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Book club: History teacher Margaret Platt offers her take on favorite novels

Book club: History teacher Margaret Platt offers her take on favorite novels

Neha Patchipala

September 24, 2015

The 180 days that make up our school year may seem like an eternity to MVHS students, but for some teachers, more days are what they need to cover certain aspects of the subject that they teach. History teacher Margaret Platt shares some of the novels that she wishes she had time to cover in class. Learn...

Administration reinforces ‘no grading by teacher assistants’ policy

Most of the TA duties listed in the FUHSD student assistance policy sheet are clerical tasks like answering the telephone and delivering messages; anything that involves viewing another student’s record is forbidden. However, despite the rules, most teachers allow their TAs to grade papers. Photo by Shuyi Qi.

Shuyi Qi

December 4, 2013

  After TA discusses student’s grade, administration addresses the controversy regarding TA’s duties. Read More »...

Staff remembers JFK assassination

Joyce Varma

November 22, 2013

Teachers reflect on moment they learned of tragedy as schoolchildren 50 years ago. Read More »

Overworked by recommendation letters

Overworked by recommendation letters

Jennifer Lee

October 24, 2012

Every night they spend hours hunched behind a glowing computer screen, tapping at the keyboard and reviewing each sentence with the utmost concentration. They’re the image of diligent high school seniors hard at work on their college apps, with one minor exception: they’re a few years too old to...

Teachers’ recommendation letter regulations benefit students

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Joyce Varma

September 30, 2012

Right around now, most seniors are working on their college applications, and most have talked to--or will soon talk to--the teachers they want to write them letters of recommendation. Right about now, however, many teachers run into problems when they are confronted by a large number seniors who want lett...

A giant victory

A giant victory

Neha Simon

November 5, 2010

Bay Area celebrates the Giants' victory on Nov. 3 on Market Street, San Francisco Read More »...

Too much on your hands

Too much on your hands

Ashley Wu

September 22, 2010

    Contrary to common belief, recent studies reveal that it is impossible to do two things at once Read More »...

Google Docs facilitates APUSH collaboration

Google Docs facilitates APUSH collaboration

Kevin Tsukii

September 10, 2010

  More than half of AP U.S. History students team up on Google Docs to collectively succeed Read More »...