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Students speak out about sexual assault

Students speak out about sexual assault

Janya Sundar and Siona Mohan February 8, 2021

Trigger warning: graphic descriptions of sexual assault Hannah* said that in the eighth grade, she was sexually assaulted multiple times by her then “boyfriend,” a junior at LAHS. She said...

RV ban adds burden to homeless residents

RV ban adds burden to homeless residents

Janya Sundar December 20, 2020

Amidst pandemic-induced economic and health challenges, families living in oversized vehicles are now prohibited from parking along the streets of Mountain View, which may displace residents.  On...

Drug culture: students learn moderation through experience

Drug culture: students learn moderation through experience

Janya Sundar November 28, 2020

This cycle, the Oracle investigated the school’s drug culture in order to capture the nuances surrounding the conversation and usage of illicit drugs and to identify the causes for student drug use....

Student discourse mirrors a polarized election season

Student discourse mirrors a polarized election season

Janya Sundar November 2, 2020

When junior Richard Zhang announced his support for President Trump on Instagram, he said he faced a slew of hate, mostly in the comments section of his posts.  Captioning his post “Today I...

Pulled out of Italy at 3 a.m.: Hamam’s experience abroad during the COVID-19 outbreak

Pulled out of Italy at 3 a.m.: Hamam’s experience abroad during the COVID-19 outbreak

Janya Sundar April 23, 2020

Sophomore Matan Hamam’s first conversation with his Italian host family was about COVID-19, but the virus was nothing more than small talk. Hamam was on a semester exchange program to Italy, and was...

Athletes reflect on events canceled due to COVID-19

Athletes reflect on events canceled due to COVID-19

Janya Sundar April 22, 2020

Senior and team captain of girls softball Emily Klemm has played the sport with the same group of girls since elementary school. She said she was extremely excited for her senior season, as she would...

Club events and out-of city trips cancelled due to COVID-19

Club events and out-of city trips cancelled due to COVID-19

Janya Sundar April 21, 2020

Junior Tony Xin said that this year was the projected “golden year” for the Science Olympiad team, but all future competitions have been effectively canceled due to COVID-19. For the past couple...

Performing arts students reflect on events canceled due to COVID-19

Performing arts students reflect on events canceled due to COVID-19

Janya Sundar April 14, 2020

Correction April 14: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the cast of Mamma Mia! was holding online rehearsals. The Drama Llama club is the group that has been holding online rehearsals. Senior...

Coronavirus presence in county: how it affects local school districts, local updates, and how to stay safe

Coronavirus presence in county: how it affects local school districts, local updates, and how to stay safe

Janya Sundar March 2, 2020

Above, Dr. Sara Cody provides an update in a video on a third case of COVID-19 in the county. Image courtesy of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department Facebook. There have been seven reported...

Youth hotspot Rocket Fizz closes downtown location

Youth hotspot Rocket Fizz closes downtown location

Janya Sundar February 5, 2019

Rocket Fizz, the popular novelty candy and soda store in downtown Mountain View, closed in January after four years of operation and will be missed by students who enjoyed the store’s bright atmosphere...

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