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Pulse: New UC school application prompts

Pulse: New UC school application prompts

Vivian Chiang

May 20, 2016

The word “summer” brings images of childhood: ice cream, swimming, vacation. But for many MVHS students and others throughout the U.S., summer also means the start of college applications. One of the key differences for applicants from the class of 2017 onwards, however, is that the UC application now ...

Pulse: Rate your teachers

Pulse: Rate your teachers

Bill Cheng

April 8, 2016

elp for instructors is finally here. Ratemyteachers.com is a popular site at MVHS where students can offer feedback on teachers and grade them on a 5-star scale. For some students, a time-honored ritual is searching up teachers on this site to gauge their prospects for the next year. So just what kind o...

Pulse: Course Information Fair

Pulse: Course Information Fair

Aditi Desai

March 4, 2016

March. It’s the month of course selection when students are frantically receiving information on courses, as they struggle to decide which ones to select. Scroll below to review the student’s opinions on the recent course selection fair. ...

Pulse: singing valentines

Pulse: singing valentines

Emily Zhao

February 17, 2016

Each year for Valentine’s Day, Variations and Bella Voce sell singing valentines to raise money for the music department as well as serenade students across campus. These cards and singing performances allow students to display love and affection to their significant other, as well as embarrass the...

Pulse: Grading Structure

Pulse: Grading Structure

Aditi Desai

January 20, 2016

With the beginning of a new semester comes the previous grading period and results that are slowly being finalized. MVHS students reflect on the grading structure used by teachers when the semester comes to a close. ...

Pulse: Class apparel

Aditi Desai

November 27, 2015

It’s class apparel time. Voting on clothing styles, selecting a winning outfit, and ultimately wearing them to show spirit. A majority of the participants showed a balanced view on the style, price and other components of the class apparel. Loading...(function(d){var js, id="pikto-embed-js", ref=d.getElemen...

Pulse: Later school start time

Pulse: Later school start time

Emily Zhao

November 10, 2015

rooping eyelids, yawning and drowsiness. All students have experienced these feelings due to a lack of sleep. With the current start time at 7:35 A.M., students often have a hard time waking up or don't get eight hours of sleep. The prevailing opinion is that school should start at a later time, for b...

Pulse: How ready are we for Homecoming week?

Pulse: How ready are we for Homecoming week?

Emma Lam

October 14, 2015

 Homecoming starts this week, and we all know what that means: screaming at the rally, putting together last-minute outfits for dress-up days, memorizing your class’ flash mob routine and a long, sleepless week when we try to balance school spirit and school work — or at least the minority of s...

Pulse: Club Info Day

Pulse: Club Info Day

Grace Zhou

September 6, 2015

lub Info Day is an annual event held by MV where most clubs set up booths in the Rally Court and pitch themselves to students so students will sign up for their club. It’s a day that’s beneficial to both clubs and students, but there are definitely certain improvements that can be made to make Cl...

PULSE: Summer reflection

PULSE: Summer reflection

Sharon Tung

August 24, 2015

“Lazy summer days” is not a phrase known to many MVHS students, who have a tendency to continue working over the summer to enrich their learning and bolster their college applications. A majority of the students do not believe the summer of 2015 was relaxing at all. However, to balance out the str...

Pulse: Summer plans

Pulse: Summer plans

Varsha Venkat

May 4, 2015

Interact with the data by hovering your mouse over the images. Where are students going this summer? [amcharts id="summer-map-2015"] ...