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Meet the newest MVLA board member-elects

Siona Mohan, Print In-Depth Editor Dec 2, 2022

Thida Cornes, Esmeralda Ortiz, and incumbent Catherine Vonnegut were elected to the MVLA school board, and will be joining board members Dr. Phil Faillace and Sanjay Dave. Cornes, Ortiz, and Vonnegut will...

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New attendance policy works to prevent absenteeism

Ella Persky and Derin Degerli Dec 1, 2022

The school began piloting a new attendance policy earlier this month to combat absenteeism.  The policy has  four tiers of intervention, according to a Nov. 14 schoolwide email. The first tier goes...

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Community expresses concern over bathroom passes

Dayva Hartlin, Staff Writer Nov 16, 2022

When junior Noah Waxman had to use the bathroom during class and was asked to take a bright yellow bathroom pass with him, he had a lot of questions: For one, what purpose did the passes even have? In...

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Meet the MVLA School District Board candidates

Naina Srivastava, Co-editor-in-chief Oct 26, 2022

*Endorsements are on behalf of the Oracle Editorial Board and do not represent the views of all staff members. Six candidates are running for the Mountain View-Los Altos School District board, which...

Precious Nyarko and Gabriel Selaya crowned Homecoming Royalty

Precious Nyarko and Gabriel Selaya crowned Homecoming Royalty

Naina Srivastava and Katie Tsang Oct 24, 2022

Seniors Precious Nyarko and Gabriel Selaya were announced Homecoming royalty at the football game Friday. For Nyarko, winning homecoming court was important representation. Nyarko said she hopes that...

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Meet the 2022 Homecoming Court

Ella Persky and Marissa Chao Oct 21, 2022

Each year, seniors are nominated for homecoming court by peers and teachers. Two of the sixteen seniors on the court will be crowned royalty at the football game Friday, after students vote for their favorite...

Photo story: Rally launches Homecoming Week

Photo story: Rally launches Homecoming Week

Naina Srivastava Oct 18, 2022

Students dressed up in gold for the first day of Homecoming Week and filled the bleachers to attend the Homecoming rally. The rally featured class competitions, a Japanese class performance, a Dance Spectrum...

Fall play brings opportunity for theater department return to former glory

Fall play brings opportunity for theater department return to former glory

Olivia Bocchieri, Podcast Editor Sep 18, 2022

The theater department’s fall production of “She Kills Monsters” is set to debut on November 3, giving Pancho Morris, the school’s new drama teacher, only two months to put together the performance.  The...

Science Quad vending machine removal reveals illegality

Science Quad vending machine removal reveals illegality

Ella Persky, Web News Editor and Co-Business Manager Sep 13, 2022

  The vending machine located between the Science Quad and the Back Parking Lot has been removed from campus more than six years after its installation, in order to maintain compliance with state...

Club Arena helps students find community

Club Arena helps students find community

Alex Bentley, Video Producer Sep 6, 2022

The Science Quad filled with dozens of brightly decorated poster boards and crowds of students Tuesday and Wednesday for Club Arena, where representatives advertise their respective clubs to the student...

Back to School Night brings together community for first time in three years

Back to School Night brings together community for first time in three years

Alex Bentley and Ella Persky Aug 27, 2022

  Parents and student-club-run food stands gathered on the field for Thursday’s Back to School Night Picnic, a food-filled “kickoff” with everything from pepperoni pizza and boba to rugelach...

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MVHS Green Team brings compost bins to campus

Ella Persky, Web News Editor and Co-Business Manager Aug 22, 2022

If you saw a red, orange, or yellow popsicle in the sticky hands of a student at lunch last week, chances are, they got it in exchange for their trash — or more accurately, their compost. With the...

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