Mountain View High School Student Newspaper

Creating a nation of helping hands

Creating a nation of helping hands

Dec 9, 2014

On January 2, 2005, Shin Dong-hyuk became the first person to ever escape the highest security prison camp in North Korea. Shin was born and raised within the prison walls because of his grandfather’s high level offense against the government in attempting to escape North Korea. Somewhere between 150,000-200,000 people work as slaves in these prison camps....

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...

Five ridiculous markups that we’re going to buy anyway

Five ridiculous markups that we’re going to buy anyway

Oct 14, 2014

Mark ups are the small profit margins that retailers gain when an item is sold. A cornerstone of a free market economy, this very gap is the driving force that measures economic incentive to maximize gain. This same amount covers expenses and overhead costs such as rent, electricity, heating, etc. But, of course, some markups are ridiculously high due to...

“Boyhood”: A fresh take on adolescence

“Boyhood”: A fresh take on adolescence

Oct 1, 2014

I have always been an enthusiastic John Green fan. I attended the Redwood City Tour de Nerdfighting in 2012, met him, and he signed my copy of The Fault in Our Stars. In addition to TFiOS, I have also read An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, Will Grayson Will Grayson, and Let it Snow. In the first three years of my high school career,...

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