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Cash 4 College: solution to financial problems for college

Cash 4 College: solution to financial problems for college

By Daniel Chung

December 14, 2016


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Available since Oct. 1,students can now apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is financial aid from the federal government. The program has been available to students for many years The program is for students who are currently United States citizens and those who aren’t can be eligib...

Rep-elect Ro Khanna emerges victorious with plans to reform education

Rep-elect Ro Khanna emerges victorious with plans to reform education

By Andrew Zhou

December 13, 2016


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Nov. 8 was not just an important political date for America’s presidential candidates, but an important date for regional representative elections as well. Representative-elect Ro Khanna defeated former representative Mike Honda, winning 61 percent of the vote compared to Honda’s 39 percent, ac...

Propositions turnout

Propositions turnout

By Izzy La Rue

December 8, 2016


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Since there were so many propositions this year, most people got lost in what else they were voting for. HHS students are most affected by Propositions 51, 55, 65, 67, which focus on California schools and plastic bags. Proposition 51 allows California public schools to get $9 billion in bonds for what the ...

Water shoots 30 feet high after collision at Homestead

Water shoots 30 feet high after collision at Homestead

By Ben Allan

December 8, 2016


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During first period, an elderly man crashed into a fire hydrant in front of Homestead, officials said. The damaged fire hydrant was left shooting water into the air and flooding the surrounding area. No one was injured. The water was contained by 9:00 a.m....

The Blacklight Rally made people glow crazy

The Blacklight Rally made people glow crazy

By Skylar Cunniff

December 4, 2016


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The Blacklight Rally featured new and old groups this year. Cultural dance groups Krew and Bhangra have been participants in previous Blacklight Rallies, but a new unnamed band performed for the first time in a rally. In addition, there were routines from the Cheer team, the Equestriettes, a staff v. s...

English department welcomes new teacher

English department welcomes new teacher

By Katelyn Pan

November 28, 2016


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This school year, HHS welcomes a new addition. Literature and Writing teacher Surna Barton to its English Department. She has been teaching English for several years, but HHS is her first time teaching at a high school. Barton teaches freshman as well as World Literature.   “I really like [HHS],”...

New at K2: A Profile

New at K2: A Profile

By Manfred Lau

November 25, 2016


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P hysics teacher Kathleen Shreve was welcomed to the HHS community this year, teaching to a host of sophomores, juniors and seniors at HHS. “Homestead students are incredibly driven, and have a lot of creative ideas,” Shreve said. “They just need someone to point them in the right direction....

‘Run, Hide, Defend’ drill occurs at HHS

‘Run, Hide, Defend’ drill occurs at HHS

By Thomas Denome

November 17, 2016


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The yearly HHS lockdown drill, known as ‘Run, Hide, Defend’, was held on campus Oct. 25.  Once known as ‘Code Red’, the drill’s name now reflects the procedure on how students should attempt to protect themselves in an active-shooter situation. “We thought the vast majority of classr...

We can donate to the Canned Food Drive

We can donate to the Canned Food Drive

By Skylar Cunniff

November 7, 2016


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Homestead’s annual Canned Food Drive (CFD) is here with the same competitive nature, but a few new requirements. CFD is a school-wide competition where students donate food, clothing and other items to their third period class. The drive starts on Monday, Nov. 11. “We needed to become more strict ...

Sunnyvale City Council elections impact education

Sunnyvale City Council elections impact education

By Andrew Zhou

November 6, 2016


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The general election is drawing near, but the presidential nominees are not the only candidates on the ballot. According to the City of Sunnyvale website, the city has seven council seats, four of which are up for grabs this year. These seats are currently taken by council members Larry Klein, Pat Meyering, Jim Davis ...

FUHSD board elections underway

FUHSD board elections underway

By Shauli Bar-On

November 5, 2016


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Election day is just days away, and two of the five district board seats are being contested. Seven-term board member Nancy Newton has announced retirement from the board. Incumbent Jeff Moe is running to maintain his seat while LHS science teacher Roy Rocklin and small business owner Jenny Yuan are...

AVID’s annual family night guides parents and students

AVID’s annual family night guides parents and students

By Anze Hao

November 1, 2016


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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...