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First baseman and pitcher Avinash Lohitsa said working on the mental side of the game and communication has helped the team improve.

Varsity baseball off to a hot start

By Andrew Fekete and Aviv Matas April 12, 2024

Varsity baseball has improved significantly since last year, outfielder and pitcher Logan Christianson said. This is largely a result of stronger team chemistry and a larger emphasis on team bonding, he...

JoJo Siwa’s new single reflects her journey of self-discovery. (Photo from )

‘Karma’ cuts loose with JoJo Siwa

By Veronica Zhao April 5, 2024

As an avid watcher of Dance Moms, I have witnessed JoJo Siwa evolve from the once bow-obsessed dancer to a multifaceted artist. Although her music career took off in 2016 with pop hits such as “Boomerang”...

Badminton captain Jenny Lyu said one of her goals is to make it to the upper leagues, which helps her stay motivated.

Athlete of the Month: Jenny Lyu

By Andrew Fekete April 5, 2024

While playing singles on the badminton court can be nerve-wracking, junior Jenny Lyu said it is her nerves that motivate her to pull through. Just like the tension motivates her, Lyu encourages her teammates...

HHS survival guide

HHS survival guide

By Malar Raguraman and Faith Watters April 4, 2024


With her natural charisma and Canadian accent, Maria Georgas is ABCs newest star. (Photo from US Weekly)

How one contestant saved ‘The Bachelor’

By Annabelle Yip March 24, 2024

At the start of every season of “The Bachelor,” I tune in from my couch to meet all of the new contestants I will get to know in the next ten weeks — but one immediately stood out. Typically,...

Lil Tecca performs a sensational concert on Match 13 in San Francisco, celebrating his new album, “TEC.”

Lil Tecca avenges unimpressive album

By Adam Orrin March 15, 2024

The crowd is dead silent. From the silence erupts a chant: “Tecca, Tecca, Tecca.” The crowd begins to jump and yell louder and louder. The smoke machines shoot up into the air as Lil Tecca runs onto...

 Freshman Owen Chau said he believes the absence of a JV team is fair due to the skill required to play golf.

Varsity or bust

By Ella Chan, Jonathan Xue, and Annabelle Yip March 5, 2024

Boys golf, unlike other sports, only has a varsity team. Given the increasing interest in joining the golf team, many less experienced golf players were cut from the roster of 12, senior Wyatt Hook said. The...

The current volleyball team prepares to block the hit from the alumni team. 2007 graduate, alumnus Ryan Dedrick and varsity captain Scott Moore both said playing against each other is rewarding skill-wise.

Boys volleyball alumni play against current players

By Mackie Vu, Catherine Yang, and Veronica Zhao March 4, 2024

Alumni are an integral part of the school community, providing a network of support and experience, varsity boys volleyball head coach Danny Chan said. The annual alumni game — which took place on Feb....

Art teacher Tyler Cripe said students often have difficulty creating art without their phones beside them.

Technology takes charge of art department

By Danielle Feldsher March 4, 2024

With the new age of technology taking over schools, art teachers are stuck on whether the use of it is detrimental or essential, AP art teacher Tyler Cripe said. The debate is especially prevalent in...

Baseball coaches Joseph Perez, Travis Sunseri and Dylan Remahl (from left to right) address the varsity team after their first scrimmage of the season on Feb. 13. The new coaches have worked with the players individually on how they can be more efficient with our movements, pitcher and first baseman Nate Enders said.

New assistant coach duo refreshes varsity baseball team

By Sanah Arya, Alicia Liste, and Evelyn Wang February 23, 2024

Two new assistant coaches, Dylan Remahl and Joseph Perez, joined head coach Travis Sunseri in coaching the boys varsity baseball team early in the fall season, following the exit of two former coaches. Perez,...

 Director Hayao Miyazaki has produced an extensive collection of iconic Studio Ghibli films, with his latest addition maintaining his strong reputation (Photo from Los Angeles Times).

‘The Boy and The Heron’ reflects Hayao Miyazaki’s career

By Mikha Pilar February 12, 2024

Like many people my age, I grew up watching Studio Ghibli films. Their fantastical settings, enhanced with enchanting visuals remain a staple in many lives including mine for their comfort and nostalgia....

Shooting guard Vedhika Medampalli said new varsity coach Megan Fong accounts for every player’s strengths, ensuring the team can play to the best of their abilities.

First-year varsity coach reflects on new position

By Sanah Arya, Lindsey Steel, and Veronica Zhao February 9, 2024

The start of the winter sports season was the beginning of coach Megan Fong’s journey in mentoring girls varsity basketball. Although she coached the JV team in previous years, it is Fong’s first year...

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