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Consumer culture: The invisible tax on society

Consumer culture: The invisible tax on society

Aanchal Garg

November 24, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, Student life

  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 ...

Driving changing the way students live at MVHS

Driving changing the way students live at MVHS

Anthony Moll

November 20, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

For many high school students, cars and getting a driver’s license play a big role in their status at school. Some students say they get unwanted attention because of their cars, while others find it as a hassle when friends asks for rides. Watch the video below for more about the impact of drivin...

Photo essay: Santana Row tree lighting ceremony

Photo essay: Santana Row tree lighting ceremony

Katerina Pappas

November 19, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

The lights. The music. The overflowing amount of Santa suits. On Nov. 15, Santana Row was bustling with adults and children, equally excited for the holiday season. Lights were wrapped around the poles and hanging from trees like streamers at the annual tree lighting ceremony. Below is a photo essay...

MVHS expresses their creative side through their Halloween costumes

MVHS expresses their creative side through their Halloween costumes

Aanchal Garg

November 1, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Co-reported by Anthony Moll alloween is a time for MVHS students to relax and let their creative side take over. This year, MVHS brought a new level of creativity to Halloween costumes —  everything from Jack from “Lord of the Flies” to a duck hunter. Click through the pages to explore diffe...

Trick or Treat: Scary Stories and Halloween Candy

Trick or Treat: Scary Stories and Halloween Candy

Jennie Chen

October 28, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Print entertainment, Student life

Co-authored by Jennie Chen Illustrations by Shar Rahman TRICK One time I was in second grade [and] I was trick or treating. I went to a house and I opened the gate to get some candy and a spider jumped out. It was fake but it was automatic. Keerthi Pushpraj, 10   When I was a ...

Cat’s out of the bag: Musings of a tiger daughter

Cat’s out of the bag: Musings of a tiger daughter

Helen Chao

October 28, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Print entertainment, Student life

It infuriates the sensible me, the alter ego who holds chopsticks properly (“I beseech you,” my mother will say, “stop fingering it like a pencil!”), to overhear a fellow student wail, “Dood, I didn’t even study for this test,” and gush days later, in all of a flutter, “Dood, I got an...

Car enthusiasts bond at Cars and Croissants

Car enthusiasts bond at Cars and Croissants

Sharjeel Rahman

October 27, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Reviews, Student life

On the fourth Saturday of every month, 100OCT, pronounced "100 octane", invites exotic car owners to showcase their cars. Cars and Croissants is a community bonding event for car enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area. Watch the video below to find out more. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7pzV6k7CGo[/embedyt]

Nerd power: how nerds have become mainstream

Nerd power: how nerds have become mainstream

Jessica Xing

October 26, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Student life

hen English teacher Jackie Corso was in high school, Star Wars was strictly a family thing — most of the kids at her school didn’t talk about it, as doing so would categorize them as “nerdy”. Yet today, it’s “cool to be a nerd” now. Studios spend big money to revive old franchise...

It’s a date: October and November

It’s a date: October and November

Devika Watave

October 19, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

"Sure, I’m free that day … What do you want to do?” Whether it’s a regular hangout, a first date or something you wish was considered a date, you need something to do or somewhere to go. Maybe have fun studying? Grab a quick meal at McDonald’s? Go on a shopping spree at Vallco? Cupertino...

Homecoming spirit, still high, is affected by academics

Homecoming spirit, still high, is affected by academics

Shriya Deshpande

October 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Student life, Videos

hen the Homecoming tradition started in the late 1800's, it consisted of parts similar to those we have today: a football game, a parade and a dance. But over time, Homecoming spirit has fluctuated and students have come to prioritize different parts of the spirit week. Some students choose to dress up ...

Homecoming: A change to the year

Homecoming: A change to the year

Becca Zheng

October 9, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

omecoming: a traditional American high school event dedicated to returning students and incoming freshman, along with a new start to the school year. Each year in October, one week is devoted to different activities revolving around the event, including dance performances, talent shows and the Homec...

Homecoming week through the eyes of leadership

Homecoming week through the eyes of leadership

Hannan Waliullah

October 8, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

s the clock strikes 9:55 a.m., students feed into the gym in crowds of gold, white, lavender and purple. The walls of the room are lined with meticulously-crafted posters, a showing of the Leadership class's planning. As the first performance starts, leadership stands on the sides of the basketball co...