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The new 2018-19 dance team includes two male members

The new 2018-19 dance team includes two male members

Ilena Peng

May 1, 2018


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The MVHS’ dance team has had the team name “Marquesas” since its creation during the 1970-1971 school year, according to dance team coach Dasha Plaza. Nearly fifty years later, sophomore Alex Yang and incoming freshman Nikunj Shanker are joining the 2018-19 team, prompting the team to change the f...

Everything you need to know about the MCU before Infinity War

Everything you need to know about the MCU before Infinity War

Aanchal Garg

April 27, 2018


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  The highly-anticipated movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is finally here: Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel has specifically credited this movie as the most ambitious crossover event in history. And if we take a look back at the last 10 years, it is clear that Marvel has been leading u...

Pool Party DIYs

Pool Party DIYs

Hannah Lee

April 26, 2018


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How to make budget-friendly projects for the pool

Dream big

Dream big

Karen Ma

April 15, 2018


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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccording to an article by The Guardian, the average person spends a third of his or her lifetime asleep. Additionally, given that a person can have four to six dreams each night, there is a lot that goes on in the mind when one is subjected to their subconscious. Watch the video bel...

A cosmetics buyer’s guide to cruelty-free products

Himani Yalamaddi

April 14, 2018


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Amid the aisles upon aisles of cosmetics available to purchase, ranging from foundation to hair sprays, a few products stand out, sporting "cruelty-free" stickers and marketing as an animal-friendly item. Companies, it seems, have responded to a growing demand for more humane cosmetics, by increasing...

Not enough room for two?

Not enough room for two?

Ruth Feng

April 14, 2018


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Inescapable drama Celebrity drama: some people hate it, some can’t get enough it —yet, it seems that no matter what you think about Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian’s what seems to be like a decade-long feud about only-God-knows-what famous-person conflicts, your Facebook timeline won’t care. ...

Review of The Weeknd’s EP, “My Dear Melancholy,”

Review of The Weeknd’s EP, “My Dear Melancholy,”

Sharjeel Rahman

April 13, 2018


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Over the last few years, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye executed an artistic evolution, inching away from his infamous dark R&B aesthetic to a pure pop aesthetic. The mood that his first mixtape, “House of Balloons,” established is present in other works including, “Thursday,” “Echoes of Si...

Homemade Hipster: Foods for when you’re sick

Homemade Hipster: Foods for when you’re sick

Ananya Bhat

April 13, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster

[su_dropcap style="flat"]H[/su_dropcap]ome with a cold? Down with a sore throat? As allergy season approaches, you'll feel better with the rejuvenating effects of these easy-to-create foods and drinks. Check out these home recipes in the video below. ...

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,...

Meet the jokesters

Meet the jokesters

ZaZu Lippert

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Performing Arts, Theater

MVHS Improv Team will perform at the annual Drama Showcase this Friday, April 13, at 7pm in the Black Box Theater....

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews

Going into the theater, I didn’t expect much out of “Love, Simon.” The movie had been all over social media, advertised as a progressive rom-com about a closeted gay high school student. It looked generic. It wasn’t trying to be anything special. But it was. “Love, Simon” isn’t a movie ...

Resureggtion: Students discuss the meaning of Easter

Resureggtion: Students discuss the meaning of Easter

Andrea Perng

April 11, 2018


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Nowadays, Easter is more likely to recall images of marshmallow Peeps and plastic eggs than Jesus’ resurrection. Yet for students like senior Kevin Tong and sophomore Yoanna Lee, Easter is more than just pastel colors and egg hunts; Easter is the cornerstone of their religion. “We say that [Easte...