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Meditation in the classroom

Meditation in the classroom

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Flora Peng

October 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Meditation is often associated with a sense of peace, accompanied by the image of a levitating figure with their legs crossed and index finger and thumb gently touching. When placed in the context of a stereotypically obnoxious high school classroom, there is an evident clash. Yet for the past ...

An unforgettable experience: Learning the Japanese culture

An unforgettable experience: Learning the Japanese culture

Jasmine Lee and Andrea Perng

October 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The smiles. The signs. The excited atmosphere. These were the most noticeable elements that were etched into Cupertino students’ first impression on their trip to Japan. The Toyokawa and Cupertino student exchange that takes place annually for eighth graders serves as a program for Japanese and Amer...

Backlot lunchbox

Backlot lunchbox

Brandon Ng

October 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS

very day, a car drives up near the basketball courts on Fort Baker Street.  When the lunch bell rings, some MVHS students make their way to the car, coming back onto campus with a red takeout bag and a bento box. Some recipients refer to this delivery as “shady” or “sketchy,” but the company’...

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...

Kennedy Middle School’s 2018 Fall Festival

Kennedy Middle School’s 2018 Fall Festival

Tina Low

October 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

ennedy Middle School (KMS) principal Steven Hamm looks fondly at the animated crowd of people with a smile on his face, stopping once in a while to talk to staff members or students at the school’s Fall Festival. According to Hamm, it’s great to see all the KMS and MVHS students attend the festiva...

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 ...

New year, new team

New year, new team

Sara Entezar and Gauri Kaushik

September 28, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

As the year rolls out of its beginning stages, ASB class office finds itself positioned at the top of the Leadership board, holding Leadership Council meetings, helping commissioners and setting up events for the campus to indulge. ASB, which stands for Associated Student Body, has six leading position...

Site Seeing

Site Seeing

Sunjin Chang, News Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

On Friday, September 7, the MVHS website was relaunched after over a decade. The proposal for the new website had been in in talks for two years prior to the formal relaunch, and went into action well over a year ago. The reasoning behind the redesign was simple — the FUHSD administration wanted a...

Guide to using the new website

Kat Pappas, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

The homepage of mvhs.fuhsd.org has something off about it. There is a sleeker design, but at the same time, nothing is in the same place since Friday, Sept. 7. There isn’t a icon for School Loop or Infinite Campus like there was in the prior model. To curb confusion, view the infographics below,...

Stepping stones to a Mock Trial competition

Stepping stones to a Mock Trial competition

Jasmine Lee

September 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS

efore evening trainings begin, Mock Trial officers hosted their second member meeting in D202 where students shared out their points that could potentially assist the prosecutor and defender in their favor during the official court hearing. Throughout the meeting, members learned to recognize different...