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Zoom School: MVHS Edition

Zoom School: MVHS Edition
MVHS community devises ways around the challenges of distance learning
September 17, 2020
MVHS community devises ways around the challenges of distance learning

Badminton Club’s intramural tournament in the works

Freshman Samuel Choi returns a hit during Badminton Club's lunch open gym.
Club members discuss plans for upcoming tournament
March 8, 2020
Club members discuss plans for upcoming tournament

PTSA: Adult outlooks on teenage mental health

On Nov. 19, students and parents gathered in the auditorium to watch the movie
Comprehending parent and expert strategies for and opinions on the topic of teenage stress
December 2, 2019
Comprehending parent and expert strategies for and opinions on the topic of teenage stress

Seeds of Tranquility: Investigating the growth of Tranquil Tuesday

Seeds of Tranquility: Investigating the growth of Tranquil Tuesday
Looking into the creation of the self-care initiative and thoughts from Tranquil Tuesday volunteers and participants
October 30, 2019
Looking into the creation of the self-care initiative and thoughts from Tranquil Tuesday volunteers and participants

Growing pains

Growing pains
The downfalls of growing up in the Singaporean education system
October 6, 2019
The downfalls of growing up in the Singaporean education system

Stressing the numbers

Sleep deprivation is a common problem across FUHSD schools.
Exploring the results of wellness surveys in recent years
August 26, 2019
Exploring the results of wellness surveys in recent years

A dead end: Exploring the way mental health issues are tackled at MVHS

A dead end: Exploring the way mental health issues are tackled at MVHS
Many students don’t take advantage of mental health resources on campus
May 20, 2019

High test scores, newly renovated facilities and a handful of student wellness resources. From the outside, MVHS seems like the perfect school. The school’s academically thriving student body, however,...

Father God, take my burdens

Father God, take my burdens
How prayer helped relieve my anxiety over grades
March 31, 2019

Stretching my legs out in front of me, I was greeted by the familiar creaks and pops of my stiff knees and ankles as my bones ground together to get into a more comfortable position. I tried to ignore...

Reading: my disappearing constant amid rapid change

Photo courtesy of Chris Lawton, Unsplash.
How the immense academic stress has taken away my love for reading
March 27, 2019

There I lay in my bed, under a thick, pink comforter, with the stack of “Geronimo Stilton” and “Garfield” comic books, obtained from my weekly visit to the library. With my stack of books, a water...

Let’s Talk: Complaining at MVHS

Let's Talk: Complaining at MVHS
March 15, 2019

Exploring the implications of complaining as a means of reinforcing negativity or releasing stress

Coming out of my shell: Tissue Turmoil

Coming out of my shell: Tissue Turmoil
Figuring out alternative coping mechanisms for stress
March 13, 2019
Figuring out alternative coping mechanisms for stress

Making the right call

Making the right call
High school students should consider what motivates them to play sports
February 6, 2019

A sharp, throbbing fire pulses through your arm, flowing down past the elbow and swelling at the wrist. The crowd of people fades into the background, the soccer game long forgotten as a silent scream...

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