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A holiday full of giving

A holiday full of giving

Jai Uparkar

December 12, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS, News Multimedia

uring the holidays, many students at MVHS travel to lavish places or spend precious time with their family. However, others spend their weekend at donation centers and community houses trying to provide for the people that live there. Working in these places, the students learn many different lessons a...

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

Jai Uparkar

December 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Local, NEWS

t the beginning of the school year, counselors have much to worry about, from scheduling to planning and, most importantly, writing recommendation letters for those applying to colleges. Though this time of year is stressful for MVHS seniors, it also proves to be a stressful time for school counselors...

iGen deconstructed: How the smartphone has shaped our generation

iGen deconstructed: How the smartphone has shaped our generation

Ria Kolli

December 6, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, NEWS

t her presentation in the MVHS auditorium on Tuesday, November 28, San Diego State University Psychology professor Jean M. Twenge asked a mostly parent-filled audience what generation they were from. People raised their hands when their respective generations were called out, clearly engaged in the presentatio...

Cupertino street sweeper explodes on Stevens Creek Boulevard

Cupertino street sweeper explodes on Stevens Creek Boulevard

Claire Chang

November 30, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS

On November 30, between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m., a street sweeper caught on fire and exploded on the side of Stevens Creek Blvd., near Peet’s Coffee and Panera Bread. The explosion sent pillars of smoke into the sky while firefighters, police officers and public works employees arrived on the scene to ...

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Priya Reddy

November 16, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Local, NEWS, Print news

When Art Cohen bought Bluelight Cinemas in 2009, he knew he was in for a lot of work. The movie theater, which had opened in the 1970s, had gone through several owners before it closed down for the first time in 2001and remained closed until 2009. It was then that Cohen, a former tech industry worker,...

MVHS Robotics Team uses the off-season to practice and prepare for the upcoming season

MVHS Robotics Team uses the off-season to practice and prepare for the upcoming season

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS

To a passerby, it looks like a typical weekend at Evergreen Valley HS. Classes have stopped, students and staff have gone home for the weekend and, for the most part, the campus is silent. But on Saturday, October 14, cars filled the parking lot with students who share one thing: a passion for robotic...

Bay Area students hold Mental Health Summit

Bay Area students hold Mental Health Summit

Ankit Gupta

September 30, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS

Over 200 students, parents and administrators gathered at Santa Clara University on Sept. 29 where a mental health summit was held. The summit, which was in session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Locatelli Student Activities Center, was organized by the student-run youth action group Agents of Change. ...

The lane less traveled

The lane less traveled

ZaZu Lippert

September 13, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Local, Print news

very weekday morning at 7:30 a.m., senior Justin Lin rolls into school, adding his bike to the crowded racks by the side of the A building. This is the home of MVHS’  prolific cycling community. About 32 percent of MVHS’ student population bike or walk to school every day, according to a Safe Routes to Schoo...

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

ZaZu Lippert

June 14, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Local, Main slider, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia

  ommunity activists held a press conference on June 13 at 11 a.m. at the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) in San Jose regarding racially charged incidents at MVHS. The allegations stated that a group of MVHS students created a “kill list” in an online chat targeting African Ameri...

Cupertino holds 9th annual Earth Day and Arbor Day festival

Cupertino holds 9th annual Earth Day and Arbor Day festival

Ilena Peng

April 23, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS

Glass tiles form lines across the Civic Center Plaza, in rows where water used to spray up from fountains, darkening the surrounding concrete. Although the heavy rains that have hit Cupertino have recently soaked the concrete, it’s been quite some time since the fountains’ water has touched that ...