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The world should be your classroom

The world should be your classroom

By Indira Cockerill

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

External environments can be museums, art galleries, plays and more. While a controlled environment such as a classroom has its benefits, it can also deviate students from paying attention, zoning out or becoming easily distracted. If students are not focusing and unmotivated while in the classro...

Editorial: Executive meetings, club binders are ineffective

Editorial: Executive meetings, club binders are ineffective

By The Editorial Board

February 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Before every executive meeting, club presidents scramble to finish club binder summaries and reschedule tutorials to show up for another meeting that regurgitates the same information of all meetings preceding it. The ASB Handbook states clubs have many responsibilities, including maintaining a well ...

Gabbin’: DeVos, DeWrong Choice

Gabbin’: DeVos, DeWrong Choice

By Gabriella Mrozowski, Columnist

February 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is AP Literature and I know what is expected of me. 40 minutes, one book, two pens and several sheets of binder paper. I am familiar with the novel, inside and out. I have spent the last week memorizing literary devices and themes. Three words: I am prepared. The nominee for the Secretary of the Dep...

Stumping the Trump 101

Stumping the Trump 101

By Aayush Singh

April 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Considered little more than a joke when he announced his candidacy six months ago, real estate mogul Donald Trump is coming dangerously close to securing the presidential nomination for the Republican Party. Despite the scarcity of Trump supporters in the Bay Area, Trump's success in the rest of the ...

The Bar-On Brief: Bike accidents and the the age-old question: Who is to blame?

The Bar-On Brief: Bike accidents and the the age-old question: Who is to blame?

By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist

March 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For as long as I’ve been at HHS, and probably significantly before then, there has been talk of the lack of safety for bike riders.The age-old question, the one that comes about when any problem arises, has naturally formed: “Who is to blame?” The community says it’s the city of Sunnyval...

The Bar-On Brief: We lost the Lost and Found

The Bar-On Brief: We lost the Lost and Found

By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist

March 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Good morning, Homestead! Today is Wednesday, March 9. This is Shauli with your daily bulletin. Attention students. The Lost and Found is overflowing! – Hurry and check it for any missing items.  All unclaimed items will be donated. Where is our Lost and Found? Not many people know. Maybe that’s why it’s overflowing. If you were to find a missing it...

The Bar-On Brief: It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird

The Bar-On Brief: It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird

By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist

February 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

"Shoot all the bluejays you want, but it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” - Harper Lee Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” passed away last week at 89. May she rest in peace. She died in February, designated the annual Black History Month. Originally “Negro Awareness Week,” ...

The Bar-On Brief: Why do touchdowns beat goals?

The Bar-On Brief: Why do touchdowns beat goals?

By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist

February 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Another Super Bowl has passed, reaching over 111 million views. Incredible numbers as usual. We all know the FIFA World Cup Finals easily eclipses the American game in viewership. It had close to one billion viewers. But why did only about 26 million Americans tune in to the final? Why has football succeeded here while other international spo...

Smartphone Culture

Smartphone Culture

By Angela Wang

February 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

S ilicon Valley is widely acknowledged as a center of innovation. Tech companies like Apple and Google are household names, and the devices they have created populate households. Smartphones have been incorporated into people’s everyday lives and permeate everything from social culture to sc...

Silence breeds ignorance

Silence breeds ignorance

By Zainab Islam

February 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was observed last Monday, and I stayed at home to work on homework. Some of my friends went to the theater. Another just watched Netflix all day long. Sound familiar? That’s what most teens do on the day. I didn’t attend any talks, volunteer or even watch a documentar...

Gabbin’: Another gut-punch to Planned Parenthood

Gabbin’: Another gut-punch to Planned Parenthood

By Gabriella Mrozowski, Columnist

January 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As I am an officer of Women’s Empowerment Ambassadors, you’d expect that I’m pretty well-informed on feminist issues. Wrong. I’m not always up-to-date with the “who, what, where, why and when” of female politics. But this week, I felt I was finally on track, and it wasn’t for a good rea...

The Bar-On Brief: Cupertino and Lynbrook’s problems may soon be ours as well

The Bar-On Brief: Cupertino and Lynbrook’s problems may soon be ours as well

By Shauli Bar-On, Columnist

January 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

School attendance boundaries? Imagine they didn’t exist. Imagine you had the option of enrolling in any FUHSD school. This is not going to happen next year, but it very well could happen in the future due to the precedents made in last week’s district board vote regarding Lynbrook and Cuper...