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The College Board updates AP testing procedures in response to COVID-19

An explanation of the College Board's changes to AP testing for the 2019-20 school year

Hannah Lee

March 25, 2020

Traditional face-to-face exam administrations are revised to a 45-minute online free-response exam taken at home

Climbing the ladder: Two MVHS students qualify for and compete in prestigious physics olympiad

Iman Malik and Herman Saini

May 14, 2019

The United States National Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) is a prestigious exam administered by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) that tests high school students on physics concepts and theories beyond the scope of the high school curriculum. Known for its difficulty and tight selection ...

Outcome of the AP Exams

Outcome of the AP Exams

Aditya Dash and Jai Uparkar

May 16, 2018

As students filed out of the testing center after taking their AP Government exam, senior Victor Ho notices the smiles on the faces of many students around him. Discussing with each other about the difficulty of the test, Ho and the other students reach a consensus that the test was quite easy, which...

The Biology Olympiad encourages students to pursue Biology

The Biology Olympiad encourages students to pursue Biology

Nathan Stevens

March 9, 2017

n Feb. 24, tens of students lined up after school outside room B111 preparing for their upcoming test. However, this was no AP test they were waiting for —  they were waiting to take the Biology Olympiad exam. The Biology Olympiad is, according to the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) website, administere...