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Neverending Lists

Neverending Lists

Sarah Young and Anish Vasudevan

May 22, 2019

any MVHS students have little time to pursue fun activities, go on trips or engage in non-academic endeavors to break away from their tedious schedule. Some students create bucket lists with activities that they want to pursue before the next chapter of their lives. Many seniors having little time left bef...

Give me a break

Give me a break

Brandon Ng

May 17, 2019

I’m in fourth grade. The afternoons reach 100 degrees and it’s gotten to the point where it’s so warm that I can’t sleep properly. At exactly seven in the morning, I wake up groggy and unaware, halfheartedly throwing on shorts and a T-shirt. Stumbling down the stairs, I look outside the wind...

Beating the heat

Beating the heat

Shivani Gupta and Sarah Young

May 5, 2019

Although summer is the time for a break from the work-heavy school year, without having a lot of work to do, it is easy to get bored. Explore the map below for suggestions of places and events to visit over the summer. Each are no more than an hour’s drive away from Cupertino and can be just what ...

The trampoline girls

The trampoline girls

Swara Tewari, Features editor

February 8, 2019

Okay, look. I was only in it for the trampoline. At first.   The entire spring of 2010, my sister, neighbor and I had enviously watched the girls across the street jump on their trampoline. We could hear them, laughing and yelling in their backyard. We spent months ducking behind trees, w...

A Better Summer

A Better Summer

Rana Aghababazadeh and Laasya Koduru

February 6, 2019

The beginning of the new year is a prime time for applying to summer programs. Parents frantically search the web for a program that suits their child’s, or perhaps their own, interests and ambitions, while summer programs collect excessive application fees. For many high school students, summer has go...

Sweet Summer

Sweet Summer

Hannah Lee

May 23, 2018

Various creations to make with watermelon

Pool Party DIYs

Pool Party DIYs

Hannah Lee

April 26, 2018

How to make budget-friendly projects for the pool

Exploring the medical field

Exploring the medical field

Michelle Wong

November 17, 2017

lthough summer is still far away, due dates for summer program applications are just around the corner. During their meeting on November 13, Future Practicing Physicians Network introduced various internships and programs concerning medicine and research for students to look into. According to senior...

The roots of this year’s biggest summer reboots

The roots of this year’s biggest summer reboots

Anirudh Chaudhary

August 20, 2017

This summer’s most exciting movie releases, from “Baby Driver” to “Dunkirk”, brought many MVHS students back to the movie theater.  But this summer was also home to many franchise reboots — new movies that reinvented the way people viewed old stories. Rebooting a movie franchise can also...

A Part of History: A senior’s experience protesting in Poland

A Part of History: A senior’s experience protesting in Poland

Priya Reddy

August 18, 2017

he group in Gdańsk was small, compared to the large crowd at the Feb. 4 “No ban, no wall” protest in San Francisco that he’d been to previously, but the decibel levels at this protest were just as strong. And so were the protesters’ convictions, as new chants started every three minutes, shouts...

10 places in the Bay Area you can visit over the summer

10 places in the Bay Area  you can visit over the summer

Devika Watave

May 31, 2017

Can’t get out of the Bay Area this summer? Check out these popular spots within a three hour’s drive from Cupertino. Coyote Hills Regional Park Camp overnight to spend some quality time outdoors Picnic at the tables near the quarry, or use the nearby grills for a barbecue Tour the bird and bu...

Sweet. Spicy. Sour. Summer.

Sweet. Spicy. Sour. Summer.

Himani Yalamaddi

May 31, 2017

Co-written by Ananya Bhat and Shayon Moradi. Photos by Ananya Bhat. Fresh, cool lemonade. Juicy hamburger patties and hot dogs on a barbecue. Sweet and buttery corn on the cob. These are the foods that come into mind when most Americans hear “summer.” But countries and cultures across the worl...