Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

FOSTERING TEENAGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Starting a business at a young age can provide a high reward for low risk.

The perks of starting a business

By Niyatee Jain May 21, 2022

Formulating a new business concept is always an impressive feat as entrepreneurs must come up with unique ideas to intrigue consumers. However, starting a business in high school is even more remarkable,...

MASKING THE WORLD: Lets educate students to continue to mask up,

New mask mandates provides students with freedom to make own choices

By Aiko Charon and Raymond Ranbhise March 21, 2022

FUHSD recently released a crucial announcement, stating masks would no longer be required on school grounds. In an email sent to families on March 1, the FUHSD said indoor masking requirements would be...

STUDENT LED ACTIVITY: In the most recent advisory, student facilitators were used to spark discussion.

Students become involved in advisory creation

By Brevin Reed February 8, 2022

Advisory has become part students’ monthly routine, teaching a variety of topics ranging from diversity to expressing gratitude. Therefore, when the advisory planned for Jan. 11 was postponed, it left...

A better time left behind

By Ariana Tejeda Moreno and Ashley Orozco Plata December 9, 2021

There have been changes made to the bell schedule every year since we've been at HHS, but one thing has remained the same, the 8 a.m. start. In late November, FUHSD sent an email saying that Gov. Gavin...

Another unneeded change: A later school start will not help improve student sleep schedules.

A better time left behind

By Ariana Tejeda Moreno and Ashley Orozco Plata December 9, 2021

There have been changes made to the bell schedule every year since we've been at HHS, but one thing has remained the same, the 8 a.m. start. In late November, FUHSD sent an email saying that Gov. Gavin...

 DEVELOPING NECESSARY SKILLS: Walch builds her communication skills by attending to an order over the phone, at the bakery she works at, Sugar Butter Flour.

Leading with Knowledge

By Harshitha Vijayakumar November 30, 2021

Many students would consider themselves to be overachievers in their academics. Still, there are a few students who seem to go above and beyond, juggling their studies and extracurriculars on top of a...

The FBLA member journey

By Nina Vasquez Cruz September 30, 2021

As sophomore Kartik Joshi was gearing up to begin a new year at HHS, he heard about FBLA and the numerous growth opportunities the club offers. Joshi said he was excited to try out the club and improve...

Lifting school spirit through the annual Welcome Back rally

By Jack Xu, Mae Richardson, Christine Kim, and Yukari E. Zapata September 10, 2021

For the past year and a half,  school events have functioned in a limited capacity considering most large student-populated events have been online.  Therefore, the annual Welcome Back rally was purposefully...

Q&A: Next step for advisory

Q&A: Next step for advisory

By Christine Kim August 27, 2021

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COLLEGES REQUIRE VACCINE: more and more colleges are requiring the covid vaccine for in person students

It’s fair that colleges require covid vaccines in order to come in person

By Raymond Ranbhise June 3, 2021

With the ongoing pandemic, over 100 colleges across the country are requiring students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before arriving on campus in the fall, sparking much debate.  More and more universities...

ASB Cabinet 2021-2022

By Madhavi Karthik and Ritaja Subrahmanya April 28, 2021

Minnie Karki ASB social manager elect, junior Minnie Karki said in a Zoom interview that she is excited to foster school spirit as students begin the transition to in-person school. She said she...

Self-care

Self-care

By Madhavi Karthik and Lia Klebanov March 16, 2021

Students alleviate struggles during pandemic through art, self-care During the pandemic, many have struggled with their mental health and with learning how to cope with new challenges. According to the...

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