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Students use homecoming court platform for activism

Students use homecoming court platform for activism

Nisha Malley September 30, 2018

Seniors Marco Torres and Mia Lawrence used their platform as members of the homecoming court for activism during the parade on Friday. Torres held a poster that read “Believe Survivors”, and “#Resist...

School board meeting to debate field lights proposal elicits high turnout

School board meeting to debate field lights proposal elicits high turnout

Orianna Schwartz August 21, 2018

Over 100 members of the MVLA community and neighbors of both schools attended a school board meeting on August 13th to debate the possible installation of field lights on both the MVHS and LAHS campuses....

Community reacts to the arrest of math teacher Evan Smith

Community reacts to the arrest of math teacher Evan Smith

Neda Shahiar December 9, 2017

Students involved speak out, alumni reveal initial shock, admin looks toward healing * Student names have been changed to preserve anonymity. ** The print version of this article stated that the two...

Here’s everything we know about math teacher Evan Smith’s criminal case

Here’s everything we know about math teacher Evan Smith’s criminal case

Oracle Staff November 9, 2017

Math teacher Evan Smith was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 7 after the district learned he had sent allegedly inappropriate texts to a student. The police statement indicates that the texts were sexual in nature,...

History teacher Frank Navarro put on paid administrative leave for comments on Trump, Navarro said

History teacher Frank Navarro put on paid administrative leave for comments on Trump, Navarro said

Karen Xia November 10, 2016

Administration put teacher Frank Navarro on “paid administrative leave” on Thursday, Nov. 10. Navarro, who teaches World Studies, Civics/Economics, and Special Education said that his leave was prompted...

Mountain View community reacts to student arrests

Mountain View community reacts to student arrests

October 28, 2016

By Kathryn Kemp and Laura DeMassa *student and teacher anonymity are maintained to protect the identities of the accused minors **Update: As of Saturday, Oct. 29, it has been confirmed that all three...

MVPD took three MVHS students into custody.

Three students taken into custody for threats against school

October 10, 2016

This morning at 6:30 am, Mountain View Police Department contacted MVHS administration and informed them of potential threats to the safety of MVHS students. According to Principal David Grissom, a parent...

Theater steps reopened

Theater steps reopened

Jenna Webster January 25, 2016

After reading about the closing of the theater steps in the Sept. 25 print edition of The Oracle, junior Brian Olazaba, decided to begin a campaign to reopen the steps for students to sit on during brunch...

Tinderella: Finding my prince with a little help from 281 boys

Tinderella: Finding my prince with a little help from 281 boys

Katie Freiberg September 23, 2015

Disclaimer: The following is based on a true-story. To protect the identities of those involved, only first names are shown.   Once upon a time, there was a girl who, against the wishes of her friends,...

Erase the Mean Girls mentality

Erase the ‘Mean Girls’ mentality

Emily Porat May 29, 2014

If you’ve seen Mean Girls, you probably remember the scene when Gretchen, Karen, and Regina huddle around Regina’s mirror and seemingly rejoice over pointing out their flaws, confused as to why Cady...

My Experience with a Pyramid Scheme

My Experience with a Pyramid Scheme

Claire Johnson April 18, 2013

One day my friend and I expressed our search for jobs in casual conversation with a fellow MVHS student. For anonymity purposes, we’ll rename my friend “Tom” and our classmate “Clint.” Clint’s...

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