The Epitaph

Reopening economy doing more harm than good

As seen in the graph above, since reopening, the amount of new COVID-19 cases has increased rapidly.

By Amber Birrell

July 5, 2020

California, along with many other states, has begun to slowly reopen and ease lockdown restrictions.  While this does sound relieving, there has not been a significant decline in the amount of COVID-19 cases to warrant the rapid reopening. Reopening with such a large number of positive cases will o...

Combatting struggles of homeless, underprivileged

With the combined efforts of many students in the HHS community, more and more hope is being provided to the homeless and the underprivileged.

By Macy Li

June 15, 2020

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of stay-at-home orders, the frenzied lives of many have come to a halt. For the vast majority of students, school and work now happen at home, within the confined safety of their walls. However, while many lives have slowed down, each day...

Maintaining positive environmental effects after lifting lockdown

Maintaining positive environmental effects after lifting lockdown

By Katelynn Ngo

May 26, 2020

In this day and age, it is nearly impossible to turn on a TV or phone without being bombarded with statistics and news about the COVID-19 pandemic. With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaching 1 million as of April 27 according to Worldometer,  the end of the virus does not seem to be in sight. However, amidst all the panic and fear, there is silver ...

California eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

Shop owners began opening up stores for curbside pickup after being closed for more than two months.

By Amber Birrell

May 23, 2020

Gov. Newsom announced that on May 8 California would begin to ease lockdown restrictions and allow certain businesses that were deemed as “not essential” to reopen, The Guardian reported. According to The New York Times California has started stage two of the four-phase reopening plan which  allows ...

Students create, sign petition against canceling graduation

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, FUHSD has resorted to celebrating the seniors through a virtual graduation.

By Anika Karody

May 4, 2020

Due to COVID-19, events such as graduation and prom have been postponed, leading to disappointment from students. As a result, FUHSD announced a virtual graduation through a districtwide email; however, some students were still not content and expressed their disappointment through the creation of petitions, in an at...

Social distancing: A crucial step to slow the spread of COVID-19

Staying 6 feet apart from people who you are not quarantining with is an important step to slow down the spread of the virus.

By Amber Birrell and Christine Kim

April 30, 2020

As the novel COVID-19 continues to spread, social distancing becomes a necessity in most, if not all, communities around the world.  In an attempt to minimize the escalation of the pandemic, it is essential we all participate in social distancing. Most public places, where close contact with others i...

The Impatient Patient: solution to an emerging “infodemic” is responsibility, accountability

During this pandemic, it is important to stay informed and stay safe.

By Renee Wang

April 29, 2020

We don’t know when the cure for COVID-19 will come. We don’t know if schools and offices will reopen soon. We don’t know when we can expect life to return to normal. In our current pandemic, there aren’t too many answers available. However, there is a plethora of misinformation. In an ...

Fox News puts millions of Americans at risk for misinformation

Fox News’s fake news gives a false sense of security to millions of Americans who are at risk of contracting coronavirus.

By Bryan Ruiz

April 28, 2020

The novel COVID-19 has caused the deaths of more than 190,000 people around the world, according to Worldometer. There’s no doubt the virus has taken the world by surprise and thus requires large mitigation measures to control it. However, one country in particular has been unsuccessful in trying to...

COVID-19 impacts future city, hospital, school operations

 Several hospitals in the Bay Area have executed different practices in effort to lower the risk of patients being infected by COVID-19.

By Madhavi Karthik and Ritaja Subrahmanya

April 18, 2020

COVID-19 has led to disruptions and struggles for various facilities, from hospitals to school districts. As a result, the Bay Area community has taken several measures to ensure the welfare of its citizens.  Hospitals implement preventative measures  According to the Centers for Disease...

Protect the Parks: Zero-waste substitutes to prevent time-consuming shopping

These reusable items keep you at home and safe during a time when shopping is becoming inaccessible.

By Jane Park

April 11, 2020

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60hPrboO3PI[/embedyt] With the shelter-in-place order being strictly enforced by most of California, citizens are ordered to stay at home except for completing essential tasks, such as shopping for groceries or working an essential job like food production, ut...

Resources, financial aid offered to small businesses, community during COVID-19

Resources, financial aid offered to small businesses, community during COVID-19

By Madhavi Karthik and Shruti Magesh

April 8, 2020

Many small businesses have been seeing a drop in customers and profits and must use their personal savings to pay their loans amidst COVID-19, according to The Guardian.  As a result, cities across the nation are offering low interest loans and waivers on fees for many businesses.  In addition,...

Shelter in place order extended, further restrictions imposed

The shelter in place’s goal is to prevent large gatherings of people and slow the spread of the virus. Six Bay Area counties and the state of California have all imposed the shelter-in-place, along with other restrictions.

By Karuna Chandran and Shruti Magesh

April 6, 2020

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, six Bay Area counties — including Santa Clara County — issued shelter-in-place orders, which began on Tuesday, March 17 and was expected to last until Tuesday, April 7. Gov. Gavin Newsom followed a few days later, issuing a statewide shelter-in-place ord...