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The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

Shreshta Ranganathan, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2020

376. I spent a total of 376 dollars this year alone in order to register for 4 AP tests. When I paid my $376, I was told that I would be taking a two to three hour-long exam at Monta Vista High School. Currently, I am paying that exact sum of money to take an abridged version of the AP test that onl...

Senior Stories

Senior Stories

Michelle Chen, Sarah Young, Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Charlotte Chui, Swara Tewari, and Anushka De

May 28, 2020

A look into the high school experiences of members of the class of 2020

Vi2i0n: exploring how COVID-19 has affected the senior class

The senior class screams the response to the

Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Michelle Chen, Charlotte Chui, Anushka De, Shuvi Jha, Iman Malik, Swara Tewari, and Sarah Young

May 23, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing an abrupt end to the school year and imposing shelter-in-place requirements, graduating seniors found themselves confined to their homes while the most anticipated events of their last year of high school were canceled. Despite this abrupt turn of events, however, senio...

Skateboarding’s debut as a sport in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

An example of what a park-like skateboarding course looks like, which resembles one of the courses skaters can perform on in the Olympics. Photo courtesy of fancycrave1

Shivani Gupta

January 14, 2020

What the event will consist of and its impact on the skating community and the Olympics

The race to presidency

The race to presidency

Sreya Kumar and Rachel Jiang

September 27, 2019

People should avoid biased judgement of political candidates based on their appearances

2-0-2-0 po-ta-to

2-0-2-0 po-ta-to

Claire Wen and Jasmine Lee

October 18, 2018

The shock on senior class members’ faces. The collective cheer from the junior class derived from the surprise twist. The excitement of watching skits being put together with hours of labor is replaced by the nervous anticipation at the rally as students’ curiosity regarding the winner of Homecom...

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Devika Watave

October 3, 2016

Designed and coded by Shar Rahman Competitive. A word used all too often to describe MVHS. During Homecoming, that description rings more true than ever. For a full week, 2500 students are pitted against each other. Each class fights tirelessly to rally the greatest number of participants in dress...

Follow the leader: how interschool social media gap affects leadership communications

Follow the leader: how interschool social media gap affects leadership communications

Jessica Xing

September 21, 2016

Story by Hannan Waliullah and Jessica Xing  acebook is the new Myspace. "New" in the sense that for the younger generation, it is heading towards its grave. With the abundance of social media platforms these days -- Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Musical.ly, Snapchat -- each platform is streamlined and h...