The Epitaph

The inner-workings of Speech and Debate

By Shruti Magesh

January 7, 2019


Filed under News, Shruti Magesh

H HS Speech and Debate allows everyone to participate in tournaments, distinguishing levels of skill by the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. Each competition is structured in a specific way and requires a specific skill set from the competitors. HHS Debate currently has two teams, Lincoln-Doug...

Model United Nations prepares members for upcoming conferences

By Shruti Magesh

January 7, 2019


Filed under News, Shruti Magesh

H HS Model United Nations is a debate club, where each student competitor represents a delegate from a country and creates a resolution that addresses the respective country’s issue, after debate. Model United Nations values the skill of cooperation in its members, as it is crucial to be able to ...

Cancer Society impacts cancer awareness one step at a time

Cancer Society impacts cancer awareness one step at a time

By Katelynn Ngo

January 7, 2019


Filed under Katelynn Ngo, News

H HS Cancer Society has been tirelessly preparing and planning for their annual 5K walk/run already, their biggest event of the year. They’ll be setting up a course in the stadium on the morning of Saturday, March 31st, and all people are welcome to come and join them to help raise money for cancer pati...

FPA labs and dissections, other events

FPA labs and dissections, other events

By Katelynn Ngo

January 7, 2019


Filed under Katelynn Ngo, News

T he last time Future Physicians of America had a dissection during lunch was  in October, when they dissected a pig heart. In terms of what’s next, FPA is trying to put something together for December, although the specifics are to be announced. “We’re not completely sure [when the next diss...

Japanese culture celebrated with karaoke social at CHS

Japanese culture celebrated with karaoke social at CHS

By Dexter Tatsukawa

December 14, 2018


Filed under Dexter Tatsukawa, News, Showcase

S ong filled CHS’s cafeteria this Nov. 30. The school hosted an annual karaoke social which featured performances of songs sung exclusively in Japanese by students and teachers. The event brought together students and teachers from all over the district to watch and compete in a friendly two-hour ...

Mayor Glenn Hendricks shows students relationship between government, economics

Mayor Glenn Hendricks shows students relationship between government, economics

By Steven Lefaive

December 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Steven Lefaive

S unnyvale’s mayor, Glenn Hendricks, partnered with FBLA to deliver a presentation to students about the balance between politics and economics in the city of Sunnyvale. The mayor’s speech took place during lunch on Thursday, Nov. 15, American Enterprise Day, and was organized by Americ...

Police called in to resolve altercation on campus

By Renee Wang

November 20, 2018


Filed under News, Renee Wang

This article was edited on Nov. 20 at 9:16 p.m. to clarify that the former student was in possession of prohibited items. Aformer student was found loitering in the quad area on Nov. 19, between 7:55 and 8 a.m. The man had come on campus to speak to a former teacher of his, assistant principal Jo...

Honoring Pittsburgh and Kentucky

Honoring Pittsburgh and Kentucky

By Eden Pollitt, Senior Design Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Eden Pollitt, News

Last Friday, Nov. 3, leadership took efforts to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh and Kentucky shootings. The activities to support victims was suggested by a student participating in the middle college program who commented on a snapchat promotion for Halloween events, Senior Class President Valeri...

Fire alarm prompts student evacuation for fourth time this semester

Fire alarm prompts student evacuation for fourth time this semester

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

November 9, 2018


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, News

A fire alarm pulled by a student resulted in the evacuation of the school this afternoon, Principal Greg Giglio said. The incident was the fourth instance of a false alarm this year. “It is recurring,” Giglio said. “Officially, what we will do is we will continue to supervise and circulate.” What stood out to Giglio, ...

FBLA competitions starting soon, upcoming tryouts

By Katelynn Ngo

November 7, 2018


Filed under Katelynn Ngo, News

H HS Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, will be hosting tryouts for competitions starting on Oct. 22 for written and technology competitions, and on Nov. 5 for speaking competitions. There are three different types of competitions, — written, speaking, and technology — each one han...

Homestead Hacks holds first meeting

November 5, 2018


Filed under Katelyn Pan, News

T he first ever Homestead Hacks meeting was held after school on Thursday, Oct. 25 to an audience of around 10 people. The event was an assembly between parents and Department Representatives, led by Principal Giglio. “There’s several meanings of hack,” English Department chair Debbie Vann...