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Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — ...

Academic dishonesty from students’ perspectives

Academic dishonesty from students’ perspectives

Ilena Peng

March 7, 2018


Filed under Education, NEWS

With the culture at MVHS emphasizing academic success, it is normal for students to take accelerated courses. However, taking this route is not always the smartest decision, as work piles up and students begin to fall under pressure, leading some to cheat their way out. While the common perception of c...

MVHS holds first technology career night of the year

MVHS holds first technology career night of the year

Jai Uparkar

February 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Thursday, Feb. 1 MVHS held its first career night of 2018, attracting students interested in a future in technology. The night began at 7 p.m. with a speech by Kern Peng, who has worked at Intel for 25 years. Peng discussed the importance of soft skills, like the ability to com...

A new day is on the horizon

A new day is on the horizon

ZaZu Lippert

January 23, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Education, NEWS, Print news

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tarting in the 2018 school year, FUHSD’s new sexual harassment policy has been changed to fit with the Obama administration’s alterations to Title IX. Clearly defined roles accompany this change, as well as clearer definitions and categorizations of sexual harassment as it appl...

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

Jai Uparkar

January 16, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]chool Loop was down from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8 for all students in FUHSD, catching students and teachers off guard, who depended on School Loop for their final first semester grades and homework assignments. FUHSD is usually allerted about School Loop’s maintenance schedule beforehand,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

School board members share thoughts on Resolution #1617-12

School board members share thoughts on Resolution #1617-12

Vivian Chiang

March 20, 2017


Filed under Education, Local, NEWS

A flurry of mixed emotions spread across the country when President Donald Trump announced the travel ban on Jan. 27, placing a 90 day suspension on anyone entering the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The ban, and other questionable ...

College Planning Workshop prepares juniors for college application process

College Planning Workshop prepares juniors for college application process

Emma Lam

March 18, 2017


Filed under Education, NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey all sit around circular tables, looking up at the Powerpoint in the front. Some of them look scared, some of them tired, but theres one thing they all have in common. They’re eager to learn. The second session of the College Planning Workshop on Thurs. March 16 had to be he...