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Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Swara Tewari

March 3, 2018


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Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian, and that is exactly what MVHS’ Ohana Club is: a large family. The club’s purpose is to facilitate friendships between special needs students and peer buddies and to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for the special needs students to socialize in. All m...

The meaning of Ohana

The meaning of Ohana

Swara Tewari

February 1, 2018


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The students packed into room C210 put their heads down on their desks, trying not to peek. They were playing Heads Up Seven Up, one of the activities planned for the Ohana meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The club, whose mission is to help spark friendships between special needs students and the pe...

Ohana’s Thanksgiving meeting

Ohana’s Thanksgiving meeting

Swara Tewari

December 3, 2017


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The room is filled with loud, warm conversation and laughter. The Ohana members are clustered around tables, discussing their Thanksgiving plans and taking bites of pumpkin pie brought in by the officers. Stickers, colored pencils and construction paper litter the tables, along with yellow sheets of pap...

Ohana’s first meeting and plans for the year

Ohana’s first meeting and plans for the year

Swara Tewari

October 11, 2017


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An old, purple stuffed alligator is passed around the room. When a new person is handed the stuffed alligator, they introduce themselves and say their favorite food. The room is filled with excited exclamations and warm conversation. Everybody laughs and talks loudly, disregarding their fear of judgemen...

Ohana club holds officer interviews for the 2017-18 school year

Ohana club holds officer interviews for the 2017-18 school year

Devika Watave

May 23, 2017


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he current Ohana officers all gathered in room A105 on Wednesday, May 23, ready to familiarize themselves with the future applicants through their extensive interview process. Each officer had a question to ask, such as “Why did you originally want to be a part of Ohana?” and “What would you c...

PHOTO GALLERY: Ohana’s introductory potluck

PHOTO GALLERY: Ohana’s introductory potluck

Angela Liu

September 28, 2011


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  Click through for captions. Ohana held its first meeting of the year on Sept. 28 with a potluck. The club, in which the name means family in the Hawaiian language, brings together people of different backgrounds to cultivate friendships and social skills. Special needs students mak...

Just enjoy yourself

Just enjoy yourself

Karishma Mehrotra

May 2, 2010


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https://elestoque.org/images/stories/topheadlines/justnejoyyourselftopheadlines.jpg Local special education students dance away   Read More »...