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College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

Brian Xu

June 1, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often drowned out — who have come from vastly different walks of life, pushed through college experiences...

Preparation for Synopsys Science Fair

Preparation for Synopsys Science Fair

Emily Xia

December 17, 2018

icropipettes. Microscopes. MATLAB XL. For members of the Research Club, these are just a few of the equipment pieces that may be used in their Synopsys Science Fair project, with the fair itself happening on March 14. However, many of the members are unaware of how to start experimentation. To allow t...

Journey to math

Journey to math

Iman Malik and Herman Saini

November 21, 2018

Sophomore Parth Asawa will never forget the pride he felt after attending his first math competition in fourth grade. He won second place statewide, and this positive experience helped him develop a passion for competitive math. The next year, he attended the same competition but left disappointed a...

A Story to Remember

A Story to Remember

Laasya Koduru

November 21, 2018

Self-driving cars. Proteins that help patients with cardiac problems. Smartphone addiction versus drug addiction. These are all various topics that MVHS’s science magazine Res Novae staff writers wrote about for their first cycle. In Res Novae, a long process takes place behind the scenes befor...

Science Olympiad team selections

Science Olympiad team selections

Robert Liu and Jahan Razavi

October 25, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, two weeks after their screening exams, Science Olympiad released team selections for prospective competitors for the different categories, including: biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology, engineering and inquiry of science. Over 50 applicants from MVHS applied for 45 spots ...

A new and improved Math and Science club

A new and improved Math and Science club

Iman Malik and Herman Saini

October 15, 2018

After experiencing drops in membership last year, Math and Science Club made several changes to increase interest for students. The officer team created a point system to encourage attendance through offering prizes, along with more comprehensive lectures. This year, the officers want to show that anyo...

Research of years past: a look into the officers of Research Club

Research of years past: a look into the officers of Research Club

Emily Xia

September 27, 2018

he Research club officers’ main job is to help members of the club with their science projects, providing them with materials and advice. Among the seven officers of the club, there is a plethora of research experience. Seniors Carl Rosenthal and Rujuta Sathe and juniors Hrushikesha Athreya and Ir...

Losing the A in STEAM

Losing the A in STEAM

Flora Peng, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

Sixteen classes from various fields were cut at Monta Vista for the 2018-19 school year because of a decrease in student enrollment. In addition, students self-selecting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) electives has lowered the demand for arts electives, decreasing the number offered. ...

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Aditi Gnanasekar, Vivian Chiang, and Ria Kolli

May 25, 2018

Pairs of students wearing colorful, matching T-shirts line up in front of classrooms. They frantically review cheat sheets and cautiously carry boxes that contain complicated, home-made devices to save an egg from a 30 foot drop or propel an object for minutes in the air. These study-guides and machines...

FPPN and SNHS collaborate to conduct heart dissections

FPPN and SNHS collaborate to conduct heart dissections

Michelle Wong

April 13, 2018

n April 9 and 13, Future Practicing Physicians Network (FPPN) and Science National Honor Society (SNHS) combined their clubs to perform heart dissections on sheep hearts. Prior to the dissection, members were asked to identify the different chambers of the heart, as well as the the position and functi...

Neuroscience club holds a guest talk about eating disorders

Neuroscience club holds a guest talk about eating disorders

Jai Uparkar

October 20, 2017

hen parent and psychotherapist Jenny Mayhew saw a Schoolloop email stating that MVHS Neuroscience club was holding a guest talk with Stanford professor Cara Bohon about eating disorders, she cleared her entire schedule and rushed over to room B101 during lunch on Oct. 13, 2017. As a psychotherapist, ...

Science Olympiad curriculum reflects scientific current events

Science Olympiad curriculum reflects scientific current events

Shriya Deshpande

May 31, 2017

tudents in biology dissect frogs and learn about both anatomy and physiological processes. Students in chemistry experiment with the addition of a base that turns a solution pink. Students in physics test out their theories by dropping eggs. Each of these experiments are practical applications of ide...