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Friendship Heartbreak

Friendship Heartbreak
Examining the damaging mentality I brought to my friendships which led to their demise
November 6, 2020

  I was five years old when I first got my heart broken. It happened on my elementary school playground: my self-proclaimed best friend told a group of other girls that I was “clingy” and...

How the smash hit “Among Us” caught on

The main cover poster for the game
Online game allows groups of friends socialize during quarantine
October 21, 2020
Online game allows groups of friends socialize during quarantine

Meeting while miles apart

One of the first conversations Miransh Das (qraq) had with another user on his Discord server.
Exploring the world of online friendships
September 12, 2020
Exploring the world of online friendships

MVHS Student’s Netflix Preferences

MVHS Student's Netflix Preferences
Students discuss what they consider to be their favorite, least favorite and most impactful Netflix shows.
February 7, 2020
Students discuss what they consider to be their favorite, least favorite and most impactful Netflix shows.

Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition

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Displaying appreciation during the season of giving thanks
November 22, 2019
Displaying appreciation during the season of giving thanks

Class of 2020 hosts first Senior Sunrise of the year

Senior Catherine Cole blows bubbles as her friend senior Natalie Kledzik looks on. Some kids watched in fascination while others popped them.
Seniors explain the significance of the event and class bonding
August 25, 2019
Seniors explain the significance of the event and class bonding

To all the friends I’ve loved before

To all the friends I’ve loved before
A nod to my past
May 15, 2019

Change is a foreign entity out of grasp, but still swirling around me, trapping me in its gray fumes and smoke. However, it’s become a part of me and through the way I twist and turn, it’s also a familiar...

The six couples strutting down the Senior Ball Fashion Show

The six couples strutting down the Senior Ball Fashion Show
The class of 2019 promotes the upcoming senior ball with a fashion show
May 8, 2019

Girls adorned with glitzy gowns strutted down the makeshift red carpet, arms linked with their partner decked in sleek tuxedos. The Annual Senior Ball Fashion Show was held in the rally court during brunch...

We only make small talk

We only make small talk
Why we should be more open to conversing freely with strangers
April 10, 2019

nteracting with strangers can be terrifying. We’re rarely in physical danger when meeting someone new, but our dignity is on the line. In many cases, interacting with someone new can feel like we’re...

The friends we overlook: Why need-based friends are not mindful friendship investments

The friends we overlook: Why need-based friends are not mindful friendship investments
The role of superficial friends in our day to day interactions
April 10, 2019
The role of superficial friends in our day to day interactions

The trampoline girls

The trampoline girls
Reflecting on a summer friendship and the life lessons it taught me
February 8, 2019

Okay, look. I was only in it for the trampoline. At first.   The entire spring of 2010, my sister, neighbor and I had enviously watched the girls across the street jump on their trampoline....

A Love Story: Exploring the obstacles in romantic relationships

A Love Story: Exploring the obstacles in romantic relationships
MVHS students describe the less-publicized aspects of romantic relationships
January 31, 2019
MVHS students describe the less-publicized aspects of romantic relationships
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