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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,...

Creating team players

Creating team players

ZaZu Lippert

January 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

The currency of tomorrow

The currency of tomorrow

Aditya Dash

January 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap]s sophomore Surya Dantuluri browsed through the Internet three weeks before finals, he noticed the recent popularity surrounding cryptocurrency and its uses. Intrigued by its new logistics, he decided to invest a dollar into Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency system, in order to understand ...

Earthquakes strike the Bay Area

Earthquakes strike the Bay Area

Ria Kolli

January 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Afreen Azad had turned off the lights and was just about to go to bed around 2 a.m. when she suddenly felt like someone was shaking her bed. Azad’s first thought was that her house was being robbed. “I heard from someone who lives near our street that there was a person k...

Smells Like Teen Connectivity: students discuss their experiences at the Teen Center

Smells Like Teen Connectivity: students discuss their experiences at the Teen Center

Shuvi Jha

December 12, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Varun Muthukumaran is a busy guy. A member of the MVHS football team for four years, he has attended daily, four-hour long practices during the summer and fall. From lunges to deadlifts to conditioning, he performs various strenuous activities aimed at increasing streng...

Aiding the process: FAFSA and college application workshops

Aiding the process: FAFSA and college application workshops

Jennie Chen

December 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen McKenna Parfet took the long-time substitute position for college and career advisor in mid-September, there were many changes and additions she envisioned making to the College and Career Center (CCC). One of the changes was hosting Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),...

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...

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...

In the giving spirit

In the giving spirit

Claire Chang

December 12, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS, Print news

When he first immigrated to the U.S., Goodwill assistant manager Wilson Lee had little knowledge of the process and paperwork involved. However, his church stepped in, giving him advice and assisting him with the immigration process. Through his church, he realized he wanted to pursue a career that i...

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...

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n December 2, members of the Tri-Music Honor Society performed at Quinlan Community Center for the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. Students performed various songs based on the theme of holiday cheer and spirit. Scroll down to read what sophomores Iris Xia and Wenyu Chen ...