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MVHS staff celebrates Halloween

MVHS staff celebrates Halloween

Julia Yang

November 5, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

During lunch on Oct. 31, while MVHS students crowded around the rally court to participate in their annual Halloween costume contest, staff members filed into the staff lounge to eat and socialize with each other before their own costume contest began. Each department dressed up according to thei...

Stop the BULLy

Stop the BULLy

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

October 28, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, MVHS celebrated Unity Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day. Waves of students sporting orange t-shirts and wristbands could be seen around the school in support of victims of bullying, as well as notes and decorations promoting a message of love and solidarity within the stude...

Changes to the Synopsys fair

Changes to the Synopsys fair

Chelsea Wong

October 8, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, Science & Technology

Every fall, students enter the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship, a Santa Clara county  science fair where they run their own research-based report, guided along the way by mentors. MVHS students have been a consistent presence in this county-based science competition every year. For bio...

Class of 2019 hosts Senior Sunrise

Class of 2019 hosts Senior Sunrise

Gauri Kaushik and Chelsea Wong

August 29, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Main slider, NEWS

The sky was still dark as seniors arrived at the field, many wrapped in blankets. Meeting up with friends, they made their way to the bleachers facing the east to watch the sun rise. Click through the photos below to read more. ...

Korean PTA hosts annual staff appreciation barbecue

Korean PTA hosts annual staff appreciation barbecue

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 3, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

*The original interview with Korean PTA president Yoo Jung Mee has been translated from Korean to English by Sunjin Chang* As the air filled with the smell of barbecue, students and staff gave glances to a stand where a few MVHS mothers grilled barbecue. On Friday, April 27, faculty members conv...

Rising into the final days of senior year

Rising into the final days of senior year

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 1, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

An American tradition, Senior Sunrise, is a time for graduating seniors to come to school an hour early to watch the sunrise together. Though it requires students to wake up earlier in order to meet at school at 6 a.m., it’s a popular event as many students show up to socialize and spend time with fri...

MVHS hosts ‘All Grown-Up and Working’ alumni panel

MVHS hosts ‘All Grown-Up and Working’ alumni panel

Bill Cheng and Gauri Kaushik

April 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On Thursday, April 12, students and parents filled the auditorium to hear from a panel of MVHS alumni about life after high school. The event, which was brought to MVHS by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and Cupertino Library Foundation, provided an opportunity to learn more about life after high scho...

A day without seniors

A day without seniors

Jai Uparkar

April 11, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, Uncategorized

enior ditch day is an unofficial American rite of passage, a day that allows seniors to escape the daily stresses of school. Although the day is centered around seniors, it also affects teachers. MVHS financial specialist, Calvin Wong, did not participate in senior ditch day when he was a senior at MVHS in 1...

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Jai Uparkar

March 31, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

hen most students open the Schoolloop app on their phone or computer, they are usually confronted by a sea of letter grades ranging from an A to an F — but never an X. At the beginning of the second semester, Chemistry teacher Mia Onodera changed the way she inputted grades for all of her Chemistr...

Changes made to Purple and Gold awards ceremony due to construction

Changes made to Purple and Gold awards ceremony due to construction

Sarah Young

March 20, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

ach year during March, the MVHS Purple and Gold awards are held to recognize students on a non-academic level. Non-academic meaning that the awards focus on the student’s personality towards learning or their value to the class as a whole. Due to recent construction on the main gym, the location o...