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Key Club volunteers make cards

Volunteering during the pandemic

Abdullah Memon and Minjae Kang April 1, 2021
How volunteer opportunities have changed due to COVID-19 restrictions
“MV Octagon”: Octagon’s new app is underway

“MV Octagon”: Octagon’s new app is underway

Annie Zhang November 20, 2019
Uncovering the setbacks, benefits and takeaways of the ongoing creation of Octagon’s iOS app
An Octagon volunteer paints a child walkers face in light of the JDRF marathon. Photo by Trudy Esrey // Used with permission

A stellar liaison: Octagon and JDRF

Annie Zhang October 15, 2019

5:00 p.m. Set up. On Oct. 5, 77 Octagon volunteers file into Great America in Santa Clara the day preceding one of the most momentous and far-reaching events of the year — Octagon’s annual partnership...

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

Tabitha Mendez and Stuti Upadhyay March 31, 2019

The Quinlan Community Center accommodated over 200 MVHS students and community members on March 30 as Octagon held its annual Cure Cancer Casino event. The night featured various activities, such as card...

Elves in action: MVHS students who volunteer during the holidays

Sarah Young and Julia Yang December 18, 2018

While the malls bustle with people buying presents, the radio stations blare Christmas music and lights twinkle from their perches on houses, some members of the MVHS community spend this holiday season...

MV Octagon kicks off Cure Cancer Cafe

MV Octagon kicks off Cure Cancer Cafe

Stuti Upadhyay and Tabitha Mendez December 17, 2018

Every year in mid-March, MV Octagon, MVHS’ largest volunteer club, hosts an event called Cure Cancer Cafe (CCC) to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The event is held in the Quinlan...

Dodgeball tournament between service clubs fosters healthy competition

Dodgeball tournament between service clubs fosters healthy competition

Sneha Gaur November 21, 2015

n Nov. 20, students donning red and blue— the colors of Leo Club and Octagon— piled into the fieldhouse to watch a spirited dodgeball competition between the two service clubs, and eventually, the...

Octagon aids DECA’s volunteer events

Sarah Ramos May 20, 2014

Two of MVHS’s most popular clubs join forces to provide adequate events for members. There are nearly 100 campus-based, student-run clubs at MVHS, with new clubs passing every school year. While...

Cure Cancer Cafe both entertaining and beneficial

Cure Cancer Cafe both entertaining and beneficial

Amrutha Dorai March 12, 2013

Octagon hosts annual event to raise money for cancer research. The room was lit a bright purple, imbuing the white flowers and tablecloths with a slight tint. A jazz band played in the...

Jack Chin, MV alumnus and cancer survivor, will be speaking at Cure Cancer Café. Cure Cancer Café, Octagon’s biggest event of the school year, is an annual event which fundraises for leukemia and lymphoma through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Photo by Christophe Haubursin.

Annual Cure Cancer Café to be held March 9

Eva Spitzen March 7, 2013

Last year, as the Cupertino community jumped into full swing attempting to find a bone marrow donor for leukemia patient and Class of 2007 alumnus Jack Chin, Chin described his own chances of his survival...

Octagon hosts 11th annual Cure Cancer Cafe

Octagon hosts 11th annual Cure Cancer Cafe

Sara Yang March 25, 2011

International-themed CCC to be held on March 26 Octagon will be hosting the 11th annual Cure Cancer Cafe at the Quinlan Community Center on March 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The traditional night of food,...

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