USC adds portrait of first lady Pat Nixon

USC adds portrait of first lady Pat Nixon  By SHAULI BAR-ON November 13, 2017 in News Photo by the Richard Nixon Foundation Hundreds of people attended a ceremony last week celebrating the 80th anniversary of former First Lady Patricia Nixon’s graduation from USC. Nixon, who was married to President Richard Nixon, graduated cum laude from USC in 1937, … Continue reading USC adds portrait of first lady Pat Nixon

Vigil held for victims of Texas shooting

Vigil held for victims of Texas shooting By SHAULI BAR-ON November 6, 2017 in Campus, Featured, NewsPhoto by Chris Chou    Just one month after hosting a vigil following a mass shooting in Las Vegas, members of the USC community again gathered under the same roof on Monday to mourn the 26 killed and over 20 injured in Sunday’s church … Continue reading Vigil held for victims of Texas shooting

USC reacts to terror attack in Las Vegas

USC reacts to terror attack in Las Vegas By SHAULI BAR-ON October 3, 2017 in News Photo by Tucker Judkins | Daily Trojan   In the wake of a mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 59 and left hundreds injured on Sunday night, students across campus have expressed concern for friends and loved ones in Nevada, as … Continue reading USC reacts to terror attack in Las Vegas

Contributed Reporting: Campus locked down after faculty member falsely alerted students of active shooter, DPS said

Campus locked down after faculty member falsely alerted students of active shooter, DPS said By DIANA KRUZMAN AND TOMÁS MIER October 2, 2017 in Featured, News Photo by Tal Volk | Daily Trojan Reports of gunfire at Fertitta Hall triggered a police response and sent students fleeing the campus Monday afternoon. Following an hour-long, campus-wide lockdown, no evidence of … Continue reading Contributed Reporting: Campus locked down after faculty member falsely alerted students of active shooter, DPS said

Resource center for undocumented students approved

Resource center for undocumented students approved By TOMáS MIER AND SHAULI BAR-ON September 27, 2017 in Featured   Undocumented student and ally group IDEAS at USC has pushed for undocumented students to have an official go-to space on campus. Now, the University is moving toward making that resource a reality. Last week, the American Studies and Ethnicity Department … Continue reading Resource center for undocumented students approved

USC senior Aubtin Heydari speaks about the counterprotests in Charlottesville

Interviewer: Shauli Bar-On Video Shooter: Jonathan Xue Read the article: https://goo.gl/F8DVib USC senior Aubtin Heydari speaks about the counterprotests in Charlottesville, and the tragic attack that left one dead and many injured, himself included. https://www.facebook.com/DailyTrojan/videos/10155681899683972/?hc_ref=ARSoMjSFIFfQvwrSkU5OKVlgnYyDSmFBk6Koewru-_yHsVcJKw0I0vTOG6bLvm_4jJ0&pnref=story

After Charlottesville, a student’s path to recovery and resilience

After Charlottesville, a student’s path to recovery and resilience By SHAULI BAR-ON AND TERRY NGUYEN September 17, 2017 in Featured Photo by Jonathon Xue | Daily Trojan Aubtin Heydari does not remember much about Aug. 12. But, the one distinct memory that constantly resurfaces in his mind was his trip in the ambulance the afternoon of the white … Continue reading After Charlottesville, a student’s path to recovery and resilience

‘Dean Joan’ leaves legacy of female empowerment

‘Dean Joan’ leaves legacy of female empowerment By SHAULI BAR-ON September 12, 2017 in News Photo from Joan Schaefer’s website   Last week, the USC community lost a member of the Trojan Family known iconically as “Dean Joan,” who has been described as a beacon for students seeking advice, a listening ear and a genuine friend. Joan Metcalf … Continue reading ‘Dean Joan’ leaves legacy of female empowerment

