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Golf emphasizes brains over brawns

Golf emphasizes brains over brawns

By Katelynn Ngo

November 6, 2019

S enior Mihika Deshmukh has been on the golf team since she was a freshman. She is greatly influenced by her father, she said, who would take her with him when he played golf.  “I started playing because my dad played, and I played with him," Deshmukh said. "I joined the team after that." Deshmukh said she...

What builds success for girls water polo

What builds success for girls water polo

By Nika Bondar

November 6, 2019

F ollowing the path to success, one must first step over countless number of failures. For girls water polo, maintaining emotional stability is important not only during the game itself, but also throughout those moments of self-doubt and frustration. “It definitely makes the victory a lot swee...

Marching band unveiled

Marching band unveiled

By Leila Salam and Sahil Venkatesan

November 5, 2019

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Girl plays ‘boy’ sport: Eden Ovadia paves the way for women in football

Girl plays ‘boy’ sport: Eden Ovadia paves the way for women in football

By Sara Shohoud

October 30, 2019

H omestead has made history. Senior Eden Ovadia is the first female to play on the boys varsity football team for two seasons, playing as a wide receiver and free safety. Ovadia was able to try out for the team with the help of her teacher, she said. “One of my teachers was the [football] co...

Coach recalls journey through tennis

Coach recalls journey through tennis

By Elaine Huang

October 30, 2019

JV girls and boys tennis Coach Edmond Kwong said he has been interested in tennis  since he was in high school, and has been able to continue his passion for the sport through an unexpected coaching position.  “I started playing tennis when I was a freshman in high school,” Kwong said. “There w...

Girls varsity tennis score an ace with new coach

Girls varsity tennis score an ace with new coach

By Karen Li

October 30, 2019

When seniors Brinda Pandi and Belinda Yan met on the tennis court in seventh grade, they became friends mainly out of necessity. Their first names were similar and they were the only girls in the league, so naturally they gravitated toward each other. Today, they are co-captains of the girls varsity tennis tea...

Quality over quantity: 14 girls proves to be more than enough

Quality over quantity: 14 girls proves to be more than enough

By Melody Chen

October 30, 2019

T he HHS cross country team only has 14 girls this season compared with 44 boys on the team. The low female turnout only makes the girls push harder to secure CCS championships after breaking the 4-year streak last season, senior and co-captain Melissa Chen said. “We definitely feel like [...

Tennis creates everlasting bonds

Tennis creates everlasting bonds

By Anika Karody

October 28, 2019

Following their match on October 24, the girl’s varsity tennis team held their senior night, where they recognized the seniors on the team, ate dinner together and reminisced about fond memories “[The seniors are] awesome. They’re really sweet and really caring, and are so nice to us,” ju...

Cross country perspectives

Cross country perspectives

By Renee Wang with additional reporting by Jack Xu and Yukari E. Zapata

October 24, 2019

Out of the pool

Out of the pool

By Allen Zhang

October 22, 2019

M embers of the boys water polo team may find themselves consumed by their busy training schedules during the fall season. The team has practice from 5:45 to 7:00 pm most days, games once or twice a week and often have tournaments on weekends.  Despite the time commitment, players manage to ...