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The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

Jai Uparkar

December 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the beginning of the school year, counselors have much to worry about, from scheduling to planning and, most importantly, writing recommendation letters for those applying to colleges. Though this time of year is stressful for MVHS seniors, it also proves to be a stressful time f...

iGen deconstructed: How the smartphone has shaped our generation

iGen deconstructed: How the smartphone has shaped our generation

Ria Kolli

December 6, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t her presentation in the MVHS auditorium on Tuesday, November 28, San Diego State University Psychology professor Jean M. Twenge asked a mostly parent-filled audience what generation they were from. People raised their hands when their respective generations were called out, clearly engage...

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Aditya Dash

December 4, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[su_dropcap style="flat"]F[/su_dropcap]emale empowerment. Two words that have been a part of many people’s lives, plays a major role in society and is a topic of conversation for many MVHS students. It was the topic of conversation on November 18, when the MVHS Robotics Team (MVRT) held the Diversity ...

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Gauri Kaushik

December 1, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 29, math teacher and volleyball coach Colin Anderson was visiting a chiropractor for a back pain he had been experiencing for about a week when he suddenly broke into a sweat and began to feel a pain throughout his body. Anderson drove himself to urgent care and it was...

When is the best time for a Run, Hide, Defend drill?

When is the best time for a Run, Hide, Defend drill?

Chelsea Wong

November 17, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On November 9, the “Run, Hide, Defend” alarm went off between brunch and fourth period. Students rushed into the nearest classrooms and began locking doors, shutting windows and stacking desks and tables into barricades. This time, the drill was different—instead of having it during a class, w...

Parental Guidance: MVHS holds parenting classes

Parental Guidance: MVHS holds parenting classes

Ankit Gupta

November 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[su_dropcap]E[/su_dropcap]very Wednesday from September 27 to November 8, at 5:30 p.m. MVHS parents and students were not seen running daily errands or doing homework, but were instead attending parenting classes in the library. The class, taught by student advocate Richard Prinz, is focused on helping pa...

AP chemistry students find old test online

AP chemistry students find old test online

Jai Uparkar

November 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Saturday October 21, AP Chemistry teacher Supriya Moore posted on Schoolloop that the free response question (FRQ) portion of the October 19 and 20 test on molecular and atomic theory would have to be retaken on October 26. Since some of the questions on the test had the exact same ...

Opting out of curriculum

Opting out of curriculum

Gauri Kaushik

October 16, 2017


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Education, NEWS

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]efore coming to MVHS, assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz spent his time travelling around the country talking to crowds of educators about what to do when curriculum clashes with a student’s personal beliefs. The topics of the clashes varied as much as the beliefs of the people...

Library staff holds a tie tying tutorial

Library staff holds a tie tying tutorial

Jai Uparkar

October 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ibrary media teacher Laura Utile and library specialist Verna Grant were standing in the corner behind the desks of the librarians when they noticed a group of boys watching a YouTube video and struggling with a tie. That’s when the “Bring your tie to school” library event, ...

English department runs a pilot program for freshman literature

English department runs a pilot program for freshman literature

Gauri Kaushik

October 6, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

This article includes spoilers for "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]his year, the MVHS English department is running a pilot program which will introduce a new book as part of the freshman Literature and Writing curriculum. Instead ...

Administration closes Martin Jennings’s seventh period Algebra 2/Trigonometry class

Administration closes Martin Jennings’s seventh period Algebra 2/Trigonometry class

Ria Kolli

October 6, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Tuesday, Sept. 26 during 7th period, assistant principal Michael Martinez walked into Martin Jennings’s Algebra 2/Trig class. Martinez explained to students how their math class would be discontinued due to schoolwide math enrollment numbers falling below projections and that ...

MVHS’ first club food day of the year

MVHS’ first club food day of the year

ZaZu Lippert

September 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he basketball courts were flooded with students and staff alike on Friday, Sept. 15 at the beginning of club food day. Clubs sold everything from apple pie to watermelon to fundraise their endeavors for the coming year. Here’s a look at the first club food day of the year. ...