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The 'Old' Weeknd is back

The 'Old' Weeknd is back

By Batool Al-Jabiry

April 12, 2018


Filed under Batool Al-Jabiry, Entertainment, Music

The enigmatic R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, or more popularly known as The Weeknd, is notorious for producing songs that have an alluring, soft and sensual sound. His songs carry an abundance of references to sex, drugs and other NSFW topics. He’s also popular for showing a reserved and mysteriou...

Post high school decisions

Post high school decisions

By Luka Maeda

April 6, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Luka Maeda

Seniors will face graduation in less than two months. Here are a handful who have rough or solid ideas of what they wish to do after high school.    ...

Slang Word of the Month: ‘Tea’

Slang Word of the Month: ‘Tea’

By Tamar Gilad

April 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Tamar Gilad, Uncategorized

'Tea.’ A three letter word that was once just a simple hot cup of water with herbs, is now a commonly known slang word referring to gossip. According to Merriam Webster, the word’s popularity and common use is owed to the drag culture. With all of the hustle and bustle in the drag world, there is l...

Indopak club prepares for dance showcase

 Indopak club prepares for dance showcase

By Andrea Sun

March 28, 2018


Filed under Andrea Sun, Lifestyles

Indopak is an Indian-Pakistani dance club at HHS. They host many dance events throughout the year and participate in competitions and showcases in the Bay Area. Every year,  Indopak hosts a dance showcase called Sapnay. On top of the six dance teams from Indopak, nearby schools can also partici...

Students march to protest gun violence at nationwide walkout

Students march to protest gun violence at nationwide walkout

By Harley Anderson and Renee Wang

March 18, 2018


Filed under Harley Anderson, News, Renee Wang

"Something needs to be done,” sophomore Ellora Lasker said. Lasker was one of many students who participated in the National School Walkout in the wake of the recurring mass shootings. The nationwide protest, with goals to invoke change in the current gun laws, was slated to last 17 minutes...

Student government, administration honor victims and take steps to improve school safety

Student government, administration honor victims and take steps to improve school safety

By Aarya Gupta

March 14, 2018


Filed under Aarya Gupta, News

Friday, March 9 was dedicated to commemorate the 17 fallen victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, according to an email sent through School Loop. “The subject of the National School Walkout day came up. We wanted to do something that would commemorate the victims and show o...

The Ripple Effect: The political facades of cuddling lambs and shaking hands

The Ripple Effect: The political facades of cuddling lambs and shaking hands

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

March 7, 2018


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, Opinion, The Ripple Effect

So, here we go again. In the vein of Marine Le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and Frauke Petry in Germany, the Italian general elections on Sunday skewed hard towards populists, the far-right and skepticism aimed at the European Union. Over half of the votes cast, according ...

Phone cases for self-expression

Phone cases for self-expression

March 7, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Luka Maeda

Mustangs express their unique qualities through phone cases. Click on the images to read more, and scroll down to find links to some of these cases and accessories. Where to find: Milky wrapper case Pineapple glitter case  "Kingsman" phone case Cascade Water Popsocket Stick-...

Class teams assemble for anticipated annual school rivalry

Class teams assemble for anticipated annual school rivalry

By Nicole Fuller and Laurel Schmidt

March 6, 2018


Filed under BOTC, Laurel Schmidt, News, Nicole Fuller

Battle of the Classes is approaching quickly and the teams are in the midst of preparing for the events that this spirit week includes.  The events are powderpuff football games, cheer-offs, dance-offs, and rally events. Each event is a competition between the four classes at HHS. As for prepara...

Speech and Debate attends Stanford Competition

Speech and Debate attends Stanford Competition

By Laurel Schmidt and Jacqueline Beaufore

February 28, 2018


Filed under Jacqueline Beaufore, Laurel Schmidt, News

Members of the HHS Speech and Debate Club attended a competition at Stanford University Feb. 9-11. 17 students participated in the competition and many of them placed extremely well, club member and junior Govind Menon said. The Stanford Invitational is the largest and one of the most competitive t...

‘Not a bad thing’ to experiment?

‘Not a bad thing’ to experiment?

By Era Goel

February 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Era Goel, Music

W hen Justin Timberlake released “The 20/20 Experience” five years ago after great anticipation from fans, the album opened with 968,000 sales and went on to become 2013’s top seller, according to Billboard. For his latest release, “Man of the Woods,” which mingles country vibes with his ...

Bob Peck: teacher, husband, father

Bob Peck: teacher, husband, father

By Andrea Sun

February 15, 2018


Filed under Andrea Sun, Lifestyles

Former FUHSD teacher Bob Peck passed away on Jan. 30 after a battle with cancer. Peck is remembered by students and staff for his humorous personality and ability to connect with students, as well as for volunteering his time to audio and visual related activities in most events on campus. Peck was ...