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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...

How to make stress balls

How to make stress balls

Jai Uparkar

March 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

he Bring Change to Mind Club decided to make homemade stress balls during lunch on March 8. In hopes of ending the stigma around mental health and reducing the increasing stress levels of MVHS students, the club decided to organize an activity for MVHS students. Look at the gifs below to see the step by ...

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — which is why they de...

In pursuit of happiness

In pursuit of happiness

ZaZu Lippert

March 2, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia, Print news

he pursuit of happiness. One of the three “unalienable rights” recognized by the founding fathers of the U.S. when they created the Declaration of Independence. Although finding happiness may have been important to the founders of the country, studies show that Americans are currently prioritizing happ...

MVHS holds first technology career night of the year

MVHS holds first technology career night of the year

Jai Uparkar

February 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, NEWS

n Thursday, Feb. 1 MVHS held its first career night of 2018, attracting students interested in a future in technology. The night began at 7 p.m. with a speech by Kern Peng, who has worked at Intel for 25 years. Peng discussed the importance of soft skills, like the ability to communicate and give pr...