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Homestead High School's student newspaper

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Homestead High School's student newspaper

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REFLECTION ON COVID: While COVID- 19 slowly dissipates, students take the last two weeks to reflect on the ups and downs of quarantine and how the experience changed them.

Students reflect on their experiences during COVID-19 and how they have grown

By Aiko Charon April 26, 2022

It has been over two years since the day the school shut down and transitioned to distance learning. Now, with school close to being back to normal after the mask mandate was lifted, the consequences and...

There are a lot of things that could have gone differently throughout my high school career, but looking back, I’m grateful for the path that I did take for the experiences I acquired are irreplaceable.

Off the Record: a reflection with my 14-year-old self

By Shreya Partha April 12, 2022

Would I be able to make friends? Would people like me? Why are there so many people here?  Entering the large gym as a timid 14 year old, I had prepared myself mentally for every scenario — a few...

MASKING THE WORLD: Lets educate students to continue to mask up,

New mask mandates provides students with freedom to make own choices

By Aiko Charon and Raymond Ranbhise March 21, 2022

FUHSD recently released a crucial announcement, stating masks would no longer be required on school grounds. In an email sent to families on March 1, the FUHSD said indoor masking requirements would be...

Lifting school spirit through the annual Welcome Back rally

By Jack Xu, Mae Richardson, Christine Kim, and Yukari E. Zapata September 10, 2021

For the past year and a half,  school events have functioned in a limited capacity considering most large student-populated events have been online.  Therefore, the annual Welcome Back rally was purposefully...

New, alternate learning options for 2021-2022 school year

New, alternate learning options for 2021-2022 school year

For many, the incoming school year brings many students back to in-person instruction. However, following State Assembly Bill 130, some students may choose to continue the virtual format. State Assembly...

Students transitioning from distance learning to in-person

By Ariana Tejeda Moreno and Yukari E. Zapata June 3, 2021

For many students such as junior Sebastian Segovia, in-person learning has been nothing but beneficial. From the consistent social interactions to help understand materials to having much easier access...

COLLEGES REQUIRE VACCINE: more and more colleges are requiring the covid vaccine for in person students

It’s fair that colleges require covid vaccines in order to come in person

By Raymond Ranbhise June 3, 2021

With the ongoing pandemic, over 100 colleges across the country are requiring students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before arriving on campus in the fall, sparking much debate.  More and more universities...

 With the school reopening drawing close, teachers are getting their second vaccinations at locations such as Moscone Center in San Francisco.

California administers new vaccine plan, restrictions ease

By Christine Kim April 13, 2021

As the number of California COVID-19 cases steadily declined, Santa Clara County transitioned from the purple tier into the red tier on March 3 and then from the red tier to the orange tier on March 23....

Meeting up with others can have dire consequences and affect people even outside of the group.

COVID-19 is closer than it may seem

By Christine Kim March 2, 2021

We all know someone who has been hanging out with friends, traveling around or generally just living life unaffected by COVID-19. We can see plenty of examples on social media, or maybe discreetly we have...

2020 vision: looking back at an unforgettable year

2020 vision: looking back at an unforgettable year

Remote learning shapes future for education system Students share their opinions on advantages, disadvantages of distance learning As schools transitioned to remote learning, many students, including...

Following home isolation and quarantine guidelines before and after getting tested is another way to help prevent the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 testing site updated to enhance accessibility

By Christine Kim October 29, 2020

To increase testing opportunities and accessibility for those wanting to get tested for COVID-19, the online testing portal now offers sign-up pages in Chinese and Vietnamese in addition to Spanish; hours...

While thoughts on returning to in-person instruction are mixed, there remains a hesitation to reopen schools in the FUHSD due to the potential health and safety risks of all stakeholders.

FUHSD reaches agreement to keep schools closed

By Joshua Cantwell Nahrung, Shreya Partha, and Allen Zhang October 2, 2020

During the pandemic, schools, districts and government officials have been tasked with figuring out the logistics of reopening schools so that in the future, it is both safe and reasonable for students...

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