The Epitaph

Developing: HHS campus on lockdown during lunch

Developing: HHS campus on lockdown during lunch

By Shauli Bar-On

April 3, 2017

The HHS campus went on lockdown toward the end of lunch after a loudspeaker announcement said, "this is a lockdown." An alleged case of domestic violence took place behind the 7-11 store nearby, and a man was arrested by the House of Bagels. When police discovered a weapon at the scene, they ordered...

A night on the red carpet: HHS Buddy Ball

A night on the red carpet: HHS Buddy Ball

By Aarya Gupta

March 27, 2017

The Buddy Ball, an inter-district event, was hosted by the HHS club The Differences Among Us (TDAU) on Mar. 10. The dance aimed to promoting recognition and acceptance for people with and without disabilities, alleviating the stigma centered around the word “disability.” There were several acti...

HHSFIT, Fwd:Love, Yoga and Wellness Club kick off first-ever “Wellness Week”

HHSFIT, Fwd:Love, Yoga and Wellness Club kick off first-ever “Wellness Week”

By Tara Sohal

March 20, 2017

Read about Wellness Week in our upcoming issue on Thursday, April 6.

Students reveal insights on course selection process

By Era Goel and Izzy La Rue

March 13, 2017

Every year in February, students attend the course information fair to better inform themselves about the options they have for classes to take in the following school year. Students also admit to facing peer pressure with taking courses that they may not want to take or are not ready for. Junior Alis...

Paul Volponi discusses his work

Paul Volponi discusses his work

By Lily Hartenstein

March 9, 2017

Author Paul Volponi came to HHS to speak about youth incarceration and his own experience as a writer, on March 6. Volponi is an author that participates in a program called Silicon Valley Reads, which has an annual theme that relates to featured authors and books for all ages, librarian Amity Batem...

Students attend West Valley Community Service Pantry Clean

Students attend West Valley Community Service Pantry Clean

By Indira Cockerill

March 8, 2017

Key Club volunteered at West Valley Community Service Pantry Clean on Saturday, Feb. 18, where members sorted and stocked shelves with food, washed  produce and cleaned up towards the end of the shift. Members helped clean the pantry and more from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. The West Valley Community Services (WVCS) ai...

Sadie’s: not just for the ladies

Sadie’s: not just for the ladies

By Lily Hartenstein

February 14, 2017

Marked by the traditional custom of girls asking guys, the annual Sadie Hawkins dance is just around the corner. This year, however, the organizing officers are challenging the gendered custom. “This year we’ve been trying to adjust the mentality of Sadie’s being just for girls to ask guys. We did...

Freshman year as a Senior with College Now

Freshman year as a Senior with College Now

By Daniel Chung

February 9, 2017

W ith the first student meeting taking place on Jan. 25, students who are interested in early college credits can apply for the College Now Program. Most of their general information can be found on their brochure given out at the College and Career Center. The course is one entire school year and an opportunit...

Bay Area youth dance teams showcase talent at Forté 2017

Bay Area youth dance teams showcase talent at Forté 2017

By Mark Lu

February 3, 2017

“Now, everyone’s favorite part: the list of sponsors,” jokes announcer Chris Moylan before introducing the dance teams set to compete, following a morning of solo performances. Lunch has just ended, and more group performances are about to begin. On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Forté 2017 dance ...

Going bald for prom

Going bald for prom

By Rachel Hildebrand

February 2, 2017

Mega-mind. Professor X. Caillou. The Rock. Avatar Aang. Principal Greg Giglio. While currently only one of these famed bald men currently roams the HHS halls, at least two others will join him Monday of next week. Four senior class officers and technology commissioner Yash Satyavarpu are taking part...

The Farm is in Full Circle

The Farm is in Full Circle

By Indira Cockerill

January 17, 2017

Full Circle Farm received Key Club volunteers working in the education garden with cleanup and compost work on Jan. 14. According to their website, Full Circle Farm is an urban education farm project of Sustainable Community Gardens, which is a community-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to the rene...

HHS students establish a nonprofit

HHS students establish a nonprofit

By Aarya Gupta

January 3, 2017

When it comes to making an impact in society, a group of dedicated Homestead students are hard at work to establish a program that incorporates aspects of design and programming to benefit others. Good Squared is a nonprofit organization that helps businesses and foundations that need assistance...