Mountain View High School Student Newspaper

The Anti-Dictionary: Things We Shouldn’t Say

The Anti-Dictionary: Things We Shouldn’t Say

Apr 24, 2014

Currently, people are adopting offensive terminology and using them in casual conversation, without realizing they are contributing to a bigger problem that perpetuates hate towards certain minorities. So, here’s a list of things NOT to say, to avoid further ignorance: “That’s so gay” is used in a negative context, implying that homosexuality is dumb,...

The Happiness Hypothesis

The Happiness Hypothesis

Apr 20, 2014

During our taxing years as high schoolers, we often can find ourselves caught up in the perpetual whirlwind of academic and social pressures.  We are bombarded with “achievable” standards and idealized versions of success.  From the daunting college apps we will (and have) faced, to admissions essays teeming with narcissism, we have lost focus on what we...

Sadie’s dance: awesome or archaic?

Sadie’s dance: awesome or archaic?

Mar 25, 2014

Written by Sheila Ahi and Sydney Sheffield This past Friday, Mountain View High School held a “twinfested” Sadie Hawkin’s dance. Throughout the US, it is the most common title for a dance specifically calling for the opposite of tradition: the girls are encouraged to ask the guys as dates. This idea, against the more common occurrence of guys asking girls...

Creative ways to ask people to prom

Creative ways to ask people to prom

Mar 23, 2014

It’s that time of year again: prom tickets are officially on sale and the Great Gatsby theme was announced a few weeks ago. With this special event comes a lot of stress, especially when it come to deciding on how to ask that special someone to prom! Here are some creative and cute ways to ask your date to prom: 1) The School Intercom:  Star on the...

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