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The art of stanning: Exploring the intricacies of a new wave of fan culture

The art of stanning: Exploring the intricacies of a new wave of fan culture

Sreya Kumar and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 23, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Stan. The term originated from rapper Eminem’s 2000 hit of the same name, merging the words “stalker” and “fan”. It has quickly evolved into a label young fans on social media proudly use, denoting the prestige their obsession with a figure in pop culture comes with. The term is common on...

Positive psychology movement encourages students to put happiness first

Positive psychology movement encourages students to put happiness first

Amanda Chan

November 13, 2015


Filed under NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia

At MVHS, students are so focused on succeeding academically that they often feel an overwhelming amount of stress. After attending a happiness conference, social studies teacher Scott Victorine has begun a positive psychology movement at MVHS to improve students’ well being. Victorine has implemente...

Parental guidance not required

Parental guidance not required

Kristin Chang

December 5, 2013


Filed under OPINION

Obedience in high school may negatively impact teenage independence. Right behind your forehead, there sits a chunk of your brain known as the prefrontal cortex. Colloquially, it’s called the “judgment center” — a region where risks are evaluated, social situations are appraised and decisio...

MV Psychology Club introduces new areas of psychology to curriculum

Gabriella Monico

November 19, 2013


Filed under Briefs

MV Psychology Club has recently undergone a change, a change reflected in its new name. The club changed its name from Happy Psychology Club, to simply MV Psychology Club. The officers wanted to broaden the scope of the club. It now no longer only focuses on issues like de-stressing and treating...