism, stripped-back vocals and calm instrumentation, yet ultimately creates a boring...

Sheeran falls flat: = lacks innovation, sincerity

‘=’ is bland, underwhelming

By Keshav Kumar December 9, 2021

Sometimes, an album deserves to be judged by its cover. While I had hopes Ed Sheeran would take his music in a new, fresh direction, “=” is equally disappointing as his older work. My past feelings...

 STRIVING FOR PERFECTION: The marching band prepares for their upcoming competition.

How HHS marching band perfects their craft

By Lindsey Steel October 21, 2021

It is often said that practice makes perfect. With its long hours and rigorous schedule, Homestead’s Mighty Mustang Marching Band is always preparing for their next show or competition. The band practices...

“you’ll be fine” is a musical masterpiece

Hot Mulligan touches on sexual assault, break ups, loneliness in new album

By Jane Park March 18, 2020

Recently, Spotify’s algorithm has recommended me to listen to bands like The Story So Far, The Wonder Years and Hot Mulligan. From there, I was hooked on to the variety of pop punk available that I had...

Demi Lovatos latest album is honest and transparent, easily connecting her personal experiences with those of her fans.

From ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ to ‘I Love Me’: Demi Lovato releases new anthem

By Andrea Sun March 9, 2020

When I was in fifth grade, my friend introduced me to “Heart Attack” by Demi Lovato. At the time, it was a catchy song with extremely high notes that I blasted for fun. But as time went on, 10-year-old...

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