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How to make stress balls

How to make stress balls

Jai Uparkar

March 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Bring Change to Mind Club decided to make homemade stress balls during lunch on March 8. In hopes of ending the stigma around mental health and reducing the increasing stress levels of MVHS students, the club decided to organize an activity for MVHS students. Look at the gifs below...

Behind the scenes of Badminton club

Behind the scenes of Badminton club

Jasmine Lee

March 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Every Thursday lunch, numerous students pile into the field house, holding badminton racquets and talking animatedly to their friends. Here, the MVHS badminton club hosts open gym for club members to enjoy the sport and improve upon their skills. Unlike many of the clubs at MVHS, the badminton club has a uniqu...

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

Emily Xia

March 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout the month of February, the Monta Vista Robotics Team has been hard at work on their robot for the competition season. After placing second at nationals last year, MVRT is determined to have another successful year. The robot-building process is strenuous, with all 150 members of...

De Anza College celebrates Holi

Karen Sanchez

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Special

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Uninformed: Why freshmen continue to take difficult classes

Uninformed: Why freshmen continue to take difficult classes

Sunjin Chang

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]“W[/dropcap]ould you ever consider dropping a class?” In response to this under-asked question at MVHS, there is a clear disparity between the answer of freshmen and seniors’. MVHS culture has continuously encouraged students to take higher-level classes, normalizing taking AP and honor...

A fresh taste of South Korean snacks

A fresh taste of South Korean snacks

Claire Yang

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]K[/dropcap]orean Club officers stack boxes upon boxes of Korean snacks on top of each other, each item painted with bright colors, branded with an easily distinguishable label. Lotte, NongShim and Orion are three of the largest snack-producing companies in South Korea, selling massively popula...

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

Andrea Perng

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 10, members of the Cupertino City Council will take the stage to hear Cupertino residents discuss the new developments in town. According to host and citizen organization Better Cupertino’s website, mayor Darcy Paul will attend, as well as city council member Steven...

Art club holds meeting to talk about Henna

Art club holds meeting to talk about Henna

Priya Reddy

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Art club hosted an interactive meeting last week introducing Henna, a traditional form of body art popularized in India. After a short presentation by the officers detailing the background of Henna, the members dove into their own practice during lunch, decorating their skin with bright gold cones ful...

Neutral Density Films prepares for their first production of the year

Neutral Density Films prepares for their first production of the year

Vivian Chiang

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Neutral Density (ND) Films is currently producing their first film of the year, a comedy sketch about a boy whose high-five is left hanging. The film starts off at a couch in front of a plasma screen television, with two friends playing video games. When one of the boys holds his hand up for a high-five,...

Science National Honor Society holds Elephant Toothpaste lab

Science National Honor Society holds Elephant Toothpaste lab

Jennie Chen

March 8, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]cience National Honor Society met on March 2 to hold one of their “Reaction Series” experiments — the Elephant Toothpaste lab. The unique name comes the large foam produced by the chemical reaction, which looks like toothpaste large enough for an elephant to use. The lab...

Spring Skincare with Bite Club

Spring Skincare with Bite Club

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ite Club members gathered in room B101 on March 1 to discuss how to turn everyday food products into skincare essentials. The officers said that both what is ingested and what is put on the skin can affect our skin’s appearance. Read the infographic below for tips on how to integr...