Reevaluating the role of activity points

Activity points attempt to place numbers on experiences that are unquantifiable Co-written by Amita Mahajan. A stream of students poured into the office on April 27 to turn in sheets of paper covered in numbers, checkmarks and calculations scribbled on the side. Over the past few weeks, students went from teacher to teacher across campus to... Continue Reading →


Redefining the stigma

We should be aware of an evaluate the culture of depression Approximately 20 percent of teens experience depression before adulthood, but according to Psych Central, only 30 percent of depressed teens are treated. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for teens, with 90 percent of them linked to depression. As teenagers, we are more vulnerable... Continue Reading →

Part of something smaller

Amidst the changes in Cupertino, we should strive to be involved in our community Work hard, and all will pay off. This is the mentality that is ingrained in our minds as we strive to be academically successful due to the influence of the MVHS student body. Out of a survey of 193 students, 73... Continue Reading →

The numbers game

College statistics can be misleading Five percent of applicants were accepted by Stanford University last year. Compare that to seven percent in 2012 and 13 percent in 2005. This trend doesn't only apply to Stanford. Schools such as Harvard, UC Berkeley and Princeton are following suit. It has never been harder to get into the... Continue Reading →

Cure Cancer Café’s performers and emcees

On Saturday March 21th, 2015, Monta Vista Octagon club held their annual Cure Cancer Café, which is an event that fund-raises for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Each year, a wide array of people are invited to perform to supply entertainment for the night. This year’s performers and emcees have unique backgrounds and reasons for... Continue Reading →

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