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Space to Create: a collection of inspirational home workspaces

Space to Create: a collection of inspirational home workspaces

By Raymond Ranbhise and Jack Xu

October 29, 2020

Coping with COVID-19: HHS students share organizational tips. Click on the following images to see their purposes and the thought behind their positioning! “It's tough to stay focused during these times,” sophomore Amelia Craciun said. “[You should ] take notes in class on paper, because it...

Coping with COVID-19: HHS students share organizational tips

Students have found different ways to organize themselves at home. This is sophomore Karina Lim's desk.

By Amber Birrell and Karuna Chandran

October 22, 2020

Online learning has forced many students to change their habits. For sophomore Emily Tumacder, doing school from home has led to issues with organization. “I find myself a lot less organized because I don't write in my planner as often,” sophomore Emily Tumacder said in a Zoom interview. “I oft...

‘You can’t keep everyone else warm by setting yourself on fire’

History teacher Andrea Yee plays with her kids in the extra time given by distance learning.

By Karuna Chandran, Xochitl Neely, Ritaja Subrahmanya, and Sahil Venkatesan

October 5, 2020

With the sudden and dramatic shift from in-person to remote learning, teachers have risen to the challenge and quickly adapted to online learning. However, issues arise for teachers who are also parents, as they have to simultaneously serve as both educators of their students and caretakers of their childre...

From my POV: I’m tired of Zoom!

From my POV: I'm tired of Zoom!

By Allen Zhang

October 5, 2020

It’s been 202 days and counting since schools across the nation shut down. Back then, everyone was excited to have an extra two-week vacation; unfortunately, those two weeks soon turned into over half a year.  With this pandemic came a whole new way of learning, and with that came a whole new set ...

Teachers rise with creativity in the face of adversity

School looks very different from what it used to be six months ago, as online learning brings its own set of challenges.

By Karuna Chandran, Xochitl Neely, Ritaja Subrahmanya, and Sahil Venkatesan

October 4, 2020

The pandemic has changed the way education works, moving the focus from in-person instruction to online learning. Because of this, teachers have needed to do plenty of restructuring, both in terms of curriculum and finding new ways to interact with their students.  Online learning, for example, has forced mus...

Casual connections missing with remote learning

Junior Shelby Riemenschnitter delivers donuts to her friends to maintain an in-person personal connection with them.

By Ashley Orozco and Leila Salam

October 2, 2020

From WiFi issues to Zoom crashes, remote learning has been quite the struggle this year. But one difficulty in particular for students, like junior Shelby Riemenschnitter, has been the lack of day to day interactions with people outside their homes. “[One of the hardest things] is not being able to physically s...

Virtual aloha rally 2020: student, leadership reactions

Virtual aloha rally 2020: student, leadership reactions

By Lia Klebanov, Miya Liu, Ariana Tejeda Moreno, Mae Richardson, and Jack Xu

September 29, 2020

Students eagerly looked forward to their first virtual rally and all were pleasantly surprised with how well it turned out. Listen to their expectations and highlights of the rally, as well as the behind the scenes of planning it! ...

HHS interactive map offers virtual tour of campus

HHS interactive map offers virtual tour of campus

By Miya Liu, Sahil Venkatesan, and Allen Zhang

August 19, 2020

The first week of school is usually filled with a flurry of students getting to know their teachers and each other, all while trying to figure out where everything is located on campus. With school starting virtually this year, freshman and new staff members don't even have the opportunity to get lost lo...

Summers becoming stressful for students

Summers becoming stressful for students

By Madhavi Karthik and Erin Loh

July 5, 2020

The school year has ended, but stress continues to build for many students.  Junior Yelin Tahk said during the summer, relaxation should be made more of a priority than college preparation. “I know that's not exactly the reality in Silicon Valley, because [of] all the pressure from college,...

Adapting to a new type of summer vacation

Summer travel is almost at a standstill, as the world is dealing with a global-scale pandemic.

By Karuna Chandran and Lia Klebanov

June 30, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many students to completely change their initial summer plans. To adapt to the situation at hand, several programs popular with high school students have shifted online. Sophomore Brevin Reed said in a Zoom interview that working with the adjustments was harder than anticipate...

Teen driving: in-depth

Teen driving: in-depth

By Jane Park

June 15, 2020

Permit to License: A Simple Guideline for Teen Drivers Getting a driver's license has long been a rite of passage for teens. For many, driving is the first step toward independence. It is important to learn how to drive because most people use cars to travel to work, home and anywhere else. Drivi...