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Homemade Hipster: Mini pecan pies

Homemade Hipster: Mini pecan pies

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

November 26, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

With winter right around the corner, pies and other warm delights are found throughout grocery stores and at Thanksgiving dinners. With a tangible sweetness and soft texture, pecan pies are something you’ll often see during the holidays. These mini versions of the traditional pecan pie are a delicious and q...

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Hannah Lee

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste

A Story to Remember

A Story to Remember

Laasya Koduru

November 21, 2018


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

Self-driving cars. Proteins that help patients with cardiac problems. Smartphone addiction versus drug addiction. These are all various topics that MVHS’s science magazine Res Novae staff writers wrote about for their first cycle. In Res Novae, a long process takes place behind the scenes befor...

A whiff of…

A whiff of…

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Dear Music,

Dear Music,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

ear Music, I distinctly remember sitting on a piano bench for the very first time, my shoes barely reaching the ground. My teacher patiently taught me what numbers to name each of my fingers and how to poise them over the keys just right. I was almost scared to start pressing the keys, scared that...

Kickin’ It With Kid Kuza

Kickin’ It With Kid Kuza

Annie Zhang

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

t's been a while — a few hours in actuality — and the ear-splitting raps have not ceased. A multitude of people crowd around a booming speaker in Union Square Park, N.Y., otherwise known as the notorious “cypher” rap circles that gather weekly. The crowd thunders and the park re...

Penne for your thoughts

Penne for your thoughts

Jahan Razavi

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine

any can just name a handful, like “penne,” “spaghetti” and “linguine.” But the world of pasta is far more intricate. The various shapes, in addition to being elaborate, each holding a hidden geometry. “Pasta,” the Italian word for paste, is a dish that has been around for over two millenn...

Pop some tags

Pop some tags

Alyssa Hui and Kamyar Moradi

November 21, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Thrift shopping serves as a cheaper alternative to conventional shopping

Interact Club connects students

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018


Filed under Student life

On Oct. 14, 2018, Interact Club’s Fall Leadership Conference, or FLC, took place at Independence HS. Around 4,000 members of the club from District 5170 – which consists of 13 areas, Monta Vista being Area 12 – attended to participate in activities like Area cheers, leadership workshops and...

Teachers react to Rate My Teacher

Teachers react to Rate My Teacher

Alyssa Hui and Tabitha Mendez

November 19, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Teachers read and comment on their reviews