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Here and There: Culture Shock

Here and There: Culture Shock

By Andrea Sun

February 4, 2019


Filed under Andrea Sun, Lifestyles

Awhile ago, I overheard my parents detailing our move to the Philippines to another family. Curious to see their point of view of our two year detour from life in America, I paid attention to what they were saying and I was surprised by what I heard. My mom described the shock she experienced the fir...

Late winter showers hit Northern California

Late winter showers hit Northern California

By Emily Choi

January 29, 2019


Filed under Emily Choi, Lifestyles

8,500 wildfires burned a total of 1.9 million acres in California last year, and now the state faces stormy weather entering into the new year. The sudden change in weather after the fire season triggered mudslide warnings to areas that were scorched, according to CNN News. While the rainfall lat...

Orchestra students reveal secrets to a successful performance

Orchestra students reveal secrets to a successful performance

By Steven Lefaive

January 6, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Steven Lefaive, Uncategorized

O rchestra had their annual holiday concert before holiday break and audience members were given a chance to see what they have been working on during first semester. The concert combined Homestead and Cupertino orchestras, as well as a selection in band — french horns and percussion to name a fe...

Alumni share advice and regrets in aid of second semester seniors

By Andrea Boyn

December 18, 2018


Filed under Andrea Boyn, Lifestyles, Showcase

I In a few months, seniors will slip on caps and gowns, proudly walk across the stage as the band belts out Pomp and Circumstance and receive their high school diplomas. However, with all of the chaos and mayhem of college applications and meeting deadlines, this bitter sweet milestone can seem like a dist...

Officers shed light on Glowga night

Officers shed light on Glowga night

By Alfonso Pitco III

December 14, 2018


Filed under Alfonso Pitco III, Lifestyles

The Yoga and Fitness club hosted its biannual Glowga Night on Friday where the small gym was lit up with glow sticks and disco lights as students and adults stretched in numerous poses. It is the club’s biggest event and is meant to be a relaxing, stress-relieving experience for everyone, club pres...

New teachers express their passions (Part 2)

New teachers express their passions (Part 2)

By Katelynn Ngo

December 14, 2018


Filed under Katelynn Ngo, Lifestyles

S ome of the new teachers even specialize in more than one subject. Mythology and Folklore is a class taught by both Megan Bridge and Mallory Lantz, who also double as English teachers. Teaching Mythology and Folklore and being English teachers are not the only thing that Bridge and Lantz have i...

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...

Japanese Honor Society hosts annual karaoke social

By Dexter Tatsukawa

December 4, 2018


Filed under Dexter Tatsukawa, Lifestyles

Students flocked to CHS's cafeteria on November 30 to sing Japanese songs and watch the performances in Japanese National Honor Society's annual karaoke social. Photos by Dexter Tatsukawa.

Drum major Shani Zuniga doesn’t only conduct

Drum major Shani Zuniga doesn’t only conduct

By Hana Baig

November 28, 2018


Filed under Hana Baig, Lifestyles

"I t’s a lot more than just waving your arms, which is what a lot of people think it is.” From clarinetist to drum major to head student leader of the marching band, senior Shani Zuniga has gone through many musical transitions that she can’t help but grin and gush about with passion. Zun...

AP Art attracts students in love with making art since childhood

By Anastassia Dardenne

November 9, 2018


Filed under Anastassia Dardenne, Lifestyles

M any AP classes on campus find themselves at the center of student-bred rumors: the infamous Calculus midterms, the dreaded and now "extinct" APUSH outlines. AP Art is no exception. Surrounding the class is a cloud of mystery; it doesn’t help that only eleven seniors know exactly what happens in AP A...

New teachers express their passions (Part 1)

By Katelynn Ngo

November 8, 2018


Filed under Katelynn Ngo, Lifestyles

A  flood of new teachers have joined the faculty this school year, some of whom have always had a passion for teaching, while others have previously dreamed of being a rockstar. New teachers Jason Barbeau and Justina Arvanitakis teach math together in L114. Their subjects range from Algebra 1,...