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Dear Goodbyes

Dear Goodbyes

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 22, 2019

haven’t always been good at accepting you into my life. You get a pretty bad rep, and I guess for a good reason: nobody likes change. It’s your best friend that always seems to be close on your heels, and fending you off means that I get to fend change off too; I get to relish in the way things a...

Songs dedicated

Songs dedicated

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

May 20, 2019

To this day, I can see his face clearly; his skin glistens in the sun and his cheeks look so soft. His long curls frame his face perfectly, and I can’t help but be reminded of a puppy. It’s funny, how after months of talking to someone, feelings can change in an instant. Before I saw him as only a frie...

Love Letters Galore

Love Letters Galore

Flora Peng

February 12, 2019

“Dear FUHSD students…” On Dec. 25, 2018, the Instagram account @fuhsdloveletters began accepting anonymous confessions and letters from all FUHSD students. Since then, it has gained over 1,800 followers and created over 500 posts ranging from enthusiastic self-love proclamations to racy s...

Love off the cuff

Love off the cuff

Flora Peng and Collin Qian

December 2, 2018

With the cold nights getting longer and the buoyant holiday spirit fast approaching, the desire to settle down in a warm, cozy environment is stronger than ever. For some, this evokes a sense of longing to enter a non-platonic relationship, a phenomenon dubbed “cuffing season” that originated on Tw...

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018

Going into the theater, I didn’t expect much out of “Love, Simon.” The movie had been all over social media, advertised as a progressive rom-com about a closeted gay high school student. It looked generic. It wasn’t trying to be anything special. But it was. “Love, Simon” isn’t a movie ...

The way we love: Young love, parental guidance

The way we love: Young love, parental guidance

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 14, 2016

Students often go to their parents and teachers for help with school or for practical advice. They might ask for help on a math problem or for help with an essay. But most don't think to ask for help with love. So, we asked for you, watch the video below to hear the advice that parents and teachers have...

The way we love: A modern day romance

The way we love: A modern day romance

Priya Reddy

February 14, 2016

co-reported by Ankit Dua Everyone wants to find love. Students and adults alike look outward to find love, or even friendship through dating apps. With this comes success and failure.This Valentine’s day we share the story of MVHS students and their experiences with Tinder, a dating app designed to le...

The way we love: Love across cultures

The way we love: Love across cultures

Anjana Melvin

February 14, 2016

There are a thousand different ways to express love: A spontaneous bouquet of roses, a hug and a kiss every morning before school or an encouraging text from a friend are just a few examples. But how does the way we love vary across cultures? Some families are used to showing physical affection. Others,...

In defense of young love

In defense of young love

Aafreen Mahmood

April 22, 2010

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When you wish upon a star

When you wish upon a star

Shreya Shankar

December 23, 2009

https://elestoque.org/images/stories/topheadlines/princessfrogtop.jpgChock full of charismatic characters and magnetic music, "The Princess and the Frog" heralds Disney's return to the golden age of animation Read More »...

Odd sheep out

Odd sheep out

Aafreen Mahmood

December 1, 2009

Milo may be different, but that's what makes him who he is Read More »...