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Black History Month: African American students reflect on life in Cupertino

Black History Month: African American students reflect on life in Cupertino

Kristin Chang

February 23, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Under 20 Minutes

Three policemen knocked on the door. Her mother was the one who answered. The policemen immediately demanded to see her — they suspected she had been involved in a robbery next door. Never mind the fact that there were no suspects. The robbers had been caught inside the house, and sophomore Kyanna M...

A Case for Ethnic Studies

A Case for Ethnic Studies

Tal Marom

February 7, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Featured, OPINION, Opinion Editor's Picks, Under 20 Minutes

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith the news that a new class will be added to the curriculum, we could ponder the classes we want: psychology, sociology, perhaps even a home economics class. But when thinking of classes we need on campus, ethnic studies comes to mind. We already have relatively liberal hist...

Answers: What’s it like to live away from parents?

Answers: What’s it like to live away from parents?

Elizabeth Han

December 19, 2015


Filed under Answers, FEATURES, Under 20 Minutes

via GIPHY [dropcap]A[/dropcap] drive to school from your mom. A homemade breakfast by your dad. For many MVHS students, the support of their parents is deeply intertwined with their daily lives. They stand behind every breakdown and milestone, completing the circle of family at home. Yet for the f...

Workout Playlist: Music empowers wrestler senior Kenji Kadokura

Workout Playlist: Music empowers wrestler senior Kenji Kadokura

Sharon Tung

November 25, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Under 20 Minutes, Winter Sports, Wrestling

  Senior Kenji Kadokura recalled looking nervously at his opponent from Utah. It was his first match in the 2015 Doc Buchanan Wrestling Invitational, one of the hardest wrestling tournaments in California. He wasn’t able to relax and get his head in the game as usual, because he forg...

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...

Field hockey: Season kicks off with 14th annual Parent Play Day

Field hockey: Season kicks off with 14th annual Parent Play Day

Karen Ma

September 7, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Multimedia, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Under 20 Minutes, Video

At 10 a.m., players clad in cleats and shin guards trickled onto the lower field, their parents tagging close behind. After ten minutes of players gathering equipment, varsity coach Denise Eachus assembled parents and players next to the bleachers, signaling the start of field hockey’s 14th annual...