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Book club: History teacher Margaret Platt offers her take on favorite novels

Book club: History teacher Margaret Platt offers her take on favorite novels

Neha Patchipala

September 24, 2015


Filed under Book Club, Books, ENTERTAINMENT

The 180 days that make up our school year may seem like an eternity to MVHS students, but for some teachers, more days are what they need to cover certain aspects of the subject that they teach. History teacher Margaret Platt shares some of the novels that she wishes she had time to cover in class. Learn...

Administration reinforces ‘no grading by teacher assistants’ policy

Administration reinforces ‘no grading by teacher assistants’ policy

Shuyi Qi

December 4, 2013


Filed under Main slider, NEWS, Uncategorized

  After TA discusses student’s grade, administration addresses the controversy regarding TA’s duties. Read More »...

Staff remembers JFK assassination

Joyce Varma

November 22, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

Teachers reflect on moment they learned of tragedy as schoolchildren 50 years ago. Read More »

Overworked by recommendation letters

Overworked by recommendation letters

Jennifer Lee

October 24, 2012


Filed under From the magazine, Print news

Every night they spend hours hunched behind a glowing computer screen, tapping at the keyboard and reviewing each sentence with the utmost concentration. They’re the image of diligent high school seniors hard at work on their college apps, with one minor exception: they’re a few years too old to...

Teachers’ recommendation letter regulations benefit students

Teachers’ recommendation letter regulations benefit students

Joyce Varma

September 30, 2012


Filed under OPINION

Right around now, most seniors are working on their college applications, and most have talked to--or will soon talk to--the teachers they want to write them letters of recommendation. Right about now, however, many teachers run into problems when they are confronted by a large number seniors who want lett...

A giant victory

A giant victory

Neha Simon

November 5, 2010


Filed under Multimedia

Bay Area celebrates the Giants' victory on Nov. 3 on Market Street, San Francisco Read More »...

Too much on your hands

Too much on your hands

Ashley Wu

September 22, 2010


Filed under NEWS

    Contrary to common belief, recent studies reveal that it is impossible to do two things at once Read More »...

Google Docs facilitates APUSH collaboration

Google Docs facilitates APUSH collaboration

Kevin Tsukii

September 9, 2010


Filed under NEWS

  More than half of AP U.S. History students team up on Google Docs to collectively succeed Read More »...