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Parental Guidance: MVHS holds parenting classes

Parental Guidance: MVHS holds parenting classes

Ankit Gupta

November 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

very Wednesday from September 27 to November 8, at 5:30 p.m. MVHS parents and students were not seen running daily errands or doing homework, but were instead attending parenting classes in the library. The class, taught by student advocate Richard Prinz, is focused on helping parents improve communicatio...

AP chemistry students find old test online

AP chemistry students find old test online

Jai Uparkar

November 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

n Saturday October 21, AP Chemistry teacher Supriya Moore posted on Schoolloop that the free response question (FRQ) portion of the October 19 and 20 test on molecular and atomic theory would have to be retaken on October 26. Since some of the questions on the test had the exact same questions from an AP...

Opting out of curriculum

Opting out of curriculum

Gauri Kaushik

October 16, 2017


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Education, NEWS

efore coming to MVHS, assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz spent his time travelling around the country talking to crowds of educators about what to do when curriculum clashes with a student’s personal beliefs. The topics of the clashes varied as much as the beliefs of the people that held them, ran...

Library staff holds a tie tying tutorial

Library staff holds a tie tying tutorial

Jai Uparkar

October 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

ibrary media teacher Laura Utile and library specialist Verna Grant were standing in the corner behind the desks of the librarians when they noticed a group of boys watching a YouTube video and struggling with a tie. That’s when the “Bring your tie to school” library event, was created. It ...

English department runs a pilot program for freshman literature

English department runs a pilot program for freshman literature

Gauri Kaushik

October 6, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

This article includes spoilers for "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. his year, the MVHS English department is running a pilot program which will introduce a new book as part of the freshman Literature and Writing curriculum. Instead of assigning “Of M...

Administration closes Martin Jennings’s seventh period Algebra 2/Trigonometry class

Administration closes Martin Jennings’s seventh period Algebra 2/Trigonometry class

Ria Kolli

October 6, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

n Tuesday, Sept. 26 during 7th period, assistant principal Michael Martinez walked into Martin Jennings’s Algebra 2/Trig class. Martinez explained to students how their math class would be discontinued due to schoolwide math enrollment numbers falling below projections and that all of the students ...

MVHS’ first club food day of the year

MVHS’ first club food day of the year

ZaZu Lippert

September 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

he basketball courts were flooded with students and staff alike on Friday, Sept. 15 at the beginning of club food day. Clubs sold everything from apple pie to watermelon to fundraise their endeavors for the coming year. Here’s a look at the first club food day of the year. Photos by Om Khandek...

Things I wish I knew about MVHS in middle school

Things I wish I knew about MVHS in middle school

Ishani Singh

September 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

VHS class of 2021 has recently entered high school, a period which is commonly thought of as the transition period between childhood and adulthood. Though many may have prepared for the upcoming four years by taking summer courses, changing up their style or consulting older siblings for advice, ther...

Photo gallery: Club promo day

Photo gallery: Club promo day

Robert Borrego

August 28, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Banners and flags swirled through the rally court while students crowded around the booths and posters set up to promote the clubs. Music blared as students listened to short presentations from club officers and stood in line to learn about and sign up for clubs. Look below to see more pictures. ...

Viewing the solar eclipse at MVHS

Viewing the solar eclipse at MVHS

Claire Chang

August 28, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Education, NEWS

When speaking about the total solar eclipse that traveled across the U.S. on Monday, Aug. 21, Assistant Principal Andrew Goldenkranz points to curiosity as the driving force behind witnessing the event. “There’s an old saying in the science teaching world that says, ‘Scientific curiosity beg...

Campus construction: One school year later

Campus construction: One school year later

Om Khandekar

August 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

s the class of 2021 enters MVHS as freshman, the construction around campus seems like just another aspect of a new school. Yet for returning students, most can remember a time when the basketball courts were free of portables and there was no bridge between the C and D buildings. The construction...

Campus Question: What set off the fire alarms during AP testing?

Campus Question: What set off the fire alarms during AP testing?

ZaZu Lippert

May 1, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus Question, NEWS

Additional reporting by Chetana Ramaiyer. At approximately 8:00 AM on May 1, the fire alarms went off across campus. Students in the E building heard the bells from a distance and began to get out of their seats, anticipating the walk to the grass in front of the bus circle. Rumors on campus circulated that perhaps an ala...