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Politics over the table

Politics over the table

Mallika Singh

December 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t holiday family gatherings, the atmosphere is typically excited and warm. Hugs and warm greetings are exchanged as the family settles around the table. The conversation tends to start out lightly — school, work, weather, some catching up. But when the conversation transitions in...

Shopping on Black Friday Weekend

Shopping on Black Friday Weekend

Hannah Lee

December 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Kevin Sun woke up at 5 a.m. and drove to Valley Fair as others remained asleep after Thanksgiving day. Despite there being long lines, he eagerly waited among the many other shoppers to score Black Friday deals at his favorite stores. “Black Friday is more important than Thank...

Ohana’s Thanksgiving meeting

Ohana’s Thanksgiving meeting

Swara Tewari

December 3, 2017


Filed under Briefs

The room is filled with loud, warm conversation and laughter. The Ohana members are clustered around tables, discussing their Thanksgiving plans and taking bites of pumpkin pie brought in by the officers. Stickers, colored pencils and construction paper litter the tables, along with yellow sheets of pap...

MVHS students prepare to run for the Gobble Games

MVHS students prepare to run for the Gobble Games

Jessica Xing

November 22, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the start of brunch, Assistant principal Mike White made the announcement: The Gobble Games had officially begun. A turkey ran across the academic court, leaving with him a wake of mild confusion and then an entire horde of students chasing after him. On Nov. 22, cranberry sauc...

Student stress remains the same after “homework-free” Thanksgiving

Student stress remains the same after “homework-free” Thanksgiving

Tal Marom

November 30, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Featured, OPINION

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s I was watching all my friends’ Snapchat stories on Monday morning before school, as I usually do, I was surprised. An overwhelming number of my friends were up until 2 a.m. or later finishing homework. I’m very familiar with these types of snaps: a hastily taken picture of a...

A guilt-free Thanksgiving: an environmental and health-conscious meal

A guilt-free Thanksgiving: an environmental and health-conscious meal

Ilena Peng

November 26, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hanksgiving is one of the most traditional American holidays and accordingly, its food is also very traditional. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pies and cornbread are all among the tried-and-true staples of a Thanksgiving meal. But in the 394 years since the pilgrims’ first...

Unique family traditions emerge during Thanksgiving

Unique family traditions emerge during Thanksgiving

Shriya Deshpande

November 25, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Thanksgiving Day conjures up images of elaborately decorated tables, laden with a large turkey and other dishes and beverages. Some families celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving and others do not treat it differently than any other normal day. Junior Ankita Agarwal explains how her family combines a traditi...

Key Club: What to expect for Thanksgiving

Key Club: What to expect for Thanksgiving

Karen Ma

November 19, 2015


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith the beginning of November, there’s a lot for MVHS students to look forward to: Thanksgiving Day, a four-day weekend and two Thanksgiving-themed events hosted by Key Club, the largest international volunteering service organization for high school students, according to its webs...

Just another Friday

Just another Friday

Ilena Peng

November 18, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Print entertainment

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ach November, I’m bestowed with a beautiful gift known as Thanksgiving break, what’s supposed to be a cornucopia of food, sleep and fun. And among those two short school days off is Black Friday — a day that is much too hectic for me to even step outside. A few years ago, I...

Community service: MV Leo Club collaborates with De Anza Lions to hold food drive

Athira Penghat

December 4, 2013


Filed under FEATURES

At around noon, an old lady walked out of the Lucky’s in Saratoga on Nov. 24 with a cart of groceries. Instead of heading home, she stopped by the De Anza Lions food drive and donated several canned vegetables and a fat turkey. When asked why she donated, she replied, “I was once a person on the...