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“Me Too”: MVHS alumni share their sexual assault stories

“Me Too”: MVHS alumni share their sexual assault stories
November 10, 2017

"The first time it happened, she was in elementary school. They were playing a game where she had to “guess the object,” and he made her touch certain body parts. What made it worse was the fact...

Poor air quality affects the Bay Area

Poor air quality affects the Bay Area
October 10, 2017

here was a hint of smoke in the air and no one could detect the source. The grey haze looked like the common fog that hugs the coast of the Bay Area during the mornings. Early in the morning on Monday,...

English department runs a pilot program for freshman literature

English department runs a pilot program for freshman literature
October 6, 2017

This article includes spoilers for "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. his year, the MVHS English department is running a pilot program which will introduce...

The backgate: MVHS’ party culture in the 70’s

The backgate: MVHS' party culture in the 70's
March 8, 2017

MVHS hasn’t been the same school throughout its history, it hasn’t always been a school focused so heavily on academics. The year was 1970, and things weren’t like this. The school was in its infancy,...

There’s no place like home: Student Homelessness in the Silicon Valley

There's no place like home: Student Homelessness in the Silicon Valley
February 9, 2017

conomics Teacher Pete Pelkey knocks his fists on the compact student desk, imitating the sound of the police interrupting his sleep as they tapped on his car window late at night. They would make...

Robotics team starts build season

Palla works with three female members to adjust components of the robot. This year, MVRT aims to encourage girls to participate equally throughout the build season.
February 8, 2017

Another year. Another challenge. Another team. After the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) kickoff on Jan. 7, MVHS’ robotics team, MVRT, started their six-week build season. Every team participating...

What it feels like to have gender dysphoria: The story of transition

What it feels like to have gender dysphoria: The story of transition
January 31, 2017

Even before she recognized that her friend was transgender, she noticed the little things that made him stick out. Like his hatred for skirts. The two sophomores met when they were six, when he...

The impact of the Holocaust

The impact of the Holocaust
January 27, 2017

It was 1943 in Nazi occupied Amsterdam when two events occurred. Neither of them came close to making the cover pages of the newspapers that broke the news of the end of World War II two years later. But...

The investigation for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has come to an end

The investigation for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has come to an end
January 22, 2017

n Mar. 7 2014, television screens displayed images of a white plane with red and blue lines on its side accompanied with the word ‘Malaysia’ across a variety of channels. Reporters faced cameras as...

Changing education: the potential impacts of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education

Changing education: the potential impacts of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education
January 14, 2017

For 18 years, Brian Wilson taught in the same classroom of the same school in Michigan. Then, three years ago, 30 teachers in his district were laid off, four in his building alone. Policies had been gradually...

A timeline of President Obama’s time in office

A timeline of President Obama’s time in office
January 12, 2017

Regardless of the country’s various opinions of President Barack Obama, he will forever be remembered as one of the incredible individuals that climbed their way to the highest office in the nation to...

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?
December 19, 2016

Additional reporting by Sepand Rouz and Claire Chang. O n Wed. Nov. 23, while walking to his fourth period class, junior Matthew Hsieh was interrupted by a tall stream of water gushing out of a broken...

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