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Urbanization of Cupertino

Urbanization of Cupertino

Anushka De, Devin Gupta, Andie Liu, Swara Tewari, and Emily Xia 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...

Construction goes on over the summer at Homestead HS.

Measure CC in effect

How bond funds are being used for construction throughout the district
Construction vehicles crowd McClellan Road due to bike lane construction. Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Construction delays on McClellan

Unexpected underground utilities issues push back bike lane completion date
Behind the bond

Behind the bond

October 24, 2018

For the past 15 years, the MVHS campus has seemed to be constantly under construction: new fields, a new cafeteria, new classrooms and, more recently, a new gym. Modernizing the school costs millions...

Senior parking is for seniors, hence the name

Senior parking is for seniors, hence the name

Mallika Singh February 2, 2018

he back of the parking lot has been coined “senior parking” by many of the student drivers at MVHS. But senior parking, a necessity for any senior who drives, is now occupied by the MVHS renovations...

Broken Ground

Broken Ground

Priya Reddy September 13, 2017

The construction by the B building and the front of MVHS is beginning to wrap up and as the construction teams are placing the finishing touches on the first phase of the construction, they will soon begin...

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Chetana Ramaiyer December 19, 2016

Additional reporting by Sepand Rouz and Claire Chang. O n Wed. Nov. 23, while walking to his fourth period class, junior Matthew Hsieh was interrupted by a tall stream of water gushing out of a broken...

MVHS Construction: Fall 2016-2018

MVHS Construction: Fall 2016-2018

Nathan Stevens October 16, 2016

he cafeteria being built in 2014 was an extensive upgrade to MVHS and largely contributes to its campus environment, but it is only the tip of the renovation iceberg. Principal April Scott explained that...

Students exit the MVHS campus around noon and wait on Fort Baker Dr. for their rides home. Principal April Scott made an announcement over the school’s PA system about 30 minutes into fifth period to inform students that school would be out of session for the remainder of the day. Photo by Varsha Venkat.

Breaking News: School cancelled due to damaged water main

Varsha Venkat March 25, 2014

Due to MVHS’s inability to provide restroom and food service, administrators close the school midway through fifth period on March 25. Updated on March 25 at 2:53 p.m.: This article was updated to...

Behind the scenes: The force behind the cafeteria construction

Behind the scenes: The force behind the cafeteria construction

Steven Lim October 10, 2013

he construction for the new complex is divided between anywhere from 5 to 20 subcontractors, and their respective employees. These subcontractors specialize in a specific task like HVAC (Heating, Ventilation,...

Perspectives on cafeteria demolition

Perspectives on cafeteria demolition

Athira Penghat April 10, 2013

Despite the numerous changes made to the campus since it was first opened in 1969, the building housing the cafeteria had never been touched —  until the morning of April 4, when it was demolished....

Food Services Supervisor Frank Lihn checks on phone calls in his office located in the staff lounge. Due to the three-semester long cafeteria construction project, Lihn and his cafeteria staff will have to adjust to preparing and serving meals in a food trailer that will be parked to the left side of the main gym. Photo by Varsha Venkat.

Food Services Supervisor Frank Lihn on his plans for adjusting to cooking during construction

Athira Penghat February 15, 2013

We talked to Assistant Principal Brad Metheany about using the food trucks outside. How does that impact how you work here, at MVHS? It’s just change. You know, we’re just going to do things a bit...

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