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Marching band rocks the Super Bowl

Marching band rocks the Super Bowl

By Noor Baig

February 26, 2016

Members of the marching band experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when they performed at the Super Bowl in early February. Event planning company Party Planners West invited band director Eric Weingartner to bring up to 100 performers to perform at the Super Bowl and the NFL Experienc...

In construction: Apple Campus 2

In construction: Apple Campus 2

By Jacob Jiao

February 22, 2016

The ongoing, and seemingly unending, construction of a massive campus in downtown Cupertino has led to increased traffic in pedestrians and vehicles, contributing to the already-congested metropolitan area. In October of 2013, Apple announced its plan to start building a second campus, one mile away from ...

A presentation on prejudice

A presentation on prejudice

By Odette Wang

February 16, 2016

A panel of four speakers spoke about civil rights violations and scapegoating at the Japanese American Heritage Event Wednesday evening in the HHS auditorium. The event was hosted by Homestead staff and Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) members in partnership with the JACL of Silicon Valley, g...

Spotlights on success

Spotlights on success

By Odette Wang

February 13, 2016

The biannual Career Fair took place on Thursday, Jan. 14 with a record-breaking 90 speakers, filling every single classroom. All students chose three sessions to attend during an extended tutorial with a special bell schedule, which featured guest speakers for careers ranging from engineers to pilots t...

Electives Fair: A glance into next year

By Jacob Jiao

February 4, 2016

Every year, Homestead High School hosts an Electives Fair that allows students to learn more about classes provided on campus. This year, it took place on Feb. 2 and 3 when all 35 of Homestead’s classes were opened for students to visit and learn more about them. ¨Ï think the electives fair is a...

Celebration of peace and hope unites students

Celebration of peace and hope unites students

By Shauli Bar-On

November 22, 2015

Following the terror attacks that left over 130 people dead in Paris, French teacher Muriel Von Stein said she decided to suspend the regular lessons planned for her classes on Monday to discuss the tragedies with her classes. “My message was really how to turn something negative into somethin...

Vallco to get second chance

Vallco to get second chance

By Nicole Nobre

November 20, 2015

A proposed plan to replace the Vallco Mall area with a mixed use city center has been submitted to the city of Cupertino. The renovated space will be called The Hills at Vallco, and is being developed by Sand Hill Property Company, a Silicon Valley Real Estate Developer. Senior Abigail Peña sa...

Disneylands take over campus

Disneylands take over campus

By Erin Liu

October 19, 2015

The “Happiest Homecoming on Earth” recently surfaced on campus, under the overarching theme of “Disneylands.” Seniors represented the famous Fantasyland, juniors crossed into Adventureland, sophomores into Tomorrowland and freshmen faced Frontierland. According to the online Homecoming fly...

2015 IDC Exchange at Lynbrook High School

2015 IDC Exchange at Lynbrook High School

By Jacob Jiao, Reporter

October 17, 2015

I n the FUHSD, students are given opportunities to spend a day at another high school in the district. This opportunity is called IDC Exchange and it stands for Intra-district Council Exchange. According to the FUHSD website, every year, IDC Exchanges attract many HHS students that want to socia...

Art department requires show attendance

Art department requires show attendance

By Rachel Hildebrand, Editor-In-Chief

October 13, 2015

A s 3D-Design teacher Clare Dee sat in the nearly empty auditorium during a play she was chaperoning, she said she could not help but think of the packed bleachers and energetic crowd of the football game she had recently attended. Determined to make a change, Dee met with the other art depart...