The Epitaph

Isn't it cliche

Isn't it cliche

By Kate Gabrielson

February 26, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Kate Gabrielson, Movies

Romantic comedies: after a while, they all tend to blend together. An average-looking young woman with low self-esteem vies for the attention of her Dream Guy, only to discover her soul mate was right in front of her all along. Try as it might, “Isn’t it Romantic” is no different. It just takes a siz...

2020 vision

2020 vision

By Kate Gabrielson

January 31, 2019


Filed under Kate Gabrielson, OPINION

Kamala Harris: Sen. Kamala Harris of California officially entered the presidential race recently, and, as a relatively young biracial woman, aligns with the diverse female majority of the Democratic Party. Harris has embraced issues such as gender and racial equality, and, in the primary, will lik...

Morales reflects on path to teaching

Morales reflects on path to teaching

By Kate Gabrielson

December 9, 2018


Filed under Kate Gabrielson, LIFESTYLES

B orn to immigrants from El Salvador, Spanish teacher Viky Morales’ family settled in the Bay Area in the hopes of beginning a better life. Though she was originally set on becoming a lawyer and planned on attending law school, she eventually realized it wasn’t the career she envisioned for herse...

"The Hate U Give" entertaining, culturally significant

By Kate Gabrielson

October 28, 2018


Filed under Kate Gabrielson, Movies

Ihave seen more than my fair share of young adult movies, and most follow a predictable pattern; a totally average, down-to-earth teen attempts to navigate an overly dramatic, exaggerated version of high school, directed by someone clearly disconnected from today’s teenagers. “The Hate U Give,” howev...

5 Seconds of Summer looked so perfect

By Nicole Fuller and Kate Gabrielson

October 28, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Kate Gabrielson, Music, Nicole Fuller

"B oy band.” The words alone are enough to send shivers down my spine, conjuring images of screaming pre-teen girls and mediocre-looking white boys singing about love and heartbreak. So you can imagine my apprehension to attend one of these concerts, and for 5 Seconds of Summer no less, a band whose ...

Class of 2018 cuts loose at Panther Beach

Class of 2018 cuts loose at Panther Beach

May 20, 2018


Filed under Kate Gabrielson, LIFESTYLES

E very year, seniors across the country participate in senior ditch day, meant to celebrate the near-completion of high school and the beginning of a new chapter in students’ lives. This year, while some chose to spend the day in San Francisco or elsewhere, the main event took place at Panther Be...

‘Everyday is Christmas’ cheerfully kicks off the holiday season

By Kate Gabrielson

December 4, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Kate Gabrielson, Music, Uncategorized

Although I enjoy turning on the radio in December and singing along to the classic Christmas carols as much as, if not more than, the next person, I must confess I get tired of hearing the same played-out covers my grandparents likely listened to in the 1940s. By late December every year, my reaction is t...

Spotlight on new staff

By Kate Gabrielson and Era Goel

October 23, 2017


Filed under Kate Gabrielson, LIFESTYLES

Not pictured: Nicole Zambrano Learning skills teacher Nicole Zambrano came to HHS after studying culinary arts for several years. When she is not teaching or in school herself, Zambrano loves to spend time with her rescue dog and watch “The Walking Dead.” You can find her listening to countr...