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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...

The components of planning a CSF event

By Anika Karody

December 18, 2019

M any students know that CSF is a merit-based club that provides students opportunities to gain volunteer hours by doing community service. But, what they might not know is what CSF officers have to do to arrange and secure events. This year, many of those events are planned by CSF activities ...

Perfect parents: the role culture plays on parenting methods

Perfect parents: the role culture plays on parenting methods

By Nika Bondar

December 18, 2019

A s I watched my younger brother completely misinterpret the lyrics of an old Russian song, I found myself wishing that we could have stayed in the Ukraine for just a little longer. That way, he would have been old enough to fathom and savour the depth of his culture.  The imprint of culture ...

Japanese teacher celebrates multiple holiday traditions

Japanese teacher celebrates multiple holiday traditions

By Miya Liu

December 18, 2019

F or Japanese teacher Junko Birdsong, as her homes transformed over the years, so did her holidays. As a child in Osaka, Japan, Birdsong said she would wake up annually to find a small present from Santa next to her bed, usually containing chocolate from a “western” country.  “To me, it [w...

The Differences Among Us club promotes unity through socials

The Differences Among Us club promotes unity through socials

By Dexter Tatsukawa

November 18, 2019

The Differences Among Us (TDAU) hosts buddy lunches, events where students can talk, eat and play games every other Wednesday at lunch in room C203. “[TDAU’s] mission is to promote awareness throughout our community, especially for those with special needs,” sophomore and club activities directo...

The hidden cost of construction

The hidden cost of construction

By Shreya Partha

November 8, 2019

Construction on campus has been a regular occurrence for years now, beginning with the iHub and now the new GSS building, which is set to be completed in October 2020.  However, as students, we are faced with some hidden drawbacks of the construction, such as the noise and the slow-moving traffic bet...

A closer look into JNHS

A closer look into JNHS

By Yukari E. Zapata

November 8, 2019

H omestead is one of many schools in our district known for its diversity. One of the ways this diversity is shown is through the many language classes one can take.  Aside from their individual classes, students can also join and create clubs that express their passion for world languages an...