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Humans of Homestead Profile: Victoria Gibbs

By Batool Al Jabiry and Nicole Fuller

February 17, 2018

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Bob Peck: teacher, husband, father

Bob Peck: teacher, husband, father

By Andrea Sun

February 15, 2018

Filed under Andrea Sun, Lifestyles

Former FUHSD teacher Bob Peck passed away on Jan. 30 after a battle with cancer. Peck is remembered by students and staff for his humorous personality and ability to connect with students, as well as for volunteering his time to audio and visual related activities in most events on campus. Peck was ...

FNHS shows appreciation for teachers

By Eileen Chih

February 4, 2018

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FNHS officers and members arrived to school early on Jan. 29 for the Teacher Appreciation Crepe Breakfast to serve crepes and show their appreciation for teachers. Co-presidents Timothy Kim and Noa Khen said that the event was about appreciating teachers as well as promoting French culture. “I...

How John Burn ignited his career

By Riley Anderson

February 2, 2018

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As both a graduate of and teacher at HHS, John Burn has always been involved in music, Burn said. “I graduated from Homestead and then I went to De Anza [College] for two years,” Burn said. “I just tried to play my trumpet as much as I could.” By taking advantage of every opportunity, Burn...

Economics competition continues reeling in students

Economics competition continues reeling in students

By Laurel Schmidt and Jacqueline Beaufore

January 31, 2018

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The Economics Club was formed on campus recently to unite students who love economics as well as to help students prepare for the Economics Challenge, senior Rithika Srinivasan, a member of the Club, said.   In the Economics Challenge, commonly known as EconChallenge, teams from across the state and ...

JNHS provides new tutoring method

By Andrea Sun

January 31, 2018

Filed under Andrea Sun, Lifestyles

Japanese National Honor Society now offers a tutoring system in which students are able to receive extra academic help from their classmates. This system allows both tutors and students seeking help to benefit from teaching a subject that they’re also learning. Sophomore Hannah Royappa said she not ...

Messiness is the new objective

By Andrea Boyn

January 31, 2018

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If scrambling to find last night's homework assignment in a sea of old crumpled paper seems familiar, or it has become normal to have a room that looks like a tornado has just passed through it, then one might consider themselves a student hoarder. Since the beginning of a student’s school career...

Denae Nurnberg describes her path to HHS

By Anze Hao

January 30, 2018

Filed under Anze Hao, Lifestyles

Assistant Principal Denae Nurnberg was born in the Santa Clara Valley and grew up going to schools in the Campbell Union School District. “There was a lot of open land when I was growing up, orchards,” Nurnberg said. “The tree next to [State Route 85] was where I used to hang out all the time...

Seniors, listen up!

Seniors, listen up!

By Avalon Allen

January 29, 2018

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Seniors have only one more high school semester to deal with. College applications are finished and students are spending time with friends and family before they leave. In just a few months, they will be walking across the stage with their diplomas in hand, ready to take on college and adulthood. D...

More than a place for books

More than a place for books

By Leiyonee Bosé

January 26, 2018

Filed under Leiyonee Bose, Lifestyles

The library is available as a work space, resource and a place to hang out. It is usually easily accessible and available to all students as a resource, including printing, using the computers and using the textbooks. The library is largely used as a place to get work done. The computers are especia...

FBLA Recycling Drive encourages greener campus

By Katelyn Pan

January 24, 2018

Filed under Katelyn Pan, Lifestyles

Future Business Leaders of America has broadened their business-centric focus to include greener pursuits.  Community service project leaders Shelby Jennett and Abby Shamelashvili held a recycling drive on Dec. 16, 2017 to decrease the effects of plastic pollution in the Bay. “We’re tryin...