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A year of Zoom

A year of Zoom

Exploring how the MVHS community’s feelings toward the pandemic have shifted an entire year later
Singing Valentines: Quarantine Edition

Singing Valentines: Quarantine Edition

Vivian Jiang and Claire Wen February 14, 2021
MVHS Choir revises their Valentine’s Day tradition
Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic

Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic

Examining various perspectives about instruction through a screen
Photo by Jodi Johnson | Used with permission

Transitioning from a hands-on to hands-off classroom proves challenging

Justin E Kim and Mira Wagner September 18, 2020
Students and teachers explain the adjustment to learning over Zoom
Zoom School: MVHS Edition

Zoom School: MVHS Edition

MVHS community devises ways around the challenges of distance learning
Remote learning doesn’t have to hinder connectivity during classes

Remote learning doesn’t have to hinder connectivity during classes

Leanna Sun September 16, 2020
Simple actions while learning online can lead to a big difference
From left to right, Sriranjani, Vidhya and Venkatesan pose for a photo. Photo by Sriranjani Kalimani // Used with permission

Family bonding during shelter-in-place

Iman Malik September 12, 2020
Exploring how quarantine brought a family closer together
Productivity during online distance learning

Productivity during online distance learning

Oishee Misra and Nishat Kazi September 11, 2020
How to fight lower levels of productivity due to Zoom fatigue
Choir teacher and Music Department Lead Amy Young at her Graduate Conducting Recital, which she gave in October 2019 as part of her Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from SJSU.

A new voice

Michelle Chen and Krish Dev September 11, 2020
New choir teacher Amy Young adjusts to MVHS and online learning
Athletes continue practicing virtually

Athletes continue practicing virtually

Jayanti Jha and Jefferson Le May 13, 2020

Video conferencing apps like Zoom have become almost an essential for school due to shelter-in-place restrictions. In particular, student athletes at MVHS use apps like Zoom as tools to host virtual workouts...

The Class of 2021 promoted the Zoom Prom on Instagram, and the link to the meeting was put in the 2021 Instagram bio which meant anybody could have access to the meeting

Class of 2021 hosts ‘A Zoom to Remember’

Anushka De and Tina Low April 16, 2020
Leadership students handle inappropriate comments made at their online prom
Hirai and her dance class posing for a photo after their dance session. Photo courtesy of Sydney Hirai.

Dancing through a screen

Tabitha Mendez April 5, 2020
Dance Academy USA holds classes through video calls while under quarantine
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