First-gen mentorship program provides support system for students

First-gen mentorship program provides support system for students By SHAULI BAR-ON August 29, 2017 in Campus, News Photo courtesy of Gina Ibrahim   As the number of first generation college students grows on campus, the First Generation Mentorship Program seeks to provide assistance and resources to this expanding niche of students. For this year’s freshmen class, 16 percent are … Continue reading First-gen mentorship program provides support system for students

Provost pledges USC’s support for DACA students

Provost pledges USC’s support for DACA students By SHAULI BAR-ON August 29, 2017 in Campus, News   Provost Michael Quick reaffirmed the University’s support for undocumented students protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in an email memorandum sent Monday afternoon. The memo comes on the heels of Donald Trump’s threats to end the DACA program, which … Continue reading Provost pledges USC’s support for DACA students

Keck research focuses on the effects of multiple sclerosis on Hispanic Populations

Keck research is focuses on the effects of multiple sclerosis on Hispanic Populations Photo courtesy of USCBy SHAULI BAR-ON August 23, 2017 in News   The USC Keck School of Medicine of USC is looking to find breakthroughs in understanding multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that disproportionately affects minority groups. Dr. Lilyana Amezcua of the Keck School is … Continue reading Keck research focuses on the effects of multiple sclerosis on Hispanic Populations

Coliseum renovations include new seating, amenities

Photo from USC Coliseum Renovation website Coliseum renovations include new seating, amenities By SHAULI BAR-ON August 13, 2017 in News   The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is receiving a multimillion dollar renovation. “It’s a very ambitious project — a $270 million renovation — and we are well down the road on it,” USC Sports Information Director Tim Tessalone … Continue reading Coliseum renovations include new seating, amenities

Former athletic director files to dismiss lawsuit  

Web URL: Former athletic director files to dismiss lawsuit By SHAULI BAR-ON June 27, 2017 in News   Former USC football star and Athletic Director Mike Garrett and his lawyers are filing a motion to dismiss a case against him alleging he sexually harassed a colleague working at Cal State Los Angeles. The initial case against Garrett was … Continue reading Former athletic director files to dismiss lawsuit  

New residential faculty selected for Village housing

Photo Courtesy of USC News Here to help · Neelesh Tiruviluamala, Laura Baker and John Pascarella are three of the six new faculty members who will live in USC Village’s residential colleges. They were selected from a pool of 17 finalists. Web URL: New residential faculty selected for Village housing By SHAULI BAR-ON June 27, 2017 in News … Continue reading New residential faculty selected for Village housing

USC professors participate in LA homelessness research, census

USC professors participate in LA homelessness research, census By SHAULI BAR-ON June 20, 2017 in News   A core team of five USC professors partnered with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to conduct the annual homeless count in L.A. County. This marked the first time USC was involved in the LAHSA count. More than 350 … Continue reading USC professors participate in LA homelessness research, census

USC ordered to negotiate with adjunct professors

USC ordered to negotiate with adjunct professors By SHAULI BAR-ON June 9, 2017 in News The National Labor Relations Board ordered USC this week to engage in collective bargaining with the adjunct professors from the Roski School of Art and Design. These professors are not on a tenure track, and USC’s position is that these professors are not … Continue reading USC ordered to negotiate with adjunct professors

USC Village adds vendors, nears completion

USC Village adds vendors, nears completion By SHAULI BAR-ON May 23, 2017 in News USC Village will finish construction by the first week of July, program managers said. Following the construction, end-users including the Departments of Public Safety, Transportation, Student Affairs, Auxiliary and Facilities and Management Services will have access to the buildings. Rooms will be … Continue reading USC Village adds vendors, nears completion

Local teens win Schola Cantorum poetry contest

Local teens win Schola Cantorum poetry contest by Shauli Bar-On / Mountain View Voice The Schola Cantorum choir held its second poetry contest for local high school students. They received over 90 submissions from students competing to hear their work set to music and sung by a choir of 75 voices. Albert Zhao, a sophomore … Continue reading Local teens win Schola Cantorum poetry contest

