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Hs2 counselors detail lessons and advice regarding the college application process

Hs2 counselors detail lessons and advice regarding the college application process

Albert Wang

September 27, 2016


Filed under Education, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tudents can stand out in a variety of ways. For some, the hardest task is condensing all their attributes and achievements into 250-650 word essays. For others, they cannot recall enough significant accomplishments to create their college essays. Despite how students seem to think, ...

Homes to houses: residents explain their opposition to the new constructional growth

Homes to houses: residents explain their opposition to the new constructional growth

Albert Wang

September 21, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat Michael Chaba misses most about Cupertino is the small barbershop on the corner intersection of S. Blaney Ave and Stevens Creek where he used to get his haircut. He’s lived in Cupertino with his wife and children for over 10 years now. As Cupertino continued to develop, the...

Main Street Cupertino celebrates grand opening on Sept. 17

Main Street Cupertino celebrates grand opening on Sept. 17

Chetana Ramaiyer

September 20, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Local, NEWS

On Sept. 17, after seven years filled with plans, approval processes and renovations, Main Street Cupertino finally had its grand opening. It began with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the morning, which was followed by a parade and throughout the day, Main Street Cupertino was celebrated with local bands...

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...

Where do students work over the summer?

Where do students work over the summer?

Andrea Schlitt

August 29, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it’s hanging out by the pool or sleeping until noon, summer is a time for students to relax and forget about the stress that comes with school. But for some students, summer is also an opportunity to gain new experiences, develop new skills and work with different kinds o...

Deconstructing The Martian: How drama, art, journalism, history, and science converge

Deconstructing The Martian: How drama, art, journalism, history, and science converge

Jessica Xing

June 6, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS, Science & Technology, The Martian: Deconstructed

Footage taken by Itay Barylka and video edited by Chetana Ramaiyer  [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Tues. May 24, the Tech Museum in San Jose brought together different subject areas all across the board, as Drama, Art, Journalism, AP Environmental Science, AP Chemistry and AP US History came together for The ...

GALLERY: Bernie Sanders rally in San Jose

GALLERY: Bernie Sanders rally in San Jose

Itay Barylka

May 25, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS, Uncategorized

On May 18, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders visited the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and gave a stirring speech to thousands of supporters. He received an enthusiastic response when discussing his strategy to combat Donald Trump's rhetoric, his plan for universal health care and...

Cost of staying: Unaffordable housing in the Bay Area

Cost of staying: Unaffordable housing in the Bay Area

Fatima Ali

May 18, 2016


Filed under From the magazine, Local, NEWS, Print news

Story by Alina Abidi and Fatima Ali View more info at http://www.elestoque.org/housing/ [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he decision wasn’t sudden. In fact, it had been years in the making: an abstract thought that became concrete last Spring. English teacher Matt Brashears and his wife knew that at some point,...

Community gathers to discuss teacher retention and recruitment

Community gathers to discuss teacher retention and recruitment

Alina Abidi

May 8, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS

The lack of affordable housing in Silicon Valley is driving teachers out of our school, out of our district and out of our state. On May 7, at 10 a.m., local teachers and school board and community members gathered at FUHSD District Office to discuss teacher recruitment and retention in California. The...

Eighth annual Earth Day festival at Civic Center continues to resonate in community

Eighth annual Earth Day festival at Civic Center continues to resonate in community

Om Khandekar

May 5, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS, News Digital

On any given day, the Civic Center, near the Santa Clara County Library, is bustling with students who come to study. But on April 30, the steady flow of studious students was interrupted with a band playing Disney tunes and the din of laughter. Various booths were set up across the center, most disc...

#NotANumber: LHS students start movement reacting to female students getting objectified online

#NotANumber: LHS students start movement reacting to female students getting objectified online

Miloni Vora

April 26, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS

Co-authored by Ilena Peng  [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n April 17 at 8:00 p.m., a senior at Lynbrook High School, LHS, who wishes to remain anonymous, updated her profile picture with the hashtag, “#NotaNumber”. The profile picture was in response to a Facebook groups recently discovered by the LHS co...

South Bay Christian clubs come together for South Bay Unite-The Journey

South Bay  Christian clubs come together for South Bay Unite-The Journey

Stephanie Lam

April 19, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Local, NEWS

Updated on April 20 8:30 pm Correction: Earlier version misspelled the first name of senior Madeleine Hellwig of Fremont High School. Hellwig's first name is spelled "Madeleine " not "Madeline" Correction: The sentence "Upon arrival, participants were greeted with free ice cream and candies, wh...