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Homeschooling: Outside these four walls

Homeschooling: Outside these four walls

Jackie Way

June 1, 2017


Filed under Multimedia

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Abigail Lee surfs the web whenever she’s bored. She spends much of her free time volunteering and playing the violin and the viola. She reads a lot of classical literature and prides herself on knowing long and complex words that most people don’t know. Although her l...

Verdadera: The future revealed

Verdadera: The future revealed

Jackie Way

May 30, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Uncategorized

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ust like its English translation, Verdadera is all about truth. It’s about promoting transparency and effective communication throughout the MVHS community. For junior Adriana Getman, who joined in her sophomore year and will continue her current role as editor-in-chief next year,...

Finding a family in a fandom

Finding a family in a fandom

Jackie Way

May 30, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hough senior Shreyas Shastri doesn’t particularly enjoy meeting new people, once he started thinking about how different college life was going to be from high school, he knew that he would have to find an entirely new group of friends once he got there. Though many people’s f...

How to create a Snapchat geofilter

How to create a Snapchat geofilter

Jackie Way

April 24, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]napchat geofilters allow users to create a filter that you can access by swiping right after you take a photo on Snapchat. The filter can tell you about an event that’s happening in your area or your specific location.  ...

Down memory lane: Drawing out the memory

Down memory lane: Drawing out the memory

Jackie Way

November 26, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Memories

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]emory is an important aspect of our daily lives. It can help people cram for an exam, study for a foreign language or learn their favorite song’s lyrics. Its strength and flexibility can vary by great lengths from individual to individual, and thus has the potential to set others...

Selfies promote narcissism but allow self-expression

Selfies promote narcissism but allow self-expression

Jackie Way

October 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]nstagram has over 270 million posts with the selfie hashtag. Numerous Facebook users set selfies as their profile pictures. Snapchat has special filters for selfie-takers, ranging from flower crowns to rainbow vomit. The world has come a long way from taking pixelated pictures by usi...

Using homework as an excuse to avoid family time

Using homework as an excuse to avoid family time

Jackie Way

September 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, OPINION, Videos

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]omework: it’s accepted as an integral part of school life, going as far back as kindergarten for many people. Piles of papers stacked on students’ desks, keyboards poised underneath their fingertips, hours worth of assignments waiting for them — under these circumstances, getting fewer...

White privilege in the sports world

White privilege in the sports world

Jackie Way

September 12, 2016


Filed under Culture, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 2002, high school football star Brian Banks was falsely accused for raping a classmate and then was sentenced to six years in prison. It wasn’t until 2012 that the accuser’s story was found to be untrue; but by then, Banks had served over five years in prison and five years...