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Matador bags

Matador bags

Charlotte Chui, Entertainment Editor

October 8, 2019

The variety of school bags students use

Stop and smell the roses: Four DIYs

Stop and smell the roses: Four DIYs

Charlotte Chui, Entertainment Editor

September 27, 2019

dd a rosy tint to your life by experimenting with these floral crafts and recipes. From rose jam — swirled into a bowl of creamy yogurt or spooned onto a warm lemon scone — to fragrant rose petal sachets — tucked into a closet drawer or hung in the car, here are four DIY projects to try with ros...

Step out into sunshine

Step out into sunshine

Dhruvika Randad

October 25, 2018

To celebrate LGBTQ+ awareness and acceptance, MVHS’ Gender Sexuality and Alliance (GSA), held its biggest event of the year: National Coming Out Day. The door, courtesy of the drama department, was garnished with various flags representing different sexualities and genders. The event physically and metaph...

Stripped down: fast fashion’s impact

Stripped down: fast fashion’s impact

Sara Entezar, Design Editor

September 8, 2018

With a seemingly endless cycle of what’s considered ‘fashionable,’ the demand for new trends is at an all time high, McKinsey&Company studies. With high-waisted short after off-shoulder top after fishnet tights, clothing industries are pressured to formulate a method to accommodate demands at a r...

Loosen up: tips on de-stressing during the school year

Loosen up: tips on de-stressing during the school year

Elena Khan and Emily Xia

September 5, 2018

ith school starting, tests will start to monopolize schedules and peaceful hours of sleep may be replaced with painful all-nighters. Although stress is inevitable, integrating these easy and quick tips into your daily routine can help you break unhealthy habits. Read the story here.  ...

The power of poetry: Bringing creativity to Cupertino, one workshop at a time

The power of poetry: Bringing creativity to Cupertino, one workshop at a time

Himani Yalamaddi

April 12, 2018

s teens trickled into the back of the Cupertino library, they were greeted by soft music and a smiling face — Cupertino’s current poet laureate, Laecey McCormick — teaching the first teens-only poetry workshop set up by the city. At the after-school lesson, which lasted from 7-8:30 p.m. on April...

Testing the customizable makeup trend

Testing the customizable makeup trend

Charlotte Chui

March 4, 2018

From lipsticks and foundations to shampoos and body scrubs, customizable makeup and skincare items are a trend sweeping across the beauty community. With the ability to tailor different aspects of a product to fit specific preferences, this trend appeals to various audiences. Finding Ferdinand is one co...

Scootering back into fashion: The rise of scooters on the MVHS campus

Scootering back into fashion: The rise of scooters on the MVHS campus

Rucha Soman and Alyssa Hui

January 22, 2018

tanding on the edge of a 20-foot-bowl at Santa Clara's Cabrillo skate park, sophomore Joseph Balje shifted his feet on his skateboard, getting ready for the drop-in. But as he pushed off, something didn't feel right. Instead of landing the trick, he landed on his face -- causing two chipped teeth, a ...

Taeyang’s WHITE NIGHT Tour in San Jose

Taeyang’s WHITE NIGHT Tour in San Jose

Hannah Lee

September 15, 2017

On an early Sunday morning, avid fans of Taeyang waited in line, sitting on blankets with food to last them the entire day. Fans anxiously shared their excitement about being able to see their favorite artist perform live. Among these fans was junior Juhee Yang. Yang arrived at the concert venue a...