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Confrontation is Courage

Confrontation is Courage

Stuti Upadhyay

May 25, 2019


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For the longest time, I would compromise for anything and everything. I absolutely hated any form of confrontation. Any time I was in an argument or encountered some sort of issue, I would be the first person to apologize. In fact, I would over apologize. Most of the time, I wasn’t apologizing becaus...

Confrontation is Costly

Confrontation is Costly

Ishani Singh

May 25, 2019


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I’ve always liked to think of myself as strong. I’ve never been one to back down from a fight, even though I’m the kind of person you take one look at and usually don’t give a second thought about. And because of this, it’s really easy for my voice to get lost in a crowd. I usually have to work...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

Stuti Upadhyay

May 22, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

As a child, junior Jeremy Wu was extremely athletic, trying out various teams sports like baseball, basketball, and hockey. However, no sport really seemed to click until fourth grade, when Wu tried tennis.3 Since fourth grade, Wu has excelled at tennis, entering high school and playing on the MVH...

Crafting cards: Key Club celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Crafting cards: Key Club celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Shivani Gupta and Tina Low

May 18, 2019


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As a service organization, Key Club has hosted a number of activities — baby blanket-making events, charity dinners and school volunteer events. On Tues., May 7, Key Club members gathered in room C107 to craft cards in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, which began on May 5 and ended on May...

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

Ishani Singh

April 12, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Uncategorized

As the school year winds down, the MV Andaaz team is preparing for its first and last home show of the year, Spotlite on India, hosted by Indian-American Student Association (IASA). Despite taking part in several shows at various other schools both within and outside of FUHSD this year, Spotlite is co...

Individual circumstances should be factored in consequences

Ishani Singh

April 12, 2019


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Very few students at MVHS genuinely uphold academic integrity. Whether it be sending homework to each other, inquiring about the contents of tests or flat-out plagiarism, it’s all one thing: cheating. The question is whether these varying extents should be penalized in the same way. Throughout my...

Consequences should be harsh for everyone

Stuti Upadhyay

April 12, 2019


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Ever since I was in first grade, my teachers have been reminding me and the rest of my class not to cheat. It’s the usual talk, the one we’ve all heard a million times: “You’re only cheating yourself. It’s not worth it. It’s morally wrong.” Usually, as soon as the cheating talk starts,...

Complaining releases stress

Complaining releases stress

Ishani Singh

March 15, 2019


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It’s safe to assume that MVHS is a pretty competitive school, in which students are constantly pushed to their academic limits and develop the potential to do great things later in life. However, with this comes an enormous amount of pressure that parents and faculty simply can’t fathom. It takes...

Complaining reinforces negativity

Complaining reinforces negativity

Stuti Upadhyay

March 15, 2019


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At MVHS, I encounter it everywhere. I hear it from the students in the hallways; I see it in the graffiti written in Sharpie in the girls bathrooms; I feel it in the environment during a stressful week or after a hard test. “It” is the constant complaining — the fierce animosity to anything and e...

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Rucha Soman and Tina Low

March 15, 2019


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“Do softball games have a time limit?” asked a Saratoga HS parent in the bleachers. The SHS coach replied no — stating that varsity games can go on for hours. It was the ninth inning with strong winds blowing in the faces of a small crowd of onlooking parents in the bleachers. The parent...

Test Your Knowledge

Test Your Knowledge

Shuvi Jha

February 16, 2019


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Test Your Knowledge The First Amendment is a 45-word-long wonder. From all spheres of politics, it is used to justify one's rhetoric, beliefs and ideas. The First Amendment protects people's right to free speech, making it perhaps one of the most daily-used and most applicable rights from the U.S....