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Mountain View High has never been a quintessential “Friday Night Lights”-esque high school. We don’t have thousands of students attending our football games and the stands in our gym aren’t packed before a basketball tournament (well, sometimes.) Attendance to both formal and casual dances is often spotty as well. But this is where the ASB class comes in—one of the purposes of this class is to raise school spirit, which they do by hosting rallies, championing sporting events, and putting on “spirit weeks” before big dances like they did the week of March 22nd.

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With over 60 classes to choose from and only eight periods available, it’s no wonder the students of Mountain View High School are having a tough time choosing what classes to take for their upcoming year. That being said, the addition of Environmental Science AP and Psychology AP are making that decision a whole lot more difficult and are in high demand among students of all grades.

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Three quarters have passed since the math department launched a series of reforms to its curriculum. Yet as the third quarter comes to a close, issues such as cumulative test taking, grade inflation and class alignment continue to cause tension.

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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.

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