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MVHS hosts ‘All Grown-Up and Working’ alumni panel

MVHS hosts ‘All Grown-Up and Working’ alumni panel

Bill Cheng and Gauri Kaushik

April 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On Thursday, April 12, students and parents filled the auditorium to hear from a panel of MVHS alumni about life after high school. The event, which was brought to MVHS by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and Cupertino Library Foundation, provided an opportunity to learn more about life after high scho...

A day without seniors

A day without seniors

Jai Uparkar

April 11, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, Uncategorized

[su_dropcap style="light" size="4"]S[/su_dropcap]enior ditch day is an unofficial American rite of passage, a day that allows seniors to escape the daily stresses of school. Although the day is centered around seniors, it also affects teachers. MVHS financial specialist, Calvin Wong, did not participate in s...

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Jai Uparkar

March 31, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen most students open the Schoolloop app on their phone or computer, they are usually confronted by a sea of letter grades ranging from an A to an F — but never an X. At the beginning of the second semester, Chemistry teacher Mia Onodera changed the way she inputted grades for...

Changes made to Purple and Gold awards ceremony due to construction

Changes made to Purple and Gold awards ceremony due to construction

Sarah Young

March 20, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ach year during March, the MVHS Purple and Gold awards are held to recognize students on a non-academic level. Non-academic meaning that the awards focus on the student’s personality towards learning or their value to the class as a whole. Due to recent construction on the main...

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...

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — ...

In pursuit of happiness

In pursuit of happiness

ZaZu Lippert

March 2, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia, Print news

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he pursuit of happiness. One of the three “unalienable rights” recognized by the founding fathers of the U.S. when they created the Declaration of Independence. Although finding happiness may have been important to the founders of the country, studies show that Americans are current...

MVHS holds first technology career night of the year

MVHS holds first technology career night of the year

Jai Uparkar

February 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Thursday, Feb. 1 MVHS held its first career night of 2018, attracting students interested in a future in technology. The night began at 7 p.m. with a speech by Kern Peng, who has worked at Intel for 25 years. Peng discussed the importance of soft skills, like the ability to com...

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

Jai Uparkar

January 16, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]chool Loop was down from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8 for all students in FUHSD, catching students and teachers off guard, who depended on School Loop for their final first semester grades and homework assignments. FUHSD is usually allerted about School Loop’s maintenance schedule beforehand,...

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

ZaZu Lippert

December 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Best of News, NEWS, Print news

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ustodian Tom Orsua has been counting the days he has left at MVHS. Lately, he gets a little “tingly” every time he thinks of it. It’s a little more real, now more than ever, that his memories at MVHS will come to a close. Counting down towards his last day, January 31, he reali...

Class of 2018’s final winter finals

Class of 2018’s final winter finals

ZaZu Lippert

December 11, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

The class of 2018 will be taking their last winter finals along with the rest of the MVHS student body this week. As they prepare to go into their last winter finals, three seniors discuss what they’ve learned, as well as what they wish they’d known as freshmen. Senior Esther Chang Q: How do you think you...