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Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel
Profiles on the students who participated in the GSA Panel offered to Biology and Physiology classes
May 24, 2019

On May 13, the MVHS Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) hosted their weekly Monday lunch meeting to begin preparations for the annual GSA panel presented to Biology and Physiology classes, held on Friday,...

A Gender Sexuality and Alliance Q&A with French student teacher, Marie Roy

Spanish teacher Joyce Fortune, advisor, and club officers Maya Tate, Natasha Lee, and Stephen Migdal (left to right) talk about their plans for National Coming Out Day on October 5th, hosted by the Gender Sexuality and Alliance club. Photo by Dhruvika Randad.
September 28, 2018

Along with the usual Q&A that introduced new members to the club, a special guest was introduced: French student teacher Marie Roy. As an incoming teacher for the new year, she believes that it is...

Separated in Physics classroom

Illustration by Elizabeth Han
October 20, 2017

hen Physics teacher Jim Birdsong displayed the new seating chart on the screen in his AP Physics C class, some students happily embraced their new group mates while others groaned, bidding farewell...

Speaking out of the closet

Speaking out of the closet
May 31, 2017

i, my name is Nate. I’m a junior, 17 years old, I go by he/him pronouns, and uh — I’m gay.” That last part was so hard for me to get comfortable with, probably because I hadn’t said it out...

Staff Editorial: Beauty matters, but for everyone

Staff Editorial: Beauty matters, but for everyone
September 21, 2016

e have all heard the same, timeworn sayings: "Beauty is only skin deep.” “You are beautiful, just the way you are.” “It’s what’s inside that counts.” And — drumroll — the proverbial...

Gender inequality binds men and women to limiting gender roles

Gender stereotypes outline modes of behavior for men and women, often not leaving enough room for people to explore options outside their gender norms. Images courtesy of thenounproject.org creative commons.
September 23, 2014

I remember standing in line outside the movie theater, clad in my Gryffindor robes, waiting for the doors to open and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two to begin. I remember waiting restlessly...

High School Hacks changes male-centric hackathon culture

January 27, 2014

Balanced gender ratio at student-organized event will encourage female participation in coding. [dropcap1]M[/dropcap1]VHS students don’t need help coding. I mean, come on — three out of...

When did equality become so radical?

October 7, 2012

When we were deciding the special report topic for this issue, we initially shied away from calling it feminism. Concerns were raised that the word would alienate a large part of the student body — but...

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