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An illustration of the COVID-19 vaccine Graphic by Sophia Ma

Behind both doses

Anika Sharma and Melody Cui May 21, 2021
Examining the experiences of getting the COVID-19 vaccine
Every Voice Matters

Every Voice Matters

Michelle Chen March 11, 2020
Communication and public speaking are important skills to learn and practice in the classroom
Biology teacher Pamela Chow reacts to Sandy Hook Promises school supply ad. Photo by Andie Liu // El Estoque

MVHS students and staff react to Sandy Hook Ad

Andie Liu and Tanish Mendki October 25, 2019
MVHS students and staff react to non profit Sandy Hook Promise’s back to school ad “Back-To-School Essentials”
Valentines Day: How we met

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Helen Chao and Emma Lam February 14, 2018

In the very beginning, Art teacher Brian Chow and Biology teacher Pamela Chow didn’t have a strong impression of one another when meeting for the first time at a new teacher orientation. However, one...

Graphic by Claire Yang

Are students are avoiding classes because of teachers?

Claire Yang August 18, 2017
Students and teachers reflect on the idea of picking classes based off of teachers
Laughter: Teacher tales

Laughter: Teacher tales

Christopher Song February 12, 2013

From classroom antics to wildlife, the stories told by teachers can cover anything. In this feature of Special Report's package "What makes us laugh?", titled "Teacher tales," English teacher David...

Emily Zhang writes a card for the Beanie Babies Drive

Students organize Beanie Babies Drive for Sandy Hook Elementary

Joyce Varma December 23, 2012

In response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., juniors Michelle Swedek and Cathryn Yang organized a Beanie Babies Drive. Swedek and Yang coordinated with AP Biology teacher Pamela...

Jack Chin (far right) has been battling leukemia since the summer of 2011. Since Jan. 13, the family has been in search of a bone marrow match. To assist them in the search, staff members and administration in conjunction with AADP will be holding a donor registry during the senior boys basketball game on Feb. 10. Photo used with permission of Steffi Lau.

Staff, administrators, AADP to hold donor registry on Feb. 10

Aafreen Mahmood February 8, 2012

Jack Chin, a Class of 2007 alumnus, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the summer of 2011. After numerous medical tests, Chin was informed that he needed a bone marrow transplant to survive....

Number of cheating incidents reaches a record amount

Number of cheating incidents reaches a record amount

Shreya Shankar December 19, 2008

Cheating incidents in AP Biology reach record highs.  On the recent enzyme formal lab discussion in AP Biology, around 20 students plagiarized off of websites and peers' papers. Compared to past...

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