The Epitaph

Choir performance inspired by Vivaldi

By Avalon Allen

March 19, 2018

On Feb. 1, choir and band joined together to skillfully perform Antonio Vivaldi’s hymn “Gloria.” “Every year we perform a ‘Major Work,’” choir teacher Jeff Morton said. “The ‘Gloria’ is over a half of an hour long and has 12 movements, some soft and beautiful, others loud and powerful....

Students stick together with community artwork (SATIRE)

December 8, 2017

A new beautification initiative has added color to HHS’ otherwise green and white visage. “Gum” covers the entirety of the HHS campus. The project, which encourages students to decorate their desks with chewing gum, has greatly improved campus moral. The gentle swirls of the gum on the des...

Pad Reputation

By Allison Moore

November 6, 2017

A found-art piece on the door of the Lower B building girl’s bathroom, entitled “Women,” boldly addresses the stigma surrounding menstruation. Just as the the female figure typically depicted on restroom sign is completely obscured by a pad in “Women”, women who menstruate are often overlo...

On-Campus Art Piece Captures the Teenage Experience (Satire)

Bathroom art depicts the trials facing high school students

By Allison Moore

October 14, 2017

S ituated in the girl’s bathroom of the lower B Building, “I Hate Homestead” is often misinterpreted as a commonplace defacement. This is not the case. Rather, “Homestead” is a high-brow form of conceptual art that offers a classic take on the trials facing modern secondary school stude...

Cafe Stop is worth stopping by

By Tara Sohal

October 13, 2017

Out of the countless times I’ve driven past the local Falafel Stop, I never fail to see the restaurant swamped with a crowd of people happily munching on or attentively waiting for their Mediterranean food. The popular eatery extended their food options by introducing their newest addition to their...

Haunted house’s potential not met

Drama Club member hides under stage staircase to scare groups walking through the house.

By Tara Sohal

November 1, 2016

Screams echoed around and continued to ring through my ears as I took my first steps into the auditorium, the only light visible coming from the stage ahead. The Drama club held their annual haunted house in the auditorium on Oct. 31 at lunch. There was an entrance fee of $5, and each group was ...

Jazz spring show, a showcase of talent

From Left to Right: Junior pianist Matei Predescu was honored with the Green and White award along with sophomore Matteo Muscettola, who also received a $250 scholarship to the San Jose Summer Jazz Camp. Senior Amit Kohli received The Neil Griffin Scholarship and senior Shangyu Hsu received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award.

By Michael Huang

June 2, 2016

I originally came to hear the highly-touted Skinny Seventh perform. What I left with amounted to much, much more. The entire jazz group, including the jazz band, jazz choir and the Skinny Seventh Ensemble, performed on May 26 at the HHS Auditorium for their spring show, and they had excellent perfo...

The Talent Among Us

By Karla Agudelo

March 28, 2016

Sean Cheng Freshman Sean Cheng said he first started playing the guitar and singing for his friends and family, but did not embrace his talent until he was part of a band. Cheng said he has been playing the guitar for about a year and singing for three years. “Playing the guitar helps me create my own interp...

Advanced Drama students express themselves

Advanced Drama students express themselves

By Mila Sviderskaya

March 21, 2016

The HHS Theater department produced yet another set of performances. The Advanced Drama students acted out short scenes that were compiled into two nights of diverse acts and monologues. “Mrs. [Leslie] Lloyd put us in scenes she thought would best fit us as actors,” junior Edith Kwon said. After...

Books of 2015

Books of 2015

By Desmond Kamas

February 13, 2016

Young adult literature has seen some interesting trends in 2015: the blossoming of the “teen cancer romance” genre first sparked by “The Fault in Our Stars” in 2014, the rejuvenation of space-themed science fiction from “The Martian” and the seventh “Star Wars” film as well as a ...

Cake it up

Subani Sijapati holds luminescent powders for baking/cooking method.

By Karla Agudelo

October 23, 2015

When asked about their opinions on makeup and the methods they use, seniors Subani Sijapati and Alexis Farias expressed seeing makeup as an art form and form of expression. Sijapati explained her knowledge on contouring, strobing, bronzing and cooking. Just like there are different forms of art, t...