The Student News Site of Mountain View High School




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Interested in writing, photography, videography, graphic design, or web design? Join the Oracle! The Oracle is an independent, nonpartisan, award-winning student newspaper that strives to serve the MVHS community with professional, well-rounded coverage while adhering to the highest journalistic and ethical standards.

The Oracle is entirely student-run, making it an amazing opportunity for students to develop critical thinking and leadership abilities. Students build writing skills, participate in discussions, meet other journalists, and learn to use professional 20st-century technology.


What class do I sign up for?

All incoming students regardless of grade level must sign up for Intro to Journalism before signing up for Journalism in their second year.

How will participating in Oracle enhance my high school experience?

Oracle is a great place for students to develop leadership and communication skills by working as part of an organization that is committed to serving our community through quality journalism.

What credits does Oracle cover?

Each semester of Intro to Journalism or Journalism counts for 5 elective credits. Graduation standards require 60 elective credits, 40 of which would be covered by participating in Oracle for four years.

If I sign up for Intro to Journalism, will I still get to participate in the publication?

Yes! Intro to Journalism focuses on teaching students the foundational skills of journalistic writing and ethics while also giving them hands-on experience writing for our publication. Intro students spend half of their time meeting separately from the production staff but join the production staff for 3 out of the 6 issues of the year.

What if I’m not sure I want to write articles?

Oracle also has opportunities for people interested in photography, videography, graphic design, audio work, and web design. We look for students with diverse skill sets and ways of thinking who can each contribute something of their own to the publication.


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