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From a radio show host to an actor to a teacher: Perez’s teaching journey comes to an end

From a radio show host to an actor to a teacher: Perez’s teaching journey comes to an end

Myesha Phukan, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

Current English teacher Hector Perez chased his seemingly wild fantasies after finishing high school: he hosted a radio show, became a columnist, tried stand-up comedy, and entertained audiences with his...

Photo by Charles Schwartz.

Photo story: “A Night in Athens” 2022 prom

Charles Schwartz, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

This year, prom for juniors and seniors was hosted in San Jose at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. The theme for the dance was "A Night in Athens."

From the Bay Area to Spain: Dance Spectrum presents “Destination Dance” showcase

From the Bay Area to Spain: Dance Spectrum presents “Destination Dance” showcase

Myesha Phukan, Staff Writer May 9, 2022

Swirling skirts, hip-hop choreography, and more took center stage at Dance Spectrum’s “Destination Dance” Showcase. Held in person for the first time in three years at Foothill College’s Smithwick...

Photo by Krithi Sundar.

Photo story: Folklorico Club performs in showcase

Krithi Sundar., News Beat Reporter May 2, 2022

The Folklorico Club performed in a collective showcase on April 23. The theme of the recital was different nations in Latin America, and two to three dance pieces were performed in dedication to each country’s...

Doce años después de la consolidación, el programa ELD regresa a Los Altos

Doce años después de la consolidación, el programa ELD regresa a Los Altos

Sophia Smith, Traductor April 20, 2022

Pedro Alcazar, estudiante de segundo año y comisionado de desarrollo del idioma inglés en MVHS, dijo que el problema principal que enfrentan los estudiantes ELD en MVHS es el transporte. Algunos...

Twelve years after consolidation, ELD program returns to Los Altos High School

Twelve years after consolidation, ELD program returns to Los Altos High School

Pedro Alcazar, sophomore and English Language Development Commissioner at MVHS, said that the main issue ELD students at MVHS face is transportation.  Some students have to take two or three buses...

“Enjoying the moment”: performing arts students take home lessons, memories from their Hawaii music festival

“Enjoying the moment”: performing arts students take home lessons, memories from their Hawaii music festival

Jackson Cummings, Web Sports Editor April 4, 2022

In a grandiose display of wind and sound, the chamber orchestra, wind ensemble, and chamber, concert, and acapella choir performed overseas for the first time since before the pandemic. All...

From seed to sale: Life Skills class grows and sells succulents

From seed to sale: Life Skills class grows and sells succulents

Natalie Arbatman, Editor-In-Chief March 21, 2022

Selling 90 succulents in just three days, Life Skills students spent months growing their succulents from the seed, culminating in their sale around campus last week.  The money from the sales helps...

Theatre concludes its third and final showing of Radium Girls

Theatre concludes its third and final showing of Radium Girls

Jackson Cummings, Web Sports Editor March 16, 2022

By licking their radium-tipped paint brushes a hundred times each day, many factory workers unknowingly died from excessive radium exposure in the 1920s. The Spartan Theater Company recently performed...

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Technique en pointe: Barrett’s decade-long dance journey

Sydney Fung, Staff Writer March 6, 2022

At eleven years old, Luke Barrett’s ballet teacher teaches him a skill more challenging than anything he’s ever done before. It’s a 540 jump – three full rotations in the air, landing back on the...

Mandarin, mathematics, and endless crafting

Mandarin, mathematics, and endless crafting

Olivia Velasco, Staff Writer March 5, 2022

Teaching Mandarin, Geometry, Calculus, and AP Calculus AB classes simultaneously keeps Jennifer Chiu busy.  “It keeps me on my toes, I will say that and it definitely makes me not complacent,”...

Threats of violence on campus reveal school-wide anxiety and confusion

Threats of violence on campus reveal school-wide anxiety and confusion

Danie Robledo, a social science and AVID teacher, said she felt like she was playing a “game of mental calculus” when she received an email about a threat of violence in the district on Jan. 7. “It...

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