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The myth of a clean-shaven look

The myth of a clean-shaven look

By Anika Karody

December 11, 2019

W henever a girl wants to take a stroll in a pair of shorts, she might look down and question: How do my legs look? Are they hairless? When a girl has to attend an event, she may spend time plucking her eyebrows in order to ensure that all the traces of that unibrow are gone. As for sleeveless clothi...

As AirPod dangers surface, better to be safe than sorry

As AirPod dangers surface, better to be safe than sorry

By Naomi Baron

October 23, 2019

T he hottest device on the market recently are AirPods. AirPods are wireless bluetooth earphones released in 2016 by Apple. Sure, wired earphones are cool, but these wireless bluetooth earphones are hitting home for Apple as the company sold 35 million AirPods in 2018 alone, with the product bein...

Protect the Parks: the insignificance of small-scale actions

Protect the Parks: the insignificance of small-scale actions

By Jane Park

October 22, 2019

F rom reusable metal straws to websites that plant trees every time you use their browser, sustainability has grown ever-more popular. However, people should be wary of the trendy ways to be sustainable, as these initiatives are often unproductive.  Ecosia, for example, is a free search exten...

As marijuana stigma drops, addiction rates will rise

As marijuana stigma drops, addiction rates will rise

By Leila Salam

October 22, 2019

W ith the 2020 presidential campaigns fully underway, each candidate is showcasing their brand-new shiny policy plans. Some of the most controversial plans concern federal legalization of marijuana. While there are many benefits to legalization, we should not forget: marijuana is a drug. Just like a...

The world should be your classroom

The world should be your classroom

By Indira Cockerill

March 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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...