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Campus Question: Why does MVHS not have a detention?

Campus Question: Why does MVHS not have a detention?

Aditi Desai

April 8, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus question, NEWS

In a majority of high school movies and TV shows, detention is normal. Most people think of it as hours sitting in a classroom while being administered by a school official, but why is this not prevalent in MVHS? Senior Christine Chan is against the integration of this activity because she believes...

Campus Question: Why were there no bells on campus after announcements today?

Campus Question: Why were there no bells on campus after announcements today?

Ilena Peng

April 7, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus Question, NEWS

Update: April 8, 2016: The bells have still not rung today. Executive assistant Diana Goularte says that facilities manager Chris Kenney is currently working with a technician to replace some parts and fix the system. “When [the system] went out, it happened to go out right in the middle of announcemen...

Meet the new 2016-17 ASB officer team

Meet the new 2016-17 ASB officer team

Amanda Chan

April 7, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

Co-written by Nanda Nayak ASB President Malika Singh El Estoque: What’s the most rewarding thing about being in Leadership? Malika Singh: “To see the smiles and happiness that comes from the events that we put on, like the rallies — just to see how people are so hyped up, to be able to give that...

Former Stanford Dean shares advice and wisdom in assembly

Former Stanford Dean shares advice and wisdom in assembly

Avni Prasad

March 31, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Education, NEWS

t the front of an auditorium filled with students, guest speaker Julie Lythcott-Haims pauses for silence, scans the room , and then says, “Your worth as a human exists because you exist. You are a human being deserving of love and kindness and passion. I am going to pretend I am a surrogate mom and say ...

Math department receives new TI-84’s

Math department receives new TI-84’s

Daniel Lin

March 22, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

t isn’t often that the math department receives unused funds which can be used to better the learning experiences of students alike. But when it does happen, the extra funds go a long way towards improving education for students. Last year, math teacher Sushma Bana acquired 20 new TI-84 Plus C Si...

American Studies students interview war veterans for documentary project

American Studies students interview war veterans for documentary project

Amanda Chan

March 4, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Co-written by Aditya Krishnan Before school on Wednesday, Feb. 24, when most MVHS students were sleeping and taking advantage of late start, American Studies students gathered in classrooms and engaged in hour-long conversations with war veterans. As a part of a documentary project, American Studi...

Photo club begins monthly photography contest

Photo club begins monthly photography contest

Amanda Chan

January 12, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Every day, students across the MVHS campus can be seen taking pictures with their smartphones in hand. Photography club has recognized the increased popularity of photography among students and is beginning a new tradition — a monthly photography contest. “We know that a lot of people casually do p...

Leadership hosts Senior Sunrise to kick off second semester

Leadership hosts Senior Sunrise to kick off second semester

Malini Ramaiyer

January 9, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

Featured image by Avni Prasad. n Jan. 8 at 6:45 a.m., the football field was empty at first glance, just like it would be on a typical Friday morning. But on this Friday morning, unlike any other, a group of seniors sporting blankets, swimming parkas and onesies congregated at the top of the bleachers ...

Physics students take part in annual egg drop project

Physics students take part in annual egg drop project

Amanda Chan

December 9, 2015


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia, Popular This Week

Around this time of the year, MVHS physics students take part in the egg drop project — a common project done in physics classes all over the country. The egg drop project allows students to put their physics knowledge to the test and apply it to the real world. View the video below to see students...

Biken Club takes its first steps to install a bike repair stand on campus

Biken Club takes its first steps to install a bike repair stand on campus

Avni Prasad

December 6, 2015


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

iking safety has been an issue brought up in many Biken Club meetings. Its club officers have stressed the importance of safety to their members in the past. But now the club looks to make an impact on the entire biking community at MVHS by installing a bike repair stand on campus. “[Installing] ...

Leadership holds Thanksgiving blood drive to inspire Matadors for holiday season

Leadership holds Thanksgiving blood drive to inspire Matadors for holiday season

Malini Ramaiyer

November 21, 2015


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

In addition to the music, stress balls and dogs for OLE day, on Nov. 20, the school saw evidence of another event occurring on campus. Matadors donned “First-time donor” stickers, vibrant pre-wrap around their elbow and satisfactory grins of having donated a pint of blood to Leadership’s annual...

MV Interact starts off the year with a member barbeque

MV Interact starts off the year with a member barbeque

Anushka Tyagi

October 23, 2015


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

Interact has always been a popular club on campus, offering several of the most well known volunteering opportunities. But as time has progressed, they have noticed a decline in their membership. President senior Jimmy Li and Co-Vice President senior Karen Tu explain their plan for the year, and member...