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Roleplay: A Friend in You

Roleplay: A Friend in You

Vivian Chiang

November 23, 2015


Filed under Best interactives, FEATURES, Roleplay

Co-reported by Priya Reddy “These are the most wack a** people I’ve met, and I love it!” said sophomore Kavin Sivakumar before proceeding to smack away a hand grabbing at his lunch. He´s standing in the middle of a chaotic scene. There are people reaching around him to grab a bite of his rice an...

Roleplay: Everyday roles of parents in children’s lives

Roleplay: Everyday roles of parents in children’s lives

Mingjie Zhong

November 20, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Roleplay

The slipping of the ice-filled water bottle into the backpack, the presence of carefully-cooked food on the table at exactly 3:15 p.m. each day and the extinguishing of bedroom lights at night — parents often play a pivotal role in their children’s lives, not only in supporting major decisions, ...

Roleplay: Parental Guidance

Roleplay: Parental Guidance

Akshara Majjiga

November 18, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Roleplay

Co-reported by Mingjie Zhong, Akshara Majjiga and Daniel Lin [dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are times when senior Keven Shang would rather his mother not speak English at all. For instance, the time his mother dragged him to a department store a few years ago. Shang recalls his mother attempting to...

Roleplay: Exchange Student

Roleplay: Exchange Student

Miloni Vora

November 18, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Roleplay

Nearly 16 days ago, I faced what my fellow AP Literature students would call a "blasphemy of nature," the incomprehensible idea that I, a 17-year-old high school senior taking AP Literature, was stupefied by a question about making inferences. The question in front of me was  simple enough: Comple...

Roleplay: Stigma around girls initiating askings

Roleplay: Stigma around girls initiating askings

Trisha Kholiya

November 18, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Roleplay

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]he still had yet to hear a response. Freshman year. Senior Mallory Strom could hear her pulse race as she waited. She was the one who asked her boyfriend out, and stood shaking waiting for his response. To this day, she doesn’t know how he reacted to her question because he...

Roleplay: Students discuss their roles, expectations and limitations

Roleplay: Students discuss their roles, expectations and limitations

Mingjie Zhong

November 18, 2015


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES, Roleplay

At some point, we’ve probably seen those classic class superlatives: class clown. Most likely to succeed. Most likely to trip walking up the stairs. It’s easy to assign roles. Categorizing others is second nature to many; according to a survey of 420 MVHS students, 92 percent of students have...