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Annual egg hunt at Memorial Park

Annual egg hunt at Memorial Park

Katerina Pappas

March 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Behind the Quinlan Community Center, there is a grassy area surrounded by yellow tape and on the green field colorful eggs can be seen scattered about. Cupertino’s annual egg hunt in honor of Easter, fell on Mar. 24th this year. Families began to trickle in. The children ready with their colorful...

My three years with Jonghyun

My three years with Jonghyun

Katerina Pappas

February 27, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

The first thing I noticed about the K-pop group SHINee was their hair, funnily enough. I first noticed the dyed, borderline orange hair of their youngest member, Taemin, in their music video “Hello”. My focus then moved on to the monochromatic outfits that each member wore, everyone sporting a differe...

Fulfillment: A garden of her own

Fulfillment: A garden of her own

Katerina Pappas

December 8, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

It was about five years ago, when she found her new home. It was perfect — everything she could have asked for. There was even a quaint backyard, a change from her old house. The previous owners had tried to start a garden in the existing space. However, they never went farther than planting a few v...

Christmas tree lighting at Santana Row

Christmas tree lighting at Santana Row

Katerina Pappas

November 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs

By 6 in the evening, the sun was no longer in the sky. In its place lay dark clouds accompanied by frosty air which stung the cheeks of those who walked down the sidewalk. Crowds of people could be seen dressed for the increasingly cold weather, sporting scarves tightly wrapped around the neck and coats...

A mother who can be there

A mother who can be there

Katerina Pappas

November 9, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]he is there when her kids come home from school, working around the house to fill up the time she has. She is there with them in class, helping the teachers and spending time with her kids throughout their day. She is there to take them to their doctor’s appointments, making sure...

The last stop: how preparations are made for a funeral

Katerina Pappas

October 12, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES

All that is left after death of a loved one are physical parts. Funerals take place not for the deceased but for their loved ones, as an opportunity for release. Diverse cultures approach this difficult time in different ways, and embalmer John Lampe and funeral director Michael Rubino from Alameda Fam...

GSA holds panel for freshman biology classes

GSA holds panel for freshman biology classes

Katerina Pappas

May 31, 2017


Filed under Briefs

A group of five people sit at a table in the front of the choir room anticipating the arrival of the freshman biology classes to fill up the bleachers in front of them. Their name tags state their name as well as their pronouns, which give a brief introduction to the freshmen watching from the bleachers...

Pride for the young

Pride for the young

Katerina Pappas

May 30, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

This is an in-depth look into the South Bay Youth Space Pride Festival, where teenagers, members and leaders of their schools' GSA clubs came together through the San Jose LGBTQ Youth Space, and gathered their resources together in the hopes of creating their own form of joy and resistance. We will update...

Memes throughout time

Katerina Pappas

March 31, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES, Made of Memes

A group of students start making a gesture, laughing all the way. They pinch their fingers together in one fluid motion and twist their wrist just slightly to the side. They flick their wrist with passion and yell a loud “Mamma Mia!” Another shouts out that the gesture is overrated, but eventually...

Girls Empowerment Club makes posters uplifting women

Girls Empowerment Club makes posters uplifting women

Katerina Pappas

March 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs

A group of 17 people in room C103 watch sophomores Ruth Feng and Kamya Krishnan explain Girls Empowerment Club’s task. They would be making posters for International Women’s Day, which occurred on March 8. Materials consisting of poster paper, sharpies and colored pencils were laid out on the front...

Highlights of the 2017 winter rally

Highlights of the 2017 winter rally

Katerina Pappas

February 3, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life, Uncategorized

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]heers from every side shake the bleachers. As the 2017 Vegas-themed winter rally comes to an end, a sea of cornsilk gold flows out of the gym along with the students. The class of 2018 has won their first rally — out of pure luck. Juniors stare at each other out of shock and exc...

What it feels like to have gender dysphoria: The story of transition

What it feels like to have gender dysphoria: The story of transition

Katerina Pappas

January 31, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS

Even before she recognized that her friend was transgender, she noticed the little things that made him stick out. Like his hatred for skirts. The two sophomores met when they were six, when he had moved to her apartment complex in their conservative city in India. And before they could even speak, they could ...