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Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Jai Uparkar

March 31, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen most students open the Schoolloop app on their phone or computer, they are usually confronted by a sea of letter grades ranging from an A to an F — but never an X. At the beginning of the second semester, Chemistry teacher Mia Onodera changed the way she inputted grades for...

Honors American Literature teachers add new film to curriculum

Honors American Literature teachers add new film to curriculum

Gauri Kaushik

March 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

This school year, Honors American Literature teachers introduced an addition to the curriculum — rather than watching “Edward Scissorhands” for the film analysis portion of the class, the students watched “Moonlight.” “Moonlight” is best known for being the first LGBTQ film and the first film with a...

Changes made to Purple and Gold awards ceremony due to construction

Changes made to Purple and Gold awards ceremony due to construction

Sarah Young

March 20, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ach year during March, the MVHS Purple and Gold awards are held to recognize students on a non-academic level. Non-academic meaning that the awards focus on the student’s personality towards learning or their value to the class as a whole. Due to recent construction on the main...

Letters to the Parkland survivors

Letters to the Parkland survivors

Alyssa Hui

March 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter a meeting between Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teachers a few days before the school reopened on Feb. 28, a MSDHS teacher reached out to assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz through a Facebook group for AP Environmental Science teachers. The teacher reached out knowing t...

Track theft occurs during MVHS Rustbuster Invitational

Track theft occurs during MVHS Rustbuster Invitational

Sunjin Chang

March 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS

This story will be updated as more information is confirmed.   [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring Rustbuster Invitational, a track and field meet hosted by MVHS on Saturday, March 3, a man walked onto the campus and stole the money box that was located at the entrance of the track. The box held all of...

How to make stress balls

How to make stress balls

Jai Uparkar

March 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Bring Change to Mind Club decided to make homemade stress balls during lunch on March 8. In hopes of ending the stigma around mental health and reducing the increasing stress levels of MVHS students, the club decided to organize an activity for MVHS students. Look at the gifs below...

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

Emily Xia

March 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout the month of February, the Monta Vista Robotics Team has been hard at work on their robot for the competition season. After placing second at nationals last year, MVRT is determined to have another successful year. The robot-building process is strenuous, with all 150 members of...

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 — ...

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

Andrea Perng

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 10, members of the Cupertino City Council will take the stage to hear Cupertino residents discuss the new developments in town. According to host and citizen organization Better Cupertino’s website, mayor Darcy Paul will attend, as well as city council member Steven...

In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

Shuvi Jha

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the height of the Vietnam War, American soldiers entered the village of My Lai, opening fire on and killing over 500 innocent Vietnamese men, women and children. March 16, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of what is known today as the My Lai massacre, an event which highlights the...