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A walk through Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza

A walk through Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza

Ria Kolli

November 8, 2017

Festivity filled the air during Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 28. Kids played tic-tac-toe with pumpkins and got their faces painted, while their parents took photos to capture the moment. Frolicking under everyone’s feet were puppies dressed in costumes ranging fro...

“Sunny Side Up:” A Process

“Sunny Side Up:”  A Process

Akshara Majjiga

October 17, 2017

t was honestly just a whim. She had been working on her play for a while, finding things she wanted to change, gathering opinions from fellow classmates. She had thought this was a chance to test herself. If she didn’t win, at least she knew she had tried her best. It was also a chance for her, if ...

Do-It-Yourself

Do-It-Yourself

Dylan Tsai

January 16, 2017

Do-it-yourself projects have become a major trend across the country because of their relative ease, low cost and opportunity to customize. Whether it be re-creating expensive styles, making personalized objects or just adding an individual touch to an everyday task, the option to D.I.Y has allowed people...

Consumer culture: The invisible tax on society

Consumer culture: The invisible tax on society

Aanchal Garg

November 24, 2016

  hanksgiving isn’t over yet. But with our stomachs still filled with half-burnt turkey, creamy pumpkin pie and sour cranberry sauce, we venture out of the conventional holiday home filled with the scent of food to brave malls full of crowds of people. The culprit? Black Friday. According to ...

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Devika Watave

October 3, 2016

Designed and coded by Shar Rahman Competitive. A word used all too often to describe MVHS. During Homecoming, that description rings more true than ever. For a full week, 2500 students are pitted against each other. Each class fights tirelessly to rally the greatest number of participants in dress...

One man’s treasure: Cupertino’s city-wide Garage Sale

One man’s treasure: Cupertino’s city-wide Garage Sale

Aanchal Garg

September 22, 2016

he conventional American neighborhood seems to be disappearing — at least in Cupertino. Residents don’t crowd over lemonade stands, block parties aren’t held every week and neighbors don’t exactly bake each other apple pies. The wave of immigrants in Cupertino has replaced a lot of the tradition...

Seniors dress up at this year’s Olympic themed Welcome Back Dance

Seniors dress up at this year’s Olympic themed Welcome Back Dance

Bhargava Matta

August 23, 2016

ith flashing lights, waving flags, roaring music and poppy outfits, the Welcome Back Dance was loud and lively as students followed the theme: the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 2016 Welcome Back Dance was colorful with students wearing bright and flashy colors to embrace the theme. Class officers decided that stude...

MVHS “Saturday Night Live” auditions attract a variety of performers

MVHS “Saturday Night Live” auditions attract a variety of performers

Devika Watave

August 22, 2016

Every year, the MVHS Drama Department puts on “Saturday Night Live.” In the show, students adapt classic skits from the SNL TV show. Everybody who auditioned was assigned a role in either one or multiple skits by student directors. The performers then began rehearsing with the actors for their final...

PORN: Behind and beyond the computer screen

PORN: Behind and beyond the computer screen

Sebastian Zhang

May 8, 2016

On Apr. 19, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert explained at a press conference his plans to sign a resolution that would declare porn a public health crisis. He said that porn had numerous harmful effects, such as objectifying women and encouraging sexual violence. Some, like the Utah Coalition Against Pornography, ...

Students recall memorable pranks

Students recall memorable pranks

Ilena Peng

April 1, 2016

ranks never fail to add a little bit of humor to everyone’s lives, as several students know. And regardless of whether or not the prank is successfully pulled off, these antics are sure to leave some great stories to tell. The amusing: Caught by the cops Although she wasn’t directly involved, junior Jennifer Lee recalls an unusual police encounter that hap...