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Positivity Podcast Ep. 4: Not so positive edition

Positivity Podcast Ep. 4: Not so positive edition

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

February 14, 2020

As the repercussions of January continue into February, Oishee and Lakshanyaa discuss the implications of toxic positivity amid the tragedies of the month. With topics like the coronovirus, Kobe Bryant's death, and more, they discuss the importance of journalism and shedding light on all aspects of the w...

The Greta Thunberg hate train

The Greta Thunberg hate train

Claire Yang

February 7, 2020

Why conservatives’ hatred for Greta Thunberg is ignorant and shameful

Xenophobia in the music industry

Xenophobia in the music industry

Zara Iqbal and Claire Yang

February 7, 2020

Entertainment award shows discriminate against non-English speaking artists

Reputations: Food Preferences

Reputations: Food Preferences

Michelle Chen

February 7, 2020

Looking at MVHS students' dietary habits

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

February 7, 2020

e’ve all seen those movies — the ones with wistful scenes of young love and late night adventures. The teenagers in all these movies seem to live their lives with reckless abandon, forming a collection of memories painted with laughter and intense joy, paired with artfully crafted scenes of somewha...

Why I rejected two modeling offers

Why I rejected two modeling offers

Sreya Kumar

February 6, 2020

The modeling industry is built upon the male gaze and racism

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes

Sreya Kumar and Jasmine Lee

February 6, 2020

mid the chicken sandwich debates that emerged between popular fast food restaurants Chick-fil-A and Popeyes, an unlikely contender remained engraved in our minds — the Impossible Burger. Founded in 2011, Impossible Inc. wanted to create vegan burger patties that tasted and looked like ground beef. Th...

Nothing is Permanent

Nothing is Permanent

Tanish Mendki

February 1, 2020

A lesson from the sudden death of a family friend

The MVHS community discusses political changes they’d like to see in 2020

The MVHS community discusses political changes they’d like to see in 2020

Jasmine Lee and Sarah Young

January 31, 2020

The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade as well as the start of the next presidential race. Aside from the presidency, there are various other political and global issues that have been debated frequently over the past decade. With a new year comes hope of new beginnings as well as proactive...

Reactions to Tragedy

Reactions to Tragedy

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Shuvi Jha, Leanna Sun, and Sarah Young

January 29, 2020

January was a month marked by a myriad of tragedies. Our childhood hero Kobe Bryant died, impeachment proceedings in the Senate further highlighted America's dangerous partisan divide, Australian bush fires continue to persist, and the coronavirus has created an atmosphere of heightened fear. In wake...