The Epitaph

Best friends to Co-Presidents

By Andrea Boyn

December 8, 2017

The story of how Sarah Kim and Kayleah Son became Co-Presidents of the American Cancer Society club (ACS) started before they ever knew about the club. Having first met in the seventh grade, the girls have since then been through it all together, Kim said. From helping each other with school work to ...

Animal Welfare Club hosts guest speaker

By Gianella Ordoñez

December 7, 2017

Animal Welfare Club (AWC) hosted guest speaker Dr. Denise Johnsen from Adobe Animal Hospital on Dec. 1 at their last meeting of the semester. The officers and members learned about the role of a veterinarian in an animal hospital. Johnsen said, she specializes in working with small animals, ...

The glowing highlights from the Blacklight Rally/Photo Gallery

The glowing highlights from the Blacklight Rally/Photo Gallery

By Eileen Chih and Brandon Welty

December 1, 2017

The new girls hip hop group, known as Alpha Mare, and senior Hamza Jabbar performed at the Blacklight Rally Dec. 1. Krew and HHS Bhangra also performed their dance routines as a part of the annual culmination of the winter spirit week. Senior IndoPak co-presidents Pranali Kasturi and Nikhil Kulkarni said...

Dr. Morton’s key to harmony

By Riley Anderson

November 24, 2017

  Not all students can sing, but the melodious voice of Dr. Jeff Morton can. Although choir is his passion, he still lives a creative life outside of school. Morton has been teaching for 20 years, it has not always been that way. Morton’s musical education path did not start out after he r...

Humans of Homestead: November 2017 edition

By Batool Al-Jabiry and Nicole Fuller

November 8, 2017

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Choosing between the SAT and ACT

By Eileen Chih

November 6, 2017

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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...