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Halloween around the Bay Area

Halloween around the Bay Area

Helen Chao

November 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Nowadays, Halloween is associated with sugar-high children and a mass of Moana clones scurrying from door to door, leaving a Hansel and Gretel trail of candy wrappers in their wake. Of course, that’s the most stereotypical image brought to mind, but Halloween celebrations are more varied than the traditional...

Behind the scenes of “Asian Riverdale”

Behind the scenes of “Asian Riverdale”

Ananya Bhat

November 11, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

“Who’s hotter — Cole Sprouse or KJ Apa?” That was the topic of debate amongst seniors Joyce Shiah, Hasini Shyamasundar, Anisha Kollareddy, Fatima Ali, Aastha Chawla and Esther Chang at lunch on October 31. The group of friends, who sit together at lunch almost every day, had argued over the...

A walk through Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza

A walk through Main Street Cupertino’s Pumpkin Palooza

Ria Kolli

November 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured

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...

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Hannah Lee

November 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

tudents gathered in the rally court on October 31 to watch others show off their costumes in the annual costume contest. A variety of creative costumes, such as the La Croix Boys, were displayed and judged by Junior Bernice Lin and Senior Kavin Sivakumar, members of the MVHS Fashion Club. Check out the pho...

The yearly haunt: Juniors hold annual haunted house every Halloween

The yearly haunt:  Juniors hold annual haunted house every Halloween

Sreya Kumar

November 7, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

n the corner of Strafford and Sunderland drive, a house stood in the dark. A sign saying “Haunted House” hung under a dim light beside the garage door. Seven junior students dashed to and from the garage and the house, trying to make sure everything was in place. At 8 p.m. sharp, junior Chetan Mokkap...

Halloween costumes around MVHS

Halloween costumes around MVHS

Sara Entezarmahdi

November 5, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

As students made their way onto campus, October 31 presented them with a not-so-average school day. Students from all grades participated in the traditional Halloween spirit of dressing for the holiday, though many made sure there was nothing traditional about their costumes. From La Croix to Gandhi,...

Teachers discuss the pressure to wear Halloween costumes

Mallika Singh

November 11, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Every year for Halloween, each teaching department comes up with a costume  for everyone and then they participate in a costume contest in which prizes are awarded for various things. However, not all teachers love the concept of dressing up and participating in the contest. History department chair Bo...

MVHS expresses their creative side through their Halloween costumes

MVHS expresses their creative side through their Halloween costumes

Aanchal Garg

November 1, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Co-reported by Anthony Moll alloween is a time for MVHS students to relax and let their creative side take over. This year, MVHS brought a new level of creativity to Halloween costumes —  everything from Jack from “Lord of the Flies” to a duck hunter. Click through the pages to explore diffe...

Harvest Festival: Photo gallery

Harvest Festival: Photo gallery

Justin Kim

October 25, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

On Oct. 24, the City of Cupertino hosted the 2015 Harvest Festival at Blackberry Farm. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., families from the surrounding area came to enjoy the festival’s pumpkin patch, photo booth, carnival games, McClellan Ranch farm animal visits and live music. Children were encouraged to dress...

Behind the scenes at the Halloween Haunt

Behind the scenes at the Halloween Haunt

Meghna Gaddam

October 21, 2015


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Multimedia, Video

Every year, students from across the Bay Area visit California’s Great America Halloween Haunt for the thrill, scares and spine-chilling scenery. While the visitors enjoy themselves in the scare zones and mazes, the employees stand in the sidelines, witnessing every piercing scream and petrified reaction. Video/Reporting By- Meghna Gaddam, Filming/Reporting By- Fati...