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Woodshop gives back

Woodshop gives back

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Justine Ha

November 16, 2018

Veterans Day, a national holiday honoring military veterans, is a day Woodshop students use to give back to their community. Throughout his years as Woodshop teacher, Ted Shinta has appointed his students to craft pens that they donate to veterans on Veterans Day. “The owner of the Woodcraft fr...

Water Polo: A fresh start

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert

August 12, 2017

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more successful teams this year. Now with new coaches, a new regiment and a newer purpose of establish...

American Studies students interview war veterans for documentary project

American Studies students interview war veterans for documentary project

Amanda Chan

March 4, 2016

Co-written by Aditya Krishnan Before school on Wednesday, Feb. 24, when most MVHS students were sleeping and taking advantage of late start, American Studies students gathered in classrooms and engaged in hour-long conversations with war veterans. As a part of a documentary project, American Studi...

After the war: stories of return

After the war: stories of return

Andrea Schlitt

November 18, 2015

hey were the enemy, he thought. The death of the Japanese soldiers was supposed to represent America’s triumph, but something just didn’t feel right about thinking like that. A wallet next to the dead Japanese soldier caught his eye and inside rested a picture ofa woman and two kids. No, a widow and ...

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

Yaamini Venkataraman

November 11, 2011

Update 11/13/11: Audio clips of the full speeches by Stephen Gilmore and William Peacock are now included at the bottom.  In spite of the slight showers, Cupertino held its annual Veterans Day memorial Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in Memorial Park. This year, the celebration focused on veterans of the Vietnam War. Towards the end of the cer...

Remembering our heroes

Remembering our heroes

Smitha Gundavajhala

November 9, 2011

With the onset of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, we may briefly reflect upon the sacrifices and legacies of those who fought to keep Cupertino safe. But beyond that, sadly, we only have a hazy picture of what they truly mean to Cupertino. We do not learn about them in textbooks, nor are their stories touted...

An army Thanksgiving

An army Thanksgiving

Amelia Yang

November 9, 2011

See additional video coverage here. Wally Johnson (above) is a veteran of the Korean War. He served for two years and achieved the rank of sergeant as part of the intelligence force for the Army. At his home in Saratoga, the American flag constantly hangs in his front yard to honor the nation he served from 1951 to 1953. Here, he remembers a Thanksgiving spent serving in Ko...