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Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Nov. 9, 2017, the California Department of Education unanimously agreed to reject two textbooks that inaccurately portrayed Hinduism and ancient India. This decade-long civil rights engagement was led by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and other like minded groups, who ...

A glance at the New Student Support Club

A glance at the New Student Support Club

Julia Yang

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

For students coming from abroad or from other schools, MVHS may seem like a very intimidating place that takes a bit time to adjust to, whether it be the language, environment, or academics. However, with the New Student Support Club on campus, these struggles can be easily overcome as the club officer...

Leo Club gets involved in the Earth Stewards program

Leo Club gets involved in the Earth Stewards program

Ria Kolli

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n December 8, MV Leo Club members are sprawled across the wooden benches by the gardener’s shed at McClellan Ranch Preserve. Laughing, chatting and snacking on fruits and hummus, they wait for other members to show up, before their time volunteering for the Earth Stewards Program ...

Glitched scores

Glitched scores

Aditya Dash

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[su_dropcap]S[/su_dropcap]ophomore Ankit Rustagi was able to take a look at his PSAT score three weeks prior to the original release date, between Dec. 11-13. When he was first told by his friends about the leak, Rustagi rushed to take a look at his score and was quick to find out that his score had ...

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 ...

New Res Novae staff writers complete first writing cycle

New Res Novae staff writers complete first writing cycle

Claire Chang

December 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Res Novae recently completed their first cycle, in which all staff writers wrote articles for the online website. Some of these articles were featured in the Res Novae October Newsletter, the first of three newsletters this school year. Three new Res Novae staff writers reflect on their experiences and ...

VTA study aims to improve transportation

VTA study aims to improve transportation

Andrea Schlitt

December 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]o get around the Bay Area, drivers are all well aware of three highway options—85, 101 and 280. But along with that knowledge often comes complaints about traffic, especially around rush hour. To help potentially improve these problems, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority...

The significance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

The significance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Ilena Peng

December 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Additional reporting by Anirudh Chaudhary The Pearl Harbor bombings occurred on Dec. 7, 1941 — 76 years ago. Yet according to history teacher Eric Otto, who has been to the USS Arizona Memorial multiple times, the physical remnants of that day are still visible. “A lot of it is still a living mu...

Cocoa and cram

Cocoa and cram

Ishani Singh

December 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s MVHS students return from their Thanksgiving breaks, they apprehensively enter the dreaded weeks before finals. Sophomores, juniors and seniors have already experienced the hellish experience of two-hour exams for each subject. However, freshmen are yet to complete their first set...

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

Jai Uparkar

December 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the beginning of the school year, counselors have much to worry about, from scheduling to planning and, most importantly, writing recommendation letters for those applying to colleges. Though this time of year is stressful for MVHS seniors, it also proves to be a stressful time f...

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...

MVHS Astro captures the night sky

Chelsea Wong

December 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS, News Multimedia

On November 18th, a clear night, MVHS Astro trekked out into the darkness for the second time in the year to stargaze. Co-presidents and juniors Christian Chiong and Eric Yang led a group of six students to Montebello Road to observe the night sky. They taught members strategies to identify constell...