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Former math teacher Evan Smith convicted of misdemeanor

Former math teacher Evan Smith convicted of misdemeanor

Sheli Yaskin May 17, 2018

Former math teacher Evan Smith was convicted May 3 of a misdemeanor for “annoying or molesting a child under 18.” Under his sentence, Smith will not be receiving any jail time but will be on formal...

Students hold up their letters from Hosseini. Photo courtesy of Kristine Bautista.

Best-selling author sends package of personalized letters to English class

Sheli Yaskin March 13, 2018

After reading Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling book The Kite Runner, a freshman English class was inspired to write individual letters to the Afghan-American author, according to their teacher Kristine...

School adding and updating surveillance cameras to better respond to misconduct and theft

School adding and updating surveillance cameras to better respond to misconduct and theft

Sheli Yaskin November 21, 2017

Administration is installing 16 to 20 new surveillance cameras in several locations around campus to canvas nearly the entire school. Installation will be completed by the beginning of second semester,...

on-campus CHAC counselors may refer students to a psychiatrist if they show a high risk for acting on suicidal thoughts

County addresses lack of mental health services with plans for new youth psychiatric facility

Sheli Yaskin November 14, 2017

The Santa Clara county voted unanimously Tuesday Nov. 7 to construct an inpatient psychiatric facility for youth at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. Currently, there is no hospital in...

photo courtesy of Talar Sarkissian

Female members of coed troops share their take on the Boy Scouts’ inclusion of girls

Sheli Yaskin October 24, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced Oct. 11 that it will now permit girls to join the program. However, nothing has changed for these female students, who have been in coed Scouting troops for nearly...

ASB empowers student voice, facilitates real discussion through creation of an open forum

ASB empowers student voice, facilitates real discussion through creation of an open forum

Sheli Yaskin September 28, 2017

ASB is in the process of reforming congressional meetings with the intention of promoting collaborative discussion, according to ASB member Charlie Eggleton. From now on, all congressional meeting attendees...

ASB to Issue Statement in Support of Transgender Students

ASB to Issue Statement in Support of Transgender Students

Sheli Yaskin September 12, 2017

The ASB Diversity Committee plans to publish a statement in support of the transgender community soon, in response to President Trump’s executive order banning transgender people from serving in the...

AVID accommodates larger class sizes, tutor disproportion in AVID and SDAIE

AVID accommodates larger class sizes, tutor disproportion in AVID and SDAIE

Sheli Yaskin August 31, 2017

AVID and SDAIE tutors were spread out disproportionately across class periods this year, with a surplus of tutors in first period, according to senior AVID teacher Steven Kahl. This occurred because many...

Movie Review: Oldies’ all found on Netflix

Movie Review: Oldies’ all found on Netflix

Sheli Yaskin April 17, 2016

Spring Break came around and I decided to spend that time watching the best oldies that I could find on Netflix. So huddle around the TV, kick your feet up, grab your parents if you would like, and dig...

Cassidy Barcelona: Scouted to perform at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Cassidy Barcelona: Scouted to perform at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Sheli Yaskin March 15, 2016

Cassidy Barcelona and her friends scurry to their starting positions as hundreds of thousands of vibrant posters rise, and the lights fade. The girls only have a split second to admire Beyonce taking the...

FBLA tours Microsoft

FBLA tours Microsoft

Sheli Yaskin December 8, 2015

The Mountain View High school Future Business Leaders of America club (FBLA) toured the Sunnyvale-Mountain view Microsoft campus on Saturday December 7 accompanied by LAHS and Microsoft Mock Hire workers...

BEAM

BEAM

Sheli Yaskin November 29, 2015

This article is a continuation of the FBLA business article featured on the Oracle focus page. Basic business skills are applicable to most careers is the modern day world, and MVHS students can start...

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