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The vivid and nostalgic cover for The Super Mario Bros. Movie 
(Photo courtesy of Nintendo).

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Review: Mario comes to life in the new movie

By Karla Berrueto and Bao Nguyen April 24, 2023

Warning: this article contains spoilers for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” “It’s a me, Mario!” When “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” trailer was released, it deserved its hype and millions...

The Last of CVHS

The Last of CVHS: How to survive an apocalypse on campus

By Bao Nguyen and Nina Nguyen March 31, 2023

*Warning: there may be spoilers for “The Last of Us”* How likely would an apocalypse happen at our very own CVHS campus as a result of the cordyceps fungi mutating and consequently invading human...

My brother hugging me in elementary school while I wistfully stared out into space.

Personal Column: Cherishing the impermanence of life

By Bao Nguyen, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

In typical younger sister fashion, I always barged into my brother’s room unannounced, but he never minded. He’d always be sitting at his computer desk playing games on a slightly torn rolling office...

The garden bed team poses with their hard work. From left to right, Katherine Rubio, Giselle Macedo, Brandon Ramirez, Jonathon Hernandez, Nathanael Perez and Emiliano Portilla.

The great growing gardens: A peek into CVHS’s garden bed team

By Bao Nguyen and Nina Nguyen February 19, 2023

On Jan. 9, senior Katherine Rubio strode into her Wildlife class holding two humongous heads of broccoli. Upon initial sight, one would assume that the greens were store-bought; however, they were grown...

Ash and his adorable team celebrating their win.

“Pokémon Journeys” review: Goodbye, Ash and Pikachu

By Bao Nguyen, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Everyone has heard of the iconic duo Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town and Pikachu from Professor Oak’s laboratory. Together, the ultimate dream they shared was for Ash to become a Pokémon master. It seemed...

Popular East Asia media overshadowing Southeast Asia representation. Compared to East Asia, Southeast Asia is a mere sapling.

Op-Ed: Asian enough

By Bao Nguyen and Nina Nguyen December 13, 2022

Everyone was talking about the latest movie with a full Asian cast, "Crazy Rich Asians." It was a rare occasion where the entirety of our hermit Vietnamese families went out and watched it together at...

The authors hugging the vending machine, it smiles back affectionately.

Before you choose a vending machine snack… read this

By Nina Nguyen and Bao Nguyen November 14, 2022

On the second floor sits CVHS's vending machine: a friend and a foe. One test can ruin your day, but to make up for it, the vending machine is an angel in disguise. After taking an emotionally scarring...

Choi manages to draw anywhere, even in the oddest places. Here, he is sitting in a bathtub during a power outage, drawing in his sketchbook.

Sprouting creativity: An exploration of junior Elliot Choi’s creative process

By Bao Nguyen and Rinn Wilson October 20, 2022

CVHS junior Elliot Choi opens his sketchbook to a blank, dull page as the sun sets along the horizon line. A quiet, warm breeze pulls the shrubbery in a melodic sway, and so does his pen as it flows across...

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