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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


Filed under Columns, OPINION

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


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

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


Filed under Multimedia, National, NEWS, News Multimedia

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


Filed under Crash Course, NEWS

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


Filed under OPINION

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


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

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


Filed under Briefs

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...

Home and corruption, all in one place

Home and corruption, all in one place

Elizabeth Han

March 14, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

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Fight or flight: Being politically active and community-involved every day

Fight or flight: Being politically active and community-involved every day

Shriya Deshpande

March 10, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

lobal women’s rights marches, “A Day Without Immigrants” protests and Berkeley’s conflict with Milo Yiannopoulos: these are all events within the U.S. that have triggered national responses unlike many other causes, with thousands of people protesting against rights violations. But once a pr...

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Influencing America, one sport at a time

Akshara Majjiga

November 4, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

With election season upon us, athletes across the country are increasingly using their platforms to endorse candidates and make progress against prominent issues in our communities. Click through the slideshow to see how athletes in the past have helped spark political and social change. Photos taken from Wikimedia Commons...

Who really won the presidential debate?

Who really won the presidential debate?

Sara Entezarmahdi

October 5, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Politics, Videos

The first presidential debate, aired Sept. 26, was accompanied by both controversial topics and public disputes. The debate covered political agendas, including proposed minimum wages, battling global warming and acknowledging racial issues. During and after the debate, constant chatter both on social...

GALLERY: Bernie Sanders rally in San Jose

GALLERY: Bernie Sanders rally in San Jose

Itay Barylka

May 25, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS, Uncategorized

On May 18, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders visited the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and gave a stirring speech to thousands of supporters. He received an enthusiastic response when discussing his strategy to combat Donald Trump's rhetoric, his plan for universal health care and...