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The introduction of Assembly Bill 165 into California state legislature

The introduction of Assembly Bill 165 into California state legislature

Claire Chang

March 10, 2017


Filed under Education, Local, Politics

Many students regard their phones as one of their most valuable possessions. Between addictive games and a plethora of social media apps, students live much of their lives glued to their screens. Phones almost act like a digital diary, containing moments from our days, funny screenshots and private c...

A chat with Student Advocate Richard Prinz

A chat with Student Advocate Richard Prinz

Ilena Peng

February 25, 2017


Filed under Education, NEWS

Halfway through seventh period, a visiting student leaves student advocate Richard Prinz’s room. He takes a seat on the brown couch in his room and starts juggling. Between the juggling, the couch and students coming and going freely from his office, it’s clear that Prinz isn’t the standard teache...

Wired differently: School-provided support for students with learning disabilities

Wired differently: School-provided support for students with learning disabilities

Avni Prasad

February 9, 2017


Filed under Education, From the magazine, NEWS

The first time she saw the slip from the office, she was nervous. It was not the normal blue slip MVHS students have grown accustomed to seeing. Instead, the slip she got was pink. And on it was the name of a person she had never heard of before: Sheila Altmann, the school psychologist. “Hones...

FlexTime: The tutorial scanning app

FlexTime: The tutorial scanning app

Mallika Singh

February 4, 2017


Filed under Education, NEWS

Every week on Monday and Thursday from 9:10 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., MVHS students follow a tutorial schedule. Many people walk from class to class looking for a place to work or a teacher to get help. They hope that their teacher is free to talk to, but that’s not always the case. Teachers can get extr...

Following the Curve: Teachers’ grade distribution are no longer shared amongst other teachers

Following the Curve: Teachers’ grade distribution are no longer shared amongst other teachers

Chetana Ramaiyer

December 13, 2016


Filed under Education, From the magazine, NEWS

A previous version of this article mispelled "Standard based grading system". [dropcap]E[/dropcap]very Wednesday morning, many MVHS students sleep in — savoring any extra second of sleep they can get, enjoying their late start, seeing as their first class of the day doesn’t start until 9:25. The...

MV Art Career Night brings alumni and parents together to discuss their careers

MV Art Career Night brings alumni and parents together to discuss their careers

Ilena Peng

October 29, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Education, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., the band room was transformed into a small auditorium, with a discussion panel of alumni and parents up in front, ready to talk to current MVHS students about their experiences in art and design. The individuals behind those tables may have been strangers to t...

A Divided Classroom: examining the effect of a teacher’s gender on students

A Divided Classroom: examining the effect of a teacher’s gender on students

Avni Prasad

September 27, 2016


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

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo Years ago, math teacher Kathleen Collins stood outside her classroom door ushering her freshmen into Geometry. She watched with a smile as her former female students marched over to Scott DeRuiter and Jon Stark's AP Calculus BC class. In her head, she knew this was the first time there wo...

Hs2 counselors detail lessons and advice regarding the college application process

Hs2 counselors detail lessons and advice regarding the college application process

Albert Wang

September 27, 2016


Filed under Education, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tudents can stand out in a variety of ways. For some, the hardest task is condensing all their attributes and achievements into 250-650 word essays. For others, they cannot recall enough significant accomplishments to create their college essays. Despite how students seem to think, ...

How to become a time management expert

How to become a time management expert

Sannidhi Menon

August 22, 2016


Filed under Education, NEWS

Teachers adjust to new classes as students adjust to the new year

Teachers adjust to new classes as students adjust to the new year

Ilena Peng

August 22, 2016


Filed under Education, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

Co-reported by Fatima Ali. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s 6 a.m. on the first day of school and MVHS students are nervously rushing to get ready, anxiously awaiting their schedule, double checking their outfits and mentally preparing themselves for the day, hoping to make the best first impression possible...

Students respond to the new UC prompts

Students respond to the new UC prompts

Ilena Peng

May 19, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Education, Interactives, NEWS, News Multimedia, Video

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n light of the new UC prompt format, we asked students random students on campus to answer some of the prompt questions. Although college applications require hours of thought, the questions themselves are fairly simple. Here’s how some students answered the prompts with no more tha...

When every word counts: new changes in UC prompts gather mixed reactions

When every word counts: new changes in UC prompts gather mixed reactions

Ilena Peng

May 18, 2016


Filed under Education, From the magazine, NEWS, Print news

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]our prompts, 1,400 words. Starting next year, this is how each University of California applicants will get to express what they’ve learned from their 17 or 18 years of life experiences. College essays have become synonymous with college applications. But recently, the UC system...