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City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

Charlotte Chui

December 5, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

 n Friday, Nov. 30, the City of Cupertino held the 2018 tree lighting ceremony at the Quinlan Community Center. At 6 p.m., the a cappella group Business Casual, national champions of the 2018 Harmony Sweepstakes, began their performance. As community members started to gather around the unlit Christmas tree...

MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

Dhruvika Randad and Jasmine Lee

December 2, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Best of News, Education

On Thursday, Nov. 15, parents of the MVHS community arrived at the auditorium to hear speakers from El Camino Hospital talk about suicide prevention. The parents were greeted by a long table topped with El Camino fliers, pens and small index cards, and were encouraged to write down questions, commen...

Democracy Through a Screen

Democracy Through a Screen

Ruth Feng and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

November 21, 2018


Filed under National, NEWS

aylor Swift superfan senior Risha Baxi was having a normal Monday morning on Oct. 29 until her friend sent her a text message ending with a string of exclamation points. Swift had reposted Baxi’s parents on her Instagram story. The previous day, her parents had headed to the polls to cast their votes for the lo...

A Change in U.S.

A Change in U.S.

Sunjin Chang and Sarah Young

November 21, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

ith the midterm elections wrapping up, candidate flyers are tossed into recycle bins, lawn signs pulled from yards and proposition ads no longer pop up on computer screens. This year, a section of the ballot not only included national propositions but also had a list of candidates running to represen...

Rising voices

Rising voices

Robert Liu

November 21, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

For many Americans, the recent midterm election provided an opportunity to wield their rights and make their voices heard. Even though citizens must be 18 to vote, MV students argue that the current youth, empowered through social media and other rapid information exchanges, has potential to bring great be...

Planting roots: Standing tall

Planting roots: Standing tall

Flora Peng, Tyler Cho, and Collin Qian

November 19, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS, Roots Christian Club

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Roots Christian Club members attended the United in Christ (UIC) Praise Night at the River of Life Christian Church. Hosted by all the local Christian Clubs of the FUHSD, the theme of gathering was “Valiant.” Drawing inspiration from the Bible verse, Luke 24: 32, the messa...

To take or not to take

To take or not to take

Dhruvika Randad

November 17, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Best of Opinion, Education, Multimedia, OPINION, Perspectives

Modern-day communication tells a tale of linguistic evolution since the day humans started to communicate with words and sounds that eventually lead to alphabets, scripts, pronunciation and accents that when put together, creates a code in itself: a language. “When the Roman Empire fell, the unique di...

Finding home in Bay Area for educators

Finding home in Bay Area for educators

Jasmine Lee

November 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Five o’clock alarm. Fifty to 120 minutes of sitting in a car stuck in traffic. Stress. This is how English teacher Kate Evard describes her trips to school every day. Evard recently moved to Aptos, a town in Santa Cruz County. While Evard said her 10 years of teaching experience and equity ...

Analyzing the effects of declining cafeteria sales

Analyzing the effects of declining cafeteria sales

Robert Liu

November 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The new 2018-19 bell schedule has led to drastic changes in lunch line sales, compared to last year’s numbers. According to Food Services Manager Debbie Herrera, brunch sales this month have increased by 1,000 meals, compared to last year in September. Lunch sales, however, have decreased by nearly 3,000 ...

Paul, Chao and Vaidhyanathan win Cupertino City Council seats

Paul, Chao and Vaidhyanathan win Cupertino City Council seats

Claire Chang and Andrea Perng

November 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Following a tumultuous election cycle with debate over the new redevelopment plan for Vallco Shopping Mall, the Cupertino City Council election closed on Nov. 6. Incumbent mayor Darcy Paul, Better Cupertino co-founder Liang Chao and incumbent councilwoman Savita Vaidhyanathan emerged as the three members of...