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Recreational sports during quarantine

Recreational sports during quarantine
MVHS students and staff safely stay active despite COVID-19 restrictions
September 24, 2020
MVHS students and staff safely stay active despite COVID-19 restrictions

Experiments at home

AP Biology Lab Kit
A look into science labs during remote learning
September 11, 2020
A look into science labs during remote learning

Women of impact: Chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta featured in National Geographic documentary

Photo by Claire Yang and Jayanti Jha
How Gupta and her students feel about her accomplishments outside of school
November 23, 2019
How Gupta and her students feel about her accomplishments outside of school

Seeds of Tranquility: Investigating the growth of Tranquil Tuesday

Seeds of Tranquility: Investigating the growth of Tranquil Tuesday
Looking into the creation of the self-care initiative and thoughts from Tranquil Tuesday volunteers and participants
October 30, 2019
Looking into the creation of the self-care initiative and thoughts from Tranquil Tuesday volunteers and participants

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences
June 1, 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...

Upping the recycling game: AP chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta and MVHS students help spread awareness about proper waste disposal

Upping the recycling game: AP chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta and MVHS students help spread awareness about proper waste disposal
Chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta and a group of seniors spread awareness about proper waste disposal.
December 17, 2018

Bags filled with pieces of plastic line the cupboards of AP Chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta’s classroom was the result of an almost year-long project. The project began during second semester of last...

Recommendation letters from a different perspective

Recommendation letters from a different perspective
Examining teachers’ perspectives on writing college letters of recommendation
November 20, 2018

leaf floats gently from the trees, joining the array of other vibrant reds and oranges fluttering to the ground. A chilly breeze whispers through the air, rustling the leaves as it passes by. Autumn has...

Are students are avoiding classes because of teachers?

Graphic by Claire Yang
Students and teachers reflect on the idea of picking classes based off of teachers
August 18, 2017
Students and teachers reflect on the idea of picking classes based off of teachers

Junior David Wang part of top 20 high school chemists in nation

Junior David Wang synthesizes acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) through the Fischer esterification of salicylic acid and acetic anhydride. Labs like this were conducted by Wang in preparation for the Chemistry Olympiad. Photo by Jenny Xu.
June 3, 2014

[dropcap1]J[/dropcap1]unior David Wang is just about as close as you can get to a mad scientist here on campus. He has accumulated a wide variety of chemicals in his garage that he experiments with...

AP Chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta presents at NSTA’s Boston Conference

April 7, 2014

Thousands of educators, including Gupta, assembled at Boston from April 3-6 to share teaching innovations. Chem Iron Man Project from Mihir Patil on Vimeo. Iron Man played on his TV screen while...

School Site Council provides funding to student clubs

February 11, 2014

Council met Feb. 6 to discuss funding, receive principal’s update.

Staff remembers JFK assassination

November 22, 2013

Teachers reflect on moment they learned of tragedy as schoolchildren 50 years ago. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Fifty years later, teachers remember where they...

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