Los Altos nonprofit awards $60,000

Los Altos nonprofit awards $60,000 by Shauli Bar-On / Mountain View Voice The Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) has donated over $1.7 million to Los Altos community organizations since its founding in 1991, and that amount just got a little larger. LACF awarded over $60,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations that aim to help … Continue reading Los Altos nonprofit awards $60,000

New associate superintendent

New associate superintendent After a statewide search, the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District's board of trustees is confident Margarita Navarro is the woman for the job. Navarro will serve as the district's new associate superintendent of educational services, following the retirement of former Associate Superintendent Brigitte Sarraf, who spent nearly 50 years as an … Continue reading New associate superintendent

Community Foundation ramps up support for immigrants

Community Foundation ramps up support for immigrants by Shauli Bar-On / Mountain View Voice CEO Emmett Carson at Silicon Valley Community Foundation on Feb. 13, 2017. Photo by Michelle Le The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is ramping up grants to nonprofit organizations devoted to advising and ensuring the safety of local immigrants. "At a time … Continue reading Community Foundation ramps up support for immigrants

USC valedictorian is more than just a 4.0

USC valedictorian is more than just a 4.0  By SHAULI BARON May 16, 2017 in News   Cooper Nelson thought she wanted to go to college on the East Coast when she was in high school. But little did she know, her college career on the West Coast would end with her delivering the valedictorian speech … Continue reading USC valedictorian is more than just a 4.0

Community, GS Warriors show support for Nuestro family

This article received over 30,000 views. It broke the news before all major news organizations, which used out content for their story. These are the links from other news organizations. http://www.12up.com/posts/4989020-steph-curry-grants-amazing-wish-to-family-of-fan-who-passed-away http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/05/11/high-school-player-stephen-curry-fan-dies-after-aau-game/ http://abc7news.com/sports/warriors-curry-helps-cupertino-family-after-teens-tragic-death/1981313/ http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/article150437697.html http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Community-Mourns-Death-of-High-School-Basketball-Player-422055483.html http://kron4.com/2017/05/11/cupertino-high-school-basketball-player-dies-after-game/ Community, GS Warriors show support for Nuestro family HHS rallies to support former student, prompting response from Stephen Curry … Continue reading Community, GS Warriors show support for Nuestro family

Google boosts ties with Howard University

Google boosts ties with Howard University by Shauli Bar-On Aspiring computer science students from Howard University, a historically black college, will have the opportunity to work and study at one of the most prominent tech companies in the world. A select group of students will spend the summer at Google's Mountain View headquarters thanks to … Continue reading Google boosts ties with Howard University

Former Epitaph adviser wins highest journalism honor

Former Epitaph adviser wins highest journalism honor Nick Ferentinos honored at JEA convention in Seattle Adviser Natalie Owsley presents the Carl Towley award to Dina Ferentinos. Photo courtesy of Edmund Kwong By Noor Baig and Shauli Bar-On April 9, 2017 The Journalism Education Association (JEA) posthumously awarded former Epitaph adviser Nick Ferentinos the Carl Towley … Continue reading Former Epitaph adviser wins highest journalism honor

Developing: HHS campus on lockdown during lunch

Developing: HHS campus on lockdown during lunch Photo by Shauli Bar-On By Shauli Bar-On April 3, 2017 The HHS campus when on lockdown toward the end of lunch after a loudspeaker announcement said, "this is a lockdown." An alleged case of domestic violence took place behind the 7-11 store nearby, and a man was arrested by … Continue reading Developing: HHS campus on lockdown during lunch

New hire at Second Harvest

Community briefs  New hire at Second Harvest Cat Cvengros packed her belongings and relocated to the Silicon Valley, ready to serve a larger population and combat a problem bigger than she ever fought against: hunger. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties hired Cvengros as the new VP of Development … Continue reading New hire at Second Harvest

