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Puppy Profile

Puppy Profile

Ankit Gupta and Anish Vasudevan

May 24, 2019

While scrolling through the explore page on Instagram, one is bound to find dog accounts flooding one’s stream. At MVHS, some students and faculty contribute to this craze of dedicating social media accounts to their pets, while others actively avoid it. Science teacher Kenneth Gan was introduced t...

Paws on Main

Paws on Main

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

On Sunday, March 24, residents of Cupertino had the opportunity to engage in activities with their dogs at Cupertino Main Street’s bi-annual Paws on Main event. From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., the event offered free nail-clipping, a free consultation from professional dog trainer Brad Greene, giveaways, D...

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

Michelle Wong

March 31, 2018

etails, as in most Wes Anderson films, aren't ignored in "Isle of Dogs” — the Oscar-nominated director's whimsical second attempt at a feature-length stop motion film. The film features all elements needed for a great production, highlighting attentive consideration of script, casting, animation and r...

A walk through Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza

A walk through Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza

Ria Kolli

November 8, 2017

Festivity filled the air during Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 28. Kids played tic-tac-toe with pumpkins and got their faces painted, while their parents took photos to capture the moment. Frolicking under everyone’s feet were puppies dressed in costumes ranging fro...

Fighting fears

Fighting fears

Swara Tewari

September 13, 2017

The world flies by in a blur as Lillian presses her face against the cool glass of the car window. As the seconds pass, her parents’ voices rise from a heated conversation to reverberating yells, drowning out the music. Lillian’s mind goes blank and her thoughts scatter, voices echoing in her mind. ...

San Francisco Pride: Thousands to celebrate LGBTQ community

San Francisco Pride: Thousands to celebrate LGBTQ community

Chetana Ramaiyer

June 29, 2017

There was color everywhere — flags, capes, costumes. The street was flooded with spirited people and rainbow confetti. The smell of greasy hot dogs and buttery popcorn tempted the hungry people watching the parade in front of them. All of these hungry people were there to support the LBGTQ community...

Lost: Their last goodbyes

Lost: Their last goodbyes

Anjana Melvin

January 25, 2016

We lose things every day: glasses, keys, homework, money. As time goes by, we lose old friends and memories. We lose possessions. We lose relationships. But nothing quite tugs on the heartstrings like the loss of a pet— our constant companions, our very best friends. While some students had time to...

Furry Friends visit to help students de-stress

Furry Friends visit to help students de-stress

Daniel Tan

December 13, 2011

An offhanded comment at the beginning of lunch on Dec. 12 explained it all: “Who let the dogs out?” The answer: senior Danielle Kim and volunteers from Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services. And they didn’t just bring a few dogs — they brought fifteen. Furry Friends is a non-profit...

Silence is golden

Silence is golden

Aafreen Mahmood

November 3, 2009

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