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New finals schedule

New finals schedule

Anirudh Chaudhary

December 11, 2017


Filed under Campus Question, NEWS

[su_dropcap]T[/su_dropcap]his semester, students’ finals schedule were like nothing they had ever seen before. On Dec. 11, students will arrive at school for their first period classes at 7:35 as usual. However, this was followed by 25 minute periods, right before their seventh-period final after ...

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...

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...

Campus Question: How are Link Leaders chosen?

Campus Question: How are Link Leaders chosen?

Michelle Wong

August 29, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus Question, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lthough many freshmen just moved from right across the street or a couple miles away, high school can still seem confusing, intimidating and even alien in nature. That’s where Link Crew comes in. Every year, students from the current junior and senior classes at MVHS are chosen to b...

Campus question: Why were the A-building bathrooms closed today?

Campus question: Why were the A-building bathrooms closed today?

Ilena Peng

May 16, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Campus Question, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the least loved places on campus are the bathrooms, yet they maintain an undeniable importance. By their innate nature, bathrooms just aren’t the cleanest places. Although students, staff and janitors alike put their best effort to maintain the bathrooms, problems arise. The...

Campus Question: What are Activity Points?

Campus Question: What are Activity Points?

Avni Prasad

May 3, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Campus Question, NEWS

Co-written by Fatima Ali.  [dropcap]E[/dropcap]very year, teachers, advisors, coaches pull out their pens to sign off Activity Points sheets. And every year, a conversation around Activity Points emerges. What’s the purpose? Why do different activities hold different points? Does it encourage a com...

Campus Question: Why were there no bells on campus after announcements today?

Campus Question: Why were there no bells on campus after announcements today?

Ilena Peng

April 7, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus Question, NEWS

Update: April 8, 2016: The bells have still not rung today. Executive assistant Diana Goularte says that facilities manager Chris Kenney is currently working with a technician to replace some parts and fix the system. “When [the system] went out, it happened to go out right in the middle of announcemen...

Campus Question: What happened to the Candy Cane grams?

Campus Question: What happened to the Candy Cane grams?

Jennie Chen

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus Question, NEWS

Update: Previously it was mentioned that candy cane grams were purchased. They were offered for free by leadership. During Holiday Week students gathered in the academic court on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 to write and send candy grams to their friends. The Candy Cane grams were scheduled to be delivered on Dec. ...

Campus Question: What is Holiday Week?

Campus Question: What is Holiday Week?

Malini Ramaiyer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Campus Question, NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tarting with PJ day on Tuesday, Leadership is hosting Holiday Week to cheer up students as the semester comes to an end and finals approach. Holiday Week Committee member junior Richa Israni explained that the committee meant to put up posters last week, but poor weather and Thanksgiv...

Campus question: Why didn’t teachers assign homework over break?

Campus question: Why didn’t teachers assign homework over break?

Malini Ramaiyer

November 25, 2015


Filed under Campus Question, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Nov. 23, principal April Scott sent an email to teachers and parents explaining that the upcoming Thanksgiving break would be homework-free. “This Thanksgiving break is the first extended break of the school year,” Scott said in an email. “And no homework will be assigned.” Students...

Campus Question: Why were people wearing purple ribbons today?

Campus Question: Why were people wearing purple ribbons today?

Avni Prasad

November 14, 2015


Filed under Campus Question, NEWS

In Michael Lordan’s first period Precalculus Honors class, junior Nicole Fell passed out purple wrist bands, purple ribbons and purple tattoos. It wasn’t to perpetuate school spirit on Purple Friday Day — written on these items that Fell passed out were “Pancreatic Cancer.” Pancreatic ...

Campus question: Why were students polled on commuting to school?

Campus question: Why were students polled on commuting to school?

Avni Prasad

November 3, 2015


Filed under Campus question, Campus Question, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Thursday Oct. 29, second period teachers polled students on how they got to school as part of a Safe Routes to School survey shown below. Safe Routes to School is an international program with the intention to make roads safer for bikers and walkers and to encourage healthier and greene...