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Answers: What’s it like to live away from parents?

Answers: What’s it like to live away from parents?

Elizabeth Han

December 19, 2015


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via GIPHY [dropcap]A[/dropcap] drive to school from your mom. A homemade breakfast by your dad. For many MVHS students, the support of their parents is deeply intertwined with their daily lives. They stand behind every breakdown and milestone, completing the circle of family at home. Yet for the f...

Answers: How do you recover from a scary movie?

Answers: How do you recover from a scary movie?

Sanjana Murthy

December 18, 2015


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For some of us, watching a horror movie means becoming paranoid for days. Sure, we know that it’s ridiculous: monsters don’t exist in real life, houses are not overrun with ghosts and most people do not have a mysterious stalker. Yet, after seeing a scary movie, every little shadow in every nook...

Three ways to get rid of hiccups

Three ways to get rid of hiccups

Emma Lam

December 8, 2015


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  Co-written by Emma Lam and Renee Pu Illustration by Renee Pu Hiccups — the distracting, repeating, and sometimes noise-making diaphragm movement. According to Nancy L. Friedman in her Hiccup: A Treatment Review, “a hiccup is an involuntary, spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm causin...

Answers: What’s it like to be an AP grader?

Answers: What’s it like to be an AP grader?

Alina Abidi

November 21, 2015


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The structure of most AP classes is a year’s worth of material geared toward a single two or three hour test. The three hours you spend testing might seem like a long time, but compared to the months we spend learning in class, doing practice workbooks, and attending study sessions, it’s not —...