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Cultural exchange: Hsinchu and Cupertino

Cultural exchange: Hsinchu and Cupertino

Andrea Perng and Jasmine Lee

May 3, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

Mayor and exchange students reflect on the relationship between Hsinchu and Cupertino

Breaking convention

Breaking convention

ZaZu Lippert

April 11, 2018


Filed under Best of News, Local, NEWS, Politics

[dropcap] C[/dropcap]ommunity members mill about the bus circle, which will soon be filled with food trucks. Prominent local politicians speak in the Student Union. And the main attraction, a voter registration drive for students, takes center stage in the rally court. This is how seniors Samantha...

Corking the bottle: discussing the new Cupertino social host ordinance

Corking the bottle: discussing the new Cupertino social host ordinance

Claire Chang

April 11, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

The Cupertino City Council voted unanimously on March 6 to approve the first draft of the social host ordinance, a new law that strives to reduce the amount of underage drinking and drug use in the city by increasing the consequences for the adults that the city deems responsible. The social host ordi...

Walking towards adulthood

Walking towards adulthood

Sarah Young

March 31, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 28, parents of FUHSD students gathered in the MVHS auditorium. They filled the seats as they waited to hear speaker and Head of Brentwood K-12 School Mike Riera’s speech about connecting with teenagers. Riera began the speech by asking the audience the first things that ...

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 — ...

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...

California’s Assembly Bill 918 provides translated ballots for more minority languages

California’s Assembly Bill 918 provides translated ballots for more minority languages

Ilena Peng

February 2, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

California’s Assembly Bill 918, which was passed in October 2017, amended California elections code section 14201 to expand the number of languages that facsimile ballots are provided for. Facsimile ballots, which are translated copies of the ballot that the voter can use as a reference for the Englis...

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...

Take two: thousands gather for the second annual women’s march

Take two: thousands gather for the second annual women’s march

Gauri Kaushik

January 22, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

Chants of “Not my president” and “Hey, hey! Ho ho! Donald Drumpf has got to go!” mixed with cheers, singing and laughter as thousands of people filled the streets of San Jose at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20 for the San Jose Women's March 2018. This march, and the other marches that occurred across the...

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,...

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...

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

Jai Uparkar

December 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the beginning of the school year, counselors have much to worry about, from scheduling to planning and, most importantly, writing recommendation letters for those applying to colleges. Though this time of year is stressful for MVHS seniors, it also proves to be a stressful time f...