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Skate of mind: Two students build a friendship through skating

Skate of mind: Two students build a friendship through skating

Pranav Iyer

October 22, 2015

unior Greg Ellis didn't know sophomore David Truong when he saw Truong walking into the Fremont Skate Park. Since that day when they met, Ellis and Truong found someone to skateboard with in each other. Watch below to hear Ellis reflect on the role of skateboarding in their friendship. Video by Ankit Dua and ...

Taking a harder look at depression

Taking a harder look at depression

Om Khandekar

October 22, 2015

As of 2015, depression affects one in ten Americans. The science behind depression, however, still remains a mystery to many people. Watch how depression can be tied to simple chemicals in our brains. ...

Back to the Future: Teachers compare high school lives from back then to now

Jennie Chen

October 21, 2015

The 1980s sci-fi classic Back to the Future is back in theaters, and to celebrate the past, teachers and students described their thoughts and experiences regarding high school. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKtMUXPnA7A[/embedyt]

MVHS on: Religion

MVHS on: Religion

Meghna Gaddam

October 21, 2015

One of the most debated topics in society is religion. Is it good or bad? Is it real? What does it teach society? These are just few amongst the many questions that surround the implications of religion. Students address how this topic is viewed on a high school level. Music- bensound.com, Images- Flickr Creati...

Behind the scenes at the Halloween Haunt

Behind the scenes at the Halloween Haunt

Meghna Gaddam

October 21, 2015

Every year, students from across the Bay Area visit California’s Great America Halloween Haunt for the thrill, scares and spine-chilling scenery. While the visitors enjoy themselves in the scare zones and mazes, the employees stand in the sidelines, witnessing every piercing scream and petrified reaction. Video/Reporting By- Meghna Gaddam, Filming/Reporting By- Fati...

A changing city: Paul and Eddie’s on how Cupertino has changed over the years

A changing city: Paul and Eddie’s on how Cupertino has changed over the years

Vivian Chiang

September 25, 2015

Paul and Eddie’s Monta Vista Inn, an old-fashioned sports bar, was first opened in 1943. The manager of the bar, Amy Schott, reflects on how the changing city has impacted the bar. Watch the video below to learn more about the influences that Cupertino’s changes have had on the bar. https://...

A changing city: Two families talk about how MVHS has changed over the past 20 years

A changing city: Two families talk about how MVHS has changed over the past 20 years

Miloni Vora

September 25, 2015

What was MVHS twenty years ago? For the past two decades, MVHS has seen campus expansion and change in faculty, class size and ethnic distribution. But the biggest change in MVHS is attitude of its students. Mothers Laura Malone alumnus Class of 1994, and Gayla Hibbert, alumnus Class of 1979, compare ...

Who are we? Being non-binary in a pink and blue world

Who are we? Being non-binary in a pink and blue world

Anjana Melvin

September 24, 2015

Being non-binary in a pink and blue world by El Estoque on Exposure Story written by Anjana Melvin and Kalpana Gopalkrishnan ...

Comparing and contrasting the old and new PSAT

Comparing and contrasting the old and new PSAT

Tyler Lin

September 24, 2015

he PSAT we once knew is being reformed to give students an idea on how the new SAT of 2016 will be like. Try a sample quiz made to represent each test! ProProfs Quiz- NEW PSAT SAMPLER QUIZ » Powered by ProProfs ProProfs Quiz- OLD PSAT SAMPLER QUIZ » ProProfs Quiz Software...

A breakdown of the costs of college

A breakdown of the costs of college

Chetana Ramaiyer

September 23, 2015

MVHS students are often concerned about the cost of college itself, but they can forget about all the costs that come before the acceptance letter arrives at home. The college prep camps, the college counselors, the college apps, the college itself — it all adds up. Click below to see the breakdown...

The issue: Coming out with Joyce Fortune

The issue: Coming out with Joyce Fortune

Isabel Navarrete

September 23, 2015

Since the legalization of gay marriage, sexuality and gay rights are becoming a frequently discussed subject. Joyce Fortune shares her experiences and opinions about coming out. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225323879" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]   ...