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Behind the Screens: What happens in an HHS classroom

Behind the Screens: What happens in an HHS classroom

By Karuna Chandran and Raymond Ranbhise

October 23, 2020

Special thanks to the actors: Meghna Krishnan, Andria Xu, Elise Vambenepe, Raymond Ranbhise, Karuna Chandran, and Asha LaManque

Coping with COVID-19: HHS students share organizational tips

Students have found different ways to organize themselves at home. This is sophomore Karina Lim's desk.

By Amber Birrel and Karuna Chandran

October 22, 2020

Online learning has forced many students to change their habits. For sophomore Emily Tumacder, doing school from home has led to issues with organization. “I find myself a lot less organized because I don't write in my planner as often,” sophomore Emily Tumacder said in a Zoom interview. “I oft...

Community: a conversation on anti-racism

Community: a conversation on anti-racism

By Bobby Gorelick, Evelyn Solis

October 8, 2020

Two students -- senior Lotus Taylor and sophomore Noga Aloni -- passionate about anti-racism work speak their thoughts on Homestead’s new anti-racism modules and their opinions about racism. Hear more in this podcast by Bobby Gorelick and Evelyn Solis. ...

Virtual aloha rally 2020: student, leadership reactions

Virtual aloha rally 2020: student, leadership reactions

By Lia Klebanov, Miya Liu, Ariana Tejeda Moreno, Mae Richardson, and Jack Xu

September 29, 2020

Students eagerly looked forward to their first virtual rally and all were pleasantly surprised with how well it turned out. Listen to their expectations and highlights of the rally, as well as the behind the scenes of planning it! ...

HHS interactive map offers virtual tour of campus

HHS interactive map offers virtual tour of campus

By Miya Liu, Sahil Venkatesan, and Allen Zhang

August 19, 2020

The first week of school is usually filled with a flurry of students getting to know their teachers and each other, all while trying to figure out where everything is located on campus. With school starting virtually this year, freshman and new staff members don't even have the opportunity to get lost lo...

Change my mind

Change my mind

By Karen Li, Miya Liu, Naomi Baron, and Sahil Venkatesan

June 15, 2020

Back in March of 2020, we filmed this series to get to know the student body better. Little did we know that would be the last time many of us were able to see each other face to face. Check out these debates on some extremely controversial topics. Could YOU change our minds? ...

Teen driving: in-depth

Teen driving: in-depth

By Jane Park

June 15, 2020

Permit to License: A Simple Guideline for Teen Drivers Getting a driver's license has long been a rite of passage for teens. For many, driving is the first step toward independence. It is important to learn how to drive because most people use cars to travel to work, home and anywhere else. Drivi...

Staying active during quarantine: the future of sports

Running, playing esports, and doing workouts at home are some ways people can spend time during quarantine.

By Jane Park, Bryan Ruiz, Miya Liu, and Nitya Kashyap

May 20, 2020

With the country under lockdown, sports have been seeing a great decline. Stadiums that are usually packed are now completely empty and silent. Professional sports seasons have come to a screeching halt. Even high schools have suspended spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the ...

VIDEO: Dear students, we miss you. Love, the HHS staff

VIDEO: Dear students, we miss you. Love, the HHS staff

May 14, 2020

Last week, the staff put together a collection of photos - most taken from home - to create a special message for HHS students. Individual photos, featuring teachers, administration and office staff, each feature one word in a several-sentence message for students. The message reads: "Homestead student...

Teachers celebrate students with virtual ‘We miss you neighborhood drive-by’

The neighborhood drive-by was canceled, but that didn't stop HHS teachers from sharing their love.

By Allen Zhang

May 2, 2020

Teachers and staff members, led by band teacher John Burn and assistant principal Brian Dong, worked together to plan an elaborate parade route through the HHS neighborhood boundaries, as a way to say "we miss you" to students. The parade drive-by, which was scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, May 1, wa...