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Junior Devin Gupta highlights an AP US History DBQ || Photo by Devin Gupta

Closing off the semester

Devin Gupta, News and Web Editor December 18, 2020
What Closing Week means and where it came from
Closing Week during remote learning provides alternatives to typical high-stakes final exams

Closing Week during remote learning provides alternatives to typical high-stakes final exams

Tanish Mendki and Arjan Madan December 13, 2020
Examining the various ways teachers are administering final assessments to wrap up first semester
2020 NBA Finals predictions

2020 NBA Finals predictions

Anjali Singh and Collin Qian September 12, 2020
MVHS students give their hopes for the top teams in the NBA finals
Freshmen, how do you feel?

Freshmen, how do you feel?

Helen Chao January 30, 2018

They sat down and stared at the scantron in front of them, and the haphazardly bubbled scantron stared unflinchingly back at them. Last semester, not only did freshmen experience their first ever round...

New finals schedule

New finals schedule

Anirudh Chaudhary December 11, 2017

his semester, students’ finals schedule were like nothing they had ever seen before. On Dec. 11, students will arrive at school for their first period classes at 7:35 as usual. However, this was followed...

How To: DIY stress balls

Priya Reddy December 11, 2016

Finals are upon us, but help manage stress by making some DIY stress balls using materials lying around your house. Art Club Members met on Nov. 21 to create their own customize their stress balls with...

What do food-savvy students eat to survive finals week?

What do food-savvy students eat to survive finals week?

Ilena Peng December 13, 2015

hile students may make an effort to be healthy during most months of the year, the moment finals week hits, that all flies out of their heads. Food is one of the many ways to relieve stress. Whether it...

Behind the not-so-secret Secret Santa gift exchanges

Behind the not-so-secret Secret Santa gift exchanges

Fatima Ali December 11, 2015

n the midst of a grueling marathon of studying for finals, some friend groups have decided to launch a Secret Santa campaign in an effort to raise morale and de-stress. No matter how inexpensive or austere...

Live blog: Boys volleyball vs. St. Francis HS for CCS championship

Live blog: Boys volleyball vs. St. Francis HS for CCS championship

Malini Ramaiyer May 19, 2015

The boys volleyball team will face St. Francis High School for the CCS championship at Independence High School. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. on May 19. Keep up with the match with the live coverage...

Peer Counseling Club plans for finals

Peer Counseling Club plans for finals

Elia Chen December 7, 2013

During finals, Peer Counseling will start a week of flooding the school with random acts of kindness.   //

Junior Donovan Phua (right) chats with junior Karen Tseng at first day of the Link freshman finals study session on Dec. 3. All 120 Link Leaders have signed up to tutor freshman in preparation for finals, which begin Dec. 18. Photo by Margaret Lin.

Link Leaders team up with freshmen to study for finals

Cynthia Mao December 5, 2012

Freshman finals study week begins Dec. 3 with Link Leaders as tutors. This year, all 120 Link Leaders have signed up for tutoring sessions, with 25 to 30 in the cafeteria each day. Promotion this year...

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming CCS Championships

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming CCS Championships

Rachel Lu May 14, 2012

With the vibrant and warm weather, students, parents, and coaches were all the more excited for some strong competition. On May 11 and 12, MVHS Swimming sent 25 students, 11 girls and 14 boys, to the...

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