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Spicing it up: Korean Club and Bite Club hold a Fire Noodle Challenge meeting

Spicing it up: Korean Club and Bite Club hold a Fire Noodle Challenge meeting

Hannah Lee

April 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 29, Korean Club and Bite Club collaborated to host the Fire Noodle Challenge, which has recently gained popularity on Youtube. More than 75 students attended the meeting in order to try the ramen. There were two rounds to the challenge — in the first round, the students a...

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

Hannah Lee

April 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]nce a well-known Cupertino landmark for people of all ages to get together and watch a movie, AMC Cupertino Square 16 closed its doors on Mar. 22, becoming the final business to leave Vallco Shopping Mall. After an evaluation of AMC Cupertino Square 16 and the current inactive sta...

In Due Time

In Due Time

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Juliane Tsai spent countless hours of her senior year behind the wheel of her car, learning to drive. Tsai also holds two jobs — tutoring and babysitting children throughout the week. She thinks there is an inexplicable freedom in being able to transport herself and earn her ...

Shopping on Black Friday Weekend

Shopping on Black Friday Weekend

Hannah Lee

December 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Kevin Sun woke up at 5 a.m. and drove to Valley Fair as others remained asleep after Thanksgiving day. Despite there being long lines, he eagerly waited among the many other shoppers to score Black Friday deals at his favorite stores. “Black Friday is more important than Thank...

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

Hannah Lee

August 18, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Lifestyle, Student life

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Evan Yu anxiously sits in front of his computer and refreshes Supreme’s homepage every Thursday at 8 a.m. While others might be sleeping in, Yu waits patiently for the New York skateboarding brand’s homepage to load in hopes of snatching clothes or accessories from its ...

Q&A: Gigi Acker

Q&A: Gigi Acker

Amanda Chan

March 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Every week, Gigi Acker can be spotted walking around the campuses of San Jose State University and De Anza College, where she teaches nutrition. As an avid health enthusiast for most of her life, Acker has worked with countless clients, ranging from collegiate athletes to pregnant women, and has led...

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

Becca Zheng

March 1, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Video, Wrestling

Their food has been digested, their weigh-ins are complete, and adrenaline pumps through their veins. The referee lays on his stomach, transitioning back and forth as the wrestlers struggle to pin each others shoulders to the mat. He blows the whistle and the match is over. The MVHS wrestling team c...

Homemade Hipster: Shrinky Dinks

Homemade Hipster: Shrinky Dinks

Stephanie Lam

January 11, 2017


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster, Lifestyle

When looking for accessories to wear, it can sometimes be a challenge to find things that are both cheap and cute. Save yourself the hassle by making your own Shrinky Dink accessories. Shrinky Dinks were a popular toy in the 1980s that could shrink any design drawn on its flexible plastic sheet into...