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Students reflect on their qualities to gauge accuracy of the Enneagram personality test

Students reflect on their qualities to gauge accuracy of the Enneagram personality test

Shriya Deshpande

February 8, 2017


Filed under Interactives, Multimedia, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]STJ versus ENTP, Type 1 versus Type 9, Peacemaker versus Investigator: whether it is taking a free Enneagram test or using Buzzfeed quizzes to see how our preferences in cereal indicate personality type, personality tests are interesting ways for people to think about the qualities...

Down memory lane: Students share snippets of their earliest memories

Down memory lane: Students share snippets of their earliest memories

Mingjie Zhong

October 28, 2016


Filed under Best of Special Report 2016-17, FEATURES, Interactives, Memories, Multimedia

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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 ...

Everyday examples of Hispanic and Latino culture

Andrea Schlitt

September 21, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Interactives, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince 1968, the month of Sept. has been dedicated to celebrating the diverse history and traditions of the culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Even before the existence of America, these traditions have played an integral part in the everyday lives of Hispanics and Latinos and ar...

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...

A Look at the Paralympics

A Look at the Paralympics

Akshara Majjiga

September 8, 2016


Filed under Best of Sports, Interactives, Main slider, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, SPORTS

One sporting event that stands out among all others are the Paralympics. According to BBC, there is no event that is more large-scale and has as much historic value. 160 countries compete with over 4300 athletes, all with varying disabilities. The world becomes a stage as athletes from countries all...

Breaking through the bubble: Crime in Cupertino

Breaking through the bubble: Crime in Cupertino

Ilena Peng

September 3, 2016


Filed under Best Writing, Interactives, Local, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] small suburb that many of us consider safe is defined by the titles of high-tech companies nearby. This town that almost 60,000 of us call home is so secure and understated that it’s referred to as the little bubble of Cupertino. But even in the tranquil community of Cupertin...

Students respond to the new UC prompts

Students respond to the new UC prompts

Ilena Peng

May 19, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Education, Interactives, NEWS, News Multimedia, Video

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n light of the new UC prompt format, we asked students random students on campus to answer some of the prompt questions. Although college applications require hours of thought, the questions themselves are fairly simple. Here’s how some students answered the prompts with no more tha...

Playing in a different key: How well do you know instruments from around the world?

Playing in a different key: How well do you know instruments from around the world?

Ananya Bhat

April 7, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Interactives, Multimedia, Music

Co-reported by Sarah Robinson [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith such a diverse group of people at MVHS, it’s no surprise that the musical instruments students play here is not limited to the typical list of piano, guitar, violin, flute and so on. While MVHS students may have heard of some unusual instrumen...

The way we love: Love across cultures

The way we love: Love across cultures

Anjana Melvin

February 14, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Interactives, Multimedia, The way we love

There are a thousand different ways to express love: A spontaneous bouquet of roses, a hug and a kiss every morning before school or an encouraging text from a friend are just a few examples. But how does the way we love vary across cultures? Some families are used to showing physical affection. Others,...

Let’s talk about sex: Religion and Sex Quiz

Let’s talk about sex: Religion and Sex Quiz

Andy Tu

February 3, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES, Interactives, Let's talk about sex, Multimedia

Co-written by Priya Reddy Religious organizations often make the news for their polarizing views on issues such as sexuality, abortions, and sex. The last one is one of the least talked about, but most well-known topics. But how well do you really know the stances of major religions on sex? Take the...

Dance team reflects on memories

Dance team reflects on memories

Ananya Bhat

December 7, 2015


Filed under Briefs, Interactives, Multimedia, NEWS, Video

Having just performed their Winter show, the captains of the Dance team, seniors Naomi Wang and Carissa Yee and juniors Cherie Kim and Riona Guha, take a look back at old memories from previous shows and talk about how close they’ve grown over the years. Click the buttons in the video to hear what the...