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Out of line

Out of line

Jasmine Lee

September 22, 2019

If you called me an uncultured American teenager four years ago, past me would agree. What is Netflix? What are Snapchat streaks? What’s it like going to the movies with friends? I was a stranger to all the above throughout middle school and freshman year of high school.  According to PR NewsWire...

Updating their status

Updating their status

Alyssa Hui

May 24, 2019

Seniors explain their decisions in whether or not to post about what college they will attend

Easy ways to read the news

Easy ways to read the news

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

With the packed schedules of staff and students at MVHS, keeping up with the news may not be a priority. Here are a few online platforms you can use to easily access the news in an efficient manner. The New York Times has a podcast on Spotify called The Daily where they publish a 20-minute podcast five day...

Another name

Another name

Jasmine Lee and Iman Malik

January 24, 2019

As the college application process begins, many seniors decide to change their Facebook names. Some switched last names with students in their friend group, while others changed both their first and last names to avoid being discovered by college admissions officers. However, no matter the purpose, changing...

Subtly humorous traits

Subtly humorous traits

Claire Wen, Ishani Singh

December 16, 2018

Facebook, popularized for its ability to find and connect people, has since evolved into a platform for a staple of the MVHS student community: memes.     Within Facebook, there are countless designated groups and pages for posting memes. Among these is a popular group known as Subtle Asian Traits, currently with 883,462 members and hundreds of posts a day. According...

MVFBLA visits Facebook campus

MVFBLA visits Facebook campus

Ananya Bhat

February 17, 2018

The Facebook campus bustled with people of all backgrounds and ages, some hurriedly walking into buildings holding laptops while others snacked and chatted with friends at the scattered tables. Amongst them all stood a group of 20 or so teenagers, backpacks strapped onto their shoulders and bright oran...

Follow the leader: how interschool social media gap affects leadership communications

Follow the leader: how interschool social media gap affects leadership communications

Jessica Xing

September 21, 2016

Story by Hannan Waliullah and Jessica Xing  acebook is the new Myspace. "New" in the sense that for the younger generation, it is heading towards its grave. With the abundance of social media platforms these days -- Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Musical.ly, Snapchat -- each platform is streamlined and h...

Scream and Shout: Share your voice

Scream and Shout: Share your voice

Derek Shao

May 18, 2016

Original story written by Aditi Desai and Sanjana Murthy rom MV Cares to the Pray for Paris filters, Facebook profile pictures have taken a major role in the student body’s voice and community involvement. A vast majority of MVHS students decided to change or create their pictures to demonstrat...

Students react to Facebook’s new reactions

Students react to Facebook’s new reactions

Kristin Chang

March 10, 2016

Additional reporting and visuals by Isabel Navarrete reshman Jenna Tsai stared at screen for several seconds, confused. She clicked “Like,” then un-clicked it. She hovered her mouse over the “Like” button, watching the five new “Reaction” emoticons pop up. Her mouse slid to the “Love” button, then back ...

Seniors share education apps they wish they had when they were freshmen

Seniors share education apps they wish they had when they were freshmen

Itay Barylka

November 20, 2015

Senior Ali Zaidi: Piazza “‘When [Physics teacher Jim] Birdsong first introduced it to us he called it ‘Facebook for nerds,’ which I kind of agree with. It’s basically a forum where you post questions about the material that you have and other students and the instructor can answer them. I...

Will changing your Facebook name really change your chances of getting into college?

Will changing your Facebook name really change your chances of getting into college?

Vanessa Qin

November 17, 2015

he checklist of things to do before finally pressing that submit button on the Common Application: develop a college list, ask teachers for letters of recommendation, take the SAT or ACT one last time and change your Facebook name. From Nov. to March, social media circles become populated by famili...