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Chinese Club celebrates New Year

Chinese Club celebrates New Year

Charlotte Chui

March 4, 2018


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On Feb. 15, Chinese Club held a meeting in A203 in honor of Chinese New Year. Also known as the Spring Festival, this holiday is considered one of the most important Chinese holidays. It depends on the lunar calendar instead of the solar calendar. To celebrate, Chinese Club officers shared traditiona...

Leo Club hosts Share the Love Week

Leo Club hosts Share the Love Week

Ria Kolli

March 4, 2018


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[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week of Valentine’s Day, students chatted excitedly about Singing Valentines, free candy they had received from their teachers and the upcoming break. Throughout the week, in the spirit of Valentine’s day, Leo Club held a series of activities, such as cookie-decorating and c...

A look at FPPN’s annual suturing lab

A look at FPPN’s annual suturing lab

Michelle Wong

March 3, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Science & Technology

[su_dropcap style="flat"]F[/su_dropcap]rom sheep brains to fetal pigs, it's not uncommon for dissections to take place in physiology and biology classrooms. Students are taught to cut through tissue and cartilage to gain a deeper understanding of how the human body works. But aside from dissections, MVH...

Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Swara Tewari

March 3, 2018


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Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian, and that is exactly what MVHS’ Ohana Club is: a large family. The club’s purpose is to facilitate friendships between special needs students and peer buddies and to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for the special needs students to socialize in. All m...

Guess who?: A game for the yearbook staff

Guess who?: A game for the yearbook staff

Anjini Venugopal

February 28, 2018


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[su_dropcap style="flat"]W[/su_dropcap]hen junior Julia Ralston was scrolling through her Instagram feed a while ago, one specific post caught her eye. Someone had replaced the typical faces on the Hasbro game “Guess Who?” board with pictures of their friends. Ralston  wanted to do something similar...

Why taxing sugary drinks may not be a good idea

Why taxing sugary drinks may not be a good idea

Daniel Lin

February 18, 2018


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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n November 2016 the City of San Francisco passed a ballot measure that would impose a 1 cent per ounce tax on distributors of soda and sugary beverages. The argument for the measure was that it would reduce health problems such as diabetes, obesity and dental decay, which typically...

Celebrating the new year

Celebrating the new year

Andrea Schlitt

February 17, 2018


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Dec. 31st at 11:59 p.m., people gather around the world to celebrate the end of the year and welcome the new one. Streamers fill the air, champagne glasses clink and cheers echo across the room. While this is the only new year some celebrate, millions of others spend about ...

Let everyone shine: Korean Club discusses the Pyeongchang winter olympics

Let everyone shine: Korean Club discusses the Pyeongchang winter olympics

Priya Reddy

February 17, 2018


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Feb. 8, during lunch in room E202, Korean Club held a meeting to teach their members more about the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Though the meeting covered topics from the combined North and South Korean presence to the torch relay. The club officers presented a powerpoint discussi...

Experiences in the New Student Support Club

Experiences in the New Student Support Club

Julia Yang

February 17, 2018


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The New Student Support Club is a club on campus that aims to create a comfortable environment for students coming from abroad or other schools as well as students who are shy and introverted. They offer translation services and academic support and host social and volunteering events for students to particip...

Painting the future

Painting the future

Sarah Young

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Briefs

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]V ArtReach announced on Jan. 24, an event which has been a culmination of all their efforts that had been in the works for 2 years. MVHS’ first ever school wide event, an art competition for all MVHS students. The competition is a monumental event for the members of ArtReach, es...

Enter the ATR

Enter the ATR

Om Khandekar

February 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he purple and red bruises from cupping have been popping up as far back as the Summer Olympics of 2016. Even more recently, cupping has shown up again on prominent athletes such as Patriots defensive linebacker James Harrison, who was featured on National Geographic about his use of the ...

Students joining WiSTEM share their interests about the club

Students joining WiSTEM share their interests about the club

Zara Iqbal

February 8, 2018


Filed under Briefs, STEM

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen the lunch bell rang on Feb. 5, students rushed into the rally court to see what clubs they would consider joining in 2018. Similar to  many other clubs, WiSTEM had their own poster board up for the new semester, showcasing facts about the club and women in the STEM field. ...