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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...

Every Drop Counts

Every Drop Counts

Jai Uparkar

January 30, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, From the magazine, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Jan. 19, a plastic foldable table serves as the Stanford Blood Center (SBC) front desk for donors, who wait their turn while wearing "first time donor” stickers. With pop music playing in the background, the quiet but energized atmosphere of the room is filled with people wait...

A new day is on the horizon

A new day is on the horizon

ZaZu Lippert

January 23, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Education, NEWS, Print news

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tarting in the 2018 school year, FUHSD’s new sexual harassment policy has been changed to fit with the Obama administration’s alterations to Title IX. Clearly defined roles accompany this change, as well as clearer definitions and categorizations of sexual harassment as it appl...

A holiday full of giving

A holiday full of giving

Jai Uparkar

December 12, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS, News Multimedia

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the holidays, many students at MVHS travel to lavish places or spend precious time with their family. However, others spend their weekend at donation centers and community houses trying to provide for the people that live there. Working in these places, the students learn many...

Crowded streets

Crowded streets

Gauri Kaushik

October 10, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS

Although the prestige of the FUHSD schools is well known in the community, its effect on overpopulation in Cupertino is often overlooked. Many families look to move to Cupertino, seeking the best education for their children, but the lack of housing and space in schools and the city has caused the pro...

The backgate: MVHS’ party culture in the 70’s

The backgate: MVHS’ party culture in the 70’s

Sepand Rouz

March 8, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS

MVHS hasn’t been the same school throughout its history, it hasn’t always been a school focused so heavily on academics. The year was 1970, and things weren’t like this. The school was in its infancy, young and uncontrollable. David Lofstrom graduated from MVHS in 1972, and was able to illustrate...

There’s no place like home: Student Homelessness in the Silicon Valley

There’s no place like home: Student Homelessness in the Silicon Valley

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]conomics Teacher Pete Pelkey knocks his fists on the compact student desk, imitating the sound of the police interrupting his sleep as they tapped on his car window late at night. They would make him get out of his car, roll up his sleeves and check for track marks. Finding no evi...

To the flag

To the flag

Avni Prasad

October 21, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS

In elementary school, U.S. History teacher Ben Recktenwald would never recite the whole Pledge of Allegiance. He would say, “one nation,” pause, then continue with “indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Recktenwald didn’t skip “under God” to make a statement, nor did he think it...

A promise of virtue

A promise of virtue

Claire Chang

September 13, 2016


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Multimedia, NEWS

It’s easy to mistake her purity ring as just a plain, silver ring — an ordinary article of jewelry. But to junior Serena Yoo, it means much more. To its owner, a purity ring is not simply a decoration or fashion statement. It is a physical symbol of commitment, a promise to themselves, their ...

Restaurant health inspection ratings, expanded

Itay Barylka

April 19, 2016


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS

All Street View images © Google Health inspection scores and reports may be found at https://services.sccgov.org/facilityinspection Co-reported by Devika Watave...

How to use the In The Loop and Jarvis Scheduler applications

How to use the In The Loop and Jarvis Scheduler applications

Jennie Chen

February 3, 2016


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS

In The Loop for School Loop In The Loop, created by juniors Mahesh Murag and Akhil Palla, is a Google Chrome extension that allows students to manually add and delete scores in their School Loop to calculate their grades. 1. Start calculating your grade by going to Progress Repo...

Thank you for your service: the story of our veterans

Thank you for your service: the story of our veterans

Aanchal Garg

November 18, 2015


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Beyond the Magazine: News, Multimedia, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia

11/11 at 11:00 a.m. It was a windy Tuesday morning at the Veterans Day Ceremony in Memorial Park where Cupertino community members gathered to commemorate our veterans. As the Navy, Sheriff’s and Fire Department Honor Guard performed the placement of the flag, multiple speakers took the podium to per...