The Epitaph

Choosing between the SAT and ACT

By Eileen Chih

November 6, 2017


Filed under Eileen Chih, Lifestyles

As college admissions draw closer, students must decide what kind of standardized test they want to take. Students have the option of taking the SAT or the ACT depending on what they prefer. The main difference between SAT and ACT is that ACT has a science section and has more questions with almo...

Red Cross Club works with recent fire victims

By Andrea Boyn

November 6, 2017


Filed under Andrea Boyn, Lifestyles

A little over two hours away, the wine country fires destroyed thousands of acres of land between Oct. 8 and Oct. 29. The largest fire in Napa County affected 110,720 acres. Overnight, HHS already began to feel the impact of the fires. Ash-filled air and gloomy skies loomed over the campus. As air ...

KSA prepares for blacklight rally

By Eileen Chih

November 6, 2017


Filed under Eileen Chih, Lifestyles

Korean Student Association (KSA) club officers and members are putting in a lot of effort for their upcoming dance performance at the Blacklight Rally. The Krew dance team has dance practices every Friday for about an hour and a half. Krew captain Jannie Zhong said she prepares for dance performa...

Glowga: A glowing good time for students

By Renee Wang

November 5, 2017


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  In the dimly lit HHS gym adorned by flashing neon lights, students and a few members of the community alike enjoyed a night of yoga led by French teacher Kelly Ronsheimer, a certified yoga instructor. Glowga is a biannual event held by HHS Yoga and Fitness Club, and this year it was held on...

Muriel Von Stein shares her experiences

By Anze Hao

November 4, 2017


Filed under Anze Hao, Lifestyles

French teacher Muriel Von Stein has taught Mustangs for 13 years, but her story began in France. Von Stein spent her childhood in Paris until moving to Germany with her husband and for her job as a pharmacist. “I don’t remember a lot of my childhood in Paris, but I remember that we liv...

IndoPak brings in fresh new faces

By Andrea Sun

November 2, 2017


Filed under Andrea Sun, Lifestyles

IndoPak is an Indian-Pakistani club that spreads their culture through dance. There are five dance teams in total: Film, Bhangra, Raas, Classical and Windian. This year’s auditions took place on Oct. 17-20, with make up days being on Sunday, Oct. 29. Results for the tryouts were announced Oct. ...

Spotlight on new staff

By Kate Gabrielson and Era Goel

October 23, 2017


Filed under Kate Gabrielson, Lifestyles

Not pictured: Nicole Zambrano Learning skills teacher Nicole Zambrano came to HHS after studying culinary arts for several years. When she is not teaching or in school herself, Zambrano loves to spend time with her rescue dog and watch “The Walking Dead.” You can find her listening to countr...

Club spotlight: Mock Trial

By Jacqueline Beaufore and Laurel Schmidt

October 16, 2017


Filed under Jacqueline Beaufore, Laurel Schmidt, Lifestyles

Mock Trial is one of the many clubs around campus that competes at conventions. The team is given a case and prepare arguments for their side with their attorneys and witnesses in time for competition season. This rigorous club helps aspiring lawyers get a little taste of what a future in law may...

JNHS promotes Japanese culture

By Eileen Chih

October 13, 2017


Filed under Eileen Chih, Lifestyles

Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS)/Japanese Club is a club that provides much more than just community service. It opens up new opportunities for students to learn about a culture that it is very different from the American lifestyle. Japanese Club President Rebecca Zhu said that the club al...

What it takes to destress

By Luka Maeda

October 12, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Luka Maeda

According to the article “Rising Numbers of Stressed Students Seeking Help,” stress has been devouring more and more students the past decade as deadlines, responsibilities and testing have increased. Pressure in any human mind can spike overeating, sleep deprivation, depression and anxiety. ...