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Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik

May 22, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

“I’m just me because…”

“I’m just me because…”

Justine Ha, Elena Khan, and Tina Low

October 26, 2018

Why it’s important to express your individuality

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

Nathan Stevens

April 12, 2018

he end of the school year is approaching, and with it comes a big decision for seniors — choosing where to go to college. For some, that is easy. They got into their first choice. But for others who didn’t get into their first choice, they are left with an often difficult choice. The college appli...

USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

Claire Yang

December 12, 2017

ophomore Audrey Cui yawns as she flips through the thick textbook in front of her. She has been studying for hours, yet she still unceasingly scans the pages. The USA Biology Olympiad is just around the corner in February, and she is determined to pass the open exam. The USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) is...

The impact of Fenty Beauty

The impact of Fenty Beauty

Michelle Wong

October 8, 2017

ith the increased advocacy for diversity, makeup brands seem to be attempting to make their products accessible for a wider variety of people. On Sept. 8, Rihanna released her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, which included a variety of makeup products including foundation, highlighter and lip gloss. Accor...

Trophy students: What we brag about

Trophy students: What we brag about

Michelle Wong

December 9, 2016

As students at Monta Vista, it's no doubt that there's competition all around us. With so much pressure to be "better" than everybody else, students are constantly trying to prove themselves to their peers. But it's questionable whether the things we are so proud of are even worth bragging about at all.We b...

Lost: Library books

Lost: Library books

Andy Tu

January 26, 2016

Additional reporting by Ankit Dua ooks are checked out and returned everyday. But what happens to those books that mysteriously disappear and never show up? Library media teacher Laura Utile tells us what happens to lost books and the consequences students face when they do lose a book. F...

Full-time students, overtime coaches

Full-time students, overtime coaches

Edward Wang

September 17, 2010

Three seniors coach middle school volleyball after school   Read More »...

Saving lives in the gym

Saving lives in the gym

Sara Yang

November 10, 2009

Health Commission's Blood Drive attracted people from around the community for over 100 blood donation  Read More »...