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Stanford counseling professionals hold presentation on stress and anxiety

Stanford counseling professionals hold presentation on stress and anxiety

Hannah Lee

April 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On March 27 and 28, two Stanford postdoctoral counseling professionals, Michael Sasiain and Erica Jung, presented a workshop on stress and anxiety in the MVHS auditorium during lunch. The speakers emphasized the necessity of combating stress, as higher stress levels can lead to performance issues. Alt...

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Jai Uparkar

March 31, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

hen most students open the Schoolloop app on their phone or computer, they are usually confronted by a sea of letter grades ranging from an A to an F — but never an X. At the beginning of the second semester, Chemistry teacher Mia Onodera changed the way she inputted grades for all of her Chemistr...

How to make stress balls

How to make stress balls

Jai Uparkar

March 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

he Bring Change to Mind Club decided to make homemade stress balls during lunch on March 8. In hopes of ending the stigma around mental health and reducing the increasing stress levels of MVHS students, the club decided to organize an activity for MVHS students. Look at the gifs below to see the step by ...

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

Jai Uparkar

January 16, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, NEWS

chool Loop was down from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8 for all students in FUHSD, catching students and teachers off guard, who depended on School Loop for their final first semester grades and homework assignments. FUHSD is usually allerted about School Loop’s maintenance schedule beforehand, but this time there...

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

Jai Uparkar

December 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Local, NEWS

t the beginning of the school year, counselors have much to worry about, from scheduling to planning and, most importantly, writing recommendation letters for those applying to colleges. Though this time of year is stressful for MVHS seniors, it also proves to be a stressful time for school counselors...

Applying to College

Applying to College

Mallika Singh

November 16, 2017


Filed under Briefs

rom now until the end of the calendar year, seniors at MVHS will be in full-on college application mode. It’s no secret that things can get hectic during this time of the year. Take a look at what some MVHS seniors think about the application process.        ...

Looking back: How school spirit and discussion about student wellness in school tackles mental health

Shriya Deshpande

May 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

never understood why everyone kept saying “MVHS is so competitive” until my sophomore year of high school. I can remember the specific moment: My friend and I were sitting on a mud-colored bench, she chipping away at a Nature Valley bar while I rambled on about a club we were going to join. At o...

Anxiety disorders: Diving into the domain of a mental disorder

Anxiety disorders: Diving into the domain of a mental disorder

Becca Zheng

May 24, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

nxiety affects nearly 40 percent of Americans. Learn what it means to struggle with anxiety in this podcast which focuses on someone who copes with an anxiety disorder, and hear what a psychologist has to say about the general ideas and issues with anxiety. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks...

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Nathan Stevens

February 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Culture, OPINION

  alentine’s Day — a holiday of romance and emotion. It is anticipated by couples all over, and for good reason. This day, always falling on Feb. 14, symbolizes a time to celebrate love and appreciate each other. There’s a strong significance we have put on Valentine’s Day as a culture. Coup...

How To: DIY stress balls

Priya Reddy

December 11, 2016


Filed under Briefs

Finals are upon us, but help manage stress by making some DIY stress balls using materials lying around your house. Art Club Members met on Nov. 21 to create their own customize their stress balls with a variety of designs. Scroll through the gifs below to learn how to make your own. Step 1: Slightly...

Low stress weeks increase students’ stress

Brighton Balfrey

October 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, OPINION, Videos

Senior Sid Satya walked into the library after school with many stressful things on his mind: AP Economics test, AP Biology test, AP Statistics test, multiple other assignments all in the next week. There are two problems with this scenario. One is that Satya shouldn’t have had three tests n...

Junior Devya Ramanathan reflects on the day she was hit by a car

Junior Devya Ramanathan reflects on the day she was hit by a car

Chetana Ramaiyer

May 30, 2016


Filed under NEWS

t was around 7:30 a.m. on April 9 and junior Devya Ramanathan had just arrived at Henry M. Gunn High School with her friend in the driver’s seat. They were there to take the ACT — something Ramanathan never ended up doing. That morning, she left her house feeling relaxed as she was already fam...