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Steven Puccinelli fulfills dreams and aspirations

Steven Puccinelli fulfills dreams and aspirations

By Anze Hao

December 9, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

Dean Steven Puccinelli was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and moved to Cupertino, California when he was two years old. He said he grew up locally in the Bay Area, attending Collins Elementary School, Hyde Middle School and Cupertino High School before moving on to college at California Polytechnic ...

From animals to officework: Tricia Goulet describes her challenges

From animals to officework: Tricia Goulet describes her challenges

By Anze Hao

December 9, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

In her childhood years, Executive Assistant Tricia Goulet said the environment she was born into was drastically different to how it is now. “I grew up here and lived my whole life in the same city until I graduated from high school,” Goulet said. “Back then, there were orchards and we, as kids...

UIC brings community to school in the Bay

UIC brings community to school in the Bay

By Andrea Sun

December 8, 2017


Filed under 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...

Best friends to Co-Presidents

Best friends to Co-Presidents

By Andrea Boyn

December 8, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

The story of how Sarah Kim and Kayleah Son became Co-Presidents of the American Cancer Society club (ACS) started before they ever knew about the club. Having first met in the seventh grade, the girls have since then been through it all together, Kim said. From helping each other with school work to ...

Animal Welfare Club hosts guest speaker

Animal Welfare Club hosts guest speaker

By Gianella Ordoñez

December 7, 2017


Filed under 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, and...

The glowing highlights from the Blacklight Rally/Photo Gallery

The glowing highlights from the Blacklight Rally/Photo Gallery

By Eileen Chih and Brandon Welty

December 1, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Multimedia, Photos Galleries, Showcase

The new girls hip hop group, known as Alpha Mare, and senior Hamza Jabbar performed at the Blacklight Rally Dec. 1. Krew and HHS Bhangra also performed their dance routines as a part of the annual culmination of the winter spirit week. Senior IndoPak co-presidents Pranali Kasturi and Nikhil Kulkar...

Dr. Morton’s key to harmony

By Riley Anderson

November 24, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Showcase

  Not all students can sing, but the melodious voice of Dr. Jeff Morton can. Although choir is his passion, he still lives a creative life outside of school. Morton has been teaching for 20 years, it has not always been that way. Morton’s musical education path did not start out after he r...

Choosing between the SAT and ACT

Choosing between the SAT and ACT

By Eileen Chih

November 6, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

As college admissions draw closer, students must decide what kind of standardized test they want to take. Students have the option of taking the SAT or the ACT depending on what they prefer. The main difference between SAT and ACT is that ACT has a science section and has more questions with almost the sa...

Red Cross Club works with recent fire victims

Red Cross Club works with recent fire victims

By Andrea Boyn

November 6, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

A little over two hours away, the wine country fires destroyed thousands of acres of land between Oct. 8 and Oct. 29. The largest fire in Napa County affected 110,720 acres. Overnight, HHS already began to feel the impact of the fires. Ash-filled air and gloomy skies loomed over the campus. As ai...

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