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Class of 2020 wins second place in MVHS’s first Class Royale

A group of 10 seniors begin to pull the rope against their first round match-up against the sophomores.
Despite placing third in spikeball and tug-of-war, the seniors manage to claim second place
January 20, 2020
Despite placing third in spikeball and tug-of-war, the seniors manage to claim second place

Winter Care of Roses: Master Gardeners learn about rose care

Speaker Paula Larkin-Hutton holds up a rose stem while she describes the different parts of the rose and answers questions from the audience.
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County attend class in Cupertino Library
January 17, 2020
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County attend class in Cupertino Library

Students participate in annual Stanford Blood Drive

Senior Nate Reyes lies on his seat as he prepares for the procedure while holding on to senior Allison Wu, who smiles at him.
Stanford Blood Center addresses the low number of donors in the past few years
January 11, 2020
Stanford Blood Center addresses the low number of donors in the past few years

Signing Santa: City of Cupertino hosts Christmas event allowing deaf and hard of hearing children to interact with Santa

A child communicates with Santa as ASL interpreter Darlene Rochkind provides additional encouragement.
January 10, 2020

Christmas trees sparkling with red, green and blue lights surround the Quinlan Community Center’s Cupertino Room. Onstage, red and gold poinsettias adorn a cozy living-room scene: three large christmas...

Spruce it up: Cupertino Tree Lighting Ceremony

A group of kids drink their steaming hot chocolate next to the decorated trees around the Quinlan Center.
Cupertino community gathers for the annual tree lighting ceremony
January 10, 2020
Cupertino community gathers for the annual tree lighting ceremony

Maintaining a local community

Maintaining a local community
The implications of urbanization on both chain and family businesses in Cupertino
January 10, 2020
The implications of urbanization on both chain and family businesses in Cupertino

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visits schools to determine the level of education being provided to students
A timeline of events regarding WASC
January 10, 2020
A timeline of events regarding WASC

Realty changes in Cupertino

Realty changes in Cupertino
Evolution of the nature of Silicon Valley housing
January 10, 2020
Evolution of the nature of Silicon Valley housing

Opposition to the Vallco Plan

Demolition begins at Vallco Mall called Demolition Day || From Mercury News
Sand Hill Property reinitiates construction in Vallco Shopping Mall after passing of State Bill 35
January 10, 2020
Sand Hill Property reinitiates construction in Vallco Shopping Mall after passing of State Bill 35

Urbanization of Cupertino

Urbanization of Cupertino
In a constant state of change, Cupertino has experienced drastic changes in terms of infrastructure and business from the influx of both workers and residents. Vallco construction has recently been reinitiated after the passage of State Bill 35. The proliferation of chain businesses act as a double edged sword to local businesses. Median house values climb and realtors work to satisfy buyers who prioritize commute times. Read more about each story.
January 10, 2020

In a constant state of change, Cupertino has experienced drastic changes in terms of infrastructure and business from the influx of both workers and residents. Vallco construction has recently been reinitiated...

Uncovering Project Nightingale: Google accesses Fitbit records

Uncovering Project Nightingale: Google accesses Fitbit records
Google receiving medical files stirs controversy
January 8, 2020
Google receiving medical files stirs controversy

Former Cupertino Chipotle worker wins $95,000 sexual harassment lawsuit

An excerpt from Melton's complaint and lawsuit against Chipotle, describing some of the General Manager's actions.
Employee Austin Melton wins sexual harassment case against Chipotle
January 5, 2020
Employee Austin Melton wins sexual harassment case against Chipotle
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