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A walk through Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza

A walk through Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza

Ria Kolli

November 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured

Festivity filled the air during Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 28. Kids played tic-tac-toe with pumpkins and got their faces painted, while their parents took photos to capture the moment. Frolicking under everyone’s feet were puppies dressed in costumes ranging fro...

“Sunny Side Up:” A Process

“Sunny Side Up:”  A Process

Akshara Majjiga

October 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Performing Arts

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was honestly just a whim. She had been working on her play for a while, finding things she wanted to change, gathering opinions from fellow classmates. She had thought this was a chance to test herself. If she didn’t win, at least she knew she had tried her best. It was also a...

Do-It-Yourself

Do-It-Yourself

Dylan Tsai

January 16, 2017


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Lifestyle

Do-it-yourself projects have become a major trend across the country because of their relative ease, low cost and opportunity to customize. Whether it be re-creating expensive styles, making personalized objects or just adding an individual touch to an everyday task, the option to D.I.Y has allowed people...

Consumer culture: The invisible tax on society

Consumer culture: The invisible tax on society

Aanchal Garg

November 24, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, Student life

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap]hanksgiving isn’t over yet. But with our stomachs still filled with half-burnt turkey, creamy pumpkin pie and sour cranberry sauce, we venture out of the conventional holiday home filled with the scent of food to brave malls full of crowds of people. The culprit? Black F...

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Devika Watave

October 3, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Student life

Designed and coded by Shar Rahman Competitive. A word used all too often to describe MVHS. During Homecoming, that description rings more true than ever. For a full week, 2500 students are pitted against each other. Each class fights tirelessly to rally the greatest number of participants in dress...

One man’s treasure: Cupertino’s city-wide Garage Sale

One man’s treasure: Cupertino’s city-wide Garage Sale

Aanchal Garg

September 22, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Interactives, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he conventional American neighborhood seems to be disappearing — at least in Cupertino. Residents don’t crowd over lemonade stands, block parties aren’t held every week and neighbors don’t exactly bake each other apple pies. The wave of immigrants in Cupertino has replaced a ...

Seniors dress up at this year’s Olympic themed Welcome Back Dance

Seniors dress up at this year’s Olympic themed Welcome Back Dance

Bhargava Matta

August 23, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Student life

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith flashing lights, waving flags, roaring music and poppy outfits, the Welcome Back Dance was loud and lively as students followed the theme: the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 2016 Welcome Back Dance was colorful with students wearing bright and flashy colors to embrace the theme. Class officer...

MVHS “Saturday Night Live” auditions attract a variety of performers

MVHS “Saturday Night Live” auditions attract a variety of performers

Devika Watave

August 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Main slider, Performing Arts, Theater

Every year, the MVHS Drama Department puts on “Saturday Night Live.” In the show, students adapt classic skits from the SNL TV show. Everybody who auditioned was assigned a role in either one or multiple skits by student directors. The performers then began rehearsing with the actors for their final...

PORN: Behind and beyond the computer screen

PORN: Behind and beyond the computer screen

Sebastian Zhang

May 8, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured

On Apr. 19, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert explained at a press conference his plans to sign a resolution that would declare porn a public health crisis. He said that porn had numerous harmful effects, such as objectifying women and encouraging sexual violence. Some, like the Utah Coalition Against Pornography, ...

Students recall memorable pranks

Students recall memorable pranks

Ilena Peng

April 1, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]ranks never fail to add a little bit of humor to everyone’s lives, as several students know. And regardless of whether or not the prank is successfully pulled off, these antics are sure to leave some great stories to tell. The amusing: Caught by the cops Although she wasn’t directly involved, junior Jennifer Lee recalls an unusual polic...

A guide to shopping for procrastinating prom-goers

A guide to shopping for procrastinating prom-goers

Ilena Peng

March 12, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]rom season is rapidly approaching with junior prom on Apr. 2 and senior ball on May 28. And for those who haven’t already found the perfect outfit, whether it be a Cinderella ball gown or a flawless jumpsuit, it’s time to start searching. Take a look at the charts below to get...

Kesha’s rape case: Supreme Court ruling puts entertainment industry in question

Kesha’s rape case: Supreme Court ruling puts entertainment industry in question

Jessica Xing

March 10, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured

[dropcap]K[/dropcap]esha Rose Serbert, or more popularly known as Kesha, sells a certain image — she knows when to have fun, she is carefree, she is rebellious. But through a slow culmination of events, Kesha has revealed how, over a span of ten years, her entire career was controlled and manipulated ...