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Japanese Honor Society hosts annual karaoke social

By Dexter Tatsukawa

December 4, 2018


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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


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"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


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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


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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,...

HHS CSF host the event Wildlife & Harvest Day Festival

By Pranavi Abburi

November 7, 2018


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W ildlife and Harvest Day Festival is an annual event hosted by Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and is organized by Kelly Alfrey who is the Education and Outreach Manager of the Audubon Society. The Wildlife and Harvest Day Festival took place this year also, at the Blackberry Farm on October ...

Footprints club performs hymns

Footprints club performs hymns

By Dexter Tatsukawa

November 7, 2018


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A Christian hymn starts up in the classroom, students listen with rapt attention. This is Footprints. Footprints  is a Christian club where students can practice worship through methods such as the singing of hymns. Junior Jiyong Shim is part of Footprint’s praise team, the group tasked with perf...

Freshman class officers explore opportunities

Freshman class officers explore opportunities

By Gianella Ordonez

November 5, 2018


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D uring the first two months of the school year, freshmen have been introduced to a multitude of events and interests. A past significant event was Homecoming, which gave the freshmen class officers an opportunity to plan and and participate in their first spirit week.               ...

Opportunity for students to read in the summer

By Andrea Sun

November 2, 2018


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F or anyone who listens to the daily announcements, it is common to hear about the summer reading program a few weeks before school ends. The program encourages students to read over the summer, promotes literacy and students a chance to read books they don’t often have time and energy to durin...

Drama hosts annual haunted house

By Andrea Boyn and Claire Torii

October 31, 2018


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Drama tries out innovative approach to fall play

By Anastassia Dardenne

October 31, 2018


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In the mysterious drama room, unentered by most students, a group of actors chat animatedly. They conversate passionately about the fall play. More specifically, they discuss the innovative twist that drama has decided to try out this year: having the audience choose the ending they wish to see. Se...

New band director takes music stand

New band director takes music stand

By Leiyonee Bose

October 19, 2018


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F rom an early age, Paul Rendon said he knew he wanted to teach music. Now, he comes to HHS as the new band director. “It was kind of an easy choice for me to teach music,” Rendon said. “I can get paid to teach music, I can get paid to play music and I can get paid to write music. Well, I...

Days of Homecoming past

Days of Homecoming past

By Renee Wang

October 18, 2018


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H omecoming is the first dance of the school year, and with it comes wacky dress up days, rallies and the famed football game. For decades HHS students have participated in these festivities -- but have these traditions changed at all through the years? English teacher Sara Moreno, who graduat...