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New normal

New normal

By Amber Birrell

April 10, 2020

Family. They have been there since day one. They are the people who support you when you go through hardships and celebrate your accomplishments with you. Today, the definition of family has shifted from simply meaning people who share your DNA. Adoption  Adoption gives people an opportunity to be a paren...

Small businesses hurt by local legislation, coronavirus pandemic

Small businesses hurt by local legislation, coronavirus pandemic

By Miya Liu

April 10, 2020

The shelter-in-place order put forth due to COVID-19 concerns affects the entire community. Even with federal economic aid, many local businesses will not be able to bounce back.  Country Gourmet — a local restaurant one mile away from HHS — closed its doors after 34 years of business. The re...

Parent, student dynamic enhanced during lockdown

Parent, student dynamic enhanced during lockdown

By Seoyoung Hwang and Christine Kim

April 9, 2020

Due to the shelter-in-place order set in place by the state of California, many parents have been forced to work from home, either due to work closures or having to look after their kids because of school closures.  Freshman Mae Richardson said she and her entire family have had to stay home due to ...

Family: a myriad of meanings

Family: a myriad of meanings

By Ritaja Subrahmanya

April 8, 2020

Human beings need connection. The connections formed from friendships and community often evolve into something else: a family. However, a family can be so much more than the traditional definition.  “Family is a group of people that live with you in your heart,” freshman Leslie Gray said. “E...

Inside the social studies department: the stories behind the career

Inside the social studies department: the stories behind the career

By Karen Li

March 27, 2020

Although social studies can be a boring class for some students, social studies teachers Kelly DiNucci and Christy Heaton themselves said that there are many compelling aspects that draw them to the subject. DiNucci has taught for 10 years, while Heaton is in her 26 year teaching at HHS. DiNucci’s la...

ELD department helps students overcome language barriers

ELD department helps students overcome language barriers

By Karuna Chandran

March 6, 2020

While HHS offers a myriad of classes, there is one thing they all have in common: they require a mastery of the English language. However, not all students are fluent in English. To solve this, the English Language Development (ELD) department on campus works to assist English learners (ELs) both acade...

Bayspot: top 5 boba places near campus

Bayspot: top 5 boba places near campus

By Jane Park, Christina Kim

January 24, 2020

Reporters Christine Kim and Jane Park visited five top boba spots near campus.

New building opens up new opportunities for FBLA

New building opens up new opportunities for FBLA

By Elaine Huang

January 8, 2020

Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, is an educational association for middle school and high school students to learn more about the free enterprise system. FBLA is one of the most popular clubs on campus, with 150 registered club members and 22 officers.  With the finished construction...

Green Ops: clearing path towards healthier environment

Green Ops: clearing path towards healthier environment

By Dexter Tatsukawa

January 2, 2020

As the days go by, trash piles up. Around campus, students toss plastic bottles, drop napkins and abandon paper plates. Some of these end up in bins, but more often this trash ends up littering the campus. As a result, Green Ops scours the school once a month, picking up the trash that was left behind. “In...