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Campus construction: One school year later

Campus construction: One school year later

Om Khandekar

August 15, 2017

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

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...

Seniors reflect on their last Club Grub Day

Seniors reflect on their last Club Grub Day

Claire Chang

April 23, 2017

A s the lunch bell rings out across the campus, a flood of students — hungry and filled with excitement — rush towards the blacktop and join the crowd already amassing. There’s a frenzy as students try their best to find their favorite foods, and long lines form behind the the usual options: boba,...

MVHS Library hosts its sixth traveling exhibit: “Freedom Rides, 1961”

MVHS Library hosts its sixth traveling exhibit: “Freedom Rides, 1961”

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 4, 2017

When you walk into the library, students are studying on your right. In front of you is the computer lab with more students doing work. On your left, however, crowding the corner of the library is a giant display. Behind the white walls of the folded display is the sixth traveling exhibit on America...

Things I wish I could learn more about

Things I wish I could learn more about

Karen Ma

April 2, 2017

hroughout history, curiosity has been one of main attributes to humanity’s success. And throughout the lives of those who make up the MVHS community, it is what pushes us to research and wonder. From mental illness to campaign ideas for appealing to the student body, explore what these four member...

Student share their thoughts on tutorials

Student share their thoughts on tutorials

Nathan Stevens

March 29, 2017

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...

Things I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self

Things I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self

Roshan Fernandez

March 12, 2017

t's rather often that we find ourselves regretting our past actions, wondering what would have happened if we didn’t make that stupid decision.  “Oh no, why did I do that? I should have done this instead. Aw, that was rather foolish of me.” For most people, these are the kinds of things that go t...

Things I wish my parents knew about me

Things I wish my parents knew about me

Chelsea Wong

February 28, 2017

Adolescence is a brisk change, and parents often have trouble keeping up. Here are some MVHS students’ wishes of awareness towards their parents. ...

A night with Andrew Fire

A night with Andrew Fire

Sepand Rouz

February 28, 2017

The sun had finally set on MVHS’ campus, but the voices of MVHS’ students could still be heard. Students could be seen leaving school from their after-school sports, but in the student center, AVID students from every grade were waiting for Andrew Fire to speak on the night of Feb .8. Andrew ...

Snapshots of the booths at Club Promo Day

Snapshots of the booths at Club Promo Day

Ilena Peng

February 14, 2017

During a rare break from the storms that have plagued the Bay Area, sunshine filled the rally court on Feb. 13 for Club Promo Day. Students followed to see the display boards and candy that clubs set out to entice students to sign up. Take a look at the photos below to see glimpses of Club Promo day. ...

Things I wish I could do in my life

Things I wish I could do in my life

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 9, 2017

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 do anything. Whether...

The dilemma over the library’s floor

The dilemma over the library’s floor

Brighton Balfrey

January 27, 2017

Class of 2018 Social Manager Nathan Ang likes to curl up next to the window on the ground with a good book. But because of school library policy, he was asked to get up and move. When Ang learned that he wasn’t allowed to be on the ground in the library, he created a poll within the MVHS 2018 Facebook group asking whether or not kids should ...