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Willfully ignoring antisemitism is antisemitism

Willfully ignoring antisemitism is antisemitism

Natalie Arbatman, Editor-In-Chief March 4, 2022

I am done begging for solidarity. I am done waiting for non-Jews to see us, to hear us, to ache for us, to fight with us. On Jan. 17, a British extremist took hostage a Rabbi and three other members of...

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...

Perspective: Our generation needs to analyze, rather than consume, media

Perspective: Our generation needs to analyze, rather than consume, media

Ella Haney-Foulds May 24, 2020

Mill Valley News, Tatum Elliott In the digital media unit of art class in seventh grade, I was shown a documentary about body image. It showed countless photoshopped images of models, but instead of...

Perspective: The bell schedule should remain the same

Perspective: The bell schedule should remain the same

James Pampeyan June 3, 2019

The topic of whether or not we should change the bell schedule has come up again, with parents and students taking a survey on how they felt about the current schedule and whether or not there should...

Perspective: A little color goes a long way

Perspective: A little color goes a long way

Mira Kaiser March 1, 2019

Covering the span of the hallway walls at my middle school, the Girls Middle School, a mural featured two girls: one in an astronaut suit and another standing behind a podium delivering a speech. This...

Perspective: Asian Representation in the Media

Perspective: Asian Representation in the Media

Samantha Fong February 14, 2019

In her recent Golden Globe victory for best actress, Sandra Oh ended her speech by thanking her parents in Korean, and then bowing to them. In August, Crazy Rich Asians and To All The Boys I’ve Loved...

Happy New Year: Not just a Winterball theme

Happy New Year: Not just a Winterball theme

Oracle Staff January 27, 2017

By Karen Xia and Alan Zhou Update: Originally did not mention other Lunar New Years. This year, both MVHS and LAHS are scheduled to hold their respective Winter Balls on Saturday, Jan. 28, the first...

Perspective: Womens March in San Fransisco

Perspective: Women’s March in San Fransisco

Ana Mata January 23, 2017

On Saturday, my friends, family, and I, alongside 50,000 other people in San Francisco, rallied around motivational speakers, performers, and marched down Market Street in support of women. Along with...

Perspective: Womens March in San Jose

Perspective: Women’s March in San Jose

Daniel Baier January 23, 2017

As I entered the rally in the Plaza de Cesar Chavez, I was greeted by a huge uproar from the crowd gathered there. The speaker onstage was Cindy Chavez, a San Jose city council member. Chavez spoke of...

ASB encouraged students to wear anything from another culture.

A dangerous game: playing dress-up with cultures

Oracle Staff September 27, 2016

ASB has recently made efforts to promote school diversity. For example, they hosted a diversity forum during a congressional meeting. However, not all efforts have been sensitive toward minorities. By...

Too much of a STEM focus at MVHS

Too much of a STEM focus at MVHS

Karen Xia May 28, 2016

When I first told my parents, who are both engineers, I wanted to be a writer, they said I would never find a job, and proceeded to describe the salaries of their interns. They told “horror stories”...

Why STEM needs the arts

Why STEM needs the arts

Shayda Dehnow April 19, 2016

STEM, an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math,” is a popular term that can be heard thrown around the halls of Mountain View High School. We even have a week dedicated to STEM to...

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