The Epitaph

Must we read this?

By Andrea Sun

March 7, 2019


Filed under Andrea Sun, OPINION

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


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES, Saanvi Thakur

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


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES

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


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES

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


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES

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...

Here and There: The deception of traveling with friends

Here and There: The deception of traveling with friends

By Andrea Sun

September 27, 2018


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES

G oing on vacation with family is a great privilege to have, but if you’re anything like me, the idea of a week or more with just family can be overbearing. Your mom trying to make conversation with you when you’re showering in the bathroom, your dad taking selfies at Michelin Star restaur...

Indopak club prepares for dance showcase

 Indopak club prepares for dance showcase

By Andrea Sun

March 28, 2018


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES

Indopak is an Indian-Pakistani dance club at HHS. They host many dance events throughout the year and participate in competitions and showcases in the Bay Area. Every year,  Indopak hosts a dance showcase called Sapnay. On top of the six dance teams from Indopak, nearby schools can also partici...

Bob Peck: teacher, husband, father

Bob Peck: teacher, husband, father

By Andrea Sun

February 15, 2018


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES

Former FUHSD teacher Bob Peck passed away on Jan. 30 after a battle with cancer. Peck is remembered by students and staff for his humorous personality and ability to connect with students, as well as for volunteering his time to audio and visual related activities in most events on campus. Peck was ...

A maniacal fall out of flavor

By Andrea Sun

February 5, 2018


Filed under Andrea Sun, ENTERTAINMENT, Music

W hen I was in middle school, Fall Out Boy played constantly on the radio, making it almost impossible not to hear one song a day. I was more than okay with that. Songs like “Centuries” and “Uma Thurman” filled my earbuds and I loved listening to rock music, which contrasted my usual Taylor S...

JNHS provides new tutoring method

By Andrea Sun

January 31, 2018


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES

Japanese National Honor Society now offers a tutoring system in which students are able to receive extra academic help from their classmates. This system allows both tutors and students seeking help to benefit from teaching a subject that they’re also learning. Sophomore Hannah Royappa said she not ...

‘Justice League’ heroically fails

‘Justice League’ heroically fails

By Andrea Sun

December 8, 2017


Filed under Andrea Sun, ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

G oing into “Justice League,” I set my bar lower than I’ve ever set any of my previous movie expectations. Beforehand, I certainly felt that at least “Justice League” couldn’t reach as low as “Batman vs Superman.” Thankfully I was right. It was definitely more watchable, which is ass...

UIC brings community to school in the Bay

UIC brings community to school in the Bay

By Andrea Sun

December 8, 2017


Filed under Andrea Sun, LIFESTYLES

Within almost every school in the Bay Area, there is a Christian Club. Often overlooked and even criticized, Christian clubs are not the first choice for a community on campus. Because of that, many events that they hold pass by students’ eyes. At HHS, Footprints Christian Club aims to spread comm...