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Life Skills: AVID

Life Skills: AVID

Ada Chen

December 18, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Life Skills

Short for “Advancement via Individual Determination”, AVID aims to close the academic gap by teaching students the life skills necessary for success in college and beyond. Students find a second family in their AVID peers and advisor, learning to open up to more people. But AVID teaches both hard an...

Life Skills: Learning to Cook

Life Skills: Learning to Cook

Akshara Majjiga

November 20, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Life Skills

Photos Used With Permission of Caleb Siow [dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccording to freshman Caleb Siow, his mother can’t cook. At least, she can’t cook anything besides Chinese food. His cooking skills were then born out of a necessity, both to have food that he actually enjoyed and to fill up ...

Life Skills: How to manage your time wisely

Life Skills: How to manage your time wisely

Vivian Chiang

November 18, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Life Skills

The world today is heavily technology driven. With the creation of Facebook, Snapchat and other means of social media, students have been struggling to balance time spent on homework and time spent on the internet. For many, it has been increasingly hard to use time efficiently and not get caught up in distra...

Life Skills: De-stressing with yoga positions

Life Skills: De-stressing with yoga positions

Trisha Kholiya

November 13, 2015


Filed under Briefs, FEATURES, Life Skills

Stress that comes from both schoolwork and after school activities quickly builds up, and as finals approach within the next month, relaxation time is key. Secretary and treasurer of Yoga club, senior Nina Rice, demonstrates yoga poses and explains how they can help with stress relief. Ragdoll “[It...

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Fatima Ali

November 11, 2015


Filed under Audio, FEATURES, Interactives, Life Skills, Multimedia, Special Report Editor's Picks, Under 20 Minutes

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]cademic classes are undeniably important and provide gateways for a student’s future, especially at a STEM-heavy school like MVHS. But what about the importance of electives in which students get hands-on experience? Student can acquire lifelong problem-solving skills through courses...