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Artists of the week: New Year’s edition

Artists of the week: New Year’s edition

Jan 11, 2014

Winter break has officially come to an end.  As we begrudgingly throw out the remaining christmas cookies and desperately try to rectify our skewed sleeping patterns, we ring in the new year by making resolutions to ourselves.  Whether your goal for this year is to stop procrastinating (good joke), or to begin working out, it’s time to get excited.  Below...

EDITORIAL: Why undervaluing creativity harms students

EDITORIAL: Why undervaluing creativity harms students

Jan 11, 2014

I remember during my Junior year at Freestyle Academy when my Design teacher, Leslie Parkinson, reported that producing art was like “grabbing a hold of your ribs and opening them for the world to see.” The statement, however repulsive, did not sway me from understanding the message. That year I began the 4-semester long process of visual communication,...

MVHS staff: beyond the bell

MVHS staff: beyond the bell

Jan 11, 2014

Most students seem to have a standard relationship with their teachers: they sit down when the bell rings, listen to them teach during class, and leave when the bell rings again. However, not everyone knows how much effort our teachers here at MVHS put into making each one of us succeed in their class, and, sometimes, in life. In many cases, this helping hand...

Analysis of Disorders Poll

Analysis of Disorders Poll

Dec 20, 2013

The Oracle recently polled 380 MVHS students about disorders. The results were somewhat surprising and unsettling, but helped me gain insight into possible causes for the prevalence of various disorders. 1) Self-Harm: The poll found that 23% of MVHS students had self-harmed.This means that in an average class at MVHS, 9 students have self-harmed. 17% of college...

Word on the street: Holiday traditions

Word on the street: Holiday traditions

Dec 17, 2013

With winter break only a few days away, the holidays are just around the corner! We went around and surveyed some students to find out what holiday traditions people are looking forward to. Answers varied from classic cookie baking to original ways to decorate trees, and were more diverse than you might expect. Photos by Kimia Izadinia and Karen...

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