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The cheer team performs their routine during the annual Homecoming game on Oct. 13.

Cheerleaders prepare for, reflect on Homecoming

By Annie Guo, Elena Shim, and Veronica Zhao October 29, 2023

Excitement washes over students as the doors to the highly anticipated Homecoming game open. The cheer team steps out into the spotlight to perform the annual halftime show on Friday, Oct. 13. Senior...

Students gather to watch cheer perform during welcome back week.

Senior walk-in moved to homecoming rally

By Saira Ahmed, Nicole Kim, and Rajiv Venkatesh October 6, 2023

The annual welcome back rally was not held this year, and was replaced by a welcome back week. The senior walk-in, usually part of the welcome back rally, will instead be held during the homecoming rally...

Students prepared for homecoming by decorating floats for the parade

Behind the scenes of Homecoming

By Saira Ahmed, Amber Birrell, and Anushruti Nagarajan October 12, 2022

Students celebrated a childhood movie-themed Homecoming week with elaborate floats, carnival games and class spirit days. Homecoming week took place from Oct. 3-7, concluding with a quad celebration, ASB...

Sophomores dress in blue to reflect their “Smurfs” class theme. Additionally, seniors were assigned “Despicable Me,” juniors were assigned “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” and freshmen were assigned “Toy Story.”

Homecoming 2022 photo gallery

By Erin Loh September 30, 2022

The two Homecoming royalty winners, Hasith Basnayake and Hannah McGoran, were announced shortly after the Winter Rally on Dec. 9.

ASB adopts gender-neutral Homecoming court

By Macy Li December 15, 2020

This Homecoming, ASB made the decision to alter a longstanding tradition by adopting a gender-neutral court and removing the “King and Queen” winning titles, senior and ASB vice president Tam-Dan Nguyen...

Leadership is planning to have a gender neutral homecoming court this year as opposed to having a king and queen. The change has been made to increase inclusivity and decide titles regardless of gender.

2020 Homecoming timeline

By Leila Salam December 9, 2020

Seniors win Tuesday brunch cheer-off

Updates on second day of Homecoming

By Era Goel October 11, 2016

S eniors retained their winning streak in the Homecoming brunch cheer-offs today, with the sophomores replacing the juniors in second place. For the second day of Homecoming, students came decked...

Homecoming parade 2015

Homecoming parade 2015

By Jeanna Totah November 6, 2015

Jerome Holloway

Jerome Holloway

November 6, 2015

Football team quarterback Jerome Holloway, is always dedicated and proud to on the field under the lights. “I was definitely surprised, but I also had a feeling, a gut feeling, that I was going to...

Jazmin Phipps

Jazmin Phipps

By Yunqi Deng November 6, 2015

Varsity cheerleader Jazmin Phipps said she has always wanted to be one of the princesses on the Homecoming court, but she never expected that her dream would come true. “I had mentioned [wanting to...

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