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Students and staff share their resolutions for 2017

Students and staff share their resolutions for 2017

Nathan Stevens

January 10, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[su_dropcap style="flat"]A[/su_dropcap]s 2016 comes to a close and the new year begins, many people are taking part in the long-standing tradition of New Year’s resolutions. Scroll down to see how people at MVHS are starting off 2017 with a change for the better. ...

Things I wish I was not afraid of

Things I wish I was not afraid of

Claire Chang

January 8, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

E veryone is scared of something – from heights to the dark. But behind every individual fear is a unique story. Scroll below to find out what several people at MVHS wish they weren’t afraid of.  ...

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Chetana Ramaiyer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Question, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

Additional reporting by Sepand Rouz and Claire Chang. O n Wed. Nov. 23, while walking to his fourth period class, junior Matthew Hsieh was interrupted by a tall stream of water gushing out of a broken pipeline at the back of B building, near the bike racks. Later that day, an announcement was ma...

How “Gay” and “AIDS” are used in MVHS student life

How “Gay” and “AIDS” are used in MVHS student life

Sepand Rouz

December 15, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, National, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen Student Conduct Liaison Thomas Michaelis hears students using the terms "gay" and "AIDS" to describe "something lame", he lets them off with a warning first. But he remembers their faces, and if he hears it again from the same student, he brings them to the office. “They...

Things I wish people would stop telling me

Things I wish people would stop telling me

Krishna Sunder

December 5, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia

“Can I go to the bathroom?” “I don’t know, can you?” Everyone has that one comment that drives them insane. But behind every trite cliché is a unique method by which it gets under our skin. Scroll down to see what students wish they’d never hear again. ...

MVHS students prepare to run for the Gobble Games

MVHS students prepare to run for the Gobble Games

Jessica Xing

November 22, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the start of brunch, Assistant principal Mike White made the announcement: The Gobble Games had officially begun. A turkey ran across the academic court, leaving with him a wake of mild confusion and then an entire horde of students chasing after him. On Nov. 22, cranberry sauc...

Sibling team makes it to national finals in the Siemens Competition

Sibling team makes it to national finals in the Siemens Competition

Karen Sanchez

November 20, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, Science & Technology

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Anika Cheerla was checking her emails, eager for a response before arriving home on the 14th, Monday evening. After making it into regional finals with her brother, senior Nikhil Cheerla, the team awaited news of their placement within the Siemens Competition. After se...

A conversation with Stanford alumnus Donnovan Somera Yisrael

A conversation with Stanford alumnus Donnovan Somera Yisrael

Ilena Peng

November 16, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Nov. 10, Donnovan Somera Yisrael, the manager of Emotional and Sexual Health Programs at Stanford’s Vaden Health Center, came to MVHS for Wellness Day ¡Ole!. He has spoken at multiple events, including a TedX conference. But on Nov. 10 from periods one through five, he spent his t...

Behind the scenes of the cancelled peace protest

Behind the scenes of the cancelled peace protest

Sepand Rouz

November 16, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

"Make America Great Again.” “Stronger Together.” “It’s in our hands.” These are all quotes said by our presidential candidates. At first the slogans seem like they belong to politicians that have the same agenda, to make America greater than before, but this wasn't the case as tension...

Photo Gallery: Wellness Day ¡Olé!

Photo Gallery: Wellness Day ¡Olé!

Claire Chang

November 14, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Challenge Success Club arrived early to school at 6:30 a.m., setting coffee and donuts in the office for teachers and carrying wooden boards with chalkboard messages to locations around campus. Throughout the day, students and some teachers structured their days around relaxing and ...

Band program revitalizes a marching tradition

Band program revitalizes a marching tradition

Jessica Xing

November 11, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]espite waning interest that lead to its discontinuation in 2013, the absence of the MVHS marching band has since left a hole in the music program — a hole of the tall feathered hat, booming drum and sharply tailored uniform variety. Current band teacher and conductor Ricky Alegria state...