Zimbabwe charity race and fair turns 18

Zimbabwe charity race and fair turns 18 March 26 event celebrates African nation's culture, raises money for orphanage by Shauli Bar-On / Mountain View Voice The 18th annual Run For Zimbabwe will be hosted at the St. Joseph school, 1120 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View, on Sunday, Mar. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. The … Continue reading Zimbabwe charity race and fair turns 18

MidPen photo contest

Community brief MidPen photo contestThe MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District is inviting photographers of all skill levels to enter its eighth annual photo contest. Entry is free, and contestants can submit up to three photos in four categories: wildlife, plant life, landscapes, and people in nature. Photos must be taken in a MidPeninsula Open Space … Continue reading MidPen photo contest

Senior resuscitates man at McDonald’s during lunch

Marlon Portillo saves life of seizing man Senior Marlon Portillo recertified himself in CPR in late January, but little did he know that two weeks later, that he would be using his credentials to resuscitate a dying man. It was a casual Wednesday lunch on Feb. 1, Portillo said, when he was waiting in the … Continue reading Senior resuscitates man at McDonald’s during lunch

All-girls hackathon encourages careers in tech

News - February 24, 2017 All-girls hackathon encourages careers in tech by Shauli Bar-On / Mountain View Voice From left, judges Alice Meyer, a senior Global eCommerce program manager at Symantec, UC Berkeley sophomore Nikki Bayar and Ayesha Khan, president of Foothill WiSTEM, evaluate application pitches at the XXHacks hackathon in Mountain View on Feb. … Continue reading All-girls hackathon encourages careers in tech

FUHSD board elections underway

FUHSD board elections underway Three candidates running for two open seats By Shauli Bar-On November 5, 2016 • (Edit) Election day is just days away, and two of the five district board seats are being contested. Seven-term board member Nancy Newton has announced retirement from the board. Incumbent Jeff Moe is running to maintain his … Continue reading FUHSD board elections underway

FHS teen arrested on criminal threat charges clashed with water polo teammates

FHS teen arrested on criminal threat charges clashed with water polo teammates Students contacted by The Epitaph confirmed yesterday that the 17-year-old junior arrested and booked into juvenile hall Monday was a member of the FHS water polo team and frequently quarreled with teammates. The arrested student allegedly created an Instagram account with the handle “Jewslayer88,” … Continue reading FHS teen arrested on criminal threat charges clashed with water polo teammates

PE teacher Paula Weismann announces retirement

Issue 8 page 2  38-year veteran staff member says goodbye By Shauli Bar-On (Appeared in print issue 8 on 5/25/16) After 38 years of teaching, PE teacher Paula Weismann has decided to retire at the end of this school year. “I’m looking forward to slowing life down,” she said. “It’s been a great ride.” Weismann … Continue reading PE teacher Paula Weismann announces retirement

Annual Sapnay show highlights Indian and Pakistani culture

Issue 8 page 2 IndoPak club members show off their moves and musical talents in the large gym By Shauli Bar-On The 16th annual Indian-Pakistani (IndoPak) Sapnay show was hosted in a packed gym on May 14. The IndoPak club was founded with the purpose to unite the diverse cultures and talents of Bay Area … Continue reading Annual Sapnay show highlights Indian and Pakistani culture

Wellness Task Force begins discussion

issue5 Page 2  Students, staff chosen to represent HHS in district sleep committee By Shauli Bar-On Published March 2, 2016 The district-wide committee to combat student sleep deprivation, the Wellness Task Force, is up and running. Their first meeting on Jan. 25 allowed them to set the foundation for further discussion. In Monday’s second meeting, … Continue reading Wellness Task Force begins discussion

Outstanding staff members recognized

Issue5page1 Spanish teacher Paco Arévalo and special education para-educator Monica Knott awarded Staff of the Year By Shauli Bar-On and Aria Hejazi Published March 2, 2016 Two staff members were named HHS Staff of the Year at the FUHSD board meeting in the cafeteria last Tuesday. Para educator Monica Knott was awarded the Classified Staff … Continue reading Outstanding staff members recognized

