Mountain View High School Student Newspaper

AP Environmental Science: The movement

AP Environmental Science: The movement

May 29, 2014

    After a recount the day after 2000 election day, it was discovered that 1 vote does make a difference–George W. Bush won by a mere 2000 votes cast in his favor coming from a small town in South Florida.     Similarly to election results, the misconception that “one vote doesn’t make a difference” applies to the principles behind AP...

AVID Tutoring Recruitment

AVID Tutoring Recruitment

Feb 2, 2014

Each January of the school year, approximately 75 lucky juniors receive letters on scroll letterhead informing them that they have been offered positions as AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) letterhead for their senior year. But it isn’t just luck involved–juniors receiving this opportunity have been nominated by teachers, current AVID...

‘About Time’ movie review

‘About Time’ movie review

Nov 25, 2013

This is the third movie Rachel McAdams has starred in as the wife of a time-traveler. After The Time Traveler’s Wife and Midnight in Paris, I expected About Time to be some combination of spin-off or sequel for both.  But apart from the general device of time travel, About Time has its own unique story. The movie starts out in London, with 21-year-old Tim...

How to irritate your teachers

How to irritate your teachers

Mar 19, 2013

Homework Utensils: Teacher vision sometimes isn’t the best. But no matter what prescription glasses your teacher uses, they hate it when you write in anything other than “just blue or black ink” to do your homework in. To really bug em, try doing your homework in glittery pink gel pen (not purple, that’s too easy to read) white colored pencil, or that...

Oracle talks to Ms. Gabriel about AP psychology

AP Psychology, the newest class being taught at MVHS next year, has been one of the most popular electives requested so far. Ms. Gabriel, the new AP Psych teacher (she also currently teaches USHAP and regular US History for juniors) sat down with Oracle to answer some questions we had.