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JOHN GILCHRIST: The new marching band director

Director of Marching Band John Gilchrist stands in front of Monta Vista, beaming  //  Used with Perrmisson
Getting to know John Gilchrist and his plans for the future of the music department
October 17, 2020
Getting to know John Gilchrist and his plans for the future of the music department

A multilingual community

Matvey Jenssen in Japan. Photo by Maxim Jenssen|Used with permission.
Students and staff reflect on their experiences speaking multiple languages
October 16, 2020
Students and staff reflect on their experiences speaking multiple languages.

Pandemic nonprofits promote the greater good

Photo by Raagavalli Karumanchi - Student run nonprofit Donate Essentials donates masks to frontline workers
MVHS students start nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic
October 15, 2020

fter frequently talking to her grandparents over the phone during quarantine and noticing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected senior citizens emotionally, sophomore Saanvi Mantripragada founded the...

Remote learning’s impact on students

Remote learning's impact on students
Exploring the benefits and drawbacks of distance learning versus in-person school
October 13, 2020
Exploring the benefits and drawbacks of distance learning versus in-person school

Coming out

Sophomore Brooke Frei sits in front of her trans pride flag.
Exploring what it means to express oneself
October 11, 2020
Exploring what it means to express oneself

MVHS Spanish and French teachers implement a stereotype unit

This map indicate Spanish-speaking regions of the world, where Spanish is the official language. Graphic credit | Map Handbook
Delving into aspects of anti-racist work through Spanish and French 4 Honors curriculum
October 5, 2020
Delving into aspects of anti-racist work through Spanish and French 4 Honors curriculum

50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces
The class of 2024 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS
October 3, 2020
The class of 2024 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS

Activism

Activism
Exploring the journeys of student, teacher and alumni activists.
September 25, 2020
Exploring the journeys of student, teacher and alumni activists.

Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic

Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic
Examining various perspectives about instruction through a screen
September 19, 2020
Examining various perspectives about instruction through a screen

The stories behind a fascination with anime

Junior Kayla Leung shows off her merchandise filled room.
Exploring the appeal of anime for foreign audiences
September 13, 2020

uickly drawn into the world of Japanese anime and  entranced by the animation and complex storylines, junior Kayla Leung has been a fan of anime ever since she had seen fans post about shows online. Through...

Meeting while miles apart

One of the first conversations Miransh Das (qraq) had with another user on his Discord server.
Exploring the world of online friendships
September 12, 2020
Exploring the world of online friendships

A quarantined summer

Patel, alongside his older brother and mother, takes a family photo.
Exploring how three members of the MVHS community spent the summer of 2020
September 12, 2020
Exploring how three members of the MVHS community spent the summer of 2020
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