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And this year’s Employees of the Year are

And this year’s Employees of the Year are

Maggie McCormick

March 12, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

very year, the MVHS staff receives an email asking them to nominate a colleague who demonstrates values or ethics that they feel should be recognized by other staff members through the Employee of the Year award. After nominations, the staff receives  one more email with the finalists and a short blu...

A word of advice: MVHS seniors on college applications

A word of advice: MVHS seniors on college applications

Aanchal Garg

March 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia

Second semester means something different to every grade. While freshman get used to the routine of high school, sophomores enjoy the last few moments of peace before a hectic junior year. And while juniors work to finish a tough school year, seniors try to stay relaxed while waiting for college decis...

A taste of our cultures

A taste of our cultures

Vivian Chiang

March 9, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Features

alking around MVHS campus at lunch, one sees many students eagerly digging out their lunch box. Each time a lunch container is opened, a different array of colors is revealed and the smells of a dozen different spices waft into the air. Take a look at the perspectives below on these students’ lunches...

To walk in someone else’s shoes

To walk in someone else’s shoes

Karen Sanchez

March 8, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Special

rom Dr. Martens and Adidas to sneakers and flip flops, students around MVHS are spotted wearing different types of shoes that vary in color and style. Whether they wear the same pair daily or make an effort to match their shoes with their outfit, these MVHS students ponder whether shoes are a reflect...

Weight through the ages: how people of different ages feel about weight

Weight through the ages: how people of different ages feel about weight

Zara Iqbal

March 7, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Features, From the magazine, Print

SAAHIL SUKHIJA, 10 Ten-year-old Saahil Sukhija spends most of his time playing basketball, watching Youtube videos and solving math problems — a student at Stevens Creek Elementary, weight doesn’t matter much to him. Sukhija doesn’t think elementary school students have weight standards, because h...

Wafu Ikebana Flower Show: Spring Awakening

Wafu Ikebana Flower Show: Spring Awakening

Helen Chao, Priya Reddy, and Jennie Chen

March 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

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Cookie connections

Cookie connections

Helen Chao and Emma Lam

March 2, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Written with Emma Lam  A box of Girl Scout cookies sitting out in the open is simply asking for trouble — specifically, it’s asking for a stampede of hungry kids. These cookies may be a familiar friend, but what about the members themselves who sell the cookies? Watch the video below to lea...

Valentine’s Day: The single’s perspective

Valentine’s Day: The single’s perspective

Chelsea Wong

February 14, 2018


Filed under Valentine's Day

When he was four years old, junior Pramodh Srihari bought his first gift for a girl on Valentine’s Day. He pulled four quarters from his house and sneakily went to the candy shop to buy her a lollipop. However, when he went to school the next day to give her the lollipop, to his disappointment, she reje...

Valentine’s Day: Long Distance Relationships

Valentine’s Day: Long Distance Relationships

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia, Valentine's Day

s the last year of high school rolls around, there is much to think about. For students in relationships, one of the major questions that arises is what they will do after they graduate from high school. Some decide to stay together, some are not even leaving the area, and some have yet to decide. Clic...

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Helen Chao and Emma Lam

February 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Valentine's Day

In the very beginning, Art teacher Brian Chow and Biology teacher Pamela Chow didn’t have a strong impression of one another when meeting for the first time at a new teacher orientation. However, one thing led to another, and the two are now married and settled down with three kids of their own. W...

Day in the life: Lester the data collector

Day in the life: Lester the data collector

Vivian Chiang

February 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

From Libya to Dubai, data collector Lester Pascual has seen it all. He has worked in war-torn countries, but also has met interesting people and experienced various cultures. Watch the video below to find out more about Pascual’s journey and his current life in America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urZuMq96iZo&feature=youtu.be

The music never ends

The music never ends

Claire Yang

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, FEATURES, Special

’d never particularly fancied him. To me, K-pop group SHINee member Jonghyun was just the conventional, well-liked K-pop idol. Like so many other singers, his name wafted here and there, but his indistinguishable vocals and classic idol face didn’t intrigue me ― so I casually brushed him away. ...