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Matvey Jenssen in Japan. Photo by Maxim Jenssen|Used with permission.

A multilingual community

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor October 16, 2020
Students and staff reflect on their experiences speaking multiple languages.
Photo by Raagavalli Karumanchi - Student run nonprofit Donate Essentials donates masks to frontline workers

Pandemic nonprofits promote the greater good

Kripa Mayureshwar 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...

Photo by Matthew Yoshimoto

Remote learning’s impact on students

Matthew Yoshimoto October 13, 2020
Exploring the benefits and drawbacks of distance learning versus in-person school
Sophomore Brooke Frei sits in front of her trans pride flag.

Coming out

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
Exploring what it means to express oneself
This map indicate Spanish-speaking regions of the world, where Spanish is the official language. Graphic credit | Map Handbook

MVHS Spanish and French teachers implement a stereotype unit

Oishee Misra October 5, 2020
Delving into aspects of anti-racist work through Spanish and French 4 Honors curriculum
50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

Michelle Chen October 3, 2020
The class of 2024 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS


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
Junior Kayla Leung shows off her anime merchandise filled room.

The stories behind a fascination with anime

Kripa Mayureshwar 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...

One of the first conversations Miransh Das (qraq) had with another user on his Discord server.

Meeting while miles apart

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer September 12, 2020
Exploring the world of online friendships
Patel, alongside his older brother and mother, takes a family photo.

A quarantined summer

Justine Ha and Shivani Madhan September 12, 2020
Exploring how three members of the MVHS community spent the summer of 2020
From left to right, Sriranjani, Vidhya and Venkatesan pose for a photo. Photo by Sriranjani Kalimani // Used with permission

Family bonding during shelter-in-place

Iman Malik September 12, 2020
Exploring how quarantine brought a family closer together
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