Published November 16, 2017

Caffeinated Intelligence

Exploring why students study in coffee shops and what they bring

MV El Estoque
Published November 4, 2017

The Fort Bakers

Sisters sell healthy breakfast items at their bake stand called The Fort Bakery

MV El Estoque
Published October 21, 2017

The Office: Frontline

Jennifer Giarritta describes her experiences at MVHS from the front desk.

MV El Estoque
Published October 21, 2017

The Office: Right Wing

A short peek into the lives of the attendance technician, financial specialist and AP secretary. 

MV El Estoque
Published October 21, 2017

The Office: Left Wing

A short peek into the lives of the executive assistant, AP secretaries and registrar. 

MV El Estoque
Published October 19, 2017

Idle eyes idolize idol lies

Why idolizing others is inherently harmful

MV El Estoque
Published October 19, 2017

How rapists and murderers still manage to dominate our media culture

Why we shouldn’t separate artists from their art, no matter how admirable

MV El Estoque
Published October 19, 2017

No role models

Listening to certain music doesn’t make me a drug advocate

MV El Estoque
Published October 19, 2017

Famous Matadors

MVHS students describe their fame with the internet.

MV El Estoque
Published October 19, 2017

The guessing game: Celebrities vs. scientists

Students reflect on their controversial idols

MV El Estoque
Published October 19, 2017

Turning a blind eye

Students reflect on their controversial idols

MV El Estoque
Published October 19, 2017

Growing Up

The people we look up to change as we grow up

MV El Estoque
Published October 19, 2017

The evolution of idolatry

Exploring how the types of role models change as people grow older

MV El Estoque
Published October 18, 2017

___

Recent trends in creative private Instagrams accounts cause cyberbullying issues

MV El Estoque
Published October 13, 2017

Behind the mask

Costume designers at MVHS reveal what sets good Halloween costumes apart

From cosplayers to members of drama, costume-designers at MVHS explain their costume design process
Maggie McCormick and Himani Yalamaddi
Published October 12, 2017

A look at small businesses at the Cupertino Diwali Festival

The event serves as a hub for a variety of local and foreign vendors

Himani Yalamaddi
Published October 6, 2017

Seven up-and-coming women in hip-hop to watch out for

MV El Estoque
Published September 18, 2017

Behind the grime

A closer look at the items found at the Cupertino city-wide garage sale

MV El Estoque
Published September 13, 2017

Descent into the Deep 

An in-depth look on the layers of the web

MV El Estoque
Published August 29, 2017

On: North Korea

Why we need to take North Korea seriously

Songjun Na
Published June 1, 2017

Senioritis through three classes

A look at my academic performance this semester

Brighton Balfrey
Published April 28, 2017

Doctors, peacemakers and cosplayers: why they marched

MV El Estoque
Published April 18, 2017

Sunday Project: Sights at the Cupertino 5K Bunny Run

A three-mile run brings the community together

MV El Estoque
Published April 15, 2017

Showcasing skills and thinking on their feet

MVHS Improv prepares for Drama Showcase 2017

MV El Estoque
Published March 11, 2017

Is Donald Trump a narcissist?

Speculations on the existence of Trump's narcissistic personality disorder

MV El Estoque
Published March 6, 2017

Wandering mind: Playing with fire and learning to learn

Communication is something we often neglect

Brighton Balfrey
Published March 2, 2017

The Back Gate

MV El Estoque
Published February 28, 2017

Yoga to the rescue

How yoga can boost your health and immune system

Gauri Kaushik and Ruth Feng
Published January 26, 2017

San Jose Women’s March: Why They March

Chetana Ramaiyer, Claire Chang, Ruth Feng, and Katerina Pappas
Published January 18, 2017

Wandering mind: Tearing down the second semester illusion

Being a second semester senior isn’t what it’s made out to be

Brighton Balfrey
Published January 10, 2017

Two reflections

As Inauguration day approaches, we look back at our experience at an election protest 

Himani Yalamaddi and Karen Sanchez
Published December 31, 2016

Sunday Project: Christmas in the Park

The faces behind downtown San Jose’s 40-year-old holiday tradition

Andrea Schlitt, Sannidhi Menon and Daniel Lin
Published December 15, 2016

Holiday gear for holiday cheer

MV El Estoque
Published December 15, 2016

Wandering mind: don’t pop my bubble

I love the bubble, and you should too

Brighton Balfrey
Published December 14, 2016

Holiday Haters: New Year’s

We use New Year’s day as an excuse to neglect our problems

MV El Estoque
Published December 8, 2016

MVHS Advanced Drama class hosts annual Santa’s Workshop

Behind the scenes of Santa’s Workshop – the holiday event hosted for the children of teachers and staff on campus

MV El Estoque
Published December 7, 2016

How dangerous is marijuana?

