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Spartans triumph over Eagles in rivalry boys basketball game

Spartans triumph over Eagles in rivalry boys basketball game

Carly Heltzel January 19, 2022

Down 45–47 with 18 seconds left in the game, senior Joe Brown pulled up for a longshot three-pointer over two LAHS defenders—and it went in.  The benched players leaped off their seats while the...

Sophomore Liam Barrett jumps up to spike the ball in a semi-final on friday.

“Erica Loves Bacon” secures victory at week-long spikeball tournament

Carly Heltzel January 15, 2022

Although outsiders might see spikeball as a casual, friendly game, ASB’s lunchtime tournament was riddled with competitors throwing themselves on the ground to save the ball or flicking unlikely backhand...

Athlete Signing Day Q/A

Athlete Signing Day Q/A

Carly Heltzel May 26, 2021

On April 21, nine college-bound athletes gathered to commit to play their sport in college during the school’s annual Athlete Signing Day. This Q&A dives into each of their recruiting journeys,...

Track and Field Meet vs. Monta Vista High School

Track and Field Meet vs. Monta Vista High School

Carly Heltzel May 2, 2021

https://youtu.be/gSm6W3Pb_-s

From social dist-dancing to engineering face shields, hands-on classes forced to get creative during shelter-in-place

From social dist-dancing to engineering face shields, hands-on classes forced to get creative during shelter-in-place

Carly Heltzel May 12, 2020

While conventional classes have a variety of issues to overcome with online distance learning, unorthodox courses, including engineering, performing arts, and Freestyle Academy, have been forced to get...

Crystal Springs permanent closure causes devastation for Cross Country team: dont take our course

Crystal Springs permanent closure causes devastation for Cross Country team: “don’t take our course”

Carly Heltzel April 24, 2020

Crystal Springs, the beloved cross country course in San Mateo, was announced to be permanently closing earlier this month. With the protest that followed, the San Mateo County Community College District...

Introducing the 2019 homecoming court nominees

Introducing the 2019 homecoming court nominees

Carly Heltzel October 10, 2019

ASB released the names of the 2019 homecoming court nominees. These 16 students were chosen by seniors; those with the highest amount of nominations are on the court. The pairings were not specified,...

Math teacher Jim Forthoffer unexpectedly retires

Math teacher Jim Forthoffer unexpectedly retires

Carly Heltzel September 28, 2019

Last week, longtime math teacher Jim Forthoffer unexpectedly retired mid-year, leaving the administration scrambling to find replacements.  Jim Forthoffer retired mid-year and the full-time replacement...

Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School, named after Mountain View High alumnus, celebrates its opening

Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School, named after Mountain View High alumnus, celebrates its opening

Carly Heltzel August 18, 2019

Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School, which opens for the first time tomorrow, made history as the first school in the country to ever be named after an undocumented immigrant. Vargas, an MVHS alumnus,...

Introducing new assistant principal Daniella Quiñones

Introducing new assistant principal Daniella Quiñones

Carly Heltzel July 31, 2019

After several stages of interviews to narrow down over 90 applicants, the school selected Daniella Quiñones as a new assistant principal. Principal David Grissom said administration believes she has...

English department hires new teachers, ending a competitive search

English department hires new teachers, ending a competitive search

Carly Heltzel May 23, 2019

After narrowing down the pool of English teacher candidates from almost 100 online applicants, the hiring committee announced in early March that Julie Song and Jose Rosario will be joining the English...

Annual STEM week renamed STEAM to include the arts

Annual STEM week renamed STEAM to include the arts

Carly Heltzel October 21, 2018

MVHS has added art to the mix of careers explored during STEAM week. According to Assistant Principal and STEAM week organizer Teri Faught, the change from “STEM” to “STEAM” came after years of...

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