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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


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

[su_dropcap style="flat"]A[/su_dropcap]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,...

Testing the customizable makeup trend

Testing the customizable makeup trend

Charlotte Chui

March 4, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Reviews

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

January 22, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Student life

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]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 t...

Taeyang’s WHITE NIGHT Tour in San Jose

Taeyang’s WHITE NIGHT Tour in San Jose

Hannah Lee

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Music

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...

Students try a few of 7/11’s weirdest foods

Students try a few of 7/11’s weirdest foods

Himani Yalamaddi

September 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

Additional reporting by Chetana Ramaiyer, Sara Entezar and Anirudh Chaudhary. As the most accessible lunchtime spot for MVHS students without a car, our local 7/11 attracts students for its cheap pizza, donuts, energy drinks and snacks. But what most of us don’t notice are the interesting, foreign,...

One year, 12 students

One year, 12 students

Sara Entezarmahdi

August 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Student life

[su_dropcap style="flat"]H[/su_dropcap]igh school: a place where wary faces turn into confident ones, quiet kids end up roaring and everyone inches one year closer towards their inevitable future. All around MVHS, every student — from the kid under the staircase to the beloved class officer — has...

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

Hannah Lee

August 18, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Lifestyle, Student life

Sophomore Evan Yu anxiously sits in front of his computer and refreshes Supreme’s homepage every Thursday at 8 a.m. While others might be sleeping in, Yu waits patiently for the New York skateboarding brand’s homepage to load in hopes of snatching clothes or accessories from its new collection. ...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Sara Entezarmahdi

May 14, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

Today is Mother’s Day — do you know what your present is? Whether you need inspiration for a last-minute present or a unique addition to the one you already have, this guide has got you covered. ...

Cupertino small businesses share their stories

Cupertino small businesses share their stories

Himani Yalamaddi

May 11, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

Co-written by Ananya Bhat and Shayon Moradi [su_dropcap style="flat"]E[/su_dropcap]very year, the U.S. government celebrates Small Business Week to commend the work done by small businesses across the nation and to aid rising entrepreneurs with their companies. In honor of this year’s Small Business...