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Pink Night raises support for breast cancer

Pink Night raises support for breast cancer

By Andrea Sun

January 29, 2020

Girls basketball held their annual Pink Night in the large gym with the support of the Homestead Cancer Society as the theme for one of the “Quad Nights” on Jan. 17. The event raises awareness for breast cancer and brings more people out to support the team, senior and co-captain Kendra Wong said...

Soundtrack to my life: the irreplaceable meaning of music

By Andrea Sun

December 18, 2019

I remember the first time I ever associated a song with a relationship: “For Good” from “Wicked.” My younger brother sung it for his elementary school performance and he walked around the house, belting the tune every day. One line reminded me of a friend that always seemed to be pushing and pull...

Pushed versus motivated: standards of academic success demotivate students

By Nika Bondar, Anika Karody, Andrea Sun, and Yukari E. Zapata

September 26, 2019

Although our teachers try hard to make essays and formulas more exciting, if you listen closely, you can still hear the echo of the student body bouncing around in the hallways: “Why exactly do we need to know this?” According to Valerie Strauss from the Washington Post, if you carefully ...

I-Hub construction halted by flooring standards

I-Hub construction halted by flooring standards

By Andrea Sun

May 4, 2019

T he I-Hub is facing delays preventing the building from opening until the 2019-2020 school year, contrary to the original plan of moving in during February break. Despite finishing construction on the overall building, the flooring did not meet school and district standards and is being redone. ...

Doubling Down Episode 1: STEM and Sports

Doubling Down Episode 1: STEM and Sports

By Aishwarya Jayadeep, Alfonso Pitco III, Andrea Sun, and Renee Wang

March 29, 2019

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Must we read this?

By Andrea Sun

March 7, 2019

When I was handed “Julius Caesar” my sophomore year, I groaned, dreading the sight of another Shakespeare book. I could not fathom why we had to read old English because people certainly do not use it today. There was no good reason for me to read it, be it the irrelevance or difficulty of the book...

Tips for navigating course selection

Tips for navigating course selection

By Andrea Sun, Saanvi Thakur

March 6, 2019

As course selection nears, students face the seemingly endless choices of classes that are being offered. There are classes that must be taken to fulfill credits and classes that are interesting or challenging. The simple decision may seem to dominate conversations and thoughts, confusing more people o...

Here and There: Culture Shock

Here and There: Culture Shock

By Andrea Sun

February 4, 2019

Awhile ago, I overheard my parents detailing our move to the Philippines to another family. Curious to see their point of view of our two year detour from life in America, I paid attention to what they were saying and I was surprised by what I heard. My mom described the shock she experienced the fir...

Opportunity for students to read in the summer

By Andrea Sun

November 2, 2018

F or anyone who listens to the daily announcements, it is common to hear about the summer reading program a few weeks before school ends. The program encourages students to read over the summer, promotes literacy and students a chance to read books they don’t often have time and energy to durin...

Behind the library’s shelves

By Andrea Sun

October 8, 2018

F rom elementary school to high school, the accessibility of books have never been an issue to most students, thanks to the library. However, it is easy to forget the procedural details the library must face to get a new best-seller or to make sure students can access the stories they want. Librar...