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Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Kamyar Moradi and Brian Xu

April 12, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

ield trips are often hallmarks of many students’ high school experiences. For them, memories are created while traveling outside of their mundane daily routines. However, the work put into funding these trips to Southern California, New York or even a 25-minute drive to Great America remain larg...

The Foundation

The Foundation

Rana Aghababazadeh

April 12, 2019


Filed under Local, NEWS

The Foundation t the dawn of senior year and constantly throughout the college application process, many seniors use Naviance to estimate their chances of getting into a college. This scavenging often consists of zooming in on scatter plots that show results of decisions from previous years. But th...

Q&A: Interact’s Paw-llywood Annual Benefit Dinner

Q&A: Interact’s Paw-llywood Annual Benefit Dinner

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Local

Interact’s Area 12 held its annual benefit dinner to raise funds for its latest international project, the economic crisis in Venezuela on Saturday, March 6. What is international night? MVHS Interact International Project Committee co-chair and junior David Hui: International night is a benef...

Numb to Atrocities

Numb to Atrocities

Sunjin Chang and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

April 10, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

early 1,995 mass shootings have occurred in America between the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in December of 2014 and April 1, 2019, Vox reports. America’s rate of mass shootings has been on the rise as many believe that the level of interest and response in the American population towards these events i...

Recent Awards for MVHS

Recent Awards for MVHS

Laasya Koduru and Oishee Misra

April 10, 2019


Filed under NEWS

2019 CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL  MVHS received the 2019 California Distinguished School award on Feb. 25, which, according to the California Department of Education, is only given to a select number of schools whose “outstanding education programs and practices” have been recognized. The award ...

Stolen: Theft in Cupertino

Stolen: Theft in Cupertino

April 8, 2019


Filed under MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, NEWS

Known for its top schools, high house prices and the high-tech companies in surrounding areas, Cupertino is often deemed a safe neighborhood. Low crime rates, minimal work for law enforcement. But aside from substance abuse, money-related crimes such as robberies and burglaries are prevalent in the area. The st...

Roots Christian Club invites guest speaker to prepare for weeklong Why Jesus? event

Roots Christian Club invites guest speaker to prepare for weeklong Why Jesus? event

Tyler Cho and Flora Peng

April 2, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Pastor Yuji Ogura took out a book and asked people to describe it. Flipping through the pages, he told them to explain what made it different from all the other books they had seen before. He was met with hesitation, students pausing before calling out their thoughts. He called it the Wordless Book: it was bl...

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

Tabitha Mendez and Stuti Upadhyay

March 31, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

The Quinlan Community Center accommodated over 200 MVHS students and community members on March 30 as Octagon held its annual Cure Cancer Casino event. The night featured various activities, such as card games and photo booths, entertainment, such as live music and dances and a three-course-meal from...

A night of dreams

A night of dreams

Jasmine Lee and Claire Wen

March 31, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The planning process for the 2019 junior prom began a year ago, with the decision on a venue. Like years past, it was held at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom in San Jose. Junior and class officer Christopher Cellini described some of the items that required planning. After deciding on a location, th...

MVHS students receive Synopsys Science Fair awards

MVHS students receive Synopsys Science Fair awards

Laasya Koduru

March 30, 2019


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t is the end of March, with April just around the corner — for some, this entails studying for AP tests or focusing on standardized testing, such as SATs and ACTs, but for others, it means the release of the Synopsys Science Fair Championship results. The Synopsys Championship is a program where studen...

Paws on Main

Paws on Main

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

On Sunday, March 24, residents of Cupertino had the opportunity to engage in activities with their dogs at Cupertino Main Street’s bi-annual Paws on Main event. From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., the event offered free nail-clipping, a free consultation from professional dog trainer Brad Greene, giveaways, D...