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Switching roles from teacher to student

Switching roles from teacher to student

Sunjin Chang and Robert Liu

December 18, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

  On Tuesday, Nov. 27, four teachers walked in the footsteps of MVHS students as an alternative to their traditional teacher evaluation: Chinese teacher Zoey Liu, science teacher Lora Lerner, math teacher Sushma Bana and literature teacher Vanessa Otto. For the duration of the entire day of ...

Pride for GSA

Pride for GSA

Dhruvika Randad

December 17, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Best of News, Briefs, GSA, NEWS

As the first semester comes to an end, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance club concludes the year with satisfaction. From organizing their annual Coming Out Day to partnering with teachers for Q&A panels to showcasing presentations on fundamental topics like allyship, the GSA officer team is proud o...

Preparation for Synopsys Science Fair

Preparation for Synopsys Science Fair

Emily Xia

December 17, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

icropipettes. Microscopes. MATLAB XL. For members of the Research Club, these are just a few of the equipment pieces that may be used in their Synopsys Science Fair project, with the fair itself happening on March 14. However, many of the members are unaware of how to start experimentation. To allow t...

Speech and Debate: Explained

Speech and Debate: Explained

Justine Ha and Elena Khan

December 17, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

From Dec. 14 to Dec 16, MVHS Speech and Debate attended the Winter SCU Invitational at Santa Clara University, which is one of the 20 tournaments MVHS speech and debate attends this school year. The first day, Dec. 14, was for the debate team, while the second and third day, Dec. 15 to 16, was for the...

Upping the recycling game

Upping the recycling game

Sarah Young, Sunjin Chang, and Julia Yang

December 17, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Bags filled with pieces of plastic line the cupboards of AP Chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta’s classroom was the result of an almost year-long project. The project began during second semester of last year, when Gupta introduced her students to BioCellection, an organization managing a project called Upcycling. The goal of this ...

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...

Tri-M Honor Society: The triumphs and the drawbacks

Tri-M Honor Society: The triumphs and the drawbacks

Annie Zhang

December 15, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

2018 wrapped, a year of up and downs for Tri-M Honor Society

Quote outvote

Quote outvote

Ruth Feng, Claire Wen

December 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

The ins and outs of choosing senior quotes for the yearbook

New council members Willey and Chao sworn in to Cupertino City Council

New council members Willey and Chao sworn in to Cupertino City Council

Andrea Perng

December 11, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

On Dec. 6, mayor Darcy Paul and new city councilmembers Liang Chao and Jon Robert Willey were sworn in to the Cupertino City Council, surrounded by poinsettias on the dias podium and, for Chao and Willey, standing ovations. After initial predictions that incumbent councilwoman and former mayor Savita Vaidhya...

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America’s upcoming events

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America’s upcoming events

Hannah Lee and Alyssa Hui

December 8, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

MVFBLA officers share information for second semester