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Christmas movie recommendations for the 2020 holiday season

Christmas movie recommendations for the 2020 holiday season

Shivani Madhan November 26, 2020
Modern and classic Christmas films to watch this winter
A group of kids drink their steaming hot chocolate next to the decorated trees around the Quinlan Center.

Spruce it up: Cupertino Tree Lighting Ceremony

Jai Uparkar and Swara Tewari January 11, 2020
Cupertino community gathers for the annual tree lighting ceremony
Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Pan presents a slideshow in preparation for an annual Christmas Caroling event.

Giving back: Key Club’s Christmas carol

Tina Low December 25, 2019

During the first week of December, members of Homestead HS’s Key Club went around local neighborhoods to distribute bags that offered the opportunity for residents to donate canned food. On Saturday,...

Annual Cupertino Christmas Tree Lighting

Annual Cupertino Christmas Tree Lighting

Jai Uparkar, Tina Low, Ishaani Dayal, and Rachel Jiang December 16, 2019
Cupertino community comes together for the ceremony
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...

Students wrote thoughtful messages on the brightly colored cards provided for them in the rally court. The cards were dropped off into a box where they would be distributed later in the week. Photo by Jennie Chen.

Campus Question: What happened to the Candy Cane grams?

Jennie Chen December 9, 2015

Update: Previously it was mentioned that candy cane grams were purchased. They were offered for free by leadership. During Holiday Week students gathered in the academic court on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 to...

Polaroids with Santa get students into holiday spirit

Polaroids with Santa get students into holiday spirit

Andrea Schlitt December 3, 2015

tudents’ excited responses to the long needed sound of rain on a Thursday afternoon were met with equally excited chatter and smiles at ASB president senior Peter Kim dressed up in a Santa suit,...

Community service: MV Leo Club collaborates with De Anza Lions to hold food drive

Athira Penghat December 4, 2013

At around noon, an old lady walked out of the Lucky’s in Saratoga on Nov. 24 with a cart of groceries. Instead of heading home, she stopped by the De Anza Lions food drive and donated several canned...

8 types of media students are thankful for

Neesha Venkatesan November 27, 2013

Students share what entertainment they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

All yule need for the holidays

All yule need for the holidays

Yashashree Pisolkar December 17, 2012

The lead up to the the holidays may seem premature. The tree lighting ceremonies at the Quinlan Community Center and the annual Christmas carols at the Cupertino Library happen almost an entire month...

Despite risking their lives, soldiers don’t get the respect they deserve. Resuming our daily lives on Veterans Day would return value to the holiday.

Significance of Veterans Day undermined by day off

Nathan Desai November 12, 2012

It takes a very special person to serve in the military. A person has to have a lot of courage to leave their loved ones to fight a war in a different country, knowing they may not make it out alive. So...

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