The Epitaph

Straws not the villain they are made out to be

By Laurel Schmidt

December 5, 2018


Filed under Laurel Schmidt, Opinion

  Every time I reach for a straw after getting my coffee I am practically harrassed by my friends for ‘ruining the environment’. Just a few months ago straws were thrown around as if they were causing no harm, and now restaurants and establishments throughout the country are stopping or limiting their distribut...

Mumford and sons score third No. 1 album

 Mumford and sons score third No. 1 album

By Laurel Schmidt

December 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Laurel Schmidt, Music

A fter three years of waiting, Mumford and Sons has finally come out with their fourth studio album. “Delta” brings alternative rock back to the top of the charts, reaching number one on Billboard’s top 200. This album is a sharp change from their previous EP feature, Johannesburg, which featur...

HHS clubs host Green Fair to inform about sustainability

HHS clubs host Green Fair to inform about sustainability

By Jacqueline Beaufore and Laurel Schmidt

May 21, 2018


Filed under Jacqueline Beaufore, Laurel Schmidt, News

T he HHS Green Ops and Key clubs hosted a Green Fair on Friday, April 17 to celebrate Green Week after Earth Day. This is the first time that Green Fair has been an event held at HHS. In previous years, Green Ops hosted guest speakers to discuss environmental issues. “[The purpose is] to te...

Model UN competes in large conference at Berkeley

By Laurel Schmidt

March 14, 2018


Filed under Laurel Schmidt, News

20  members of the HHS Model United Nations club attended a competitive conference March 2-4 at UC Berkeley. Berkeley MUN is one of the largest conferences the club attends annually. There are over 2,500 people that attend the conference, which includes high school students, international studen...

Class teams assemble for anticipated annual school rivalry

Class teams assemble for anticipated annual school rivalry

By Nicole Fuller and Laurel Schmidt

March 6, 2018


Filed under BOTC, Laurel Schmidt, News, Nicole Fuller

Battle of the Classes is approaching quickly and the teams are in the midst of preparing for the events that this spirit week includes.  The events are powderpuff football games, cheer-offs, dance-offs, and rally events. Each event is a competition between the four classes at HHS. As for prepara...

Speech and Debate attends Stanford Competition

Speech and Debate attends Stanford Competition

By Laurel Schmidt and Jacqueline Beaufore

February 28, 2018


Filed under Jacqueline Beaufore, Laurel Schmidt, News

Members of the HHS Speech and Debate Club attended a competition at Stanford University Feb. 9-11. 17 students participated in the competition and many of them placed extremely well, club member and junior Govind Menon said. The Stanford Invitational is the largest and one of the most competitive t...

Economics competition continues reeling in students

Economics competition continues reeling in students

By Laurel Schmidt and Jacqueline Beaufore

January 31, 2018


Filed under Jacqueline Beaufore, Laurel Schmidt, Lifestyles

The Economics Club was formed on campus recently to unite students who love economics as well as to help students prepare for the Economics Challenge, senior Rithika Srinivasan, a member of the Club, said.   In the Economics Challenge, commonly known as EconChallenge, teams from across the state and ...

Spotlight: Speech and Debate Club

Spotlight: Speech and Debate Club

By Laurel Schmidt and Jacqueline Beaufore

January 3, 2018


Filed under Jacqueline Beaufore, Laurel Schmidt, Lifestyles

  Public speaking is a tricky thing to master. Thankfully, there are clubs created to help students with speaking such as Speech and Debate Club. This club helps others improve their public speaking skills and gives opportunities to compete against other schools. Speech and Debate club has ...

Model UN’s biggest event of the year

By Laurel Schmidt

December 7, 2017


Filed under Laurel Schmidt, News, Uncategorized

The HHS Model United Nations (MUN) club attended a conference at Stanford University for the first time. This conference lasted a total of three days, from Nov. 10-12. 16 MUN members attended. The Stanford Model UN Conference (SMUNC) is one of the largest conferences that HHS MUN has attended, MUN Pr...

College information fair held for all students

By Laurel Schmidt

December 4, 2017


Filed under Laurel Schmidt, News

Photo by Laurel Schmidt A large variety of students came to the college fair, ranging from freshmen to seniors. A variety of colleges came to the HHS cafeteria from out-of-state for a college informational fair on Nov. 29.  Around 20 colleges from all over the country, including both private...

Club spotlight: Mock Trial

By Jacqueline Beaufore and Laurel Schmidt

October 16, 2017


Filed under Jacqueline Beaufore, Laurel Schmidt, Lifestyles

Mock Trial is one of the many clubs around campus that competes at conventions. The team is given a case and prepare arguments for their side with their attorneys and witnesses in time for competition season. This rigorous club helps aspiring lawyers get a little taste of what a future in law may...