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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


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

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...

The fading green of St. Patrick’s Day

The fading green of St. Patrick’s Day

Tyler Cho, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Step out into the streets of nearly any major U.S. city on March 17, and you’ll be greeted with seas of green — people jumping around in leprechaun outfits or clad head to toe in green. It is a day when, if you are found without an inch of green somewhere on your body, you may be subjected to pinches...

Ringing in a new year

Ringing in a new year

Charlotte Chui and Annie Zhang

February 12, 2019


Filed under Briefs

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 ...

Make or break

Make or break

Laasya Koduru and Brian Xu

December 18, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

By Thursday, Nov. 15, smoke from Camp Fire had reached Cupertino and elevated its air quality index above 200. Air quality tracking websites such as AirNow.gov consider an index above 200 “very unhealthy.” That afternoon, Instagram and Facebook were flooded by MVHS students with drafts of emails ...

Cherishing Christmas: Comparing holiday traditions now to those of previous years

Cherishing Christmas: Comparing holiday traditions now to those of previous years

Emily Xia

December 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

here’s no holiday like Christmas. Sure, Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Year’s all have their perks, but Christmas holds a special place in my heart. As a young child, as soon as December came around, I would be prancing in my living room listening to “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph t...

Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus comes to town

Alyssa Hui and Tabitha Mendez

December 16, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Children and staff attend a holiday celebration with Santa and his elves

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

Charlotte Chui

December 5, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

 n Friday, Nov. 30, the City of Cupertino held the 2018 tree lighting ceremony at the Quinlan Community Center. At 6 p.m., the a cappella group Business Casual, national champions of the 2018 Harmony Sweepstakes, began their performance. As community members started to gather around the unlit Christmas tree...

Constant Change: As the holiday season approaches

Constant Change: As the holiday season approaches

Oishee Misra

November 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION

It’s that time of the year again. The time when the air smells a little crisper, the leaves crunch as boot-clad feet tread over them and the sun peeks out a little less frequently. The time when Starbucks brings out their exquisite cups, stores begin stringing up amalgamations of lights and turkeys go on sal...

Breaking under pressure: Students with eating disorders during the holidays

Breaking under pressure: Students with eating disorders during the holidays

Zara Iqbal

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Print

*Names starting with M are false names to protect the anonymous sources. abel had no idea something was terribly wrong. Not when the world began spinning around her as she warmed up in P.E. Not when she could barely finish one slice of turkey and a spoonful of mashed potatoes during Thanksgiving dinn...

A holiday full of giving

A holiday full of giving

Jai Uparkar

December 12, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS, News Multimedia

uring the holidays, many students at MVHS travel to lavish places or spend precious time with their family. However, others spend their weekend at donation centers and community houses trying to provide for the people that live there. Working in these places, the students learn many different lessons a...

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

n December 2, members of the Tri-Music Honor Society performed at Quinlan Community Center for the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. Students performed various songs based on the theme of holiday cheer and spirit. Scroll down to read what sophomores Iris Xia and Wenyu Chen and freshman Conner ...

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Nathan Stevens

February 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Culture, OPINION

  alentine’s Day — a holiday of romance and emotion. It is anticipated by couples all over, and for good reason. This day, always falling on Feb. 14, symbolizes a time to celebrate love and appreciate each other. There’s a strong significance we have put on Valentine’s Day as a culture. Coup...