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MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

Dhruvika Randad and Jasmine Lee

December 2, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, parents of the MVHS community arrived at the auditorium to hear speakers from El Camino Hospital talk about suicide prevention. The parents were greeted by a long table topped with El Camino fliers, pens and small index cards, and were encouraged to write down questions, commen...

The music never ends

The music never ends

Claire Yang

February 2, 2018

’d never particularly fancied him. To me, K-pop group SHINee member Jonghyun was just the conventional, well-liked K-pop idol. Like so many other singers, his name wafted here and there, but his indistinguishable vocals and classic idol face didn’t intrigue me ― so I casually brushed him away. ...

Searching for answers: Google’s new questionnaire helps those with depression

Searching for answers: Google’s new questionnaire helps those with depression

Nathan Stevens

September 15, 2017

t’s hard to believe the first month of school is already over. With North Korea and the U.S. on the verge of a nuclear war just a week before white supremacists paraded the streets of Charlottesville, calling the news intense would be an understatement. Even if I manage to get away from all the craziness, ...

13 Reasons Why evokes varying feelings but it does not romanticize suicide

13 Reasons Why evokes varying feelings but it does not romanticize suicide

Shriya Deshpande

May 24, 2017

**spoilers ahead t starts at the end: a girl who kills herself and leaves behind tapes explaining her decision to do so. It showcases “typical” high school experiences: a girl who faces bullying, romantic issues, and harassment. It ends in understanding: a girl who has attempted to show her peer...

Students show silent support for LGBTQ youth

Students show silent support for LGBTQ youth

Kristin Chang

April 15, 2014

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts successful Day of Silence on April 11, allowing students to reflect on issues restricting LGBTQ youth. The clothesline is strung up with faces. Some grinning, some wide-eyed, some young and old and pale and dark and each one disembodied and floating in the Academ...

Reactions to high schooler’s suicide serve as important lesson to students

Reactions to high schooler’s suicide serve as important lesson to students

Eva Spitzen

October 21, 2012

Amanda Todd, a fifteen-year-old who committed suicide on Oct. 10, admittedly did not lead the most orthodox of lives. Bullied for sending pornographic photos of herself to a random stranger on the Internet in the seventh grade and later for taking part in sexual activity with a classmate that was in ...

First tragedy: David Warren Johnson takes his own life

First tragedy: David Warren Johnson takes his own life

Morahd Shawki

April 9, 2012

On Dec. 16. 2011, David Warren Johnson, sophomore Robert Sulgit’s cousin, took his own life. He parked his car by the Golden Gate Bridge and jumped off into the rocks below. Immediately before, he texted his girlfriend and his best friend, giving a very vague indication of what he was abo...