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  • Sharing is (not always) caring

    Sharing is (not always) caring

    Claire Chu, Staff Writer

    February 23, 2017

       It’s quite normal for an older sibling to pass down tests and assignments to their younger sibling. Other than receiving good grades, it really isn’t contributing to their success.     If you’re a student taking a difficult class, it’s nice to have someone with experience tell yo... READ MORE »»

    Older sibling Mary Mikaili (right) helps her younger sister Marina Mikaili (left) with an assignment. Mary made sure Marina understood what she was teaching, so she could do well. (Courtesy of Mary Mikaili)

  • Mustangs march for equality and rights

    Mustangs march for equality and rights

    Robin Hyun, Review Editor

    February 23, 2017

        One poster read, “Fight like a girl” another read, “Our Body our Rights”.     These were only a couple posters amongst hundreds of thousands, where participants, including numerous Monte Vista students and faculty members, rallied together for the Women’s March in the Bay A... READ MORE »»

    Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco- Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) member senior Erin Yoshina raises up her homemade poster, heading towards Market Street for the SF march.

  • REVIEW – MV Student Center drinks

    REVIEW – MV Student Center drinks

    Lauren Edelman, Online Editor

    January 24, 2017

        Let’s be honest, when students typically think of high school cafeteria food, they don’t think of a five star meal.  Instead, they think about soggy pizzas, and “mystery meat” chicken nuggets. Gross.       MV students are lucky enough to have relatively luxurious Subway sandwich... READ MORE »»

    Several students are unaware that the Student Center sells a variety of hot drinks: (from right to left) vanilla swirl, caramel swirl, and hot chocolate.

  • Was 2016 Really “The Worst Year Yet?”

    Was 2016 Really “The Worst Year Yet?”

    Eshana Seshadri, Social Media Editor

    January 24, 2017

        You’ve heard these phrases time and time again…”Let’s leave that in 2016,” “Was it the worst year ever, or what?”     Social media has decried 2016 as the worst year, yet on what standards does this presumption prevail? Is it simply human psychology which continues to be... READ MORE »»

  • FDA approves treatment for SMA

    FDA approves treatment for SMA

    Lauren Walker and Eshana Seshadri

    January 24, 2017

        On December 23rd, 2016, the FDA approved the drug Spinraza, a nusinersen, for treatment of infants, children, and adults with SMA.   The approval the drug is cause for excitement: it is the first  FDA approved treatment of SMA. The drug was created in summer of 2016 and needed approval. Us... READ MORE »»

    Monte Vista students participate in concert for a cure, a fundraiser to promote awareness and raise money to find a cure for SMA. This is an annual fundraiser organized by Mary McHale with the help of club representatives. (Courtesy of Julia Berg)

What happened to no cuts?

What happened to no cuts?

Nima Ashrafi, Staff Writer

   With the swim season just underway, there is a new policy in town. For the first time ever, Monte Vista swim has introduced cuts for the Junior Varsity swimmers. ...  Read More »

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Recent Sports Stories

And that’s a wrap!

And that’s a wrap!

November 9, 2016

    As the fall season comes to a close, MV students must say goodbye to their fall sports for this y...  Read More »

The Cosmos are back for one last year

November 9, 2016

    After a three year hiatus, the Cosmos are back on the soccer field.     The majority...  Read More »

2-Time gold medalist and MV alumni takes a visit home

2-Time gold medalist and MV alumni takes a visit home

October 24, 2016

     On September 13th, the incredible, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, Monte Vista Alumni Maggie Steffens wa...  Read More »

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New Author Emerges from MV

New Author Emerges from MV

Heather No, Staff Writer

    To write, let alone publish a book is an amazing feat for a sixteen year old, and yet Monte Vista seems to always accomplish the unthinkable. Junior Hailey Capovilla, our ne...  Read More »

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Recent Feature Stories

Mustangs march for equality and rights

Mustangs march for equality and rights

February 23, 2017

    One poster read, “Fight like a girl” another read, “Our Body our Rights”.    ...  Read More »

Key Club focuses on philanthropy

Key Club focuses on philanthropy

January 13, 2017

     Monte Vista’s Key Club is doing many fun fundraising events, and is always welcoming new mem...  Read More »

A new face for the math department

A new face for the math department

November 9, 2016

    Monte Vista’s math department welcomed a new teacher to replace Amy Christiansen for her matern...  Read More »

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Grace Wensley, Editor-In-Chief

    Twelve schools, four teams, 1000 students, and months of preparation: the TRI Valley Leadership Conference.     On January 27th, Monte Vista High School host...  Read More »

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Recent News Stories

FDA approves treatment for SMA

FDA approves treatment for SMA

January 24, 2017

    On December 23rd, 2016, the FDA approved the drug Spinraza, a nusinersen, for treatment of ...  Read More »

A tribute

January 23, 2017

    David Bowie, singer, songwriter, and actor. One of the best-selling music artists in the world...  Read More »

Is California’s Drought finally coming to an end?

Is California’s Drought finally coming to an end?

January 23, 2017

    With the constant rain, the layer of water covering almost all the walkways, and deep puddles ...  Read More »

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Sharing is (not always) caring

Sharing is (not always) caring

Claire Chu, Staff Writer

   It’s quite normal for an older sibling to pass down tests and assignments to their younger sibling. Other than receiving good grades, it really isn’t contributing ...  Read More »

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Recent Op/Ed Stories

Advanced pressure classes

Advanced pressure classes

February 23, 2017

    AP Courses. Weighted classes. No weekly workload limit. Back when I was still a naive little...  Read More »

Snapchat ruins lives

Snapchat ruins lives

January 25, 2017

   Friendship is one of the most important things in life. But in today’s society, some things are really...  Read More »

Was 2016 Really “The Worst Year Yet?”

Was 2016 Really “The Worst Year Yet?”

January 24, 2017

    You’ve heard these phrases time and time again…”Let’s leave that in 2016,” “Was it the w...  Read More »

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Hometown hero hits the big screen

Krista Cleary and Kiarra Earl

    After almost seven years after landing his plane on the Hudson river safely, this Danville resident has had a movie made about him and his heroic deed.   ...  Read More »

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Recent A&E Stories

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

November 9, 2016

    “Star Wars” enthusiasts everywhere wait in anticipation for the release of Disney’s n...  Read More »

Vegan Fever

Vegan Fever

November 9, 2016

    Everyone expresses their passions in different ways. For many it’s through a form of art, f...  Read More »

Haunted House

October 24, 2016

    It’s almost Halloween, and the Monte Vista Haunted House is coming once again.     ...  Read More »

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The student news site of Monte Vista High School
The student news site of Monte Vista High School