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Claire Yang

Claire Yang, Graphics editor

Claire Yang is currently a senior at MVHS and a graphics editor for print.

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Homemade Hipster: DIY Mother’s Day cards

Homemade Hipster: DIY Mother’s Day cards

How to craft various handmade Mother’s Day cards
May 9, 2020
Merch madness

Merch madness

Exploring four types of merchandise on campus
April 10, 2020
Photo by Claire Yang

Homemade Hipster: Spring DIY paper decorations

Different paper-made flowers to decorate different spaces
April 10, 2020
Photo by Claire Yang and Jasmine Lee

The influence of young voters

Students and teachers’ on the importance of student voters
March 6, 2020
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The Greta Thunberg hate train

Why conservatives’ hatred for Greta Thunberg is ignorant and shameful
February 7, 2020
Korean-pop group BTS broke into the American music industry the past couple years

Xenophobia in the music industry

Entertainment award shows discriminate against non-English speaking artists
February 7, 2020
Photo used with permission of Steve Ho

Finding the target: Archery Club’s late start

Archery Club’s plans for next semester after undergoing club complications
December 21, 2019
Photo by Claire Yang and Jayanti Jha

Women of impact: Chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta featured in National Geographic documentary

How Gupta and her students feel about her accomplishments outside of school
November 23, 2019

Duck, cover & hold

California could be overdue for a major earthquake and here's how to prepare
November 23, 2019
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President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry

Exploring students’ opinions about the President’s ongoing impeachment inquiry
October 24, 2019
The year of gold: Celebrating MVHS 50th anniversary

The year of gold: Celebrating MVHS’ 50th anniversary

Exploring multiple facets of MVHS culture in honor of its 50th anniversary
September 27, 2019
Students settle down as the club officers begin introducing themselves and go over a short presentation about the club. Photo by Claire Yang

Korean Club: Dancing into the new year

Officers introduce the club with a K-Pop choreography guessing game
September 27, 2019
Photo by Claire Yang

MV’s got your back: The reason behind the suicide prevention lines on student ID cards

Why the new student ID cards contain suicide prevention information
September 16, 2019
Good night, sleep tight: MVHS students experiences with insomnia

Good night, sleep tight: MVHS students’ experiences with insomnia

The implications and possible solutions of insomnia
May 24, 2019
In the shadows of power

In the shadows of power

Exploring how the minority is kept in silence
May 18, 2019
Baby blues

Baby blues

Why newer generations refuse to have kids
April 12, 2019
Street smart shortage

Street smart shortage

MVHS students' lack of street smarts will negatively affect how we navigate in the real world
April 7, 2019
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I’m sorry, mom: Why I shouldn’t be ashamed of my mom’s immigrant status

Learning to embrace my parent’s flaws
March 15, 2019
BITE Club and Korean Club host the Spicy Noodle Challenge

BITE Club and Korean Club host the Spicy Noodle Challenge

Contestants see if they can handle the heat
March 14, 2019
Finding happiness

Finding happiness

Why we should be placing emphasis on our mental well-being
March 8, 2019
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Biology Club: Taking the USA Biology Olympiad

Past USABO competitors introduce USABO and their experiences with the competition
February 8, 2019
The changes in our community

The changes in our community

Contrasting population growth in Cupertino and lack of enrollment at MVHS
February 1, 2019
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The myth of reverse racism

Why racism against white people doesn’t actually exist
January 27, 2019
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Korean Club: Introducing the Korean Snack ‘Oh yes!’

MVHS Korean Club introduces one of South Korea’s most popular snacks
December 17, 2018
Winter holidays

Winter holidays

MVHS individuals discuss different aspects of the holiday season
December 15, 2018
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Behind the scream: What students think of horror movies

MVHS students’ views on horror movies
November 21, 2018
Reproductive Rights

Reproductive Rights

Exploring reproductive rights through time, culture and student opinions
November 20, 2018
Photo by Claire Yang

Korean Club: Crossing over into new zones

Monta Vista and Cupertino High School’s Korean Clubs collaborate to host an interdistrict event
October 26, 2018
Intertwining cultures

Intertwining cultures

October 21, 2018
Microaggressions

Microaggressions

September 28, 2018
Photo by Claire Yang

Korean Club holds first meeting of the year

Officers and members explore goals for the new school year
September 28, 2018
Stan Twitter culture

Stan Twitter culture

Students share their perspectives on the benefits and the shortcomings of stan Twitter culture
September 15, 2018
Photoillustration by Claire Yang

Sex ed: the impact of sexual education

Changes in elementary and middle school sexual education spark discussion
May 23, 2018
Mindfulness in the classroom

Mindfulness in the classroom

Students share their thoughts on the effects of mindfulness activities
May 22, 2018
Graphic by Emily Xia

Sweet Addiction: What it’s like being addicted to sodas

The influences of sodas and stories of attachment to them
May 17, 2018
In other words: what fanfiction means to authors and readers

In other words: what fanfiction means to authors and readers

Fanfiction writers and readers explore the stereotypes and meaning behind fanfiction
April 11, 2018
Photo by Claire Yang

Korean Club: A fresh taste of South Korean snacks

Korean Club discusses famous South Korean snacks and brands
March 9, 2018
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The music never ends: Remembering SHINee member Jonghyun

The release of SHINee Jonghyun’s album after his passing
February 2, 2018
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USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

Students discuss why they want to participate in the USA Biology Olympiad
December 12, 2017
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Not another number: Students who freely volunteer for their community

MVHS student volunteers talk about why they want to help their community
November 17, 2017
Photo used with permission of Korean Club

Learning Hangul Basics with Korean Club

Korean Club holds meeting to teach members the Korean Alphabet in honor of Hangul Day
November 10, 2017
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place bouquets of flowers at a memorial for the victims of the terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Fla., June 16, 2016. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Numbing the horror: Becoming densensitized to shootings

Americans are becoming desensitized to shootings
October 15, 2017
Photo by Claire Yang

Korean club holds their first meeting of the year

Korean Club members discuss their reasons for joining and activities for the upcoming year
September 28, 2017
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Ready… aim… shoot: an introduction to the Archery Club

The different activities of the Archery Club
September 14, 2017
Graphic by Claire Yang and Zara Iqbal

The f— bomb: what students and teachers think about swearing in school

Teachers and students explore swearing at school
September 13, 2017
Graphic by Claire Yang

Are students are avoiding classes because of teachers?

Students and teachers reflect on the idea of picking classes based off of teachers
August 18, 2017
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