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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...

Out of focus

Out of focus

Mallika Singh

February 1, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ll through high school, whether it is to review homework assignments or check for grade updates, checking School Loop has become second nature. Infinite Campus, however, is checked far less frequently. Generally, students will check Infinite Campus when transcripts are updated with pr...

Why MVHS students take De Anza classes

Why MVHS students take De Anza classes

Roshan Fernandez

March 8, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith course selection wrapping up for students of all grades, the buzz around campus over the past few weeks was all about what classes students would take next year. Honors American Literature or American Literature? AP US History or US History? Algebra 2 or Algebra 2/Trigonometry?...

Recovery Stories: Life after the SAT

Recovery Stories: Life after the SAT

Daniel Lin

November 17, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Recovery Stories

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]trl + R. Ctrl + R. It’s late at night, and millions of high-schoolers around the world are refreshing CollegeBoard.org, anxiously awaiting their Scholastic Aptitude Test results. For many, the next few minutes will differentiate between a few more weeks of tedious studying or celebration....

Link Leaders are assisting, not intruding on freshmen

Link Leaders are assisting, not intruding on freshmen

Tal Marom

September 24, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Featured, OPINION

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s a Link Leader last year, I saw the privilege of checking on my “Link kids’” grades as a positive one. In the spirit of openness, I told my Link kids that I would be checking up on their grades, reminding them that it was only to provide help if necessary. I vividly remembe...

For parents, academics outweigh sports

For parents, academics outweigh sports

Sara Yang

October 24, 2010


Filed under SPORTS

Parents pressure students to quit sports in light of academic load   Read More »...