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In Memoriam: Alice Wu

In Memoriam: Alice Wu

Sunjin Chang and Rana Aghababazadeh

March 28, 2019

“Jennifer Garner copied me.”   When Alice Wu wore a black, punk rock skirt to school, Jessica Lee, her friend since sixth grade, would distance herself from Alice in embarrassment. Nobody knew months later that Jennifer Garner would be wearing the same outfit as Alice on the red carpet, an...

Fanning the flames

Fanning the flames

Stuti Upadhyay

October 3, 2018

It’s the first day of school and I’m asked to share a fun fact about myself. I’m at a family party and someone asks me what my hobbies are. I’m in Chinese class and I’m supposed to deliver a speech on a talent. No matter what the circumstance, when a situation like this arises, the thing tha...

Cookie connections

Cookie connections

Helen Chao and Emma Lam

March 2, 2018

Written with Emma Lam  A box of Girl Scout cookies sitting out in the open is simply asking for trouble — specifically, it’s asking for a stampede of hungry kids. These cookies may be a familiar friend, but what about the members themselves who sell the cookies? Watch the video below to lea...

The meaning of Ohana

The meaning of Ohana

Swara Tewari

February 1, 2018

The students packed into room C210 put their heads down on their desks, trying not to peek. They were playing Heads Up Seven Up, one of the activities planned for the Ohana meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The club, whose mission is to help spark friendships between special needs students and the pe...

Test of time: how seniors have kept long lasting friendships

Test of time: how seniors have kept long lasting friendships

Jessica Xing

May 25, 2017

Story by Kalpana Gopalkrishnan and Jessica Xing eniors Salil Uttarwar and Karan Mehta didn’t get off to the best start. In fourth grade, the two attended Regnart Elementary School but didn’t know each other very well. But that all changed on the way home from school one day. Uttarwar, who...

A visit from the God Squad

A visit from the God Squad

Malini Ramaiyer

June 8, 2016

After their mission trip to King City in March, a small group of MVHS students decided to take their faith to school. They sit behind the swimming pool during brunch every Tuesday and Thursday and talk about everything from rally setup to AP Tests — then, they pray. This group is united not only...

Behind the not-so-secret Secret Santa gift exchanges

Behind the not-so-secret Secret Santa gift exchanges

Fatima Ali

December 11, 2015

n the midst of a grueling marathon of studying for finals, some friend groups have decided to launch a Secret Santa campaign in an effort to raise morale and de-stress. No matter how inexpensive or austere the gifts may be, these friends still cherish their holiday tradition and take heart in the ge...

Ananamousse

Ananamousse

Yaamini Venkataraman

February 22, 2010

Music didn't make these two friends, but it brought them closer Read More »...