Mountain View High School Student Newspaper

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...

“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...

Día de los Muertos: Spanish Students Celebrate Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos: Spanish Students Celebrate Day of the Dead

Nov 2, 2014

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a popular holiday celebrated widely in Latin America and takes place on the first and second of November each year. Instead of mourning individuals that have passed away, those who participate in the festivities honor the lives of the dead with many celebrations consisting of food, family, and fun. One of the many aspects...

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