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Valley of Heart’s Delight

Valley of Heart’s Delight

Ananya Bhat, Emma Lam, Aditi Gnanasekar, and Priya Reddy

May 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Click here to read about Cupertino's history with orchards and fruit farms: https://mvelestoque.atavist.com/the-valley-of-hearts-delight

Color Guard wins 2nd place at California Color Guard Circuit Championships

Color Guard wins 2nd place at California Color Guard Circuit Championships

Ananya Bhat and Songjun Na

May 7, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

The excitement was palpable. Gloved fingers fidgeted with costumes, nervous giggles floated through the air and anxious bodies shifted their weights from one leg to another as the performers patiently waited their turn. They had waited so long for this — in fact, they had waited two weeks longer than ...

Homemade Hipster: Foods for when you’re sick

Homemade Hipster: Foods for when you’re sick

Ananya Bhat

April 13, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster

[su_dropcap style="flat"]H[/su_dropcap]ome with a cold? Down with a sore throat? As allergy season approaches, you'll feel better with the rejuvenating effects of these easy-to-create foods and drinks. Check out these home recipes in the video below. ...

MVFBLA visits Facebook campus

MVFBLA visits Facebook campus

Ananya Bhat

February 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Facebook campus bustled with people of all backgrounds and ages, some hurriedly walking into buildings holding laptops while others snacked and chatted with friends at the scattered tables. Amongst them all stood a group of 20 or so teenagers, backpacks strapped onto their shoulders and bright oran...

The worst of 2017

The worst of 2017

Ananya Bhat

December 12, 2017


Filed under OPINION

We hoped it would be better. As we watched the ball drop 12 months ago, we wished with crossed fingers that this year would be better than 2016. But let’s be honest — it wasn’t. From sexual assault accusations to violent protests, 2017 has taken a turn for the worse. In June, Trump de...

Winter Guard starts second season

Winter Guard starts second season

Ananya Bhat

November 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith the football season coming to an end, members of the MVHS Marching Band are packing up their instruments for the year. But the MVHS Color Guard team isn’t storing away their flags and rifles just yet. Instead, they’re looking for new members for their seasonal team — MVHS...

The weight of change: mothers reflect on their experiences after children leave home

The weight of change: mothers reflect on their experiences after children leave home

Ananya Bhat

November 15, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]hemistry teacher Elizabeth McCracken gets in the car, ready for the five-hour-journey to Quincy, California. Situated in a hilly area between the booming cities of Chico, California, and Reno, Nevada, Quincy is a quiet town, filled with scenic lakes, green meadows and endlessly rolling...

Behind the scenes of “Asian Riverdale”

Behind the scenes of “Asian Riverdale”

Ananya Bhat

November 11, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

“Who’s hotter — Cole Sprouse or KJ Apa?” That was the topic of debate amongst seniors Joyce Shiah, Hasini Shyamasundar, Anisha Kollareddy, Fatima Ali, Aastha Chawla and Esther Chang at lunch on October 31. The group of friends, who sit together at lunch almost every day, had argued over the...

MVFBLA hosts Project Week

MVFBLA hosts Project Week

Ananya Bhat

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

A group of girls laugh as they dip their fingers into a pool of red paint. With their colorful fingers, they walk up to a poster with icons of three different social media platforms and place a fingerprint under their icon of choice. This is just one example of the many activities MVFBLA held througho...

First flags of the season: MVHS Color Guard’s first performance of the year

First flags of the season: MVHS Color Guard’s first performance of the year

Ananya Bhat

September 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

It’s friday night at MVHS’s first home football game. The buzzer rings, signaling halftime. As the scuffed up bodies of the MVHS varsity football team jog over towards the sidelines, twirls of color, pointed rifles and flowing purple gowns take over the football field. The song begins and suddenly,...