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Behind the scenes of singing valentines 2020

Seniors Kelvin Lee (left) and Khang Pham (right) receive singing valentines during third period.
Exploring Singing Valentines from the perspective of MV choir students
February 28, 2020
Exploring Singing Valentines from the perspective of MV choir students

Wooing with words: Students offer their best pick-up lines

Wooing with words: Students offer their best pick-up lines
A collection of pick-up lines from MVHS students for Valentine's Day
February 24, 2019
A collection of pick-up lines . from MVHS students for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day: The single’s perspective

Valentine’s Day: The single’s perspective
February 14, 2018

When he was four years old, junior Pramodh Srihari bought his first gift for a girl on Valentine’s Day. He pulled four quarters from his house and sneakily went to the candy shop to buy her a lollipop....

Valentine’s Day: Long Distance Relationships

Valentine’s Day: Long Distance Relationships
February 14, 2018

s the last year of high school rolls around, there is much to think about. For students in relationships, one of the major questions that arises is what they will do after they graduate from high school....

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Valentine's Day: How we met
February 14, 2018

In the very beginning, Art teacher Brian Chow and Biology teacher Pamela Chow didn’t have a strong impression of one another when meeting for the first time at a new teacher orientation. However, one...

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Valentine's Day planning creates more stress than it should
February 9, 2017

  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...

The way we love: Young love, parental guidance

The way we love: Young love, parental guidance
February 14, 2016

Students often go to their parents and teachers for help with school or for practical advice. They might ask for help on a math problem or for help with an essay. But most don't think to ask for help with...

The way we love: How we perceive Valentine’s Day over the years

The way we love: How we perceive Valentine’s Day over the years
February 14, 2016

Story by Emma Lam, Renee Pu, and Hannan Waliullah s we’ve grown up from elementary school to high school, Valentine’s Day has changed each and every year. Long gone are the days with individually-named...

The way we love: Love across cultures

The way we love: Love across cultures
February 14, 2016

There are a thousand different ways to express love: A spontaneous bouquet of roses, a hug and a kiss every morning before school or an encouraging text from a friend are just a few examples. But how does...

Valentine’s Day: Sharing the roots and quirks of high school relationships

Valentine's Day: Sharing the roots and quirks of high school relationships
February 15, 2015

What do Hello Kitty, Lucky Charms and Junior Prom have in common? In elementary school, Valentine's Day used to entail cheap cardboard candy cards in a doily-plastered, glitter-lined shoe box. In high...

Five Young Adult Romance Novels to Fall in Love With

Five Young Adult Romance Novels to Fall in Love With
February 14, 2014

This Valentine’s Day weekend, take a bite out of these deliciously sweet novels.  

All should participate in Valentines Day traditions

All should participate in Valentines Day traditions
February 14, 2013

As February 14 rolls around, so do the eyes of many. This acclaimed romantic holiday seems to push away those who feel as if they are “forever alone,” and prompts Facebook statuses and Tumblr memes...

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