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AVID’s annual family night guides parents and students

AVID’s annual family night guides parents and students

By Anze Hao

November 1, 2016

Family Night is an event where AVID students walk their parents through the path of AVID, what it is and how the program is run. Family Night took place on Oct. 19, with freshmen and sophomores presenting in the cafeteria while juniors and seniors in the Student Center. Underclassmen focused their...

From one band show to the next

From one band show to the next

By Hana Baig

October 29, 2016

Half of the stadium was filled with family members, fellow students and other locals, clapping and cheering to their loudest as they hear the HHS marching band being announced to perform next over the speakers. The BOA band show took place in San Jose State’s Spartan stadium on Oct. 22, competing...

Homecoming 2016 wraps with a packed Friday

Homecoming 2016 wraps with a packed Friday

By Mark Lu

October 20, 2016

After four days of brunch cheer-offs and lunchtime activities, Homecoming day finally arrived last Friday. In place of  tutorial, the Homecoming rally kicked off with a performance by the Marching Band and Colorguard. “I think our performance was… good, especially the bass drum at the end,” sophomore...

Language faculty hires new staff

Language faculty hires new staff

By Anze Hao

October 20, 2016

A s a new year starts, several teachers also start their new paths paths at HHS. In the language department, Spanish teacher Eloina Villegas and French teacher Madeleine Wills have been hired. VILLEGAS Villegas is from Puebla, Mexico, a city two hours south of the capital. After moving to the U....

Model UN reaches new heights

Model UN reaches new heights

By Desmond Kamas

October 17, 2016

At Gunn High School’s Model United Nations Conference (GMUNC), hosted Oct. 8, HHS delegates won 13 awards, as well as Outstanding Delegation.  HHS Model United Nations’s (MUN) record at GMUNC is greater than any previous conference, according to their website. HHS MUN club president Lucas Bandarkar and vice president of conferences Yann...

And on the eve of Homecoming…

And on the eve of Homecoming…

By Mark Lu

October 13, 2016

On Wednesday night, class officers and volunteers spent several hours after school setting up their respective quad decorations. This morning, the fourth and final brunch cheer-off took place in the quad. It marked the end of this year’s brunch cheer-offs. Seniors took the victory, juniors placed...

Juniors shine in third day of Homecoming Week

Juniors shine in third day of Homecoming Week

By Mark Lu

October 12, 2016

Today’s Homecoming Week activities featured another brunch cheer-off and several food-themed activities at lunch. After a disappointing loss on Tuesday, the juniors mobilized and walked away with first place in the brunch cheer-off this morning. “We did amazing, we were all in it together...

Updates on second day of Homecoming

Updates on second day of Homecoming

By Era Goel

October 11, 2016

S eniors retained their winning streak in the Homecoming brunch cheer-offs today, with the sophomores replacing the juniors in second place. For the second day of Homecoming, students came decked out in patterns to rack up points for their class. While the freshman stayed in fourth place for the cheer...

Homecoming 2016 kicks off

Homecoming 2016 kicks off

By Mark Lu

October 11, 2016

Homecoming week kicked off Monday morning with an explosive brunch cheer-off in the quad, led by senior ASB officer Bilal Qureshi. Seniors won first place, juniors second, sophomores third and freshmen fourth. For many freshmen, this was their first time experiencing school spirit during high school. ...

Homecoming changes and events to look out for

Homecoming changes and events to look out for

By Era Goel

October 7, 2016

This year’s California Dreamin’ Homecoming will take place from October 10 to October 14. The themes consist of Hollywood for the seniors, Carnival for the juniors, the Beach for the sophomores and The City for the freshmen. On Monday, students dressed in all three colors of Red, White and Blue, c...

Zero complaints at EXPO

Zero complaints at EXPO

By Hana Baig, Reporter

October 3, 2016

The marching band and color guard gave FUHSD families and staff a sneak peek of their show “Zero” during Marching Band EXPO on Saturday night. Marching Band EXPO is an exhibition where all FUHSD schools’ bands and color guards present their season show. “Today specifically, we worked on the rehearsal...

First ever Wellness Survey

First ever Wellness Survey

By Ben Allan

October 3, 2016

FUHSD recently sent out a survey to determine the wellness and satisfaction of its students. According to the survey website the purpose is to “Identify school and life factors that impact student wellness, develop strategies to promote healthy school-life balance and improve overall student wellnes...