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Not so easy: being a feminist in today’s age

Not so easy: being a feminist in today's age
How overused platitudes of empowerment oversimplify the feminist movement
November 24, 2019
How overused platitudes of empowerment oversimplify the feminist movement

The S-word: the prevalence of slut shaming at MVHS

The S-word: the prevalence of slut shaming at MVHS
Women address slut-shaming in their lives
April 12, 2019

“She was wearing a bralette; what did she expect?” “What a whore; she’s slept with four guys.” “She is such a slut; she deserves all this.” lut shaming refers to the practice...

The mixed aftertaste of Sarahah

The mixed aftertaste of Sarahah
August 18, 2017

s sophomore Ranya Pendyala talks to her friend on her phone, a notification from the corner of her screen catches her eye. She clicks on it and immediately Pendyala can tell the notification isn’t about...

Students show silent support for LGBTQ youth

 Participants of the Day of Silence gather in the academic court on April 11 to host a vigil acknowledging silenced LGBTQ youth. The annual vigil is open to all students and allows them to show respect for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Photo by Kristin Chang
April 15, 2014

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts successful Day of Silence on April 11, allowing students to reflect on issues restricting LGBTQ youth. The clothesline is strung up with faces. Some grinning, some...

Response to motivational speaker once dubbed ‘world’s ugliest woman’ reveals disproportionate focus on beauty

January 22, 2014

[youtube link="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c62Aqdlzvqk" width="400" height="315"] Lizzie Velasquez is one of three people in the world known to suffer from Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome, a condition...

Bullying at MVHS: How can we fight bullying at MVHS?

Bullying at MVHS: How can we fight bullying at MVHS?
October 29, 2013

[faq title="Q&A with Simone Becker"] [faq_question]What do you think bullying looks like at MVHS?[/faq_question] [faq_answer]At MVHS, it takes the shape of mainly academic bullying. So basically...

Bullying at MVHS: How are you involved in bullying?

October 28, 2013

Assess your understanding of the different aspects of bullying. How are you involved in bullying? » make online tests

Bullying at MVHS: Matadors say sorry

October 28, 2013

[dropcap1]W[/dropcap1]e all have something to apologize for. Maybe you had a tough day and lashed out at a friend. Maybe you ignored a classmate in need of help. Maybe you took a joke too far. Even if...

Bullying at MVHS: A bullied victim recovers through communication

“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.
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...

Bullying at MVHS: Reflecting on past mistakes

Bullying at MVHS: Reflecting on past mistakes
October 24, 2013

  [dropcap1]I[/dropcap1]t was the last week of school in the year 1978. Math teacher Martin Jennings, then a senior in high school, signed the yearbook of a friend and started toward his car...

‘Monta Vista Compliments’ inspires gratitude

‘Monta Vista Compliments’ was started by two MVHS students in early January 2013. The page aims to foster gratitude through the publication of anonymous compliments. Source: sxc.hu
March 20, 2013

Beginning early January, a page titled “Monta Vista Compliments” circulated on students’ Facebook newsfeeds. The idea was simple enough: Using social media to promote positive conversation among...

Reactions to high schooler’s suicide serve as important lesson to students

Reactions to high schooler’s suicide serve as important lesson to students
October 21, 2012

Amanda Todd, a fifteen-year-old who committed suicide on Oct. 10, admittedly did not lead the most orthodox of lives. Bullied for sending pornographic photos of herself to a random stranger on the Internet...

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