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Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

May 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Swarms of children ran across the playground, filling the atmosphere with their contagious laughter. Groups of families sat on the benches, peacefully relishing in their surroundings. Music cut through the air, spreading cheer and joy amongst the aud ience. Evidently, the Cherry Blossom Festival ...

Banding together

Banding together

Swara Tewari, Features Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs

President of French Honor Society reflects on the club’s progress throughout the year

French Honor Society: Expanding our Horizons

French Honor Society: Expanding our Horizons

Swara Tewari

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Senior Anika Ramachandran, president of French Honor Society (FHS) is nearly done serving her term as the society’s president. Over the past couple years, the club has become very important to her and changed her perspective on the world. To her, FHS is a community for those who are passionate about ...

A taste of our cultures

A taste of our cultures

Vivian Chiang

March 9, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Features

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]alking around MVHS campus at lunch, one sees many students eagerly digging out their lunch box. Each time a lunch container is opened, a different array of colors is revealed and the smells of a dozen different spices waft into the air. Take a look at the perspectives below on these...

The impact of language: How languages can change lives

The impact of language: How languages can change lives

Swara Tewari

September 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Features, Special, Uncategorized

Senior Anika Ramachandran proudly stands in the midst of her hard work, looking around at the bustling chaos of MVHS’s Culture Night. The rally court is decked in the colors of different countries, from China to France. On one side, students sample food from a myriad of cultures. On another, studen...

MVHS works

MVHS works

Anirudh Chaudhary

September 8, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]eciding whether to intern or work over the summer is not usually something students have to think too hard about. Usually, students already know what they plan to do, and don’t give too much thought into choosing one over the other. It is not uncommon for students at MVHS to hold...

Sweet. Spicy. Sour. Summer.

Sweet. Spicy. Sour. Summer.

Himani Yalamaddi

May 31, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Co-written by Ananya Bhat and Shayon Moradi. Photos by Ananya Bhat. Fresh, cool lemonade. Juicy hamburger patties and hot dogs on a barbecue. Sweet and buttery corn on the cob. These are the foods that come into mind when most Americans hear “summer.” But countries and cultures across the worl...

Sunday Projects: A day at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Sunday Projects: A day at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Stephanie Lam

May 8, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he smell of fresh kettle corn being popped. The taste of soft mochi. The shriek of children shouting out above the deep thump of traditional drums. The feeling of itchy gravel and grass. The sight of a small pink cherry petal floating past a Hello Kitty bouncy house....

Andi Mack: New TV show involving Asian Americans and teen pregnancy

Andi Mack: New TV show involving Asian Americans and teen pregnancy

Becca Zheng

March 31, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]T[/su_dropcap]he Disney Channel norm has always been to display typical kid-friendly shows: Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Phineas and Ferb and many others. With a majority of Disney shows characterizing typical lighthearted and casual ...

An Evolving Youth: A look into MVHS party culture has changed

An Evolving Youth: A look into MVHS party culture has changed

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Best of News, From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 1972, after Friday night football games, MVHS students would meet up at the McDonald's near highway nine, now known as De Anza Blvd. There was a Taco Bell, a Shakey's Pizza and a parking lot packed with cars. People would smoke marijuana, drink beer publicly and race their cars dow...

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

Amanda Chan

November 19, 2016


Filed under Briefs

At 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, French Honor Society members were seated at the desks in B213, introducing themselves to other members and sharing their favorite type of cheese. Many members giggled and smiled while other members shared their responses. It was the start of FHS’ annual Fête du Fromage, a...