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Performative nonprofits: the good and the bad

Performative nonprofits: the good and the bad
Many student-run unofficial nonprofits are a result of the Silicon Valley’s competitive atmosphere
October 28, 2020
Many student-run unofficial nonprofits are a result of the Silicon Valley’s competitive atmosphere

It’s okay to take it easy

It’s okay to take it easy
Why we need to decrease expectations of ourselves during COVID-19
April 30, 2020
Why we need to decrease expectations of ourselves during COVID-19

Inner battles

Inner battles
Exploring the impact individuals can make in the lives of students facing internal struggles
October 25, 2019
Exploring the impact individuals can make in the lives of students facing internal struggles

Back to back: How boys volleyball overcame immense expectations

Seniors Nikhil Bapat (right) and Gautham Dasari (left) embrace after winning CCS for the first time in program history. The victory over Bellarmine CP came after three consecutive CCS losses to BCP, most recently when BCP beat MVHS in the 2018 final. Photo by Roshan Fernandez.
A year ago the boys volleyball team won NorCals, the highest possible achievement, and with that, the bar for this season was set — anything short of a NorCal Championship would be a disappointment. Winning a championship is hard, but repeating one — that's a whole different story.
May 22, 2019

elief — that’s what Coach Paul Chiu felt last year when the boys volleyball team took home its first major championship. He says it was delightful to watch everyone celebrate the NorCal Championship...

The pressure behind prom

The pressure behind prom
People shouldn’t feel bad about not wanting to go to prom
March 2, 2019

I never thought my decision to skip Junior Prom (JP) was going to be that big of a deal. With JP right around the corner, I get asked whether or not I’m going to prom almost daily. And every time...

Making the right call

Making the right call
High school students should consider what motivates them to play sports
February 6, 2019

A sharp, throbbing fire pulses through your arm, flowing down past the elbow and swelling at the wrist. The crowd of people fades into the background, the soccer game long forgotten as a silent scream...

A thousand dreams

A thousand dreams
May 17, 2018
Students and teachers in the arts field discuss the factors influencing their choice between

Teachers discuss the pressure to wear Halloween costumes

November 10, 2016

Every year for Halloween, each teaching department comes up with a costume  for everyone and then they participate in a costume contest in which prizes are awarded for various things. However, not all...

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