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Urbanization of Cupertino

Urbanization of Cupertino
In a constant state of change, Cupertino has experienced drastic changes in terms of infrastructure and business from the influx of both workers and residents. Vallco construction has recently been reinitiated after the passage of State Bill 35. The proliferation of chain businesses act as a double edged sword to local businesses. Median house values climb and realtors work to satisfy buyers who prioritize commute times. Read more about each story.
January 10, 2020

In a constant state of change, Cupertino has experienced drastic changes in terms of infrastructure and business from the influx of both workers and residents. Vallco construction has recently been reinitiated...

The tale of the traveling mint plants: what flea extermination taught me about a change in routine

The tale of the traveling mint plants: what flea extermination taught me about a change in routine
What an experience of flea extermination taught me about the benefits of breaking from routine
October 12, 2019
What an experience of flea extermination taught me about the benefits of breaking from routine

Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight
English teacher Hannah Gould named the new drama teacher
May 22, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute...

English teacher Hannah Gould named new drama teacher

English teacher Hannah Gould named new drama teacher
Gould will be replacing substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams and former drama teacher Sara Capule starting in the 2019-20 school year
May 13, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on Friday, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met by not only their long-term substitute...

Reading: my disappearing constant amid rapid change

Photo courtesy of Chris Lawton, Unsplash.
How the immense academic stress has taken away my love for reading
March 27, 2019

There I lay in my bed, under a thick, pink comforter, with the stack of “Geronimo Stilton” and “Garfield” comic books, obtained from my weekly visit to the library. With my stack of books, a water...

Dear Change: a love letter to a constant companion

Dear Change: a love letter to a constant companion
A letter to a constant presence in my life
February 6, 2019

You and I go way back. You and the majority of people on Earth have a history, I suppose, but I’d like to think that our relationship is special. It’s taken me a while to learn how to love you, and...

Gone for Five Years

Gone for Five Years
Reflecting on my changes from five years of international schooling
November 7, 2018

It was impossible for me to look at my dad without drenching my collar in tears, knowing it would be a full year until I would see him again. I endangered many trees by soaking paper towels in the car,...

Greater than, less than

Greater than, less than
Understanding our role in the miscellany of life
October 24, 2018

Growing up, our parents tell us that we are among the best of the best — as humans, nothing can hinder our progress because we are clearly meant to rule the world. As children, we have the brightest...

A new chapter

A new chapter
Exploring a student’s experience with moving and her outlook on her short time at MVHS
October 21, 2018
Exploring a student’s experience with moving and her outlook on her short time at MVHS

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades 'A' and 'B' with an 'X'
March 31, 2018

hen most students open the Schoolloop app on their phone or computer, they are usually confronted by a sea of letter grades ranging from an A to an F — but never an X. At the beginning of the second...

Big Apple, Little City: Looking at Apple’s influence on Cupertino

Big Apple, Little City: Looking at Apple's influence on Cupertino
April 17, 2017

e wakes up to the sound of an alarm ringing from his iPhone 7. Walking over to his closet, he chooses what to wear from one of the 30 Apple t-shirts he owns. He then packs his backpack, only putting in...

How the tide hasn’t turned: Residents express Cupertino’s consistency

How the tide hasn't turned: Residents express Cupertino's consistency
December 7, 2016

rom pearl milk tea and falafels to Apple computers and iPhones, Cupertino is defined by its cultural, technological and educational advancements. In some aspects, the city has changed drastically over...

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