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The Washington R*dskins finally changed their name to the Washington Football Team this year, after years of criticism regarding the cultural appropriation of their former name.

NFL team rebranded Washington Football Team in response to cultural appropriation

By Raymond Ranbhise December 8, 2020

On July 23, the Washington R*dskins finally put an end to decades of cultural appropriation, retiring their racially insensitive team name and mascot, and changing it to the Washington Football Team. The...

Junior goalie Abisha Muzumder works on blocking shots with junior field player Sanjana Shankar in preparation for their match with Archbishop Mitty on Nov. 9.

CCS Playoffs conclude field hockey’s season with score 2-0, Mitty winning

By Katelynn Ngo December 11, 2019

Girls varsity field hockey recently made CCS, an accomplishment that has brought much excitement to the team. “[Advancing to CCS] is great — I think everyone is really psyched and pumped,” varsity...

Sophomore Thien-Nhi battles against her Los Gatos opponent in CCS.

Girls tennis star Thien-Ni reflects on season

By Jackson Faria December 10, 2019

Sophomore Thien-Nhi Vu was one of multiple players on the varsity tennis team to qualify for CCS playoffs. As the only sophomore on varsity, she is a dominant singles player, and managed to lose only one...

Golf team experiences growth on, off course

Golf team experiences growth on, off course

By Renee Wang November 26, 2019

The girls varsity golf team ended their season with four wins, two ties and nine losses in the El Camino Division of SCVAL.  “Our overall record didn’t show the growth that we had on the course,”...

Girls varsity water polo: abysmal record not reflective of team’s strength

Girls varsity water polo: abysmal record not reflective of team’s strength

By Allen Zhang November 19, 2019

G irls varsity water polo ended their season on Oct. 31. Despite a subpar record of 2-9, players still saw improvement from the previous year. “In the beginning we were a little bit rough [in the...

Win-loss record not always indicator of successful season

Win-loss record not always indicator of successful season

By Nitya Kashyap November 18, 2019

The girls junior varsity volleyball team wrapped up their season with an overall record of 1-5 and a conference record of 0-3.  Despite the fact that the number of losses outnumbered the wins,...

13 years of experience has paid off for Naomi Danner, this year’s girls golf captain

The clamor over girls golf’s key player

By Miya Liu November 18, 2019

N aomi Danner has had a golf club in her hand since she was three years old, but she only started playing competitively when she was 13. Now she is considered the best player on the HHS golf team and,...

Senior Mihika Deshmukh’s interest in golf started because of her father.

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...

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...

Ovadia is able to hold a sense of anonymity on the team, as players’ genders are indistinguishable in their football uniform.

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...

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...

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