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A word of advice: MVHS seniors on college applications

A word of advice: MVHS seniors on college applications

Aanchal Garg

March 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia

Second semester means something different to every grade. While freshman get used to the routine of high school, sophomores enjoy the last few moments of peace before a hectic junior year. And while juniors work to finish a tough school year, seniors try to stay relaxed while waiting for college decis...

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — ...

Valentine’s Day: Long Distance Relationships

Valentine’s Day: Long Distance Relationships

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia, Valentine's Day

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the last year of high school rolls around, there is much to think about. For students in relationships, one of the major questions that arises is what they will do after they graduate from high school. Some decide to stay together, some are not even leaving the area, and some have...

The Road to Adulthood

The Road to Adulthood

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 10, 2018


Filed under Best Packages, Main slider, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES

The year ahead and the hopes that come with it

The year ahead and the hopes that come with it

Sarah Young

January 31, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, OPINION

With the arrival of 2018, new expectations come along. Each student carries with them a different outlook on the new year before them. Sophomores Udbhav Venkataraman and Daniel Schie as well as freshmen Harshitha Pandian and Katherine Nguyen share their  expectations for the upcoming year....

Every Drop Counts

Every Drop Counts

Jai Uparkar

January 30, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, From the magazine, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Jan. 19, a plastic foldable table serves as the Stanford Blood Center (SBC) front desk for donors, who wait their turn while wearing "first time donor” stickers. With pop music playing in the background, the quiet but energized atmosphere of the room is filled with people wait...

Deciphering Feminism

Deciphering Feminism

Shuvi Jha

January 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, National, NEWS, News Multimedia

[dropcap]2017[/dropcap] was the year women's voices were allowed to ring loud and free as the #MeToo movement pushed for equality. It was the year when White House adviser Kellyanne Conway refused to call herself a feminist “because it [seemed] to be very anti-male and very pro-abortion,” and the y...

A year of Trump

A year of Trump

Ruth Feng

January 23, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, OPINION, Packages

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Nov. 9, 2017, the California Department of Education unanimously agreed to reject two textbooks that inaccurately portrayed Hinduism and ancient India. This decade-long civil rights engagement was led by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and other like minded groups, who ...