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 With the school reopening drawing close, teachers are getting their second vaccinations at locations such as Moscone Center in San Francisco.

California administers new vaccine plan, restrictions ease

By Christine Kim April 13, 2021

As the number of California COVID-19 cases steadily declined, Santa Clara County transitioned from the purple tier into the red tier on March 3 and then from the red tier to the orange tier on March 23....

Enrollment continues to decline, adjustments throughout the district have been made to assure staff job security

Enrollment continues to decline, adjustments throughout the district have been made to assure staff job security

By Nika Bondar and Sahil Venkatesan April 8, 2021

Following the locally widespread trend in declining enrollment, the FUHSD population will lose a total of  300-400 students in the upcoming academic year, with HHS losing 76 students, FUHSD director of...

Science for Change officers create a replica of HHS’ campus

STEM Night will be held on an interactive online platform

By Evelyn Solis March 25, 2021

Club officers of science for change will be holding the annual STEM Night on March 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. through the online platform Gather Town, to uphold this club tradition, despite the virtual medium....

Multicultural week is reformed for a virtual medium

Multicultural week is reformed for a virtual medium

By Ariana Tejeda Moreno March 23, 2021

In previous years, Homestead’s Multicultural Week, planned by ASB’s EL (English Learner) commissioners, included activities and performances from cultural clubs as well as a fashion show where students...

Through these collaborative workshops with the campaign’s partners, engaged participants are able to gain a new perspective of running a business during COVID-19.

Buy Local campaign raises awareness for local businesses

By Hope Saena March 23, 2021

Local businesses have encountered several economic hardships caused by the pandemic, according to PNAS, and in order to alleviate that, the American Enterprise Project of HHS FBLA started the Buy Local...

Model U.N. often plays games at meetings to practice speaking and debating skills.

Model UN attends Berkeley conference

By Allen Zhang March 18, 2021

Eight students from HHS’s Model United Nations team virtually attended a three-day-long Berkeley Model U.N. Conference. Taking place from Friday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, Feb. 28, the conference, hosted by...

The cross in the Color for Coats organization’s logo represents medicine. The buckets pouring out paint represent the paintings the founders painted for a local hospital, which marks the starting point of the foundation of the organization.

Colors for Coats club aims to raise awareness on healthcare issues

By Joshua Cantwell-Nahrung and Mae Richardson March 17, 2021

Colors for Coats is an organization founded by two high schoolers in Florida last year that “aims to spread awareness about health care disparities that affect the medical community and general public,”...

 HHS Jazz Ensemble performs Under My Skin by Frank Sinatra for the virtual CMEA festival.

Music festivals continue virtually

By Seoyoung Hwang March 16, 2021

Unlike any other year, the California Music Educator Association will be holding their annual festival remotely, due to the pandemic. The festival, which is held annually each spring, is an opportunity...

Course Selection gets new spin to accommodate distance learning

Course Selection gets new spin to accommodate distance learning

By Bobby Gorelick and Lia Klebanov March 14, 2021

Around every February, students must make decisions on their courses for the next school year. Due to distance learning, the guidance team had to adapt to the new circumstances and create an alternative...

HHS students were surveyed about their thoughts on the COVID-19 Vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine brings schools one step closer to re-opening

By Amber Birrell February 8, 2021

With the new development of a vaccine, many questions arise as to what this means for students. California is currently in the first tier of vaccine distribution. It is expected by the summer of 2021,...

The YPPI mental health team met with school based therapist Jenna Starnes to discuss tips for mental wellness while in school.

Sunnyvale Youth Public Policy Institute raises awareness about mental health

By Ritaja Subrahmanya December 9, 2020

Despite setbacks due to COVID-19, the Sunnyvale youth group, Youth Public Policy Institution (YPPI), an advocate for more mental health resources in schools, continues to spread awareness about mental...

Leadership is planning to have a gender neutral homecoming court this year as opposed to having a king and queen. The change has been made to increase inclusivity and decide titles regardless of gender.

2020 Homecoming timeline

By Leila Salam December 9, 2020

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