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MVHS senior wins 3rd in national essay competition

Jefferson Le December 9, 2021

Senior Riya Ranjan won third place, with special jury distinction, in the 2021 David McCullough Essay Contest on Sept, 26, winning $1,000 in scholarship money.  Over 70 high school juniors and seniors...

Teachers take their own tests

Crystal Cheng and Jisha Rajala December 6, 2021
History, French, Physics and Calculus teachers share advice for test-taking
Man on the street: Should we celebrate Thanksgiving?

Man on the street: Should we celebrate Thanksgiving?

Mikaylah Du and Angela Zhang November 25, 2021
Discussing whether the holiday should be observed given its history
Debunking the Thanksgiving Fantasy

Debunking the Thanksgiving Fantasy

Lillian Wang November 25, 2021

In fifth grade, we cut feathers from colored cardstock and glued them to paper headbands. We played as tribesmen and explorers – innocent, awed by the tales of friendship and gratitude we were told of...

Uncovering Project Nightingale: Google accesses Fitbit records

Uncovering Project Nightingale: Google accesses Fitbit records

Rachel Jiang and Emily Xia January 8, 2020
Google receiving medical files stirs controversy
Cars commute towards their work.

Outside of their element: MVHS faculty commuting to school

Leanna Sun and Shivani Gupta November 24, 2019
Exploring methods of transportation that MVHS faculty use to get to school and what they listen to while doing so
Back from Mount Vernon

Back from Mount Vernon

Jasmine Lee January 29, 2019

On Dec. 11, 2018, social studies department lead Bonnie Belshe successfully published a five-part lesson plan on the George Washington’s Mount Vernon website after a year of research and months of editing....

Tainted Histories

Tainted Histories

Shuvi Jha November 21, 2018

Finding the new in the old

Finding the new in the old

Anish Vasudevan and Ankit Gupta September 27, 2018

At MVHS, history is a subject that often gets overlooked as students tend to focus more on STEM related subjects. However, the History, Economics, and Politics club (HEP) attempts to put this stigma to...

New faces fill old shoes

Andrea Perng and Tyler Cho September 1, 2018

or assistant principal Janice Chen, it was the thrill of coming back to her alma mater, to the place where she had begged for rides to lunch outings, where she had sweated bullets competing on the volleyball...

College students protest against the Vietnam War. Prinz was one of these individuals 50 years ago.

In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

Shuvi Jha and Claire Chang March 7, 2018

t the height of the Vietnam War, American soldiers entered the village of My Lai, opening fire on and killing over 500 innocent Vietnamese men, women and children. March 16, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary...

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