Sleep doctor lectures on start times

Issue4FrontPage (1) Dr. Pelayo speaks to PTSA, district forms committee By Shauli Bar-On Published January 27, 2016 Sleep expert Dr. Rafael Pelayo spoke to a full crowd at last week’s PTSA meeting in the HHS auditorium. Parents, students, staff and administration from the district all secured tickets before the event was fully booked. “Parents were … Continue reading Sleep doctor lectures on start times

Efforts continue for later start time

Issue 3 page 2 By Shauli Bar-On Published: December 9, 2015 Progress is developing slowly in late start petition founder Sharlene Liu’s goal of an 8:30 a.m. or later school start time. In an effort to continue the conversation about late starts, Liu, along with FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove, Principal Greg Giglio, Board President Barbara … Continue reading Efforts continue for later start time

Celebration of peace and hope unites students

URL: Celebration of peace and hope unites students Published: November 22, 2015 By Shauli Bar-On Photos by Aayush Singh Following the terror attacks that left over 130 people dead in Paris, French teacher Muriel Von Stein decided to suspend the regular lessons planned for her classes on Monday to discuss the tragedies with her classes. “My … Continue reading Celebration of peace and hope unites students

Revising School Start Times

Issue2Page1  Published November 4, 2015 By Shauli Bar-On Following several meetings with the community and administration, HHS parent Sharlene Liu’s pursuit for a later school start time has gained much more attention since she first formed the Change.org petition in September. Four FUHSD schools were represented at the most recent public brainstorming meeting last Thursday. … Continue reading Revising School Start Times

Students, parents petition for later school start times

Issue1Page1 Deck: District Superintendent Bove is open to investigating the idea proposed by Sharlene Liu Published: October 7, 2015 By Shauli Bar-On According to the National Sleep Foundation, two-thirds of all high school students are sleep deprived. Described by Sharlene Liu as an epidemic, sleep deprivation statistics such as this one inspired Liu to advocate … Continue reading Students, parents petition for later school start times

Principal Giglio to receive new assistant

Issue 8 page 2 By: Shauli Bar-On and Alisha Parikh Principal Greg Giglio’s secretary, Executive Assistant, Christine Glenny will not be returning to Homestead next year, as she is set to work in the district office alongside former principal Graham Clark. Glenny, originally a criminal analyst for the Strathclyde Police in Scotland, began her career … Continue reading Principal Giglio to receive new assistant

Community supports Nepal

Homestead Epitaph Issue 7 Published March 30, 2015 By Shauli Bar-On The local community mourns victims of Saturday’s devastating earthquake that trembled Nepal. The record 7.9 magnitude earthquake originated 50 miles north of the capital, Kathmandu, causing a death toll of over 4,600, CNN reports. Senior Anshuman Bhusal and sophomore Anubhav Bhattarai were born in … Continue reading Community supports Nepal

Homestead student elected as FUHSD representative

The Epitaph Issue 5 Published: March 5, 2015 By: Shauli Bar-On The student board representative for FUHSD was selected Monday night and Homestead’s contestant, junior Cyrus Miremadi, won the prestigious position. Being the only freshman at his first board meeting, he saw his dream position years before running. Padded by three years of leadership experience, Miremadi … Continue reading Homestead student elected as FUHSD representative

JOHN SHLEBY, NANCY DAFERN AWARDED AS STAFF OF THE YEAR

The Epitaph: Issue 6 Issue6Pg2 Published: April 2, 2015 By Shauli Bar-On  Two more staff members, computer science teacher John Shelby and school financial specialist Nancy Daffern, were added this month to the group of staff who comprise the Classified and Certificated Staff of the Year, two awards that have been in existence for over … Continue reading JOHN SHLEBY, NANCY DAFERN AWARDED AS STAFF OF THE YEAR