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Process of finals adapts to hybrid learning

By Jack Xu June 3, 2021

As the school year draws to a close, finals are right around the corner. Finals will span over two weeks, from May 24 to June 3 due to the hybrid learning format. There will be adjustments to the schedule...

COLLEGES REQUIRE VACCINE: more and more colleges are requiring the covid vaccine for in person students

It’s fair that colleges require covid vaccines in order to come in person

By Raymond Ranbhise June 3, 2021

With the ongoing pandemic, over 100 colleges across the country are requiring students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before arriving on campus in the fall, sparking much debate.  More and more universities...

News in a Minute

News in a Minute

By Madhavi Karthik June 2, 2021

Local: Current pandemic status allows California to reopen in June California is set to reopen completely on June 15, according to ABC News. All businesses — including bars, retail stores and...

Even though they've never met in person, Zoe Del Vecchio and Sarah Yun worked together well, placing in their Public Forum Novice event.

Speech and debate finishes virtual year strong in final tournament

By Miya Liu May 24, 2021

Five students from the speech and debate club competed in the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League (SVUDL) Spring Invitational on April 10 and 11. HHS was just one of the 76 institutions from across the...

Library encourages reading, students reading books for a chance to win gift cards.

HHS library introduces new spring reading program

By Nitya Kashyap and Elaine Huang May 11, 2021

For the first time in HHS history, the library hosted a spring reading program this year, library media specialist Shannon Vakili said in a Zoom interview. According to the HHS weekly bulletin email sent...

ASB Cabinet 2021-2022

By Madhavi Karthik and Ritaja Subrahmanya April 28, 2021

Minnie Karki ASB social manager elect, junior Minnie Karki said in a Zoom interview that she is excited to foster school spirit as students begin the transition to in-person school. She said she...

Second annual Night of Service held virtually

Second annual Night of Service held virtually

By Ariana Tejeda Moreno April 24, 2021

Interact club held its second annual Night of Service event to collaborate with other service clubs including CSF, red cross and cancer society, on March 19. Senior Sean Malani, interact club co-president,...

The Epitaph’s guide to school reopening

By Allen Zhang April 17, 2021

Mustangs! If you’re going to school for hybrid learning, this guide is for you! The Epitaph has compiled all the steps you must take before the first day of class on Monday, April 19.    Learn...

 With the school reopening drawing close, teachers are getting their second vaccinations at locations such as Moscone Center in San Francisco.

California administers new vaccine plan, restrictions ease

By Christine Kim April 13, 2021

As the number of California COVID-19 cases steadily declined, Santa Clara County transitioned from the purple tier into the red tier on March 3 and then from the red tier to the orange tier on March 23....

Enrollment continues to decline, adjustments throughout the district have been made to assure staff job security

Enrollment continues to decline, adjustments throughout the district have been made to assure staff job security

By Nika Bondar and Sahil Venkatesan April 8, 2021

Following the locally widespread trend in declining enrollment, the FUHSD population will lose a total of  300-400 students in the upcoming academic year, with HHS losing 76 students, FUHSD director of...

Science for Change officers create a replica of HHS’ campus

STEM Night will be held on an interactive online platform

By Evelyn Solis March 25, 2021

Club officers of science for change will be holding the annual STEM Night on March 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. through the online platform Gather Town, to uphold this club tradition, despite the virtual medium....

Multicultural week is reformed for a virtual medium

Multicultural week is reformed for a virtual medium

By Ariana Tejeda Moreno March 23, 2021

In previous years, Homestead’s Multicultural Week, planned by ASB’s EL (English Learner) commissioners, included activities and performances from cultural clubs as well as a fashion show where students...

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