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Class of 2019 hosts Senior Sunrise

Class of 2019 hosts Senior Sunrise

Gauri Kaushik and Chelsea Wong

August 29, 2018

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. ...

A change of pace at ROTB

A change of pace at ROTB

Anish Vasudevan, Zara Iqbal, Shuvi Jha, Robert Liu, Annie Zhang, and Herman Saini

August 27, 2018

Assistant Principal Michael Martinez sent an email reminding students about Running of the Bulls (ROTB) on Aug. 1. Especially for upperclassmen, most of the information in the message was expected. However, there was one piece of text that took some students by surprise. The text read: “Schedule ...

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

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...

Leo Club hosts end-of-the-year banquet

Leo Club hosts end-of-the-year banquet

Ria Kolli

May 25, 2018

On May 19, the soft hum of music is drowned out by the excited chatter of customers inside Cupertino’s BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. Tucked in the corner of the side room, MVHS Leo Club students cluster around long tables, talking about upcoming finals between bites of pasta and pizza. Eventually,...

The rise of AP test memes

The rise of AP test memes

Aanchal Garg

May 25, 2018

As each AP testing season comes and goes, many students worry about the exams they have to take and the content they have to study. However, over the last couple of years, there’s been a rise in AP test memes, where students who have already taken the exam post memes on social media such as Twitter...

Going for the gold award

Going for the gold award

Rucha Soman and Chelsea Wong

May 25, 2018

When sophomore Naomi Desai ripped open the envelope from the stack of mail,  she found letters from the San Jose Sharks, Ro Khanna, the United States Senate and former presidents like George Bush and Barack Obama. All the letters had the same purpose;  to congratulate Desai on the achievement of her...

CSF’s new officers adjust to their positions

CSF’s new officers adjust to their positions

Emily Xia

May 25, 2018

Her heart beat quickly as she turned her computer on. For the past week, sophomore Audrey Lai had perked up at every new email she received, yet she had not found the one she was looking for. As she opened a tab and loaded her email, her face lit up. An email from the Monta Vista California Scholars...

Find My Kid

Find My Kid

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 25, 2018

MVHS students reflect on their experiences using location-sharing apps

Coming Home

Coming Home

Sunjin Chang

May 25, 2018

After 14 years under the leadership of principal April Scott, FUHSD’s coordinator of human resources, Ben Clausnitzer, will fill her shoes next year as MVHS’ new principal. On April 24, Clausnitzer was one of seven selected candidates who interviewed for a panel that included FEA site president B...

Down to a science

Down to a science

Helen Chao

May 25, 2018

How students and their science mentors help one another

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

May 24, 2018

Swarms of children ran across the playground, filling the atmosphere with their contagious laughter. Groups of families sat on the benches, peacefully relishing in their surroundings. Music cut through the air, spreading cheer and joy amongst the aud ience. Evidently, the Cherry Blossom Festival ...

Game of fear

Game of fear

Jasmine Lee, Andrea Perng, and Karen Sanchez

May 23, 2018

Fifth period had just begun when Palo Alto HS senior Julia Qiao heard the announcement about a lockdown. She quickly took action, reaching for the lock block in her classroom that would keep the door closed. Working quickly, Qiao began to assist her classmates in barricading the front door. As she hunk...