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Heart react: Romantic relationships on social media

Heart react: Romantic relationships on social media

Roshan Fernandez

September 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

How students choose to portray their romantic relationships on social media

Off The Grid

Off The Grid

September 26, 2018


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unior Ashley Tom received her first iPhone in ninth grade, finally graduating from candy bars and flip phones. She made her first personal email in seventh grade. Yet Tom still doesn’t have any social media accounts. According to the Pew Research Center in 2014 and 2015, 94 percent of teenagers in th...

Hidden in plain sight

Hidden in plain sight

Sarah Young and Laasya Koduru

September 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Special

Throughout Woodland Library, hushed whispers echo across the room as high school students gather around discussing difficult problems, young children listen intently to a story and staff members move from one place to another, escorting the visitors. In this chaos resides a type of peaceful harmony, fou...

Traveling the Globe

Traveling the Globe

Swara Tewari, Charlotte Chui

September 16, 2018


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Students share international experiences from the past summer

50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

Claire Chang and Jai Uparkar

September 6, 2018


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Additional reporting from Annie Zhang, Sarah Young, Tyler Cho, Charlotte Chui, Iman Malik, Roshan Fernandez, Laasya Koduru, Herman Saini, Swara Tewari and Shuvi Jha. ach year, the freshman class is welcomed to MVHS by staff and Link leaders. As the freshmen face new opportunities and experiences, they a...

Squad names: the story behind the BIBs and the Chads

Squad names: the story behind the BIBs and the Chads

Roshan Fernandez and Herman Saini

August 30, 2018


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When junior Ajay Keshava first heard someone use the name BIB to describe his friend group in middle school, he felt uneasy. Coined by others at school, the term stood for “B----y Indian Boys.” The group met on the basketball court –– as a result of lunchtime games at Kennedy MS –– and accor...

Alleviated Hopes

Alleviated Hopes

Iman Malik and Oishee Misra

August 30, 2018


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The trio of girls marched up in unison to the center stage, accompanied by the sounds of their heels clicking and hearts racing. A few months ago, they barely knew each other's names. But now, they made their way to the platform, united and ready to pitch their business to hundreds of audience membe...

7-11: Culture of Convenience

7-11: Culture of Convenience

Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Ruth Feng, Sarah Young, and Iman Malik

August 30, 2018


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7-11 is a local convenience store that’s popular among Monta Vista students. Its accessible location and affordable prices make it easy to grab a quick snack, as well as hang out with friends. 7-11 is also popular among Kennedy Middle School students. As this school year begins, students reflect o...

Stepping up to the front of the classroom

Stepping up to the front of the classroom

Charlotte Chui and Swara Tewari

August 23, 2018


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cience teacher Julie Choi stands at the front of her new classroom, surveying the space. The classroom is still a work in progress. Cardboard boxes filled with posters and photos are stacked around. Stools are spread out around desks. Choi imagines the classroom nine years ago when she was an MVHS student...

Taking care

Taking care

Helen Chao, Ananya Bhat, Priya Reddy, Rajas Habbu, Chetana Ramaiyer, Bill Cheng, and Sarah Young

May 31, 2018


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Acknowledging family as they age