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Warming up: Reopening sports at MVHS

Warming up: Reopening sports at MVHS

Examining how athletes, coaches and administration have adapted to the pandemic
What’s in store for Biden and Harris

What’s in store for Biden and Harris

Suraj Gangaram, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

The next four years will be a time for pivotal change. With President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris preparing for their formal inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021, there are several...

Finding sympathy for the MVHS administration

Finding sympathy for the MVHS administration

Jayanti Jha and Lance Tong April 3, 2020

We’re all confused. When is school going to start again? Is school going to be extended into the summer? Is senior ball still happening? When can I see my friends again? Is school even going to start...

Give Us a Break

Give Us a Break

Hannah Lee December 11, 2017

ollowing the transition from a relaxing summer into a new school year, first semester can often be tiring. There are approximately 14 1/2 weeks of school between the first day of school and Thanksgiving...

Influx of course scheduling errors raises questions

Influx of course scheduling errors raises questions

Aanchal Garg August 19, 2017

Reading her new schedule, freshman Anokhi Shah was dismayed to find that she did not receive Spanish 2, a course recommended in order to continue to Spanish 3 in her sophomore year. In the past few years,...

MVHS Administration and ASB work together to create a new dance policy

MVHS Administration and ASB work together to create a new dance policy

Chetana Ramaiyer October 23, 2016

t the MVHS Welcome Back Dance on Aug. 19, the administration made an announcement was made to the students about dancing inappropriately. Several students were also asked to leave the dance after having...

ASB seeks student support to find clarification of school dance rules

ASB seeks student support to find clarification of school dance rules

Ilena Peng September 18, 2016

n Sept. 13, ASB president Malika Singh stood in the rally court with a few sheets of paper laid out on the table before her, weighted down by laptops and water bottles to keep the wind from blowing them...

Former Attendance Technician Calvin Wong became the new Financial Technician at the beginning of second semester. He was offered the position following Judy Ma’s retirement last semester. Photo by Colin Kim.

New semester presents changes in office staff

Colin Kim February 13, 2014

Changes in the office bring new responsibilities for Calvin Wong and Monique Balentine.   If you were recently late to class or had to check out from school to go home, you may have...

Most of the TA duties listed in the FUHSD student assistance policy sheet are clerical tasks like answering the telephone and delivering messages; anything that involves viewing another student’s record is forbidden. However, despite the rules, most teachers allow their TAs to grade papers. Photo by Shuyi Qi.

Administration reinforces ‘no grading by teacher assistants’ policy

Shuyi Qi December 4, 2013

  After TA discusses student’s grade, administration addresses the controversy regarding TA’s duties.   [dropcap1]W[/dropcap1]alking into a classroom, it is not uncommon to see...

“It’s my shadow self!” said Jane. “This is where I used to lay every morning.” Beneath the early afternoon sun, Jane bends over the railroad tracks that once haunted her.

Bullying at MVHS: A bullied victim recovers through communication

Kristin Chang October 24, 2013

Despite the trauma of a bullied childhood, one MVHS junior’s recovery proves that life gets better. [dropcap1]C[/dropcap1]lose your eyes and take three long breaths. Keep your arms still, your...

A closer look at the real problem when it comes to dirty dancing

Ankita Tejwani September 26, 2012

Freaking is acceptable ― but only if you do it the right way. Freaking has always been controversial at MVHS, but in the battle between students and administration, a major group is discountedó...

Class officer elections lose validity throughout high school

Class officer elections lose validity throughout high school

Eva Spitzen September 3, 2012

The crazy costumes, the endless Facebook spam, the witty (and not so witty) puns — for sophomores, juniors and seniors, it’s all a familiar part of class officer elections. For freshmen, it’s an...

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