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Opting Out

Opting Out

Shuvi Jha and Sarah Young

November 15, 2019

FUHSD officials, teachers and students explain the process of opting out of school curriculum as well as their thoughts on it

Neverending Lists

Neverending Lists

Sarah Young and Anish Vasudevan

May 22, 2019

any MVHS students have little time to pursue fun activities, go on trips or engage in non-academic endeavors to break away from their tedious schedule. Some students create bucket lists with activities that they want to pursue before the next chapter of their lives. Many seniors having little time left bef...

A passion for fashion

A passion for fashion

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

March 15, 2019

he big curtain had been lying on her mother’s shelf for a while now, gathering dust. Its thick fabric, worn with time, faded into a light navy blue. While it might have been a waste of space for her mother, for senior and Fashion club co-president Bernice Lin, it was her first step into designing h...

Sitting it out

Sitting it out

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

March 13, 2019

tudents clad in fancy dresses and suits strut onto the dance floor, swaying to the loud drumming music. However, for sophomore Dyuthy Ramachandran, this night is a night to spend with her family.While Ramachandran enjoys school dances and wants to go to prom, her current friend group does not share this ...

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Hannah Lee

September 1, 2018

Relive the first rally of the year

Empty chairs at empty tables

Empty chairs at empty tables

Hannah Lee

April 11, 2018

Sometimes, students need a break. For seniors, this comes in the form of senior ditch day, a day seniors skip their classes. On this day, some students go on small excursions with their friends, while others simply sleep in.   This year, senior ditch day will take place on Monday, April 30. While the ...

Spicing it up: Korean Club and Bite Club hold a Fire Noodle Challenge meeting

Spicing it up: Korean Club and Bite Club hold a Fire Noodle Challenge meeting

Hannah Lee

April 6, 2018

n March 29, Korean Club and Bite Club collaborated to host the Fire Noodle Challenge, which has recently gained popularity on Youtube. More than 75 students attended the meeting in order to try the ramen. There were two rounds to the challenge — in the first round, the students ate Nongshim Shin Ram...

Stanford counseling professionals hold presentation on stress and anxiety

Stanford counseling professionals hold presentation on stress and anxiety

Hannah Lee

April 1, 2018

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...

Spring Skincare with Bite Club

Spring Skincare with Bite Club

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018

ite Club members gathered in room B101 on March 1 to discuss how to turn everyday food products into skincare essentials. The officers said that both what is ingested and what is put on the skin can affect our skin’s appearance. Read the infographic below for tips on how to integrate kitchen items in...

All About Oxidation

Hannah Lee

January 30, 2018

ite Club members gathered in B101 to discuss oxidation, which is a process that naturally occurs in food exposed to the air. The officers presented a Powerpoint explaining oxidation and how it occurs every day. Learn more about oxidation and how to prevent it in fruits below. ...

Freshman Bollywood dance

Freshman Bollywood dance

Hannah Lee

January 30, 2018

reshman Purva Gangur lined up in the gym with her friends, feeling excited to start learning Bollywood as part of the freshman P.E. dance unit. There was an apprehensive buzz of chatter among the students who had heard that all of the freshman P.E. classes would be learning a Bollywood dance. Gangur...