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Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill

Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill

Jennie Chen

May 18, 2016

An image of a man, or more specifically, a Caucasian man, is what is found on most American currency. This has been the pattern for many coins and bills minted in the past, but the addition of Harriet Tubman, known for her heroics “conducting” the Underground Railroad, on the face of the twenty-dollar...

One minute perspectives on Club Food Day

One minute perspectives on Club Food Day

Jennie Chen

April 8, 2016

As students scramble to the basketball courts into the long queues that define Club Food Day , some can’t help but wonder about the seemingly excessive prices of the food, and whether or not Club Food Day helps promote the actual club. Junior Shreyas Shastri and sophomores San Venkatesh and Rashmi...

One minute perspectives on catch-up work after field trips

One minute perspectives on catch-up work after field trips

ZaZu Lippert

April 8, 2016

Co-written by ZaZu Lippert and Isabel Navarette. MVHS is full of opportunities. With our wide range of clubs encompassing everything from music to robotics, students have the ability to explore their interests in many different avenues. Some clubs, like DECA and FBLA, as well as classes such as Yearbook and W...

One minute perspectives on make-up work

One minute perspectives on make-up work

Isabel Navarrete

October 25, 2015

MVHS students, the dedicated pupils they are, would never miss a day of school for something as trivial as “the common cold.” But, what happens when we do need a day or two to recover? A lot. Luckily, many teachers, contrary to popular belief, know that students need more than just a day to make...

One minute perspectives on Islamophobia

One minute perspectives on Islamophobia

Ananya Bhat

October 22, 2015

Islamophobia has plagued the US for years, especially after 9/11. However, with ISIS’ recent prevalence in the media, Islamophobia and its effects are being seen more and more. It’s been discussed in presidential campaigns, in whispered conversations at home, and now, it’s being discussed here at ...

One minute perspectives on technology fasts

One minute perspectives on technology fasts

Isabel Navarrete

September 27, 2015

After Writing for Publications students participated in a “one day tech fast” assignment last week, tech fasts have been put back on the map. To complete the assignment, students had to spend a full 24 hours without technology. Students do the fast to become more in touch with the world around them,...

One minute perspectives on the dress code

One minute perspectives on the dress code

Meghna Gaddam

September 15, 2015

The dress code is a highly controversial subject on public school campuses. While some believe the rules limit student expression, others believe certain forms of dress distract and disrupt the learning environment. Below are Monta Vista staff and students who address their opinions regarding this dilemma. ...

One minute perspectives on abortion

One minute perspectives on abortion

Isabel Navarrete

September 3, 2015

With Planned Parenthood at the forefront of many recent political discussions, abortion has become an increasingly controversial subject. Recently, eight videos published by The Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion organization, captured Planned Parenthood nurses talking about the sale of organs...