Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Homestead High School's student newspaper

The Epitaph

Brandi Levy was unjustly suspended from her school’s cheerleading team for posting a Snapchat containing profanity.

The Court Decides: Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.

By Ritaja Subrahmanya May 13, 2021

Last week, the Supreme Court held oral arguments for Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., a powerful case that will decide a school’s jurisdiction on a student's off-campus speech. The case will build...

The Court Decides: Astra USA v. Santa Clara County

The Court Decides: Astra USA v. Santa Clara County

By Ritaja Subrahmanya May 6, 2021

In recent years, affordable healthcare has been widely debated among policymakers. A landmark Supreme Court decision that continues to affect hospitals is Astra USA v. Santa Clara County, which severely...

Unlike public schools, private schools can discriminate against students preventing them from receiving the education they deserve.

The Court Decides: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

By Ritaja Subrahmanya March 21, 2021

Private school programs and funding have long been debated in the United States. In June 2020, the Supreme Court’s decision on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue changed the future for students...

The Pledge of Allegiance was first officially adopted by the United States in 1942. Since then, thousands of Americans have boycotted the pledge as a form a non-violent protest.

The court decides: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette

By Ritaja Subrahmanya December 6, 2020

After many cases regarding the Pledge of Allegiance, the U.S. Supreme Court made its final decision in 1943, protecting students’ First Amendment rights in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette....

The next Supreme Court Justice will hold the power to significantly influence the entire country and make decisions affecting all women, including young girls who are still in school.

The flawed nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

By Macy Li November 4, 2020

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sparked a battle between political parties over President Trump’s rushed nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.  For the millions of women...

 Using property taxes to fund schools significantly disadvantages low-income students who lack the same resources as their high-income counterparts.

The court decides: San Antonio Independent v. Rodriguez

By Ritaja Subrahmanya November 2, 2020

The United States Supreme Court’s decision on San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973) was a turning point in the fight for equal access to education.  In 1968, low-income families...

The Supreme Court provides police officers with almost limitless immunity from prosecution for their actions taken on the job.

Our flawed legal system: helping police get away with murder

By Macy Li August 19, 2020

Nationwide protests and social media outrage led to the arrest of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. Even though this is a step towards...

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