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Students create Athena Tutoring as platform for online learning

Athena Tutoring is a online tutoring platform created by HHS students and alumni. The group is adapting to help tutor students during online classes.

By Naomi Baron

April 1, 2020

Named after the Greek goddess of knowledge and wisdom, Athena Tutoring is an online tutoring platform created by current students and HHS alumni.  Through Athena, students can ask questions and import files or images to be received directly by tutors in the academic center, who can help answer an...

Panic buying at grocery stores limits food available to vulnerable populations

Panic buying leaves less important items for those who need them.

By Leila Salam

March 28, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak  has resulted in a wave of panic buying as people desperately try to stock up on goods, according to the New York Times.  Junior Yumiko Bellon, who works in the same complex as Trader Joe’s, said in the past few weeks, there has been a dramatic increase in shoppers. “People line up...

Cafeteria partners with fusion restaurant Tasty Pizza

Tasty Pizza delivered ready-to-bake pizzas everyday for student lunches.

By Karuna Chandran and Madhavi Karthik

March 28, 2020

The cafeteria has partnered with Tasty Pizza, a new Indian-Italian fusion pizza restaurant, with the mission to bring diversity in food for students, district food services manager Divya Puri said.  “A lot of our high school kids go to Tasty Pizza from what I've seen," Puri said, "so that's why...

Leadership to plan alternatives to in person events, spread positivity

Leadership to plan alternatives to in person events, spread positivity

By Miya Liu

March 26, 2020

Leadership has postponed, and will likely cancel, several of their planned events for the school year — including the IDC exchange, battle of the classes (BOTC) spirit week, spring fling and junior prom— in accordance with the restrictions on event size placed by Santa Clara County, as well as the closur...

Spring sports athletes express disappointment in cancellations

Spring sports athletes express disappointment in cancellations

By Nitya Kashyap and Karen Li

March 22, 2020

Seniors can no longer round out season In a disappointing turn of events, spring sports athletes found their seasons cut short when FUHSD sent out an email on March 13 announcing the closure of schools across the district due to COVID-19.  As a result, all school activities — including athletics games and pr...

Mock Trial finals cancelled due to COVID-19 risks, team’s progress halted

Mock Trial finals cancelled due to COVID-19 risks, team’s progress halted

By Nitya Kashyap and Dexter Tatsukawa

March 22, 2020

The Mock Trial team had been preparing to advance to state finals after defeating CHS in the Santa Clara County finals, held in the Old Courthouse in San Jose on Feb. 26. However, in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the finals have since been canceled by the National High School Mock ...

Spread of COVID-19 results in school closures, local state of emergency

Spread of COVID-19 results in school closures, local state of emergency

By Shruti Magesh

March 21, 2020

Santa Clara County faces an increasing number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases each day, with a confirmed 196 cases and eight deaths as of March 19, according to Santa Clara County Public Health. To slow the spread of the virus, the city of Santa Clara declared a local state of emergency, which includ...

Eliminated menstrual product tax, implemented lactation rooms among new CA laws

High costs of feminine hygiene products leads to disadvantages for impoverished women around the world.

By Madhavi Karthik

March 20, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced new legislation at the start of 2020, part of it eliminating the tax on feminine hygiene products and requiring sanitary lactation rooms in all workspaces, according to California Legislative Information.  In the U.S., approximately 20 percent of girls have missed sch...

District provides complimentary breakfast, lunch to community members, students amidst school closures

Food pickup happens in the horseshoe, and IDs are not required to receive a meal. Administration asks that families do not linger on campus to eat the food, and that they simply grab the meals and go.

By Nika Bondar and Shruti Magesh

March 19, 2020

During the school closures as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the district will continue to provide complimentary meals for students and community members, according to an email from FUHSD.  The meals will be available Monday to Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. They will be bagged or boxed ...

Construction will continue following GSS, safety concerns remain

The fence around the construction was set to recede this week, but due to unforeseen issues with the concrete pouring, the pathway will remain closed for at least another three weeks.

By Shreya Partha

March 2, 2020

The closed off walkway between the A and C buildings was scheduled to be opened up slightly to create a small path again during the week of March 2, assistant principal Denae Nurnberg said. However, due to an issue with the construction impeding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) code, the cre...

Mock Trial makes history, heads to LA for states

HHS Mock Trial became county champions after defeating CHS in the county finals.

By Nitya Kashyap and Allen Zhang

March 2, 2020

Mock Trial made history on Feb. 25 after defeating CHS to become county champions. For the first time in Mock Trial history, the team made it to the Santa Clara County finals held in the Old Courthouse in San Jose and won, defense attorney and senior Katie Rizkalla said.   “We have re...

Future plans, personal interests to be considered during course selection

By Bryan Ruiz

March 2, 2020

The online window for course selection opens today on Infinite Campus and closes on Tuesday, March 11, according to the HHS website. As students consider their course selection options and, in particular taking difficult classes, they should keep in mind their level of interest while making that dec...