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Sex ed: the impact of sexual education

Sex ed: the impact of sexual education

Claire Yang and Nate Stevens

May 23, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

“Siri, do you know what sex is?” Siri Konanoor looks up from beneath a heap of blankets at her older sister, surprised. Sex. She’s definitely heard that word before. She fidgets, racking her brain for an answer. “Why are you asking me this at 12 at night?” Her sister sighs and eases...

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — which is why they de...

When Fact Becomes Fiction: reflecting on media literacy education

When Fact Becomes Fiction: reflecting on media literacy education

Shuvi Jha

January 31, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

ccording to the statistics portal Statista, 69 percent of Americans have read or began to read a news article that they later realized was not factually correct. Coined as “fake news,” which refers to any story that contains factually incorrect information and serves to mislead a person, enti...

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

n Nov. 9, 2017, the California Department of Education unanimously agreed to reject two textbooks that inaccurately portrayed Hinduism and ancient India. This decade-long civil rights engagement was led by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and other like minded groups, who felt that there was ...

Changing education: the potential impacts of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education

Changing education: the potential impacts of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education

Ilena Peng

January 14, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Politics

For 18 years, Brian Wilson taught in the same classroom of the same school in Michigan. Then, three years ago, 30 teachers in his district were laid off, four in his building alone. Policies had been gradually shifting, adding mandated paperwork onto teachers’ already busy schedules. Conversations bet...

How the tide hasn’t turned: Residents express Cupertino’s consistency

How the tide hasn’t turned: Residents express Cupertino’s consistency

Shriya Deshpande

December 7, 2016


Filed under Culture, OPINION, Opinion Digital, Videos

rom pearl milk tea and falafels to Apple computers and iPhones, Cupertino is defined by its cultural, technological and educational advancements. In some aspects, the city has changed drastically over the years but there are also some aspects in which it hasn’t. Explore what Cupertino residents think abo...

No room: Housing crisis negatively affects educational quality

No room: Housing crisis negatively affects educational quality

Shriya Deshpande

May 18, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Print, Uncategorized

n most days of any given year, we see the same people— our teachers. We've spent hundreds of hours with them. We've learned from them. We've grown because of them. They have shaped our career choices and life decisions. And for that, we owe them a lot. A generic drawing of a community will have ...

Tim Cook’s remarks about cheap computers being “test machines” raise questions at MVHS

Tim Cook’s remarks about cheap computers being “test machines” raise questions at MVHS

Itay Barylka

December 17, 2015


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Tim Cook is apparently not thrilled with the way the education technology sphere is currently moving. In an interview with Buzzfeed News, he called the low-end laptops that have been gaining a steady amount of use in classrooms “test machines” and implied that the only reason that they are succes...

Breaking it Down: Education inequality within Silicon Valley

Breaking it Down: Education inequality within Silicon Valley

Meghna Gaddam

September 23, 2015


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Breaking it Down, Featured, OPINION

MVHS is lucky to be a school with great students and great resources; however this is not always the case. Just within our neighboring cities, we see schools with proficiency rates as low as 25 percent, and low funding for improving education, which eventually creates a detrimental impact on those s...

The Early Assessment Program represents a positive step in California and American education

Pranav Parthasarathy

March 18, 2014


Filed under OPINION

As students of MVHS, we score substantially higher on standardized tests than average students in schools in California and the rest of the Union. Our API score is 956, compared to the average of 790 in California. Our average SAT score is 1959, compared to a US average of 1498.Despite our favo...

Students establish Q&A-style learning website with focus on reliability

Students establish Q&A-style learning website with focus on reliability

Harini Shyamsundar

January 14, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Juniors Aditya Sachdeva, Greg Moe and the rest of the Eduko Foundation team strive to make their website unique and credible. Read More »...