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Changes made to Purple and Gold awards ceremony due to construction

Changes made to Purple and Gold awards ceremony due to construction

Sarah Young

March 20, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

ach year during March, the MVHS Purple and Gold awards are held to recognize students on a non-academic level. Non-academic meaning that the awards focus on the student’s personality towards learning or their value to the class as a whole. Due to recent construction on the main gym, the location o...

Letters to the Parkland survivors

Letters to the Parkland survivors

Alyssa Hui

March 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

fter a meeting between Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teachers a few days before the school reopened on Feb. 28, a MSDHS teacher reached out to assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz through a Facebook group for AP Environmental Science teachers. The teacher reached out knowing that the students at ...

Track theft occurs during MVHS Rustbuster Invitational

Track theft occurs during MVHS Rustbuster Invitational

Sunjin Chang

March 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS

This story will be updated as more information is confirmed.   uring Rustbuster Invitational, a track and field meet hosted by MVHS on Saturday, March 3, a man walked onto the campus and stole the money box that was located at the entrance of the track. The box held all of the entrance fees f...

How to make stress balls

How to make stress balls

Jai Uparkar

March 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

he Bring Change to Mind Club decided to make homemade stress balls during lunch on March 8. In hopes of ending the stigma around mental health and reducing the increasing stress levels of MVHS students, the club decided to organize an activity for MVHS students. Look at the gifs below to see the step by ...

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

Emily Xia

March 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

hroughout the month of February, the Monta Vista Robotics Team has been hard at work on their robot for the competition season. After placing second at nationals last year, MVRT is determined to have another successful year. The robot-building process is strenuous, with all 150 members of the team working si...

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — which is why they de...

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

Andrea Perng

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Local, NEWS

n March 10, members of the Cupertino City Council will take the stage to hear Cupertino residents discuss the new developments in town. According to host and citizen organization Better Cupertino’s website, mayor Darcy Paul will attend, as well as city council member Steven Scharf and planning...

In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

Shuvi Jha and Claire Chang

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

t the height of the Vietnam War, American soldiers entered the village of My Lai, opening fire on and killing over 500 innocent Vietnamese men, women and children. March 16, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of what is known today as the My Lai massacre, an event which highlights the anger and anti-war ...

Academic dishonesty from students’ perspectives

Academic dishonesty from students’ perspectives

Ilena Peng

March 7, 2018


Filed under Education, NEWS

With the culture at MVHS emphasizing academic success, it is normal for students to take accelerated courses. However, taking this route is not always the smartest decision, as work piles up and students begin to fall under pressure, leading some to cheat their way out. While the common perception of c...

Handling Dishonesty

Handling Dishonesty

Sunjin Chang

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

hether it be sneaking peeks at other papers, storing answers on tests using graphing calculators, copying homework or asking for test questions, many MVHS students have violated the academic integrity policy. In response, teachers have developed strategies to minimize cheating in their classes, as wel...

Costly Choices: Deciding to take AP Exams

Costly Choices: Deciding to take AP Exams

Jennie Chen

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

any aspects factor into the $94 standard fee for each College Board AP exam — paying experts to write exam questions, printing and distribution and paying graders to grade the free response questions. College Board’s website states that schools pay them $85 per exam, and receive a $9 rebate. Due to...