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Club and Grub possibly discontinued after implementation of California health law

Club and Grub possibly discontinued after implementation of California health law

By Michael Huang

September 27, 2016

FUHSD administration is implementing state legislation that revamps the nutritional standards for schools. Strengthened regulations of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 include stricter nutrition standards, such as a maximum sodium content of 200 mg per serving, according to regulations.gov. Most food f...

FHS run attracts more than students

FHS run attracts more than students

By Claire Torii

September 10, 2016

Upon arrival, hundreds of people, of not just students, but alumni, FUHSD staff, FHS fall athletes, and students from across the district were lined up at the starting line on the football field. “It started as ‘Let's have an early race for the cross country team and a few stores gave them some w...

Japanese exchange students visit HHS

Japanese exchange students visit HHS

By Indira Cockerill and James Zhuang

September 9, 2016

Four middle school students from Iizuka, Japan traveled to the United States and shadowed HHS hosts as part of an annual exchange program organized by the Sunnyvale Sister City Association (SSCA). The Japanese students lived with host families from Aug. 22 to 24 and went to school at HHS for three days ...

FHS teen arrested on criminal threat charges clashed with water polo teammates

FHS teen arrested on criminal threat charges clashed with water polo teammates

By Shauli Bar-On

September 9, 2016

Students contacted by The Epitaph confirmed yesterday that the 17-year-old junior arrested and booked into juvenile hall Monday was a member of the FHS water polo team and frequently quarreled with teammates. The arrested student allegedly created an Instagram account with the handle “Jewslaye...

FHS student arrested following reports of social media threats

FHS student arrested following reports of social media threats

By Rachel Hildebrand and Gabby Mrozowski

September 6, 2016

Reports of threats on social media from concerned parents of FUHSD students led to the arrest of a 17-year-old FHS student, according to a press release from Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (SDP). “The school is safe,” Deputy Lee Hickinbotham said. Multiple social media accounts with the...

Fresh beginnings for the freshmen

Fresh beginnings for the freshmen

By Era Goel and Aarya Gupta

August 30, 2016

After a week of campaigning, the results for the freshman class elections were released on Friday, with ASB present to welcome the newest additions to HHS’s Leadership.     2020 President, Carolyn Shan Photo by Aarya Gupta Photo by Aarya Gupta Carolyn Shan was one of t...

Freshman class of 2020 student council election results:

August 26, 2016

President - Carolyn Shan Vice President - Anoushka Tambay Secretary - Sophie Chen Treasurer - Jiyong Shim Social Manager - Sonia Parikh Interviews and reactions coming soon.

HOP holds inaugural freshman picnic

HOP holds inaugural freshman picnic

By Reem Abutabikh and Thomas Denome

August 26, 2016

Homestead Orientational Program (HOP) continued its effort to integrate the new freshman class to HHS with an introductory social in the quad last Friday. At the event, popsicles were handed out to the class of 2020, and students were given the opportunity to reconnect with their HOP leaders. The ...

School spirit unleashed at first rally

School spirit unleashed at first rally

By Jeff Yang and Andrew Zhou

August 24, 2016

  As the first rally of the school year took place, students filed into the decorated gym - some walked in with their Aloha or green and white gear, while others wore colorful leis and face paint. “I thought [the rally] was brilliant,” junior John Jolly said. “The rally was really well p...

Week-long campaign sparks conversation about self-image

Week-long campaign sparks conversation about self-image

By Noor Baig

May 23, 2016

Last week, The Differences Among Us club (TDAU) ran “How Do You See Me?” week, their final awareness event of the year. “[TDAU] spreads awareness about people with disabilities and just overall works to create a more accepting community and bridge the gap between people with and without disabilities,...

IDC Representatives host district-wide Glow-Up Dance

IDC Representatives host district-wide Glow-Up Dance

By Jacob Jiao

May 8, 2016

The Glow-Up dance took place on May 5 and marked the last IDC event of the school year. “IDC has had district dances for years. About 10 years ago they were really big, about 1000 people in attendance,” IDC President Johnny Kobori said. “Then the district stopped them since they got a bad re...

School-wide program returns to HHS

School-wide program returns to HHS

By Karima Ghimire and Gabriella Mrozowski

April 27, 2016

A simulation presentation known as “Every 15 Minutes” was held April 6-7 in order to promote awareness of drunk driving to the student body. The program, which featured a mock car crash and funeral, was organized by the school administration as well as officials from Santa Clara County, in the ho...