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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 ...

Snapshots of the booths at Club Promo Day

Snapshots of the booths at Club Promo Day

Ilena Peng

February 14, 2017


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During a rare break from the storms that have plagued the Bay Area, sunshine filled the rally court on Feb. 13 for Club Promo Day. Students followed to see the display boards and candy that clubs set out to entice students to sign up. Take a look at the photos below to see glimpses of Club Promo day. ...

Things I wish I could do in my life

Things I wish I could do in my life

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 9, 2017


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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]VHS offers a wide variety of courses that gear towards students’ interests and career choices. But many students have other dreams that aren’t necessarily things they could learn in school. For this week, we went around campus asking student what they would do if they could ...

The dilemma over the library’s floor

The dilemma over the library’s floor

Brighton Balfrey

January 27, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

Class of 2018 Social Manager Nathan Ang likes to curl up next to the window on the ground with a good book. But because of school library policy, he was asked to get up and move. When Ang learned that he wasn’t allowed to be on the ground in the library, he created a poll within the MVHS 2018 Facebook group asking whether or not kids should ...

Warm coats and warm cocoa

Warm coats and warm cocoa

Sepand Rouz

January 26, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

This winter has brought in enough rain to help ease Calif. out of its five year drought. But it’s hard to stay dry, especially for low-income families who might not be able to afford a thick winter coat or rain jacket. MVHS Leadership hosted a coat drive every brunch on Wednesdays from 9:05 a.m. to...

Spoken Word Club takes the stage

Spoken Word Club takes the stage

Sepand Rouz

January 26, 2017


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While poetry may seem like merely a literary text, there are other ways it can be used. Spoken word poetry has recently been echoing across auditoriums and working into classrooms as well. A new club at MVHS was created based on the belief of spreading the art of spoken word poetry. Spoken word poetry...

Things I wish I was better at

Things I wish I was better at

Chelsea Wong

January 24, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ook below to see some of MVHS students aspirations.   ...

MVHS reacts to the fire that happened on campus

MVHS reacts to the fire that happened on campus

Mallika Singh

January 23, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[su_dropcap style="flat"]L[/su_dropcap]oud, blaring sounds come from the walls and in the walkways. Lights flash. Teachers immediately stop their lessons in their rooms. Students quickly walk out to the blacktop, field or parking lot chattering while being told to remain quiet. It’s what appears to b...

Girl Up club seeks to empower women

Girl Up club seeks to empower women

Chelsea Wong

January 20, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Juniors Srijana Saha and Victoria Xiao (top left and top second right) forged both a friendship and a club in a common bond — empowering women. and started This was inspired by a branch of an organization the United Nations created, Girl Up. Young woman and girls in Guatemala, Liberia, India, Ethiop...

After the storm: the current state of California’s drought

After the storm: the current state of California’s drought

Krishna Sunder

January 17, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Additional reporting by Nate Stevens [su_dropcap style="flat"]"B[/su_dropcap]rown is the new green.” At least that’s what Governor Jerry Brown used as his campaign slogan in 2014, referring to his new platform of anti-drought policies. But if any of Brown’s catchy campaign signs were sti...