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A Home Away From Home: One Student’s Experience in the Foster System

A Home Away From Home: One Student’s Experience in the Foster System

Nov 20, 2014

According to California’s Department of Social Services, the Assembly Bill 12 (AB 12) was passed in October of 2010. AB 12 is considered to be amongst the greatest legislative accomplishments in foster care history. “AB 12 drastically changed foster care, by optionally extending foster care until age 21; increased support for kinship care (opportunities...

Out of this World Movie Review on “Interstellar”

Out of this World Movie Review on “Interstellar”

Nov 17, 2014

It’s not easy crafting a mainstream Hollywood masterpiece involving the minute details of quantum physics and wormhole travel continuum while maintaining the awe of a common audience. But Christopher Nolan, the genius behind famous blockbusters such as Memento,The Dark Knight, Inception, has done it again; this time, experimenting with one of his favorite...

“The Skin of Our Teeth” MVHS play review

“The Skin of Our Teeth” MVHS play review

Nov 16, 2014

What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me… -Hamlet (II, ii)   Thornton Wilder and the...

The Road Less Traveled: A Career in the Arts

The Road Less Traveled: A Career in the Arts

Nov 12, 2014

The number of students applying to major in art at universities has been on the decline. An article published in June 2014 in Harvard Educational Review by Bruce A. Kimball examines the prominent narrative asserting that liberal arts colleges have continuously dwindled in number and status since 1970. Moreover, students taking art classes at MVHS often feel...

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