El Estoque

One of MV Octagon's Zoom events.

Volunteer-based clubs

Jefferson Le February 10, 2021

Of the 89 clubs at MVHS, seven of those clubs are volunteer-based clubs, including the MV Octagon Club, MV Leo and MV Interact Club. With distance learning, these clubs have had to halt their traditionally...

Photo by Raagavalli Karumanchi - Student run nonprofit Donate Essentials donates masks to frontline workers

Pandemic nonprofits promote the greater good

Kripa Mayureshwar October 15, 2020

fter frequently talking to her grandparents over the phone during quarantine and noticing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected senior citizens emotionally, sophomore Saanvi Mantripragada founded the...

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More Cupertino residents start using NextDoor

Rachel Jiang April 2, 2020
Exploring how the city stays connected and updated through a social-networking app
Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Pan presents a slideshow in preparation for an annual Christmas Caroling event.

Giving back: Key Club’s Christmas carol

Tina Low December 25, 2019

During the first week of December, members of Homestead HS’s Key Club went around local neighborhoods to distribute bags that offered the opportunity for residents to donate canned food. On Saturday,...

An Octagon volunteer paints a child walker's 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...

Cupertino Volunteer Fair of 2019

Cupertino Volunteer Fair of 2019

Jasmine Lee May 5, 2019

On May 5, the City of Cupertino hosted the Cupertino Volunteer Fair of 2019 in front of the Cupertino Library, where students of all ages could gather and learn about varying local volunteering organizations....

Americorps member Timothy Fader discusses crisis response procedures and emergency supplies at the Red Cross meeting. Photo by Swara Tewari

Americorps member presents at Red Cross meeting

Swara Tewari, Features editor March 18, 2019

On March 7, Americorps member Timothy Fader attended Red Cross’ lunch meeting and spoke to the members about disaster preparedness and the function of Red Cross on both a community and global level....

Engaging in intergenerational conversation: CSF volunteers at retirement home

Engaging in intergenerational conversation: CSF volunteers at retirement home

Claire Chang and Brian Xu March 15, 2019

unior Ellie Chen draws a small rectangle on a piece of paper, labeling it “green.” She continues to draw bigger rectangles, labeling each with a different color, and hands it to the senior citizen...

Traveling the globe

Charlotte Chui and Swara Tewari September 16, 2018

hen junior Dan Sachs’ brother discovered a summer program that provided an opportunity to travel abroad, learn a new language and immerse himself in a new culture, it peaked Sachs’ interest. Sachs...

Traveling the Globe

Traveling the Globe

Swara Tewari, Charlotte Chui September 16, 2018
Students share international experiences from the past summer
Photo used courtesy of Creative Commons

Not another number: Students who freely volunteer for their community

Claire Yang November 17, 2017
MVHS student volunteers talk about why they want to help their community
Key Club officers discuss future events

Key Club officers discuss future events

Jasmine Lee November 7, 2017

Since the beginning of the school year, MVHS Key Club has been working to be more proactive. One of the main goals that the officers have in mind is to increase the number of students in their club. “This...

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