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Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition

Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition

Oishee Misra and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

November 22, 2019

The month of November is, for the most part, not the best for MVHS students. With the breeding negativity on campus, sometimes it is hard to find the silver linings in situations. Ironically, it is also the month of giving thanks, and in this episode, we explore and display gratitude for the things th...

Food with a side of feelings

Food with a side of feelings

Aditi Dixit

October 28, 2019

How my brother and I bond over cuisine

Officers of Japanese Club illustrate what ‘dango’ means in Japanese tradition

Officers of Japanese Club illustrate what ‘dango’ means in Japanese tradition

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor

October 8, 2019

The club serves sweet rice dumpling balls for its first food event

The crossroads of food and religion in the month of April

The crossroads of food and religion in the month of April

Flora Peng

April 23, 2019

Readily-available Easter renditions of adorable baby animals and the declining diets of students overwhelmed by approaching exams are not the only contributors to fluctuation in food consumption during April—some of the most widely observed holidays from a variety of religions also take place during...

DIY: Spring Desserts

DIY: Spring Desserts

Sarah Young, Graphic's editor

April 6, 2019

pring, although a time for allergies and a war against the pollen outside, remains a favorite of mine, due to it also being the same time my mom and I would bake seasonal sweets. Fragrant lemon bars with lemonade and refreshing tangerine jelly, for example, are commonplace in my home.   ...

BITE Club and Korean Club host the Spicy Noodle Challenge

BITE Club and Korean Club host the Spicy Noodle Challenge

Shuvi Jha, Claire Yang, and Helen Chao

March 14, 2019

THE NOODLE TASTING Students gushed through the doors of B103, licking their lips with anticipation. Amid the KPOP songs being played in the background and the students’ voices as they excitedly conversed with each other, the participants came, ready to partake in the popular Spicy Noodle Challenge....

Ringing in a new year

Ringing in a new year

Charlotte Chui and Annie Zhang

February 12, 2019

lates of delicacies are passed around, ranging from spongy airy Chinese cakes dubbed “Fa Gao” to pan-fried traditional Korean dumplings. These are just a few foods commonly eaten during Lunar New Year, which is commemorated by numerous Asian cultures. On Feb. 6, Chinese Honor Society collaborated with ...

A twist on the expected

Hannah Lee, Emily Xia, Ayah Ali-Ahmad, and Gauri Kaushik

February 8, 2019

Students try new Oreo flavors

Dessert Detectives: Flower Flour

Dessert Detectives: Flower Flour

Alyssa Hui

February 8, 2019

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste

A fall treat

A fall treat

Shuvi Jha

November 21, 2018

On Nov. 7, Bite Club, a club centered around food and nutrition, gathered for its second meeting of the year. The theme was centered around Halloween and autumn, as students were taught how to make candy apples. In the front of the room stood President and senior Elysha Tsai, as she used the club...