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Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Oishee Misra

May 23, 2019

osing your towels to the toilet and phoning in  room service for assistance doesn’t exactly sound a conventional tournament experience, but for sophomore and Model UN (MUN) training officer Nelson Mu, this memory is one of the countless others that have made his experience on this year’s team unfo...

Silenced on the field

Silenced on the field

Sreya Kumar, Ankit Gupta, Brandon Ng, Justine Ha, Roshan Fernandez, and Herman Saini

December 12, 2018

Examining social issues in sports through the lens of MVHS students and staff

Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind

Tabitha Mendez and Kamyar Moradi

November 21, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the MVHS Politics club, also known as JSA (Junior State of America), met in F102 to go over the logistics of their first conference of the year, JSA Fall State in San Jose. Senior and president Adamya Srivastava shared about what will be in store for them at the two-day confere...

Michelle Wolf hunts down the white house at the Correspondents Dinner

Michelle Wolf hunts down the white house at the Correspondents Dinner

Nathan Stevens

May 16, 2018

While I love the White House Correspondents Dinner for its celebration of young journalists and the First Amendment, I can’t help but look forward to the yearly roast of Washington’s A-list as well. Comedy, especially political comedy, allows me to laugh about the unbelievable stories that I’ve...

When Fact Becomes Fiction: reflecting on media literacy education

When Fact Becomes Fiction: reflecting on media literacy education

Shuvi Jha

January 31, 2018

ccording to the statistics portal Statista, 69 percent of Americans have read or began to read a news article that they later realized was not factually correct. Coined as “fake news,” which refers to any story that contains factually incorrect information and serves to mislead a person, enti...

Deciphering Feminism

Deciphering Feminism

Shuvi Jha

January 29, 2018

was the year women's voices were allowed to ring loud and free as the #MeToo movement pushed for equality. It was the year when White House adviser Kellyanne Conway refused to call herself a feminist “because it [seemed] to be very anti-male and very pro-abortion,” and the year when “Wonder Woma...

Crash course: Government shutdown

Crash course: Government shutdown

Anirudh Chaudhary

January 26, 2018

When the Federal Government Shuts Down by Anirudh Chaudhary https://www.marketwatch.com/story/whats-open-and-whats-closed-during-a-government-shutdown-2018-01-20 https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/22/politics/senate-shutdown-vote-congress/index.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/22/government-shutdown-2018-enters-day-3-end-monday/1053055001/ https://www.us...

Politics over the table

Politics over the table

Mallika Singh

December 9, 2017

t holiday family gatherings, the atmosphere is typically excited and warm. Hugs and warm greetings are exchanged as the family settles around the table. The conversation tends to start out lightly — school, work, weather, some catching up. But when the conversation transitions into politics, the ton...

Donald Trump’s unprofessionalism on Twitter stirs up anger in the U.S. and other nations

Donald Trump’s unprofessionalism on Twitter stirs up anger in the U.S. and other nations

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017

uerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria rises to 48.” “At least 59 killed in Las Vegas shooting rampage, more than 500 others injured.” This month has been filled with tragic headlines like these. The stories that are being told by national reporters every day are much more than one sentence...

Real Time with MVHS Politics Club

Real Time with MVHS Politics Club

Anirudh Chaudhary

October 20, 2017

hether it's sports or movies, political discourse has managed to squirm its way into every aspect of our daily lives over the past decade. Increasingly, more and more students at MVHS have been getting interested in politics and social activism. In response to this trend, MVHS Junior State of Am...