The Epitaph

Looking back: The absence of pressures, expectations and responsibilities I enjoyed during childhood are things I miss as a high schooler.

The High Flyer: Childhood is over

By Erin Loh April 14, 2021

A few weeks ago while I was cleaning the house with my family, my mom decided to play our old “Steve Songs” CD. “Steve Songs” is my family’s name for an album of children’s songs we used to...

Member Hannah McGoran takes her passion further and volunteers outside of NHS.

NHS: Benefits, supports members

By Ariana Tejeda Moreno March 30, 2021

Students who join the National Honor Society can surround themselves with a large community of academically driven students who are also passionate about community service, NHS president senior Michelle...

The last day of attending Samoa College was hard for me as I had just became close with my relatives, but I am grateful for the experience.

POV: Journey to Acceptance

By Hope Saena March 18, 2021

I t’s odd to say, but the pandemic has strengthened my connection to my Samoan culture more than ever before.  My journey into connecting with my roots began March of last year, when my grandfather...

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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March 15, 2021

A Year With COVID-19

A Year With COVID-19

Click here to see the full story! One year ago today, HHS students received an email stating that schools were going to be closed for the next three weeks. Thoughts of having an unexpected...

BAY SPOT | Featuring Sunnyvale Baylands Park

By Nitya Kashyap and Ashley Orozco March 5, 2021

Destination: Sunnyvale Baylands Park. Address: 999 E Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Cost: From March through October, there is a car entry fee of $6. Frequent visitors can purchase a season pass...

Meeting up with others can have dire consequences and affect people even outside of the group.

COVID-19 is closer than it may seem

By Christine Kim March 2, 2021

We all know someone who has been hanging out with friends, traveling around or generally just living life unaffected by COVID-19. We can see plenty of examples on social media, or maybe discreetly we have...

Sophomore Melody Huang has been part of the Homestead band community since last year and said she finds it hard to be engaged during the course with a lack of opportunities to practice with others.
“I personally like [virtual band] more because I don't have to meet people, even though we still play,” Huang said, “But it's harder in some way since it’s a pretty interactive class.”
Huang is a flutist in the Symphonic Band.

Melody Huang: lessons taken from virtual band

By Seoyoung Hwang February 28, 2021

Sophomore Melody Huang has been part of the Homestead band community since last year and said she finds it hard to be engaged during the course with a lack of opportunities to practice with others. “I...

 The unexpected events of 2020 serve as a reminder that phrases like “new year, new me” cannot determine the outcome of a year and it is important to adapt

New year, same me

By Saanvi Thakur February 15, 2021

January is frequently seen as the time to set goals, and I used to believe that it gave me an opportunity to start fresh and become a better version of myself. But after years of far fetched goals and...

From my POV: life through rose-colored glasses

From my POV: life through rose-colored glasses

By Shreya Partha February 14, 2021

I like to think of myself as a realistic person — I see the situation as it is. I bring an umbrella when the skies look threatening, put on a seatbelt while in the car, weigh the pros and cons of each...

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