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Give Us a Break

Give Us a Break

Hannah Lee

December 11, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Magazine, OPINION

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 break with only 3 days off. Students and staff have only two full days off for Thanksgiving, with ...

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Chetana Ramaiyer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Question, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

Additional reporting by Sepand Rouz and Claire Chang. O n Wed. Nov. 23, while walking to his fourth period class, junior Matthew Hsieh was interrupted by a tall stream of water gushing out of a broken pipeline at the back of B building, near the bike racks. Later that day, an announcement was ma...

Five anime shows to de-stress with over winter break

Five anime shows to de-stress with over winter break

Mingjie Zhong

December 15, 2016


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

fter a grueling week of finals, MVHS’ two-week-long holiday break is finally here — and with its arrival, some students may not know what to do with their sudden but precious free time. Two weeks of break from school, classes and exams is the perfect time to start something fun and relaxing, whet...

Homework Over the Holidays

Homework Over the Holidays

Mallika Singh

December 12, 2016


Filed under Briefs

With Mid-Year Recess right around the corner, MVHS students are ready for a break. However, not all students will get a complete break from school. Their teachers may instead choose to disregard the No Homework Over Break Policy and assign homework. According to English teacher Mark Carpenter, the policy, which w...

Student stress remains the same after “homework-free” Thanksgiving

Student stress remains the same after “homework-free” Thanksgiving

Tal Marom

November 30, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Featured, OPINION

s I was watching all my friends’ Snapchat stories on Monday morning before school, as I usually do, I was surprised. An overwhelming number of my friends were up until 2 a.m. or later finishing homework. I’m very familiar with these types of snaps: a hastily taken picture of a desk with piles of ...

Unique family traditions emerge during Thanksgiving

Unique family traditions emerge during Thanksgiving

Shriya Deshpande

November 25, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Thanksgiving Day conjures up images of elaborately decorated tables, laden with a large turkey and other dishes and beverages. Some families celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving and others do not treat it differently than any other normal day. Junior Ankita Agarwal explains how her family combines a traditi...

The gift of voices

The gift of voices

Tiffany Lau

December 14, 2009


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

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