The Epitaph

Freshman class officers explore opportunities

Freshman class officers explore opportunities

By Gianella Ordonez

November 5, 2018


Filed under Gianella Ordonez, Lifestyles

D uring the first two months of the school year, freshmen have been introduced to a multitude of events and interests. A past significant event was Homecoming, which gave the freshmen class officers an opportunity to plan and and participate in their first spirit week.               ...

Dress code for athletes draws differing opinions

By Gianella Ordonez and Batool Al-Jabiry

October 8, 2018


Filed under Batool Al-Jabiry, Gianella Ordonez, Sports

HHS athletes are not allowed to run without a shirt, sparking debate amongst some male runners who do not agree with the rule as they do not feel it applies to all sports. The enforcement of the rule began last year when former athletic director Lisa Nakamatsu had to come and speak to the cross cou...

Fwd:Love spreads positivity before finals

Fwd:Love spreads positivity before finals

By Gianella Ordonez and Katie Fung

May 28, 2018


Filed under Gianella Ordonez, Katie Fung, News

With finals week approaching, fwd:Love continued their semi-annual event, Bags of Love, in which officers pass out care packages filled with stress relief items such as candy and bubbles to students. Fwd:Love has noticed how stressful finals week can be and uses this event to help their peers c...

TEDx host first official conference

TEDx host first official conference

April 23, 2018


Filed under Gianella Ordonez, News, Nicole Fuller

T EDx Club hosted its first conference in two years last Friday. The on-campus club shows TED talks, discusses current events and encourages many students to share their perspectives on certain events or ideas.   Friday’s event welcomed six student and three adult speakers, all presenting on per...

Cardi B does it for the culture

By Gianella Ordoñez

April 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Gianella Ordonez, Music

L ess than a year after her rise to rap stardom with single, “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B, the Bronx MC, released her debut album,  “Invasion of Privacy.” When she announced her album release date my excitement and anticipation for the album was unbearable. I remember listening to the first two singles “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 savage. B...

Special Episode: March For Our Lives

April 11, 2018


Filed under Batool Al-Jabiry, Gianella Ordonez, Multimedia, Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqusg4rQ2vk

Boys varsity recovering from a slump

Boys varsity recovering from a slump

By Gianella Ordonez

February 5, 2018


Filed under Gianella Ordonez, Sports, Winter Sports

The boys varsity basketball team is not going down without a fight. With a current record of 3-5 in the De Anza League and 8-12 overall, the team must get a record of 6-6 in their league to qualify for CCS. The team has five games left in the season, including the last game they played against Moun...

‘War & Leisure’ wins the battle

By Gianella Ordonez

December 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Gianella Ordonez, Music

M iguel, R&B/soul artist, has been under the radar since he released his last album, “Wildheart.” However, his newest work might propel him into the stardom he’s always deserved. Not only has Miguel resurrected the true meaning of R&B/soul music in “War & Leisure,” he has rejuven...

Animal Welfare Club hosts guest speaker

By Gianella Ordoñez

December 7, 2017


Filed under Gianella Ordonez, Lifestyles

Animal Welfare Club (AWC) hosted guest speaker Dr. Denise Johnsen from Adobe Animal Hospital on Dec. 1 at their last meeting of the semester. The officers and members learned about the role of a veterinarian in an animal hospital. Johnsen said, she specializes in working with small animals, ...

AP statistics classes under investigation

By Gianella Ordoñez

December 4, 2017


Filed under Gianella Ordonez, News

Over the past two weeks, an ongoing investigation of two AP Statistics classes has been occurring, regarding an incident where students were caught cheating on an exam. AP statistics teacher Angie Esswein declined an interview on the situation but did comment on her initial reaction. “Cheat...

STEM fair offers beneficial information to students

By Gianella Ordonez

October 13, 2017


Filed under Gianella Ordonez, News

The Silicon Valley STEM College and Career Fair took place this past weekend on Sunday. Many students and parents attended to learn about various colleges, programs and careers in STEM. Colleges and universities from across America and overseas were present to give more insight on their specific STEM programs for aspiring students ...

ASL aims to amplify awareness

By Gianella Ordoñez and Katie Fung

September 30, 2017


Filed under Gianella Ordonez, Katie Fung, Lifestyles

The third most used language in the US is sign language, according to Senior Avani Modak, American Sign Language (ASL) Club president. It’s one of the many fun facts she has picked up from being part of the club since freshman year. ASL Club teaches sign language to members and provides many oppor...