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Helen Chao

Helen Chao, Managing Editor

Helen Chao is currently a senior who likes an afternoon snack of hot coffee and cookies. She is currently one of three managing editors and was formerly a Features section editor.

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Exploring our emotions

Exploring our emotions

The importance of recognizing unique feelings
May 19, 2019
Fifty Not-So-Fresh Faces

Fifty Not-So-Fresh Faces

Seniors interviewed for Fifty Fresh Faces in their freshman year follow up on old questions
May 12, 2019
Turn of time: an exploration through the decades

Turn of time: an exploration through the decades

A look into different perspectives of each decade
April 10, 2019
Bouquet of orchids

Bouquet of orchids

The Malihini Orchid Society hosts the 2019 Annual Orchid Sale and Culture
April 9, 2019
Dessert Detectives: Honey Berry

Dessert Detectives: Honey Berry

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
April 3, 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
New rides of MVHS

New rides of MVHS

Three cars, three drivers, three stories
March 13, 2019
Artists Around Us: The stories of singers at MVHS

Artists Around Us: The stories of singers at MVHS

A feature on rapper Kid Kuza, pop singer Shravanti Shankar and traditional Carnatic singer Madhav Danturthi
March 10, 2019
Wooing with words: Students offer their best pick-up lines

Wooing with words: Students offer their best pick-up lines

A collection of pick-up lines from MVHS students for Valentine's Day
February 24, 2019
Hear Us: the reporters

Hear Us: the reporters

February 16, 2019
Hear Us: the experts

Hear Us: the experts

February 16, 2019
Watering it down

Watering it down

Art Club officers teach members how to watercolor
February 8, 2019
Vibrant stories: unique aspects of 10 MVHS students

Vibrant stories: unique aspects of 10 MVHS students

We selected 10 students from a list of everyone at MVHS using a random number generator, and discovered the stories that make MVHS students who they are
December 18, 2018
The Inner-workings

The Inner-workings

November 21, 2018
Paranoid about the paranormal

Paranoid about the paranormal

MVHS students and faculty explain their beliefs on and encounters with paranormal activity
November 18, 2018
Art Club introduces Inktober

Art Club introduces Inktober

Art Club teaches members the importance of trying new mediums of art
October 26, 2018
The dark side of funny

The dark side of funny

October 24, 2018
Intertwining cultures

Intertwining cultures

October 21, 2018
A world of small trees

A world of small trees

Midori Bonsai Club hosts its 57th Annual Bonsai Show at the Quinlan Community Center
October 15, 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
Just teach it

Just teach it

September 27, 2018
Life after death

Life after death

September 17, 2018
Cooking up a new year

Cooking up a new year

September 8, 2018
Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Students and teachers discuss the optimal way to spend summer break
August 30, 2018
Taking care

Taking care

May 31, 2018
Joe Roan is checking out

Joe Roan is checking out

Roan, the attendance technician explains his reasons for leaving
May 30, 2018
Find My Kid

Find My Kid

May 25, 2018
Down to a science

Down to a science

May 25, 2018
Korean PTA hosts annual staff appreciation barbecue

Korean PTA hosts annual staff appreciation barbecue

MVHS staff comes together for a lunch of Korean cuisine
May 3, 2018
Rising into the final days of senior year

Rising into the final days of senior year

Seniors indulge in donuts together at the traditional yearly Senior Sunrise
May 1, 2018
Spotlite 2018

Spotlite 2018

April 14, 2018
School Resources

School Resources

April 9, 2018
Cookie connections

Cookie connections

March 2, 2018
The dilemma of ditching

The dilemma of ditching

December 6, 2017
The Office of MVHS

The Office of MVHS

October 10, 2017
A web of discussion

A web of discussion

September 13, 2017
Expression Despair Hand Scared Fear Horror

Phobia through the ages

September 13, 2017
Descent into the Deep

Descent into the Deep

September 12, 2017
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