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The College Board updates AP testing procedures in response to COVID-19

An explanation of the College Board's changes to AP testing for the 2019-20 school year

Hannah Lee

March 25, 2020

Traditional face-to-face exam administrations are revised to a 45-minute online free-response exam taken at home

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Kamyar Moradi and Brian Xu

April 12, 2019

ield trips are often hallmarks of many students’ high school experiences. For them, memories are created while traveling outside of their mundane daily routines. However, the work put into funding these trips to Southern California, New York or even a 25-minute drive to Great America remain larg...

Bullying at MVHS: A bullied victim recovers through communication

“It’s my shadow self!” said Jane. “This is where I used to lay every morning.” Beneath the early afternoon sun, Jane bends over the railroad tracks that once haunted her.

Kristin Chang

October 24, 2013

Despite the trauma of a bullied childhood, one MVHS junior’s recovery proves that life gets better. [dropcap1]C[/dropcap1]lose your eyes and take three long breaths. Keep your arms still, your body rigid. Feel the way the cold air stings, hear the pigeons squawking, feel the icy metal biting...

iPrism firewall lifted

iPrism firewall lifted

Ashish Samaddar

August 22, 2013

Modified iPrism firewall allows students to access previously banned sites on any device while on campus. Read More »

Letter highlights the flaws of Club Commission

Letter highlights the flaws of Club Commission

Mihir Patil

May 5, 2013

When senior Barak Gila wrote an open letter “To Monta Vista, with Love,” regarding Club Commission, he may not have realized that it would receive more than 700 views, along with a plethora of comments on the document in support of his point of view. The letter satirically pointed out the al...

New procedure implemented for submitting announcements

New announcements PDF form

Joyce Varma

January 24, 2013

A new system for announcements has been approved by administration, and is now in effect. The new system was proposed by Dean of Students Nico Flores because clubs were sending lengthy and unclear announcements to administration Clubs can now submit announcements through a PDF form, which can be...

Former Dean of Students Michael Hicks takes Assistant Principal position

Former Dean of Students Michael Hicks takes Assistant Principal position

Namrata Ramani

August 24, 2012

New Assistant Principal Michael Hicks has known former FHS Dean of Students Nico Flores for about four years. They became acquainted with one another at the FUHSD district meetings, where they met a few times a year to share thoughts and experiences from their respective schools with each other. This...