NORML deputy director Paul Armentano discusses his position towards marijuana legalization

MV El Estoque
Published December 7, 2016

A phone call with Dr. Anna Lembke

Dr. Lembke discusses her book, doctor shopping and the prescription drug epidemic

MV El Estoque
Published December 7, 2016

A lunchtime walk to 7/11

An anonymous student discusses the role of drugs in her past relationship

MV El Estoque
Published December 3, 2016

An evening with Dr. Matthew Kendra

Dr. Kendra discusses his experiences as a clinical psychologist at Stanford's addiction medicine clinic

MV El Estoque
Published November 25, 2016

Wandering mind: positivity in the face of the election

We need to be positive and move forward, whether we like the result or not

Brighton Balfrey
Published November 24, 2016

Holiday Haters: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a classically American holiday, but it doesn’t deserve the praise

Krishna Sunder, Brighton Balfrey
Published November 24, 2016

The dark side of Black Friday

Analyzing why Black Friday causes selfishness

Analyzing why Black Friday causes selfishness
MV El Estoque
Published November 24, 2016

Man on the street: Do you think you are rich?

MVHS students share their viewpoints on their own wealth and privilege

MVHS students share their viewpoints on their own wealth and privilege
MV El Estoque
Published November 23, 2016

The history and origin of Black Friday

MV El Estoque
Published November 17, 2016

The question I was afraid to ask during the election

Our intolerance of other political beliefs highlights a flaw in us

MV El Estoque
Published November 13, 2016

Don’t drop the tangerine

Superstition and karma go hand-in-hand for me

MV El Estoque
Published November 12, 2016

I don’t know what’s cracking, but it’s not my mom’s back

How I overcame my fear of sidewalk cracks - sort of

MV El Estoque
Published November 12, 2016

I’ll get an ‘unlucky’ black cat, if I please!

Why I disregard superstitions as being outright stupid

MV El Estoque
Published November 12, 2016

Breathing in the smoke

Why I'll do a ritual I don't believe in

MV El Estoque
Published November 12, 2016

Wind and water

How I learned to accept my mother’s feng shui beliefs

Vivian Chiang
Published November 8, 2016

Lessons from change

What the Moharram sisters have learned from constant moving

MV El Estoque
Published November 4, 2016

Four years, one family

Senior Oeishi Banerjee reflects on her time playing for the MVHS field hockey team

MV El Estoque
Published November 1, 2016

As they see it: Political bias in media coverage of 2016 presidential election

Media coverage of the 2016 election raises questions of bias and impact on voters

Media coverage of the 2016 election raises questions of bias and impact on voters
MV El Estoque
Published November 1, 2016

Hashtags of the 2016 presidential election

The 2016 presidential race gives birth to numerous hashtags, many of which capture the public’s reaction to each controversy on social media

MV El Estoque
Published November 1, 2016

Vote no on Prop. D

Cupertino isn’t ready for the development entailed by Prop. D just yet

By Krishna Sunder
Published November 1, 2016

Tracking Senior Laura Cao's journey to Varsity captain

Cao always has to create a balance between school and her passion for tennis
MV El Estoque
Published October 31, 2016

An argument for Trump

While Donald Trump may not be the most desirable candidate, he is the better option

MV El Estoque
Published October 31, 2016

The impact of gender, race and religion on the 2016 election

How gender and race influences political views in the upcoming presidential election

MV El Estoque
Published October 31, 2016

Comparing Props 62 and 66

How the ballot deals with two opposing Props regarding the death penalty

MV El Estoque
Published October 31, 2016

California leads the movement in support of banning single-use paper and plastic bags

