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Whitewashed

Whitewashed

Swara Tewari, Features editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features

When I was a little girl, my mom loved dressing my sister and I in Indian clothes. She adorned us in colorful outfits with thousands of tiny sequins and beads sewn on, sliding tinkling bangles up our wrists and fixing glittery clips in our hair. Then, we would twirl around, as if we were little princesses...

Fighting fire in the digital age

Fighting fire in the digital age

Swara Tewari and Shivani Gupta

January 2, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Features

On Mon., Oct. 29, senior Aditya Shah participated in a panel at the Google Event Center in Sunnyvale to launch Google’s Artificial Intelligence Impact Challenge and was interviewed by Chief Operating Officer for AI Irina Kofman.   Shah was invited to participate in the panel because of th...

Traveling the Globe

Traveling the Globe

Swara Tewari, Charlotte Chui

September 16, 2018


Filed under Features

Students share international experiences from the past summer

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...

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...

The dilemma of ditching

The dilemma of ditching

Helen Chao

December 6, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Features

She was dead serious. Her son would be absent the entire day — for a haircut. Attendance technician Joe Roan chuckled a little bit after hearing her voice message. He let the matter slide, thinking of the approaching dance that might have urgently required the haircut. To this day, it’s the ...

The art of perseverance: Three teachers share their passion for extreme hobbies

The art of perseverance: Three teachers share their passion for extreme hobbies

Swara Tewari

November 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Features, Special

rench teacher Sarah Finck vividly remembers skiing down the slopes of Massachusetts as a child. She remembers the snowy landscape blurring into a mass of white, the cold mountain air whipping against her face. She remembers the exhilaration she felt, the rush and excitement. But most of all, she remem...

The attack of the bees

The attack of the bees

Alyssa Hui

September 24, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Features

uring an AP Biology field trip to McClellan Ranch Park, senior Mansi Reddy was measuring the diameter of trees and taking a picture for her friend when she accidentally stepped on a wasp nest. Five bees suddenly surged towards Reddy, stinging her lip and hands. She sprinted towards the parking lot until s...

MSA on the USA

MSA on the USA

Ruth Feng

September 14, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Features, Multimedia

n the campaign trail in Dec. of 2015, Donald Trump made an announcement at his rally in Charleston, South Carolina that shocked viewers around the world:   "Donald J. Trump is calling for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representati...

The impact of language: How languages can change lives

The impact of language: How languages can change lives

Swara Tewari

September 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Features, Special, Uncategorized

Senior Anika Ramachandran proudly stands in the midst of her hard work, looking around at the bustling chaos of MVHS’s Culture Night. The rally court is decked in the colors of different countries, from China to France. On one side, students sample food from a myriad of cultures. On another, studen...