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Honors American Literature teachers add new film to curriculum

Honors American Literature teachers add new film to curriculum

Gauri Kaushik

March 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

This school year, Honors American Literature teachers introduced an addition to the curriculum — rather than watching “Edward Scissorhands” for the film analysis portion of the class, the students watched “Moonlight.” “Moonlight” is best known for being the first LGBTQ film and the first film with a...

Take two: thousands gather for the second annual women’s march

Take two: thousands gather for the second annual women’s march

Gauri Kaushik

January 22, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

Chants of “Not my president” and “Hey, hey! Ho ho! Donald Drumpf has got to go!” mixed with cheers, singing and laughter as thousands of people filled the streets of San Jose at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20 for the San Jose Women's March 2018. This march, and the other marches that occurred across the...

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Gauri Kaushik

December 1, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 29, math teacher and volleyball coach Colin Anderson was visiting a chiropractor for a back pain he had been experiencing for about a week when he suddenly broke into a sweat and began to feel a pain throughout his body. Anderson drove himself to urgent care and it was...

“Me Too”: MVHS alumni share their sexual assault stories

“Me Too”: MVHS alumni share their sexual assault stories

Gauri Kaushik

November 10, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, News Multimedia

"The first time it happened, she was in elementary school. They were playing a game where she had to “guess the object,” and he made her touch certain body parts. What made it worse was the fact that he was her cousin." After the sexual assault allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein,...

Potential military recruits try the Army’s PFT

Potential military recruits try the Army’s PFT

Gauri Kaushik

November 9, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile many students at MVHS are busy considering which colleges they want to attend, some students are considering another option— the military. Sophomore Elvis Lang and juniors Kaitlyn Zou and Ryan Johnston are just a few of these students. Watch the video below to see them com...

Closing the curtain

Closing the curtain

Gauri Kaushik

November 9, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or Cupertino residents, Bluelight Cinemas was a place for school field trips and family movie nights, for screenings of Chinese and Indian movies that otherwise didn't make it to theaters in the US. It meant cheaper movie tickets, along with the opportunity to see lesser-known documentaries...

Opting out of curriculum

Opting out of curriculum

Gauri Kaushik

October 16, 2017


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Education, NEWS

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]efore coming to MVHS, assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz spent his time travelling around the country talking to crowds of educators about what to do when curriculum clashes with a student’s personal beliefs. The topics of the clashes varied as much as the beliefs of the people...

Crowded streets

Crowded streets

Gauri Kaushik

October 10, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS

Although the prestige of the FUHSD schools is well known in the community, its effect on overpopulation in Cupertino is often overlooked. Many families look to move to Cupertino, seeking the best education for their children, but the lack of housing and space in schools and the city has caused the pro...

English department runs a pilot program for freshman literature

English department runs a pilot program for freshman literature

Gauri Kaushik

October 6, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

This article includes spoilers for "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]his year, the MVHS English department is running a pilot program which will introduce a new book as part of the freshman Literature and Writing curriculum. Instead ...

Presents of the past

Presents of the past

Gauri Kaushik

September 14, 2017


Filed under MVHS On, OPINION, Perspectives

From the last minute studying for tests to synthesis essays on World War I and document analyzation, it can be hard to realize why it’s important to learn about the past. Below, four students share why they believe we learn history and whether it will be useful to them later in life, and U.S. History...

Keeping up with the class of 1982

Keeping up with the class of 1982

Gauri Kaushik

September 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

As people gather around the wooden tables covered in purple and gold decorations, old friends begin to greet each other, recalling memories both old and new. Although they graduated from MVHS 35 years ago, the class of 1982 has stayed in touch with each other after high school. Click here to read mor...