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Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

May 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Ideas, Profile Feature story

Founders of Society Peas discuss the purpose and background of their initiative

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Emily Xia, Emma Lam, and Andrea Schlitt

May 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

As people walked towards Memorial Park, the pounding of drums slowly grew louder. With the music came a crescendo of sounds, from kids laughing about bubbles to the whirl of the cotton candy machine going round and round, to the various questions from potential buyers at each booth. Colorful koi fla...

A look inside the Girl Code

A look inside the Girl Code

Maggie McCormick

April 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter participating in Science Olympiad with their friends in middle school, seniors Anisha Kollareddy, Aastha Chawla, Aditi Gnanasekar and Ananya Bhat decided to team up and learn how to code. Dubbing themselves the Girl Code, these four MVHS seniors work together to learn new codi...

Spotlite 2018

Spotlite 2018

Helen Chao

April 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

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Masquerade Party goers spend an eventful evening together

Masquerade Party goers spend an eventful evening together

Sunjin Chang

April 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom Drake’s “God’s Plan” to the Walmart Yodel Kid EDM remix, music was playing in the student union where a large space was cleared for students to dance. Pizza was served for free on the side, and boba was four dollars each. Class officers were seen scrambling about and settin...

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

Priya Reddy and Elizabeth Han

April 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he sound of a distant bass can be heard from the Olive Court, pounding away as groups of students pass by swiftly, making their way to the rally court where MVHS holds its annual Culture Night. Songs in Korean, Spanish, Japanese, French and Chinese blast into the evening air and people...

Reality through a different lens

Priya Reddy, Elizabeth Han, Karen Sanchez, Ankit Gupta, and Jahan Razavi

April 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s a certain feeling of unease that creeps into the back of the mind, shifting slightly towards the gut when intuition kicks in. Then suspicion arises. As a stubborn thought makes its way through, constantly poking into the skull, it becomes difficult to shake off the curio...

Scoping out the zodiac

Scoping out the zodiac

Sunjin Chang

April 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

It was a summer day when sophomore Mollie Smurthwaite stumbled upon a youtuber, Kendall Rae, who was talking about astrology and her personal zodiac signs. Already interested in astrology and human relations, Smurthwaite thought that this was an interesting way of figuring out her relationship with other...

A ukulele heard through the walls

A ukulele heard through the walls

Rucha Soman

March 25, 2018


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The soft strums of a ukulele float through the rooms in the D building, occasionally joined by some singing. This music, sometimes heard during fifth period and lunch, is played by sophomore Allison Gregory. She started playing this summer after attending a camp where her friend introduced her to the...

Annual egg hunt at Memorial Park

Annual egg hunt at Memorial Park

Katerina Pappas

March 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Behind the Quinlan Community Center, there is a grassy area surrounded by yellow tape and on the green field colorful eggs can be seen scattered about. Cupertino’s annual egg hunt in honor of Easter, fell on Mar. 24th this year. Families began to trickle in. The children ready with their colorful...