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Wildly popular TikTok app faces potential ban

TikTok is known for its whirlwind of viral challenges, trending dances and humorous comedy skits.

By Macy Li

August 19, 2020

Over the past few years, teens from all across the world have fallen in love with TikTok, an app that has redefined internet culture and social interaction among Generation Z.  TikTok is known for its whirlwind of viral challenges, trending dances and humorous comedy skits. It has also become a popula...

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...

News in a Minute: COVID-19 Updates

News in a Minute: COVID-19 Updates

By Shruti Magesh

April 5, 2020

LOCAL Santa Clara COVID-19 cases surging  COVID-19 (coronavirus) has increased up to 90 percent in Santa Clara County in the last seven days*, according to the Mercury News. 9,910 people have been tested and there are 1,094 confirmed cases, according to Santa Clara County. Hospitals have prepared for a possible increase in the number of patients in ...

Cubing competition allows students to test skills

Samrudh Shenoy (11) and Lior Kishinevsky (12) focus on solving Rubik’s Cubes and compete for the shortest solve time.

By Allen Zhang

November 19, 2019

Cubing Club held its first competition, allowing students to experience a competitive atmosphere and to test their cubing skills against others.  During the competition, held on Nov. 8 after school, participants attempted to solve a mixed-up Rubik’s Cube in the shortest amount of time. For a typica...

School-wide program returns to HHS

School-wide program returns to HHS

By Karima Ghimire and Gabriella Mrozowski

April 27, 2016

A simulation presentation known as “Every 15 Minutes” was held April 6-7 in order to promote awareness of drunk driving to the student body. The program, which featured a mock car crash and funeral, was organized by the school administration as well as officials from Santa Clara County, in the ho...

Winter Percussion Guard Show

Winter Percussion Guard Show

By Kira Garlick

March 16, 2016

JV and varsity color guard performed their winter showcase alongside the percussion band and the Cupertino color guard on March 8. “I really just loved the energy of the crowd,” JV coach Shawn Gongwer said. The show was filled with an explosively supportive audience of parents alongside fellow...

Seniors maintain a 100 point lead in BOTC

The juniors orchestrated a rousing cheer earning them second place.

By Noor Baig and Yunqi Deng

March 10, 2016

Juniors won the Powderpuff tournament against the sophomores today, but returned to second place after the seniors won the brunch cheer off and the dance competition. The juniors, who have a total of 5350 points, are just 100 points behind the seniors, who lead with 5450 points. The sophomores have ...

Freshman win against seniors in Powderpuff, juniors take first place

By Yunqi Deng and Karima Ghimire

March 9, 2016

Though the seniors secured a first-place position on the charts during the brunch cheer-off today, their success took a turn when the freshman team defeated the seniors 15-0 during the lunchtime Powderpuff game. Coming back from a second place spot in the cheer-offs yesterday, this will be the senio...

BOTC Tuesday gallery

The halftime show by the senior cheerleaders gave a new meaning to the term

By Noor Baig and Yunqi Deng

March 8, 2016


Sophomores and juniors win first round of Powderpuff

By Noor Baig

March 8, 2016

Seniors took an early first place win with 2450 points, followed by juniors in third with 1950 points, sophomores with 1250 points and freshmen with 750 points. The junior powderpuff team won 21-8 against the freshman team and placed second in cheering. Juniors also placed second in Monday’s ...

Marching band rocks the Super Bowl

Marching band rocks the Super Bowl

By Noor Baig

February 26, 2016

Members of the marching band experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when they performed at the Super Bowl in early February. Event planning company Party Planners West invited band director Eric Weingartner to bring up to 100 performers to perform at the Super Bowl and the NFL Experienc...