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We only make small talk

We only make small talk

Tyler Cho and Brian Xu

April 10, 2019

nteracting with strangers can be terrifying. We’re rarely in physical danger when meeting someone new, but our dignity is on the line. In many cases, interacting with someone new can feel like we’re following a set of procedures, progressing from one stage to the next as we gradually become m...

The tipping tower: Parents fight against the renewal of a cell tower

The tipping tower: Parents fight against the renewal of a cell tower

Meghna Gaddam

August 22, 2015

For about the past 6 months, FUHSD board members and parents have been debating about the instillation and renewal of cellphone towers in Cupertino high schools. While the board and other experts believe building the tower will allow better cell service, parents are worried that radiation from the tower...

MVHS alumnus Om Marwah makes Forbes 30 under 30

Jady Wei

February 4, 2015

Updated on Feb. 23 at 2:02pm: Marwah did not join Walmart Labs after his first few minutes of informally meeting STS Prasad. After his initial discussion with Prasad, Senior Vice President of Walmart Labs, he was introduced to his current boss who was setting up a new team called Targeting. He t...

Senior Julia Miao recognized as Siemens semifinalist

Senior Julia Miao recognized as Siemens semifinalist

Jady Wei

December 14, 2014

MVHS is no stranger to success, often receiving the highest honors in math and science competitions. This year, senior Julia Miao became the only semifinalist from MVHS to be recognized in the 2014 Siemens Competition for Math, Science & Technology. “I designed and developed a mathematical mod...

Q&A: Career Center remodeling

Q&A: Career Center remodeling

Jady Wei

December 13, 2014

Home to volumes of educational manuals and college preparation resources, the Career Center has long been one of the most frequented sites on campus. Students across all grades congregate in this intimate room for a range of purposes, from seeking help for the college application process, to learning...

Cupertino ranked sixth on the Top 10 list of smartest U.S. suburbs

Cupertino ranked sixth on the Top 10 list of smartest U.S. suburbs

Jady Wei

November 6, 2014

Small. Secluded. Sparse. Stale. These are words that describe the common stereotypes of American suburbs. According to data reported by real estate blog Movoto, however, suburbs may be more interesting than most would think. In fact, they are claiming titles as some of the smartest regions in the nation. Cupertino...

Meetings help seniors complete Secondary School Reports

Meetings help seniors complete Secondary School Reports

Jady Wei

September 25, 2013

It’s that time of the year again: As college-bound seniors work on polishing and perfecting their college applications, the school is providing annual informational meetings regarding a key part of the application process, the Secondary School Reports. This year, more SSR information sessions are be...

VIDEO: Quad decorations in three minutes

VIDEO: Quad decorations in three minutes

Elvin Wong

October 23, 2011

On the afternoon of Oct. 13, students assembled their class's quad decorations as a part of the Homecoming Week inter-class competition. Students created the components of these decorations for five weeks leading up to Homecoming, and quad decorations counted towards 30% of a class's total Homec...

PHOTO GALLERY: Ohana’s introductory potluck

PHOTO GALLERY: Ohana’s introductory potluck

Angela Liu

September 28, 2011

  Click through for captions. Ohana held its first meeting of the year on Sept. 28 with a potluck. The club, in which the name means family in the Hawaiian language, brings together people of different backgrounds to cultivate friendships and social skills. Special needs students mak...

All that jazz

All that jazz

Karishma Mehrotra

December 9, 2009

Student life commission hosts new dance event that honors past dance style Read More »...