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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...

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...

States eviction moratorium ends, stressing need for community aid

State’s eviction moratorium ends, stressing need for community aid

Julia Gentin December 10, 2021

Junior Miguel Jimenez said his household received an eviction notice in the first week of November. Jimenez, who lives with his aunt, great-grandmother, and brother, immediately began looking for alternative...

Renaming of local school prompts reckoning with problematic past

Julia Gentin October 8, 2021

An Ugly Past Near the end of Benny Cittadino’s fifth-grade year, in June 2020, his class was given an extra assignment to research the namesake of their school, Frank L. Huff. Through Cittadino’s...

2020-2021 Grad Map

2020-2021 Grad Map

Oracle Staff June 15, 2021

updated-grad-map-elianaDownload Each year, the Oracle contacts each member of the graduation class to seek information on their post-graduation plans, resulting in the creation of the “grad map”....

Coming to a multiethnic gathering: inside the diversity of the ELD program

Coming to a multiethnic gathering: inside the diversity of the ELD program

Nure Shamlou May 18, 2021

Surrounded by a different culture and language, English language learners forge new relationships and piece together a new language. Supporting these students from a variety of backgrounds is the English...

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 and Natalie Arbatman 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 and Natalie Arbatman 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...

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