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Warming Up: Examining the Consequences of Climate Change

Warming Up: Examining the Consequences of Climate Change

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, and Laasya Koduru

March 13, 2019


Filed under Local, National, NEWS

ilicon Valley is a community that seems to share little in common with other parts of the country and world. Yet when it comes to climate change, it is not exempt from its reaches. The multi-year drought plaguing California is a prime example, with the reduction in crop production, increase in water b...

As the smoke settles

As the smoke settles

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

December 17, 2018


Filed under Local, National, NEWS, Uncategorized

n Nov. 8, chemistry and AVID teacher Elizabeth McCracken’s daughter Samara McCracken and her boyfriend were two of thousands of people affected by one of the deadliest wildfires in American history: Camp Fire. While Samara and her boyfriend Kevin live in Quincy, Calif., and weren’t in severe dan...

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

Charlotte Chui

December 5, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

 n Friday, Nov. 30, the City of Cupertino held the 2018 tree lighting ceremony at the Quinlan Community Center. At 6 p.m., the a cappella group Business Casual, national champions of the 2018 Harmony Sweepstakes, began their performance. As community members started to gather around the unlit Christmas tree...

End of an Era

End of an Era

Andrea Perng

October 26, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS, Politics

On Sept. 19, the Cupertino City Council voted 3-2 to approve Sand Hill Property Co. (SHPC)’s Tier 2 Specific Plan to renovate the now-dead Vallco Mall. It will include 1,750,000 square feet of office space, as well as over 2,500 apartments and less than four percent  retail space. The mockups displayed...

End of Summer celebration

End of Summer celebration

Gauri Kaushik and Ayah Ali-Ahmad

October 1, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

  amilies and friends lounged in the sun at Jollyman Park on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 29 for the End of Summer celebration hosted by the City of Cupertino. According to Christina Hastings, one of the event coordinators for the city, this was the finale of a long list of summer activities ...

Congressman Ro Khanna speaks at San Jose town hall

Congressman Ro Khanna speaks at San Jose town hall

Jasmine Lee and Andrea Perng

July 22, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

Congressman Ro Khanna addressed a gymnasium full of his constituents at Joaquin Miller Middle School. He answered questions from Sunnyvale, San Jose, Milpitas and Cupertino residents about a wide range of topics, including gun control, policy regarding the Middle East and the Immigration and Customs...

Cultural exchange: Hsinchu and Cupertino

Cultural exchange: Hsinchu and Cupertino

Andrea Perng and Jasmine Lee

May 3, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

Mayor and exchange students reflect on the relationship between Hsinchu and Cupertino

Breaking convention

Breaking convention

ZaZu Lippert

April 11, 2018


Filed under Best of News, Local, NEWS, Politics

ommunity members mill about the bus circle, which will soon be filled with food trucks. Prominent local politicians speak in the Student Union. And the main attraction, a voter registration drive for students, takes center stage in the rally court. This is how seniors Samantha Millar, Santosh Sivak...

Corking the bottle: discussing the new Cupertino social host ordinance

Corking the bottle: discussing the new Cupertino social host ordinance

Claire Chang

April 11, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

The Cupertino City Council voted unanimously on March 6 to approve the first draft of the social host ordinance, a new law that strives to reduce the amount of underage drinking and drug use in the city by increasing the consequences for the adults that the city deems responsible. The social host ordi...

Walking towards adulthood

Walking towards adulthood

Sarah Young

March 31, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

n March 28, parents of FUHSD students gathered in the MVHS auditorium. They filled the seats as they waited to hear speaker and Head of Brentwood K-12 School Mike Riera’s speech about connecting with teenagers. Riera began the speech by asking the audience the first things that came to mind when de...

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...

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

Andrea Perng

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Local, NEWS

n March 10, members of the Cupertino City Council will take the stage to hear Cupertino residents discuss the new developments in town. According to host and citizen organization Better Cupertino’s website, mayor Darcy Paul will attend, as well as city council member Steven Scharf and planning...