How Prop 67 could affect the economy

MV El Estoque
Published October 31, 2016

Prop. 62: Death to the death penalty

Prop 62 gives Californians the chance to kill the death penalty once and for all

Brighton Balfrey
Published October 30, 2016

Prop 61: The cost of medication

In light of prop 61, students discuss the significance of medication in their lives

MV El Estoque
Published October 28, 2016

Girls volleyball: Senior Ellie Cary’s journey in volleyball 

After one pickup game at a beach in Mexico, senior Ellie Cary fell in love with volleyball 

MV El Estoque
Published October 27, 2016

Boys water polo: 14-goal sensation

Spencer Springsteel shares his passion for water polo by reflecting on past season

MV El Estoque
Published October 21, 2016

Through the lens

MVHS students give their insights into how and why they maintain their feed

MV El Estoque
Published October 2, 2016

Starting from zero: Why sophomore Vivian Chen left her parents for America

Three months in America from a Taiwanese perspective

Elizabeth Han and Chelsea Wong
Published September 30, 2016

RETURNING TO THEIR ROOTS

A family describes their experiences in Taiwan and America

By Trisha Kholiya and Sepand Rouz
Published September 24, 2016

Silicon Valley comes together at the Fall Festival 

Community gathers for day of fun

Karen Sanchez and Himani Yalamaddi
Published September 8, 2016

Bay Area athletes take on the Paralympics

Story by Akshara Majjiga

MV El Estoque
Published September 8, 2016

How injuries impact the athlete

Athletes explain how long-term injuries affect long-term performance 

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan and Anthony Moll
Published September 8, 2016

MVHS students reflect on Russian Paralympics Doping Scandal

Analyzing doping in athletics

MV El Estoque
Published September 8, 2016

Stats

MV El Estoque
Published February 3, 2016

Let’s talk about sex education

Exploring the evolution of sex ed and ourselves

By Alina Abidi and Mingjie Zhong
Published January 16, 2016

The story of a friendship

Students describe the history of their relationship that finally led to their friendship. From right to left, sophomores

BY TRISHA KHOLIYA
Published December 12, 2015

Wrestling Pound for Pound

Lightweight wrestlers deserve the spotlight too

BY SHARON TUNG
Published December 12, 2015

Sporting lessons

Teachers relax and develop camaraderie playing recreational sports

By Akshara Majjiga and Dylan Tsai
Published December 10, 2015

Dear Santa

Oakland post office organizes annual “Letters to Santa" program

BY ALINA ABIDI
Published October 21, 2015

Football: Matadors come up short against Mountain View HS in homecoming game

Despite a late comeback, the Matadors fall short of a victory 16-7

MV El Estoque
Published September 24, 2015

“We compromise [all] factors for education."

Former East Palo Alto resident seeks educational opportunities in Cupertino

Mingjie Zhong
Published September 24, 2015

“People call me ‘the girl who is not talking.’”

New residents from Kazakhstan adjust to new cultures, new expenses

Mingjie Zhong
Published September 22, 2015

“All my friends have left. I’m the only one who stayed."

Former librarian revisits memories of Jollyman Elementary School, the first computers ever used in Cupertino schools

Kristin Chang
Published September 22, 2015

“It’s Asian culture to assimilate."

Longtime homeowners wary of renters, changing demographics

Kristin Chang
Published September 22, 2015

You can’t go home again.

Recent MVHS graduate sacrifices independence for affordability

Published September 22, 2015

"I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find a place to live.”

Parent, substitute teacher reflects on the struggles of being a renter

Kristin Chang
Published September 22, 2015

“This is not the whole world."

New resident concerned by lack of diversity, bubble of privilege

Kristin Chang
Published September 21, 2015

Cupertino Specialty Foods

Middle Eastern convenience store provides cultural exchange, nostalgia for customers           

Kristin Chang
Published September 21, 2015

Paul and Eddie’s Pool and Darts

Manager Amy Shott observes as tech boom transforms bar culture, for better or for worse | By Kristin Chang

Published September 21, 2015

The Ski Renter

Family ski rental business thrives despite rising rent, dwindling business

Kristin Chang
Published September 16, 2015

Celebrating Cupertino’s 60th anniversary

Community festival reflects diversity of city

2015 fall festival marks milestone in Cupertino’s transitioning timeline
Vanessa Qin