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Class of 2012: Here are my parting words

Class of 2012: Here are my parting words

Elvin Wong

May 24, 2012

I once watched a comedy music video titled “The Honest Holiday Card Song”, in which a stereotypical, Asian boy sang the line: “I only got accepted to my safety schools!” That was back in December. The joke was on me, though, because that was almost my reality. I, like many of my peers, carried the illusion that colleg...

MUSIC: A joyous Spring Pops Concert

MUSIC: A joyous Spring Pops Concert

Angela Liu

May 19, 2012

“What’s the difference between a piano and a fish?” Senior Katarina Zorko pauses. “You can’t ‘tune-a-fish!’” At this, the audience laughs at how terrible Zorko’s pun is. Imagine the entire concert following this theme. The rest of the Spring Pops Concert on May 17 was a casual, charming performance that elicited snorts and giggles the entire way through. Right from the top, the concert started off with a f...

I can listen to the same song over and over and over again

I can listen to the same song over and over and over again

Karishma Mehrotra

February 8, 2012

I can sing it at two decibels too high. I can sing it three notes off key. A couple months ago, senior Kevin Tsukii asked me if I regretted never learning a musical instrument. Sure, I canít distinguish the different instruments in a song, and musical notes might as well be foreign words. But I know...

Fire destroys apartments on Homestead Road

Fire destroys apartments on Homestead Road

Elvin Wong

November 27, 2011

At 5:54 p.m. on Nov. 26, the Santa Clara County Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire at Village Green Apartments on Homestead Road, next to Homestead High School. According to Fire Department battalion chief Richard Salazar, the fire department responded to had contained the fire by...

Thanksgiving: Turkey Trot 2011

Thanksgiving: Turkey Trot 2011

Elvin Wong

November 26, 2011

On your marks... get set... go!This Thanksgiving, thousands of men, women, and children ran in the seventh annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, which is a series of races designed to raise money for charity. This year, over 20,000 participants arrived at San Jose’s HP Pavilion and some competed in nume...