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HHS recognizes Transgender Day of Remembrance

HHS recognizes Transgender Day of Remembrance

By Thomas Denome

November 20, 2017

Before morning announcements commenced on Monday, HHS recognized Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR).  Assistant Principal Denae Nurnberg first explained the significance of the day, then led the school in a few seconds of silence. “We use this day to remember those we have lost and serves a...

SJ Kincaid makes an appearance at HHS

By Leiyonee Bosé

November 8, 2017

On Oct. 30, author SJ Kincaid visited HHS. Students had the chance to meet her and get to know more about her background and her books and to get their own copies  autographed. Kincaid started the meeting off with astory about how she became a writer. Kincaid started writing creatively when s...

On-campus construction update

By Daniel Chung

November 8, 2017

With the construction of the Innovation Hub underway, other parts of the HHS campus will soon be under renovation as well. The A Building houses the main office, ASB, leadership, the College and Career Center and numerous other student resources on the first floor. The A Building also houses a few math clas...

‘Light the Night’ unites campus

By Katelyn Pan

November 4, 2017

Every year, HHS Cancer Society participates in “Light the Night,” an event by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society that raises funds for the organization. “[The event] is held at the Avaya Stadium,” Club Activities Director Jozie Yen said. “Anyone who wants to participate can go.” The event att...

Students unite against bullying

By Batool Al-Jabiry

October 27, 2017

To celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month, students participated in the second annual Unity Day at HHS. Students and staff were encouraged to wear orange to school to spread the message of support, hope and unity. The event started as a way to unite against bullying and for acceptance. PAC...

BAYCO Resume Building Workshop provides support

BAYCO Resume Building Workshop provides support

By Brandon Welty

October 26, 2017

T he BAYCO (Bay Area Youth Career Opportunities) Resume Building Workshop took place on October 14 at FHS. Students from all five schools in the FUHSD district were invited to attend to learn more about resume-building from professionals from Fenwick & West, LinkedIn and Stanford University. Accordin...

HHS participates in Great California Shakeout

By Thomas Denome

October 19, 2017

Following the daily bulletin on Thursday, HHS participated in the Great California Shakeout, a worldwide earthquake drill that occurs yearly on Oct. 19. Dean Steven Puccinelli came on the loudspeaker to announce the drill. The annual shakeout takes place around the same date as the infamous 1989 ...

STEM fair offers beneficial information to students

By Gianella Ordonez

October 13, 2017

The Silicon Valley STEM College and Career Fair took place this past weekend on Sunday. Many students and parents attended to learn about various colleges, programs and careers in STEM. Colleges and universities from across America and overseas were present to give more insight on their specific STEM programs for aspiring students ...

Low air quality forces students indoors

By Thomas Denome

October 12, 2017

Smoke drifting over the San Francisco Bay from wildfires up in Napa and Sonoma counties caused a sharp drop in air quality around HHS on Wednesday. According to AIRNow, Air Quality Index (AQI) in the San Jose area reached “unhealthy” levels on Wednesday and Thursday. An announcement at approximately 9:21 a.m. ...

HHS holds annual lockdown drill

By Thomas Denome

October 10, 2017

HHS’ annual “run, hide, defend” drill was held during fifth period on Tuesday. The drill lasted from approximately 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Dean Steven Puccinelli said the drill was generally successful and the police were satisfied with the school’s lockdown procedures. While the police did recommend ...

Banned Book Week on Campus

Banned Book Week on Campus

By Tanner Leone

September 29, 2017

The week of Sep. 24 is National Banned Book week according to the American Library Association. The objective of the week is to celebrate the reading of books which have been challenged both in the past, and in modern times. Most libraries celebrate this week by putting up large public displays. Howe...

The Life of a Mustang, on screen

The Life of a Mustang, on screen

By Lily Hartenstein

May 10, 2017

Every year, the IDC representatives from every school in the district must each give a presentation to the Board of Trustees about the activities and events from the school year, according to HHS IDC Representative Johnny Kobori. Kobori said that usually, these presentations come in the form of a Powe...