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Taking the test: COVID-19 edition

Taking the test: COVID-19 edition

Tanish Mendki, Riya Ravuri, and Suraj Gangaram October 20, 2020
Exploring the importance of the SAT and ACT during a pandemic
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CSUs and UCs suspend standardized testing requirements

Lance Tong May 22, 2020
Exploring perspectives on how changes to college application requirements will impact MVHS students
ACT superscore invokes mixed reactions in MVHS community

ACT superscore invokes mixed reactions in MVHS community

Shuvi Jha November 20, 2019
MVHS community reacts to the new superscore policy starting September 2020
An Overview of the ACT

An Overview of the ACT

Mallika Singh April 17, 2017

uch like the SAT, the ACT, or American College Testing, has had a few changes since it was first administered in 1959. From small changes like allowing calculators to more drastic ones like completely...

Choosing between the SAT and ACT

Choosing between the SAT and ACT

Mallika Singh September 22, 2016

As juniors ready themselves for the future, a question tends to arise among peers: “Are you taking the SAT or the ACT?” For most, these questions come up towards the end or during the summer of their...

Junior Devya Ramanathan reflects on the day she was hit by a car

Junior Devya Ramanathan reflects on the day she was hit by a car

Chetana Ramaiyer May 30, 2016

t was around 7:30 a.m. on April 9 and junior Devya Ramanathan had just arrived at Henry M. Gunn High School with her friend in the driver’s seat. They were there to take the ACT — something Ramanathan...

A breakdown of the costs of college

A breakdown of the costs of college

Chetana Ramaiyer September 23, 2015

MVHS students are often concerned about the cost of college itself, but they can forget about all the costs that come before the acceptance letter arrives at home. The college prep camps, the college counselors,...

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