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Things I wish I knew about MVHS in middle school

Things I wish I knew about MVHS in middle school

Ishani Singh

September 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]VHS class of 2021 has recently entered high school, a period which is commonly thought of as the transition period between childhood and adulthood. Though many may have prepared for the upcoming four years by taking summer courses, changing up their style or consulting older sibli...

Photo gallery: Club promo day

Photo gallery: Club promo day

Robert Borrego

August 28, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Banners and flags swirled through the rally court while students crowded around the booths and posters set up to promote the clubs. Music blared as students listened to short presentations from club officers and stood in line to learn about and sign up for clubs. Look below to see more pictures. ...

Viewing the solar eclipse at MVHS

Viewing the solar eclipse at MVHS

Claire Chang

August 28, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Education, NEWS

When speaking about the total solar eclipse that traveled across the U.S. on Monday, Aug. 21, Assistant Principal Andrew Goldenkranz points to curiosity as the driving force behind witnessing the event. “There’s an old saying in the science teaching world that says, ‘Scientific curiosity beg...

Campus construction: One school year later

Campus construction: One school year later

Om Khandekar

August 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the class of 2021 enters MVHS as freshman, the construction around campus seems like just another aspect of a new school. Yet for returning students, most can remember a time when the basketball courts were free of portables and there was no bridge between the C and D buildin...

Campus Question: What set off the fire alarms during AP testing?

Campus Question: What set off the fire alarms during AP testing?

ZaZu Lippert

May 1, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus Question, NEWS

Additional reporting by Chetana Ramaiyer. At approximately 8:00 AM on May 1, the fire alarms went off across campus. Students in the E building heard the bells from a distance and began to get out of their seats, anticipating the walk to the grass in front of the bus circle. Rumors on campus circulated that perhaps an ala...

Seniors reflect on their last Club Grub Day

Seniors reflect on their last Club Grub Day

Claire Chang

April 23, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

A s the lunch bell rings out across the campus, a flood of students — hungry and filled with excitement — rush towards the blacktop and join the crowd already amassing. There’s a frenzy as students try their best to find their favorite foods, and long lines form behind the the usual options: boba,...

MVHS Library hosts its sixth traveling exhibit: “Freedom Rides, 1961”

MVHS Library hosts its sixth traveling exhibit: “Freedom Rides, 1961”

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 5, 2017


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Best of News, Education, NEWS

When you walk into the library, students are studying on your right. In front of you is the computer lab with more students doing work. On your left, however, crowding the corner of the library is a giant display. Behind the white walls of the folded display is the sixth traveling exhibit on America...

Things I wish I could learn more about

Things I wish I could learn more about

Karen Ma

April 2, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout history, curiosity has been one of main attributes to humanity’s success. And throughout the lives of those who make up the MVHS community, it is what pushes us to research and wonder. From mental illness to campaign ideas for appealing to the student body, explore wh...

Student share their thoughts on tutorials

Student share their thoughts on tutorials

Nathan Stevens

March 29, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On most Mondays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., the bells ring and many MVHS students fill classrooms across campus. But this bell is not for the traditional class, it lets students know when their 30 minute tutorial period starts. The 2016-17 school year is the first to have two tutorial periods per w...

Things I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self

Things I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self

Roshan Fernandez

March 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t's rather often that we find ourselves regretting our past actions, wondering what would have happened if we didn’t make that stupid decision.  “Oh no, why did I do that? I should have done this instead. Aw, that was rather foolish of me.” For most people, these are the kinds...

Things I wish my parents knew about me

Things I wish my parents knew about me

Chelsea Wong

February 28, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Adolescence is a brisk change, and parents often have trouble keeping up. Here are some MVHS students’ wishes of awareness towards their parents. ...

A night with Andrew Fire

A night with Andrew Fire

Sepand Rouz

February 28, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

The sun had finally set on MVHS’ campus, but the voices of MVHS’ students could still be heard. Students could be seen leaving school from their after-school sports, but in the student center, AVID students from every grade were waiting for Andrew Fire to speak on the night of Feb .8. Andrew ...