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Meet Octagon’s new 2017-2018 officer team

Meet Octagon’s new 2017-2018 officer team

Krishna Sunder

May 29, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Octagon is unlike any other volunteering club on campus. At least that’s what Vice President Eric Tang thinks, citing the club’s tightly-knit community as setting it apart from the multitude of community service organizations at Monta Vista. Tang is one of three members of Octagon’s executive...

“Calexit” movement gains momentum

“Calexit” movement gains momentum

Krishna Sunder

March 3, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS

Secession isn’t new to the U.S. From Virginia’s calls to secession in 1798 to the South during the Civil War, movements for state secession have risen since the creation of the Union. But it wasn’t until after the 2016 election that serious calls for secession re-entered national politics through...

After the storm: the current state of California’s drought

After the storm: the current state of California’s drought

Krishna Sunder

January 17, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Additional reporting by Nate Stevens [su_dropcap style="flat"]"B[/su_dropcap]rown is the new green.” At least that’s what Governor Jerry Brown used as his campaign slogan in 2014, referring to his new platform of anti-drought policies. But if any of Brown’s catchy campaign signs were sti...

Applying Yourself

Applying Yourself

Krishna Sunder

December 10, 2016


Filed under Applying Yourself, FEATURES

Web design by Krishna Sunder [su_dropcap]H[/su_dropcap]igh school students have spent over seven hundred days in high school, etching rows of letters onto a transcript, be it a pattern of straight A’s or curved C’s or a mixture of many different grades. This single piece of paper acts as a sin...

Things I wish people would stop telling me

Things I wish people would stop telling me

Krishna Sunder

December 5, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia

“Can I go to the bathroom?” “I don’t know, can you?” Everyone has that one comment that drives them insane. But behind every trite cliché is a unique method by which it gets under our skin. Scroll down to see what students wish they’d never hear again. ...

Why students don’t have a voice in politics

Why students don’t have a voice in politics

Krishna Sunder

November 1, 2016


Filed under Best of Opinion, Campus, Columns, OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat"]O[/su_dropcap]n October 20, 2016, I attended Cupertino Teen Commission’s Pizza and Politics event, a gathering where students could meet with panels of local politicians and ask them questions about developments in our community. I came to the meeting burning with excitement...

Excuses

Excuses

Krishna Sunder

September 16, 2016


Filed under Interactives, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES

Ranging anywhere from “my dog ate my homework” to “I have a family reunion today,” excuses are a large part of how people sometimes cope with social and academic situations. In this package, we explore how excuses pop up in the form of body shaming, religious situations, homework amounts and...

Soylent: New smoothie offers an alternative to food

Soylent: New smoothie offers an alternative to food

Krishna Sunder

August 30, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Culture, Featured, OPINION, Videos

[su_dropcap size="4"]S[/su_dropcap]oylent is the future of food. At least that’s what researchers at Rosa Labs claim about their new product, a tasteless smoothie-like beverage that contains all the nutrients an average adult needs to survive. Many Monta Vista students spend lunch occupied between...