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MVHS works

MVHS works

Anirudh Chaudhary

September 8, 2017

eciding whether to intern or work over the summer is not usually something students have to think too hard about. Usually, students already know what they plan to do, and don’t give too much thought into choosing one over the other. It is not uncommon for students at MVHS to hold part time jobs, esp...

Sweet. Spicy. Sour. Summer.

Sweet. Spicy. Sour. Summer.

Himani Yalamaddi

May 31, 2017

Co-written by Ananya Bhat and Shayon Moradi. Photos by Ananya Bhat. Fresh, cool lemonade. Juicy hamburger patties and hot dogs on a barbecue. Sweet and buttery corn on the cob. These are the foods that come into mind when most Americans hear “summer.” But countries and cultures across the worl...

Sunday Projects: A day at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Sunday Projects: A day at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Stephanie Lam

May 8, 2017

he smell of fresh kettle corn being popped. The taste of soft mochi. The shriek of children shouting out above the deep thump of traditional drums. The feeling of itchy gravel and grass. The sight of a small pink cherry petal floating past a Hello Kitty bouncy house. Cupertino’s annual Cherry Blossom fe...

Andi Mack: New TV show involving Asian Americans and teen pregnancy

Andi Mack: New TV show involving Asian Americans and teen pregnancy

Becca Zheng

March 31, 2017

he Disney Channel norm has always been to display typical kid-friendly shows: Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Phineas and Ferb and many others. With a majority of Disney shows characterizing typical lighthearted and casual themes, the channel now welcomes a new series wi...

An Evolving Youth: A look into MVHS party culture has changed

An Evolving Youth: A look into MVHS party culture has changed

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 10, 2017

n 1972, after Friday night football games, MVHS students would meet up at the McDonald's near highway nine, now known as De Anza Blvd. There was a Taco Bell, a Shakey's Pizza and a parking lot packed with cars. People would smoke marijuana, drink beer publicly and race their cars down the highway. This ...

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

Amanda Chan

November 19, 2016

At 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, French Honor Society members were seated at the desks in B213, introducing themselves to other members and sharing their favorite type of cheese. Many members giggled and smiled while other members shared their responses. It was the start of FHS’ annual Fête du Fromage, a...

No offense, but: Examining our politically correct culture

No offense, but: Examining our politically correct culture

Amita Mahajan

May 18, 2016

he phrase "politically correct" has been around for a long time. You see, back in the 1950s it was considered Marxist-lingo — essentially, a "politically correct workers' state!" was the same as a Communist state. Fast forward a couple decades and you run into a new definition: a rude phrase labe...

We are what we eat: Culture behind local ethnic grocery stores

We are what we eat: Culture behind local ethnic grocery stores

Renee Pu

March 10, 2016

Story and photos by Renee Pu and Hannan Waliullah Nothing cheers up a traveler more than a warm plate of homeland dishes. For immigrants, ethnic grocery stores carry familiar foods and ingredients, incorporating a soothing sense of belonging. Marukai Market As the stores greet customers who pur...

Religion and tradition: Students and teachers discuss biblical allusions in literary courses

Religion and tradition: Students and teachers discuss biblical allusions in literary courses

Miloni Vora

October 23, 2015

Updated: Nov. 20: A previous version of the story that appeared on Oct 23 excluded some information mentioned by literature teacher Scott Catrette. The information has been added. As high schoolers, all students have been exposed to references from the Bible in each of their literature classes at...

Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals

Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals

Sarah Robinson

October 20, 2015

*Correction (Oct. 21): Rhea was previously listed as performing a ritual for an incorrect dance. n performance arts, so much can go wrong during every show. MVHS student performers have many of their own rituals that they go through before each performance, each intended to bring good luck. These ri...

Superstitions: Superstitions from around the world

Superstitions: Superstitions from around the world

Devika Watave

October 13, 2015

Co-written by Fatima Ali. Additional reporting by Anjana Melvin. In a previous version of the story, Kathleen Ra's name was misspelled. Everyone has heard of the classic superstitions; see a black cat and you’ll have bad luck, step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back, break a mirror...

Custom made

Custom made

Daniel Fernandez

March 13, 2013

Junior Rekha Nagarajan shares her positive outlook on having a multicultural background. When most people see junior Rekha Nagarajan, they just see an Indian girl strolling around campus with her friends. However, those first impressions are wrong. Well, partially. Nagarajan is half-Indian and hal...