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More than a tea party

More than a tea party

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Brandon Ng

September 18, 2018


Filed under Best of News

obatino, a city sponsored event at Main Street Sept. 15, brought Cupertino residents together. By featuring slime stations, hockey shootouts and free boba, the event provided youth with somewhere to socialize. Sophomore MVHS Teen Commissioner Sarah Tan was one of the organizers. She noticed a lack o...

Coming Home

Coming Home

Sunjin Chang

May 25, 2018


Filed under Best of News, From the magazine, NEWS

After 14 years under the leadership of principal April Scott, FUHSD’s coordinator of human resources, Ben Clausnitzer, will fill her shoes next year as MVHS’ new principal. On April 24, Clausnitzer was one of seven selected candidates who interviewed for a panel that included FEA site president B...

Breaking convention

Breaking convention

ZaZu Lippert

April 11, 2018


Filed under Best of News, Local, NEWS, Politics

ommunity members mill about the bus circle, which will soon be filled with food trucks. Prominent local politicians speak in the Student Union. And the main attraction, a voter registration drive for students, takes center stage in the rally court. This is how seniors Samantha Millar, Santosh Sivak...

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

ZaZu Lippert

December 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Best of News, NEWS, Print news

ustodian Tom Orsua has been counting the days he has left at MVHS. Lately, he gets a little “tingly” every time he thinks of it. It’s a little more real, now more than ever, that his memories at MVHS will come to a close. Counting down towards his last day, January 31, he realizes that the ever-di...

Meet the new science department lead

Meet the new science department lead

Om Khandekar

October 11, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Multimedia, NEWS

iology teacher and AVID coordinator Pooya Hajjarian started his teaching career as a student teacher at MVHS in 2008. By the time his tenure came to an end, he was forced to find work elsewhere. Yet Hajjarian found his way back to MVHS a year after his student teaching days, taking up a teaching rol...

Woman with poster makes accusations against student’s father

Woman with poster makes accusations against student’s father

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Best of News, NEWS, Top Headlines

inutes before the end of the school day on October 9, community activist Charlene Lee set up with a poster in the MVHS student parking lot. The poster had accusations about a senior’s father conspiring with another person to lie to the Milpitas Police Department about assaulting women. To maintain hi...

The lane less traveled

The lane less traveled

ZaZu Lippert

September 13, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Local, Print news

very weekday morning at 7:30 a.m., senior Justin Lin rolls into school, adding his bike to the crowded racks by the side of the A building. This is the home of MVHS’  prolific cycling community. About 32 percent of MVHS’ student population bike or walk to school every day, according to a Safe Routes to Schoo...

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

ZaZu Lippert

June 14, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Local, Main slider, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia

  ommunity activists held a press conference on June 13 at 11 a.m. at the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) in San Jose regarding racially charged incidents at MVHS. The allegations stated that a group of MVHS students created a “kill list” in an online chat targeting African Ameri...

Exploring Earth Deconstructed

Exploring Earth Deconstructed

ZaZu Lippert

May 28, 2017


Filed under Best of News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, Print news

Co-reported with Chetana Ramaiyer  or the past few weeks, it was difficult to go through a single day on the MVHS campus without hearing about “Earth Deconstructed: Before the Flood,” an event put on by MVHS faculty and students in partnership with the Tech Museum. From trying to get Leonardo ...