The Epitaph

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

The girls cross country team stands side by side, knowing that their strengths are more than their numbers.

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

Flowers, laughs and tears: players celebrate their extensive history with the seniors.

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...

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 ...

Girls volleyball battle against Palo Alto

Even with great endeavor, HHS lost to PAHS in their second joint game.

By Jackson Faria

October 22, 2019

HHS varsity girls volleyball hosted league opponent PAHS for their second meeting of the year last Thursday.  In their first match at PAHS, the Vikings were able to come back and defeat the Mustangs in a decisive fifth set after HHS won the first two. Since then, PAHS has maintained an 7-0 r...

Girls golf swings through season with earnestness and companionship

The golf team practices their swings at the range to prepare for the upcoming season.

By Shruti Magesh

October 21, 2019

As the wind picks up near Sunken Garden golf course, the golf team swings their clubs diligently, unaffected by the breeze. They position their golf balls on the range, set their stance, swing and watch the arch of their shot. This process is repeated constantly during practices to enhance the team’s consistency. The golf team con...

Sophomore varsity field hockey captain shines in second year

During practice, Shoker is always smiling and laughing with her fellow teammates.

By Jane Park

October 14, 2019

Sehej Shoker made the varsity team last year - her freshman year - a feat not accomplished by many. Then, this year, she became one of the team’s captains.  Shoker said she recalls not expecting to receive the position. “We were chilling, putting on our gear, and [the coach] said my name," she said....

Homecoming for the win

The team prepares for the homecoming game by running drills in practice throughout the week.

By Leila Salam

October 11, 2019

Homecoming week is packed full of crazy and fun activities. From dress up days to class cheer offs, homecoming always brings the excitement.  However, the week is intended to be based around one important thing: The homecoming football game, which draws a large crowd of students, parents, staf...

Girls volleyball: secret to success

Girls volleyball: secret to success

By Miya Liu

September 30, 2019

The varsity girls volleyball team did well last year, winning CCS, but while strong-skilled individuals were one component responsible for their success, the interpersonal relationships the team has formed also played a large part in their victory, senior Rachel Payne said.  “We have this family bond,” Payne said. “Once you get on the team, you are alr...