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An Earth Day promise

An Earth Day promise

Stuti Upadhyay

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to pursue climate action with renewed vigor

The symbol of a face mask in America versus Asia


Rachel Jiang

April 14, 2020

Examining the reasons why Americans aren’t encouraged to wear masks as opposed to Asian countries

Fighting fire in the digital age

Fighting fire in the digital age

Swara Tewari and Shivani Gupta

January 2, 2019

On Mon., Oct. 29, senior Aditya Shah participated in a panel at the Google Event Center in Sunnyvale to launch Google’s Artificial Intelligence Impact Challenge and was interviewed by Chief Operating Officer for AI Irina Kofman.   Shah was invited to participate in the panel because of th...

Four classes, one room

Four classes, one room

Stuti Upadhyay and Brian Xu

November 18, 2018

When freshmen first enter MVHS, a change they must adapt to is the size of the school. Most middle schools in the area contain no more than 600 students, whereas MVHS’ total enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is 2,270 students. This drastic increase in population leads to changes in student ...

Problems for Oroville Dam

Problems for Oroville Dam

Karen Sanchez

February 26, 2017

alif. has been experiencing a heavy amount of rain in the past couple of weeks, and the empty, cracked and dried reservoirs are filling up just as they had shriveled up when the drought first occurred. The same can be said for the Oroville reservoir, located in the city of Oroville, situated on the fo...

6 simple ways to conserve natural resources at school

Gabriella Monico

October 28, 2013

Aug. 20 of this year was Earth Overshoot Day, the day we have surpassed the amount of resources that could be sustainably used in a year. Each year we are are using up our year’s worth of supplies faster; in 2003 Overshoot Day day fell on Sept 22 and in 1993 Oct 21 .The earth cannot keep up with the...

City Council to vote on reusable bag ordinance supported by Sierra Club

As part of their effort to pass a reusable bag ordinance, Sierra Club has been working to gain support from the community. A significant portion of its activities includes a petition in support of the reusable bag ordinance. Logo taken from sierraclub.org.

Eva Spitzen

January 15, 2013

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Cupertino City Council will vote on the Reusable Bag Ordinance. If passed, the ordinance will require stores within Cupertino to charge a minimal fee for plastic bags in an attempt to reduce their usage. Sierra Club will appear before Cupertino City Council to advocate the ordinance. The MVHS Sierra Club, in addition to their appearance...