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A Day In the Life of: Philz barista Sal Pizzo

A Day In the Life of: Philz barista Sal Pizzo

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 13, 2016


Filed under A day in the life of, FEATURES, Special Report Editor's Picks

At 18, Philz barista Sal Pizzo thought he would rule the world at 21, but his life took a very different turn. Pizzo can't say that he hates his job as a barista, though he would love a better one. He has to clean up at the end of the day, and often wishes his customers would see him as a person rather...

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Fatima Ali

November 11, 2015


Filed under Audio, FEATURES, Interactives, Life Skills, Multimedia, Special Report Editor's Picks, Under 20 Minutes

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]cademic classes are undeniably important and provide gateways for a student’s future, especially at a STEM-heavy school like MVHS. But what about the importance of electives in which students get hands-on experience? Student can acquire lifelong problem-solving skills through courses...

Who are we? Being non-binary in a pink and blue world

Who are we? Being non-binary in a pink and blue world

Anjana Melvin

September 24, 2015


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES, Multimedia, Special Report Editor's Picks, Video, Who are we?

Being non-binary in a pink and blue world by El Estoque on Exposure Story written by Anjana Melvin and Kalpana Gopalkrishnan ...

Who are we? The story of our names

Who are we? The story of our names

Devika Watave

August 28, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Special Report Editor's Picks, Who are we?

We may know all of our friends’ names, but very few of us know the stories behind them. Some of us have names that our parents fell in love with right from the start. Others have names that have run in the family for many generations. But most of us can’t say that we were named after a store that...

Ready, Set, Go! Fifty fresh faces

Ready, Set, Go! Fifty fresh faces

Trisha Kholiya

August 21, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Ready, Set, Go!, Special Report Editor's Picks

A sea of unfamiliar faces, the shrill sound of school bells and a new start in a new place. With the first bell of the school year, hundreds of freshmen swarm to their first classes some with utter excitement. Others sweat apprehensively and cling to their backpack straps. Many have pink schedules plastered...

(Re)discovering old slang

(Re)discovering old slang

Ashmita Chakraborty

May 4, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Special Report Editor's Picks

Are you a man on the moon? How crunk is your favorite band’s new album? Who are your homeskillets? How many of these vintage terms do you recognize? A conversation between friends decades ago may vary greatly from a similar conversation between friends today, due to differences in slang, jargon...

The Sharing Culture: Our posts on social media

The Sharing Culture: Our posts on social media

Caitlyn Tjong

February 5, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Special Report Editor's Picks

JUNIOR MAY CUI Instagram and Facebook user Updates: spontaneous [dropcap]A[/dropcap] quick scroll through junior May Cui’s Instagram feed gives a comprehensive view on who she is: her outfit of the day, a bowl of chicken noodle soup and photos with her friends. As an active Instagram and Facebook user, junior May Cui weighs Instagram over Facebook. “I...

Procrastinating on Thanksgiving: Shoppers at Safeway tell stories of culinary disasters and unexpected success

Procrastinating on Thanksgiving: Shoppers at Safeway tell stories of culinary disasters and unexpected success

Kristin Chang

November 28, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Main slider, Special Report Editor's Picks

The Cupertino Safeway at 5 p.m. isn’t exactly brimming with frantic energy — after all, the kind of people who scour the “pre-cooked” rack for some semblance of a turkey on Thanksgiving evening are either a) superb procrastinators, the kind who proudly erect their Christmas trees on Valentine’s...