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More than a tea party

More than a tea party

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Brandon Ng

September 18, 2018


Filed under Best of News

obatino, a city sponsored event at Main Street Sept. 15, brought Cupertino residents together. By featuring slime stations, hockey shootouts and free boba, the event provided youth with somewhere to socialize. Sophomore MVHS Teen Commissioner Sarah Tan was one of the organizers. She noticed a lack o...

Instatutors

Instatutors

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Tina Low

September 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Since March 2018, junior Nitin Subramanian and a group of students have been working to build their latest online nonprofit tutoring company, Instatutors.org, in an effort to solve a problem they’ve struggled with: keeping up in the classroom. Subramanian found himself behind in various classes, and in an attempt to...

Congressman Ro Khanna speaks at San Jose town hall

Congressman Ro Khanna speaks at San Jose town hall

Jasmine Lee and Andrea Perng

July 22, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

Congressman Ro Khanna addressed a gymnasium full of his constituents at Joaquin Miller Middle School. He answered questions from Sunnyvale, San Jose, Milpitas and Cupertino residents about a wide range of topics, including gun control, policy regarding the Middle East and the Immigration and Customs...

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Monta Vista Robotics Team was in high spirits as they boarded the airplane for their competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a truck full of tools and the robot that they had worked on tirelessly for months, they checked into their hotels and did some brief preparation for the next two days of co...

Empty chairs at empty tables

Empty chairs at empty tables

Hannah Lee

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

Sometimes, students need a break. For seniors, this comes in the form of senior ditch day, a day seniors skip their classes. On this day, some students go on small excursions with their friends, while others simply sleep in.   This year, senior ditch day will take place on Monday, April 30. While the ...

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

Hannah Lee

April 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Once a well-known Cupertino landmark for people of all ages to get together and watch a movie, AMC Cupertino Square 16 closed its doors on Mar. 22, becoming the final business to leave Vallco Shopping Mall. After an evaluation of AMC Cupertino Square 16 and the current inactive state of Vallco Shoppi...

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

Aditya Dash

February 1, 2018


Filed under Briefs

s sophomore Keshav Taneja receives his scores for the PSAT exam, he looks forward to ways in which he can prepare to take the next big test: the SAT. Taneja is hoping to perform well through the use of strategies and advice from his tutor. Taneja is also trying to do well the SAT in order to look for ...

Glitched scores

Glitched scores

Aditya Dash

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

ophomore Ankit Rustagi was able to take a look at his PSAT score three weeks prior to the original release date, between Dec. 11-13. When he was first told by his friends about the leak, Rustagi rushed to take a look at his score and was quick to find out that his score had been one of the many which...

AP chemistry students find old test online

AP chemistry students find old test online

Jai Uparkar

November 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

n Saturday October 21, AP Chemistry teacher Supriya Moore posted on Schoolloop that the free response question (FRQ) portion of the October 19 and 20 test on molecular and atomic theory would have to be retaken on October 26. Since some of the questions on the test had the exact same questions from an AP...

Link Leaders host Capture the Flag game for the class of 2020

Link Leaders host Capture the Flag game for the class of 2020

Stephanie Lam

April 2, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS

Senior Matthew Ho  labels each person as either a one or a two. Though the count was random, freshmen and Link Leaders were almost equally divided among the two teams . reshmen and Link Leaders stand on the sidelines of the football field as Link Leader senior Matthew Ho label them off as either a ...

Things I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self

Things I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self

Roshan Fernandez

March 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

t's rather often that we find ourselves regretting our past actions, wondering what would have happened if we didn’t make that stupid decision.  “Oh no, why did I do that? I should have done this instead. Aw, that was rather foolish of me.” For most people, these are the kinds of things that go t...

Problems for Oroville Dam

Problems for Oroville Dam

Karen Sanchez

February 26, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS

alif. has been experiencing a heavy amount of rain in the past couple of weeks, and the empty, cracked and dried reservoirs are filling up just as they had shriveled up when the drought first occurred. The same can be said for the Oroville reservoir, located in the city of Oroville, situated on the fo...