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Wafu Ikebana Flower Show: Spring Awakening

Wafu Ikebana Flower Show: Spring Awakening

Helen Chao, Priya Reddy, and Jennie Chen

March 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

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A holiday full of giving

A holiday full of giving

Jai Uparkar

December 12, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS, News Multimedia

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the holidays, many students at MVHS travel to lavish places or spend precious time with their family. However, others spend their weekend at donation centers and community houses trying to provide for the people that live there. Working in these places, the students learn many...

Not another number: Students who freely volunteer for their community

Not another number: Students who freely volunteer for their community

Claire Yang

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout high school, volunteering often has a reputation for being just another activity to impress colleges. However for many people, acquiring hours is the main goal. For some students like sophomore Jack Tian, volunteering is more than just a number. He currently volunteers...

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Michelle Wong

October 13, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Additional reporting by Hannah Lee, Shayon Moradi, Ilena Peng and Sharjeel Rahman Although the Homecoming football was canceled due to the poor air conditions, MVHS still demonstrated their spirit and enthusiasm by participating in the rally. Students showed their upbeat performances that had the c...

A new start: The 2018-19 new bell schedule and what it means

A new start: The 2018-19 new bell schedule and what it means

Jasmine Lee

October 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

On June 22, students received an email and a letter from principal April Scott announcing a new bell schedule for the 2018-19 school year. The new 2018 schedule was proposed and sent out in an email to teachers on Sept. 25. It starts school no earlier than 8 a.m. and includes options for a week with either ...

Student share their thoughts on tutorials

Student share their thoughts on tutorials

Nathan Stevens

March 29, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On most Mondays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., the bells ring and many MVHS students fill classrooms across campus. But this bell is not for the traditional class, it lets students know when their 30 minute tutorial period starts. The 2016-17 school year is the first to have two tutorial periods per w...

Students celebrate International Women’s Day

Students celebrate International Women’s Day

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Best of News, NEWS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s lunchtime at MVHS on March 8. Like any other day, students are sprawled all over the school. It’s not obvious at first. Looking a little closer, however, it becomes clear that many students happen to be wearing the color red. This is no coincidence. Though some m...

There’s no place like home: Student Homelessness in the Silicon Valley

There’s no place like home: Student Homelessness in the Silicon Valley

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]conomics Teacher Pete Pelkey knocks his fists on the compact student desk, imitating the sound of the police interrupting his sleep as they tapped on his car window late at night. They would make him get out of his car, roll up his sleeves and check for track marks. Finding no evi...

Things I wish I could do in my life

Things I wish I could do in my life

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]VHS offers a wide variety of courses that gear towards students’ interests and career choices. But many students have other dreams that aren’t necessarily things they could learn in school. For this week, we went around campus asking student what they would do if they could ...

Students and staff share their resolutions for 2017

Students and staff share their resolutions for 2017

Nathan Stevens

January 10, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[su_dropcap style="flat"]A[/su_dropcap]s 2016 comes to a close and the new year begins, many people are taking part in the long-standing tradition of New Year’s resolutions. Scroll down to see how people at MVHS are starting off 2017 with a change for the better. ...

Holiday week: Students model ugly sweaters

Holiday week: Students model ugly sweaters

Michelle Wong

December 5, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Student life

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n preparation for the winter season, MVHS leadership organized Holiday Week, which ran from November 28 - December 2. Each day of the week had a different theme and winter activity. For Thursday, the theme of the day was ugly Christmas sweaters. Keep scrolling to see some of the sw...