Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

STRESSFUL STUDENT EXPECTATIONS: Teenagers are faced with unrealistic standards when choosing a career path.

Career culture adds unnecessary stress

By Veronica Zhao October 29, 2022

Instead of enjoying their fleeting childhood, teens are now faced with an impending reality--choosing a career. According to Counseling Today, career choice is a significant stressor during the development...

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What matters in the long end

By Christine Kim December 10, 2021

We live on a floating rock. This concept, although not quite applicable to all problems, is a refreshing reminder to step back and realize what actually matters in the grand scheme of things. Life is so...

Juggling schoolwork and ones social life is something students are trying to master.

Students regain confidence in their academic life

By Chloe Wong November 4, 2021

As the wave of tests and homeworks starts to steadily steam in, time management is a crucial building block to uphold the refuge that will withstand the trials of the year. With grades and class expectations...

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...

History teacher Andrea Yee plays with her kids in the extra time given by distance learning.

‘You can’t keep everyone else warm by setting yourself on fire’

With the sudden and dramatic shift from in-person to remote learning, teachers have risen to the challenge and quickly adapted to online learning. However, issues arise for teachers who are also parents,...

The brain can do amazing things, but keep in mind that the brain is as strong as you are when it comes to stress.

Home life, online school only pile on to preexisting stress

By Yukari E. Zapata June 15, 2020

For many students, attending school is an anxiety- and stress-filled experience that gets more difficult as assignments and work start piling up.  However, once schools shut down, one main concern was...

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