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Word on the street: shook

Word on the street: shook

Carol Lei

September 24, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Word on the street

The word “shook” is commonly defined as the past tense of shake, the act of rapidly moving an object either up and down or side to side. This homonym can also be denoted as being emotionally disturbed. This alternate use of the word shook has quickly circulated around campus over the past year. Tak...

Word on the Street: Immigrant

Word on the Street: Immigrant

Avni Prasad

March 10, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Packages, Politics, Videos, Word on the street

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]my Chua, author of Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother and a Chinese immigrant, scolded her oldest daughter Sophia for making fun of someone for having any kind of foreign accent. “Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery,” Chua said. That’s what being...

Word on the Street: FOB

Word on the Street: FOB

Vivian Chiang

January 23, 2017


Filed under Culture, OPINION, Videos, Word on the street

The word remains in our culture, stereotyping and labeling mass amounts of people. The acronym ‘FOB’ represents the term ‘Fresh Off the Boat,” meaning someone who is new to an area and has yet to conform to the new culture. Most MVHS students are familiar with the word, while others remain ignorant...