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Cubing competition allows students to test skills

Cubing competition allows students to test skills

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

Seniors maintain a 100 point lead in BOTC

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

BOTC Tuesday gallery

By Noor Baig and Yunqi Deng

March 8, 2016

 

Sophomores and juniors win first round of Powderpuff

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...

In construction: Apple Campus 2

In construction: Apple Campus 2

By Jacob Jiao

February 22, 2016

The ongoing, and seemingly unending, construction of a massive campus in downtown Cupertino has led to increased traffic in pedestrians and vehicles, contributing to the already-congested metropolitan area. In October of 2013, Apple announced its plan to start building a second campus, one mile away from ...

A presentation on prejudice

A presentation on prejudice

By Odette Wang

February 16, 2016

A panel of four speakers spoke about civil rights violations and scapegoating at the Japanese American Heritage Event Wednesday evening in the HHS auditorium. The event was hosted by Homestead staff and Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) members in partnership with the JACL of Silicon Valley, g...

Spotlights on success

Spotlights on success

By Odette Wang

February 12, 2016

The biannual Career Fair took place on Thursday, Jan. 14 with a record-breaking 90 speakers, filling every single classroom. All students chose three sessions to attend during an extended tutorial with a special bell schedule, which featured guest speakers for careers ranging from engineers to pilots t...