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Disregarding Jewish identity

Disregarding Jewish identity

Natalie Arbatman October 25, 2020

Anti-Semitism in the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum This article first appeared in the first issue of the 2020-21 volume of the Oracle. It has been since been updated. Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed...

Homeless students during COVID-19: the most resilient students Ive ever met in my life

Homeless students during COVID-19: “the most resilient students I’ve ever met in my life”

Natalie Arbatman June 13, 2020

A place to sleep, where to cook their food, to use a shower or even a restroom are just a few of the concerns housing-insecure students have been forced to think about since the lockdown due to COVID-19....

Teachers struggle with online learning: “reinventing the wheel on a daily basis”

Teachers struggle with online learning: “reinventing the wheel on a daily basis”

Natalie Arbatman April 28, 2020

Online learning developments Quick-changing district policies, nation-wide college decisions, and systematic grading changes are just a few of the challenges that teachers at the school have been forced...

Free online tutoring services offered to students following in-person school closure

Free online tutoring services offered to students following in-person school closure

Natalie Arbatman April 17, 2020

The loss of several free tutoring services, which resulted from the school’s closure, has left many students struggling to find academic support. To resolve this issue, students and members of the community...

Laggui’s 8,000-mile journey teaches her: “Its not that deep”

Laggui’s 8,000-mile journey teaches her: “It’s not that deep”

Natalie Arbatman April 16, 2020

The portion sizes were what surprised sophomore Ava Laggui most when she first moved to the U.S from the Philippines. “When I first went to a gas station, there weren’t any small cups,” Laggui...

Humans of Mountain View: Sasha Lazareva

Humans of Mountain View: Sasha Lazareva

Natalie Arbatman March 22, 2020

This article is from volume 40, issue 4 of the printed edition of The Oracle originally published Feb. 14, 2020. Sasha Lazareva is an octuple threat. She plays piano, saxophone, clarinet, and trumpet;...

New Freestyle animation teacher begins work after months of searching

New Freestyle animation teacher begins work after months of searching

Natalie Arbatman October 24, 2019

After receiving word that old Freestyle animation Instructor Adriana Copete’s work visa was denied a week before the school’s start, the Freestyle team was forced to quickly find a new teacher for...

Science Olympiad continues to explore obscure scientific topics with new members

Science Olympiad continues to explore obscure scientific topics with new members

Natalie Arbatman October 5, 2019

Scientific subjects such as dynamic planet oceanography and cryptography are just a few of the events offered at the school's competitive Science Olympiad Club, whose goal is to advance to nationals this...

Students participate in global climate strike

Students participate in global climate strike

Natalie Arbatman September 21, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef7fSPZv5hw Video by Ron Arel Students, teachers, and community members from all around the MVLA school district gathered Friday Sept. 20 to advocate for measures...

Varsity football team beats rivals LAHS for the 10th time

Varsity football team beats rivals LAHS for the 10th time

Natalie Arbatman September 14, 2019

Photo by Ava Hinz The MVHS varsity football team beat their rivals, the LAHS Eagles, 34-6 for the 10th time in 15 years this Friday, Sept. 13. Their record against the Eagles stands 10-5. MVHS has...

School accredited by Western Association of Schools and College

School accredited by Western Association of Schools and College

Natalie Arbatman June 11, 2019

The Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and College visited the school on March 3 after the planning committee spent almost two years meeting with various departments, staff,...

Special Education students and English Language Learners find success in the arts

Special Education students and English Language Learners find success in the arts

Natalie Arbatman March 1, 2019

Despite facing challenges with conventional curricula, Special Education students and English Language Learner students have thrived in mainstream art classes. This success has prompted a conversation...

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