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2021 AP exams

2021 AP exams

Tanish Mendki January 23, 2021
Exploring the uncertainty regarding AP tests this year and its implications for MVHS students and staff
Recreational sports during quarantine

Recreational sports during quarantine

Brian Xu September 24, 2020
MVHS students and staff safely stay active despite COVID-19 restrictions
AP Biology Lab Kit

Experiments at home

Gavin Hung September 11, 2020
A look into science labs during remote learning
Photo by Claire Yang and Jayanti Jha

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

Claire Yang and Jayanti Jha 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

Sophia Chen, Staff Writer 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

Brian Xu 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

Sarah Young, Sunjin Chang, and Julia Yang 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

Claire Wen 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...

Graphic by Claire Yang

Are students are avoiding classes because of teachers?

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

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

Rhonda Mak 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

Joshua Tsuei 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

Karen Feng February 11, 2014

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

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