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Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik

May 22, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

The Santa Clara Koi Club celebrates 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

The Santa Clara Koi Club celebrates 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Dhruvika Randad and Elena Khan

May 2, 2019

On the weekend of April 27 and 28 at Memorial Park, the city of Cupertino held its annual Cherry Blossom Festival which celebrates Japanese culture and heritage through a variety of traditional activities and performances. A wide range of booths and vendors were set up at the festival each day from ...

MV Environmental Science club takes a trip to BioCellection

MV Environmental Science club takes a trip to BioCellection

Dhruvika Randad, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

To better understand plastic recycling, MV Environmental Science club organized a trip to BioCellection, a biotechnological organization dedicated to transforming unrecyclable plastics into sustainable materials. According to officer and junior Kreena Parikh, what they found, was almost a tale of Rum...

In Memoriam: Alice Wu

In Memoriam: Alice Wu

Sunjin Chang and Rana Aghababazadeh

March 28, 2019

“Jennifer Garner copied me.”   When Alice Wu wore a black, punk rock skirt to school, Jessica Lee, her friend since sixth grade, would distance herself from Alice in embarrassment. Nobody knew months later that Jennifer Garner would be wearing the same outfit as Alice on the red carpet, an...

Pride for GSA

Pride for GSA

Dhruvika Randad

December 17, 2018

As the first semester comes to an end, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance club concludes the year with satisfaction. From organizing their annual Coming Out Day to partnering with teachers for Q&A panels to showcasing presentations on fundamental topics like allyship, the GSA officer team is proud o...

MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

Dhruvika Randad and Jasmine Lee

December 2, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, parents of the MVHS community arrived at the auditorium to hear speakers from El Camino Hospital talk about suicide prevention. The parents were greeted by a long table topped with El Camino fliers, pens and small index cards, and were encouraged to write down questions, commen...

Locking down practice

Locking down practice

Sunjin Chang

November 5, 2018

According to CNN, there has been at least one shooting per day in 2018. In preparation for the possibility of an active shooter on campus, MVHS participated in a lockdown drill on Oct. 23 during the last few minutes of second period, leading into the first 20 minutes of tutorial. During the drill, teachers...

Making a mark on our board

Making a mark on our board

Sunjin Chang

October 24, 2018

his year, there are six candidates running for three positions on the Fremont Union High School District School Board. The elected school board representatives would round out a group of five, referred to as the Board of Trustees and would aid in making decisions to improve and provide for the five schoo...

The hidden juul

The hidden juul

Gauri Kaushik and Chelsea Wong

September 26, 2018

few of them were JUULing in a school bathroom when an administrator walked in. “Oh, it smells good in here. What is it?” As soon as he heard that, the anonymous junior, who will be referred to as Carson in order to protect his identity, pretended to use the bathroom. He was the only one am...

More than a tea party

More than a tea party

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Brandon Ng

September 18, 2018

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...