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Selecting a college roommate

Selecting a college roommate

Claire Lu

April 8, 2015

or decades, one of the first challenges of going off to college was meeting the stranger that the school randomly chose to be your roommate — the person that you would either instantly befriend or simply tolerate. However, today, a growing number of students are bypassing this tradition an...

New California “Yes means yes” law better protects students from sexual assault

New California “Yes means yes” law better protects students from sexual assault

Pranav Parthasarathy

October 6, 2014

n Sept. 29, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law making Calif. the first state in the nation to adopt a “yes means yes” policy regarding sexual consent at all colleges and universities that accept funding from the state. According to the law, consent must be explicitly given at the onset of intimacy and may...

Affirmative action proves not to be the best solution to provide diversity

Ashish Samaddar

April 10, 2014

Affirmative Action tackles the outcome, not the cause behind lack of minorities. Read More »...

Playing the Race Card

Playing the Race Card

Manasa Sanka

April 7, 2014

As the rain beat down in front of the Cupertino library on March 2, sophomore May Cui noticed many people waving signs and chanting “Say no to SCA 5.” They had one predominant feature: they were primarily Asian. Senate Constitution Amendment No. 5. allows for affirmative action in public education....

First Financial Aid workshop held Jan. 21

First Financial Aid workshop held Jan. 21

Catherine

January 26, 2014

Financial Aid workshop gives help with application to students and parents and $1000 scholarship raffle opportunity. Read More »...

The end of an era

Carissa Chan

May 29, 2013

Like any senior’s, my past year has been filled with a lot of college-related things: Applications, acceptances, rejections, visits. I thought my family’s craziness would make the process much more chaotic. Turns out, it was kind of nice having a few nutjobs around while I wrote and crossed out and...

Fail once, fail better

Fail once, fail better

Eva Spitzen

May 22, 2013

In 2010, students proposed a “rejection wall” on which students could post college rejection letters. The proposal garnered popular support; however, according to Assistant Principle Brad Matheany, administration rejected it on the grounds that it would create negative energy and foster a “mob men...

College rejection and acceptance board creates negative attitude among students

College rejection and acceptance board creates negative attitude among students

Eva Spitzen

May 18, 2013

In 2010, a rejection wall on which students could post the colleges they were rejected from was proposed. After the the proposal was blocked by administration in because it would potentially cause students to become angry and frustrated, Career Center Liaison Miriam Taba designated an area of the career ...

‘College Denials’ list up in the Career Center

‘College Denials’ list up in the Career Center

Soumya Kurnool

April 28, 2013

After failed attempts at creating a wall of college rejection letters at MVHS, college denials are now documented alongside college acceptances. Read More »...

Changing the face of college admissions

Changing the face of college admissions

Smitha Gundavajhala

April 8, 2012

Standardized tests have always had challenges with cheating. Over the years, students have become better and better at it, while test proctors have maintained the same, archaic methods. Maybe the honor system and was enough to keep students honest in 1926, when the SAT was first created, but these are...

College Night not representative of student expectations

College Night not representative of student expectations

Smitha Gundavajhala

January 23, 2012

The College Night for juniors was somewhat of a disappointment. The night consisted of three sessions: one for UC’s and private colleges (easily the most attended), one for out-of-state public colleges, and one for community colleges. Most of the juniors likely already suspected that it was not ...