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National Chinese Honor Society hosts New Year festivities

National Chinese Honor Society hosts New Year festivities

By Dexter Tatsukawa

March 6, 2019

National Chinese Honor Society hosted a celebration of the recent Chinese New Year. The event featured a variety of informative quizzes, Chinese music and crafts designed to help start the new year on a good note. NCHS member and junior Emily Yao explained the main aspects of the Chinese New Year be...

Here and There: Culture Shock

Here and There: Culture Shock

By Andrea Sun

February 4, 2019

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

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

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

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...

Staff Christmas Party Photo Gallery

Staff Christmas Party Photo Gallery

By Eden Pollitt, Senior Design Editor

December 17, 2018

New teachers express their passions (Part 6)

By Katelynn Ngo

December 15, 2018

Teachers aren’t the only part of the staff that have been added this year. A new guidance counselor, Lillie Phares, has also joined the school recently. Phares had worked at HHS previously two years ago, when she was filling in for Ms. Deathridge while she was on maternity leave. Before that, Phares h...

New teachers express their passions (Part 5)

By Katelynn Ngo

December 15, 2018

Another new history teacher, Neil Chai, had a different experience in becoming a teacher. With a love for history, teaching was something Chai had always been interested in. His favorite part of teaching is seeing students be able to make connections both inside and outside their lives. “You’re gonna get something different...

New teachers express their passions (Part 4)

By Katelynn Ngo

December 15, 2018

Eileen Kim is a U.S. History and Spanish 2 teacher. Before she came to Homestead, she had been teaching English in Korea for a year, and before that, she said she had a very stressful job at a charter school in San Jose. At Homestead, Kim said her experience has been different to the previous school...

New teachers express their passions (Part 3)

By Katelynn Ngo

December 15, 2018

Another English teacher and Global Literature teacher, Melissa Morrison teaches at both Homestead and Fremont High School, which she sees as an unusually interesting situation. Morrison is at Homestead on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and at Fremont on Wednesdays and Fridays. Outside of sc...

Officers shed light on Glowga night

Officers shed light on Glowga night

By Alfonso Pitco III

December 14, 2018

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

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...