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“We’re brothers”: a life-long friendship

“We’re brothers”: a life-long friendship

Natalie Arbatman, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 8, 2022

“It's a friendship obviously but it's more than that,” senior David Fomin said. “I mean, this is kind of cringey but these are my brothers.” Seniors Fomin, Anav Mohan, Lucas Kaemmerer, Mukundan...

Editorial: In defense of the post-grad map

Editorial: In defense of the post-grad map

Oracle Staff May 20, 2022

Each year, The Oracle publishes a graduation map with a list of seniors’ schools and future plans categorized by location in its final issue. The map is supposed to represent the diversity of the school’s...

Meet the music man: Angel Sanchez DJs school hallways

Meet the music man: Angel Sanchez DJs school hallways

Natalie Arbatman, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

Whether you listen to his music in the halls or plug your ears, you’ve probably heard junior Angel David Sanchez, or more accurately, music booming from his JBL speaker, in the hallways.  “Some...

MVLA Board Petition sparks change

MVLA Board Petition sparks change

Natalie Arbatman, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2022

It’s been almost one year since Los Altos Students, Alumni, and Educators and Campus Change Mountain View High School backed by Justice Vanguard, a “grassroots racial justice organization that focuses...

Rampant threats to student safety must be addressed

Rampant threats to student safety must be addressed

Natalie Arbatman, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

Every time I arrive at and leave school, I am at risk of getting hit by a car. With juniors and seniors getting their licenses, an increase in pedestrians and bikers, and fewer parking lots, entrances...

ELD Students Deserve Better: A Reform in School Transportation Is Necessary

Oracle Staff January 7, 2022

Every day after school, students line up in the front parking lot, waiting for buses, their sole source of transportation to and from campus. Approximately 70 of these students are enrolled in the school’s...

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;...

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