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Freshmen, how do you feel?

Freshmen, how do you feel?

Helen Chao

January 29, 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 of finals, but they also ultimately had a taste of what the remaining three and a half years have in ...

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 by 25 minute periods, right before their seventh-period final after lunch. Junior Heewon Ch...

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 a variety of designs. Scroll through the gifs below to learn how to make your own. Step 1: Slightly...

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 be the action of eating itself or just going through the motions of cooking, here are what some stude...

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 the gifts may be, these friends still cherish their holiday tradition and take heart in the ge...

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 below. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id)...

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. Read More »...

Link Leaders team up with freshmen to study for finals

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. Read More »

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 CCS Championships at the Santa Clara International Swim Center. For most of the season, the swim coaches push the swimmers to their limits to build up their strength and about a month before League Finals and CCS, they begin begin tapering in which the practices become shorter and l...

Why F.L.U.B. flubbed

Why F.L.U.B. flubbed

Soumya Kurnool

December 15, 2011

  Freshman Link Ultimate Bonding day had potential for greatness. Too bad it was just a flub. Scheduled two weeks before finals, F.L.U.B. day could not have worked by any means. According to an online survey, only 14% of the 84 respondents attended the event. Instead of bonding in the ...

Cocoa Cram week helps students get ready for finals

Cocoa Cram week helps students get ready for finals

Margaret Lin

December 9, 2011

“When I came in my freshman year, I had no idea on how to study for finals. I had no idea what finals [were] and I was kind of scared out of my mind,” Campus Climate commissioner sophomore Celine Mol said. “I think it’s good to have something like this where teachers come and there’s food and ...

The final stand

The final stand

Yaamini Venkataraman

December 18, 2009

Advanced Drama students recite monologues and interpret scenes for their final on Dec. 11 Read More »...