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An in-depth guide to every course available at MVHS.

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Anushka De, Devin Gupta, Andie Liu, Swara Tewari, and Emily Xia February 19, 2020
Exploring student perspectives on every course offered at MVHS
Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement

Jai Uparkar May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering...

Math and Science Club’s plans for next year

Math and Science Club’s plans for next year

Iman Malik and Herman Saini March 26, 2019

In order to lay the foundations for next year, the current senior officers of Math and Science Club (MSC) selected their executive officers on March 15, 2019. Among them are future co-presidents and juniors...

Journey to math: students describe how they became passionate about math

Journey to math: students describe how they became passionate about math

Iman Malik and Herman Saini November 21, 2018

Sophomore Parth Asawa will never forget the pride he felt after attending his first math competition in fourth grade. He won second place statewide, and this positive experience helped him develop...

A new and improved Math and Science club

A new and improved Math and Science club

Iman Malik and Herman Saini October 15, 2018

After experiencing drops in membership last year, Math and Science Club made several changes to increase interest for students. The officer team created a point system to encourage attendance through offering...

Losing the A in STEAM

Losing the A in STEAM

Flora Peng, Staff Writer September 19, 2018

Sixteen classes from various fields were cut at Monta Vista for the 2018-19 school year because of a decrease in student enrollment. In addition, students self-selecting science, technology, engineering...

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Gauri Kaushik December 1, 2017

n November 29, math teacher and volleyball coach Colin Anderson was visiting a chiropractor for a back pain he had been experiencing for about a week when he suddenly broke into a sweat and began to feel...

20 new TI-84 Pluses on their docks, ready for use

Math department receives new TI-84’s

Daniel Lin March 22, 2016

t isn’t often that the math department receives unused funds which can be used to better the learning experiences of students alike. But when it does happen, the extra funds go a long way towards improving...

Math teacher reflects on parent involvement

Math teacher reflects on parent involvement

Alina Abidi December 11, 2015

Each week in Joe Kim’s AP Statistics class, usually in the middle of block day, students see a list of numbers. Their eyes scan up and down the list, locking in on their ID number, checking their...

The Friendship Project: Reaching the limit

The Friendship Project: Reaching the limit

Varsha Venkat February 13, 2014

Bloggers Ashmita Chakraborty and Varsha Venkat take a look at the problems that arise when math class pits two best friends against each other. [col type="1_2" class="box_blue"]Varsha has been my best...

Class of 2013: Survival of the fittest

Class of 2013: Survival of the fittest

Simran Devidasani May 29, 2013

Freshman year, I encountered my first nosy parker, who would try to skim over my graded tests. If her discreet mission did not succeed, she would flat out ask what I got. When said I got a B, that peer...

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