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College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

Brian Xu

June 2, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often drowned out — who have come from vastly different walks of life, pushed through college experiences...

A new start for Madame Zahn

A new start for Madame Zahn

Alyssa Hui

August 18, 2017

fter spending four years teaching at an international school in Boise, Idaho, new French teacher Janissa Zahn decided to start a new chapter in her life 680 miles away in Cupertino. Her family had always loved the West Coast, and she and her husband had been looking for a job for a while. So when sh...

Immersion is essential for effective language learning

Alina Abidi

November 20, 2013

Math homework is hard to fake. There are odd answers in the back of the textbook, but for most assignments, a few lines of work and occasionally a diagram are required for each problem. There is no math workbook with fill-in-the-blank drawings and matching games that students can fill out during lunch...