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Freshman class officers explore opportunities

Freshman class officers explore opportunities

By Gianella Ordonez

November 5, 2018


Filed under Gianella Ordonez, Lifestyles

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


Filed under Andrea Sun, Lifestyles

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


Filed under Lifestyles, Multimedia, Videos

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Drama tries out innovative approach to fall play

Drama tries out innovative approach to fall play

By Anastassia Dardenne

October 31, 2018


Filed under Anastassia Dardenne, Lifestyles

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...

Drama tries out innovative approach to fall play

By Anastassia Dardenne

October 20, 2018


Filed under Anastassia Dardenne, Lifestyles

I n 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....

New band director takes music stand

New band director takes music stand

By Leiyonee Bose

October 19, 2018


Filed under Leiyonee Bose, Lifestyles

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


Filed under Lifestyles, Renee Wang

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...

Junior Prateek Anand dances in KREW for second year

By Dexter Tatsukawa

October 12, 2018


Filed under Dexter Tatsukawa, Lifestyles

J unior Prateek Anand carefully observes the instructor’s movements before springing into action and replicating them himself. Anand is practicing for KREW, the Korean Student Association’s K-pop dance group. “[KREW] dance[s] to numerous different K-pop songs,” said Anand, “So they normally do around four perfo...

Behind the library’s shelves

By Andrea Sun

October 8, 2018


Filed under Andrea Sun, Lifestyles

F rom elementary school to high school, the accessibility of books have never been an issue to most students, thanks to the library. However, it is easy to forget the procedural details the library must face to get a new best-seller or to make sure students can access the stories they want. Librar...

College sucks life out of seniors

By Anastassia Dardenne

October 7, 2018


Filed under Anastassia Dardenne, Lifestyles

S eniors dream about it, think about it, talk about it, cry about it. It is college, and it is quickly approaching. Early Action deadlines aren’t far off, leaving seniors confused, stressed and anxious about the increasingly complex and competitive process of applying to college. Many turn to...

Key Club officers plan events to help community

By Pranavi Abburi

October 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Pranavi Abburi, Uncategorized

T he first grading period has ended and Key Club officials are excited for the new school year, as they have many fun events planned for the future. Key Club is an independent international community service club that provides events for members to contribute to and give back to the community. ...

Here and There: The deception of traveling with friends

Here and There: The deception of traveling with friends

By Andrea Sun

September 27, 2018


Filed under Andrea Sun, Lifestyles

G oing on vacation with family is a great privilege to have, but if you’re anything like me, the idea of a week or more with just family can be overbearing. Your mom trying to make conversation with you when you’re showering in the bathroom, your dad taking selfies at Michelin Star restaur...