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Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Dhruvika Randad

May 24, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, GSA, NEWS

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, May 24. Beginning with an introduction, the panelists, who were GSA club members, each introduced t...

Step out into sunshine

Step out into sunshine

Dhruvika Randad

October 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, GSA, Lifestyle, OPINION, Uncategorized

To celebrate LGBTQ+ awareness and acceptance, MVHS’ Gender Sexuality and Alliance (GSA), held its biggest event of the year: National Coming Out Day. The door, courtesy of the drama department, was garnished with various flags representing different sexualities and genders. The event physically and metaph...

Photo gallery: GSA remembers transgender individuals in academic court

Photo gallery: GSA remembers transgender individuals in academic court

Hannan Waliullah

December 10, 2016


Filed under Briefs

tudents sit in a circle around junior Ollie Venzon, who stood reading the names of the transgender individuals who lost their lives this year. The blue, pink and white transgender flag hung behind them, accompanied by a poster listing the names of some of these transgender individuals. On the back o...

Drama’s “The Laramie Project” moves audience with the true story of Matthew Shepard

Drama’s “The Laramie Project” moves audience with the true story of Matthew Shepard

Ilena Peng

November 8, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Reviews

omosexuality is not a lifestyle with which I agree,” doctor Rulon Stacey (junior Grace Nevitt) said. “But I don’t understand the magnitude with which they hate.” “The Laramie Project” tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a young boy whose life was taken by two homophobic men – Aaron McKin...

Students protest silently against anti-LGBT bullying

Students protest silently against anti-LGBT bullying

Avni Prasad

April 27, 2015


Filed under NEWS

*Correction (May 1): Sophia Alegandre, president of GSA, is a senior  Students across campus arrived to school on April 24 with colorful pieces of tape across their mouths, many with signs around their necks with the simple phrase “Day of Silence.” A national event created by the Gay, Lesbian,...

Students show silent support for LGBTQ youth

Students show silent support for LGBTQ youth

Kristin Chang

April 15, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts successful Day of Silence on April 11, allowing students to reflect on issues restricting LGBTQ youth. The clothesline is strung up with faces. Some grinning, some wide-eyed, some young and old and pale and dark and each one disembodied and floating in the Academ...