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A review of spirit week

Mountain View High has never been a quintessential “Friday Night Lights”-esque high school. We don’t have thousands of students attending our football games and the stands in our gym aren’t packed before a basketball tournament (well, sometimes.) Attendance to both formal and casual dances is often spotty as well. But this is where the ASB class comes in—one of the purposes of this class is to raise school spirit, which they do by hosting rallies, championing sporting events, and putting on “spirit weeks” before big dances like they did the week of March 22nd.

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New AP classes coming our way

With over 60 classes to choose from and only eight periods available, it’s no wonder the students of Mountain View High School are having a tough time choosing what classes to take for their upcoming year. That being said, the addition of Environmental Science AP and Psychology AP are making that decision a whole lot more difficult and are in high demand among students of all grades.

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Math Curriculum changes put to the test

Three quarters have passed since the math department launched a series of reforms to its curriculum. Yet as the third quarter comes to a close, issues such as cumulative test taking, grade inflation and class alignment continue to cause tension.

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Oracle talks to Ms. Gabriel about AP psychology

AP Psychology, the newest class being taught at MVHS next year, has been one of the most popular electives requested so far. Ms. Gabriel, the new AP Psych teacher (she also currently teaches USHAP and regular US History for juniors) sat down with Oracle to answer some questions we had.

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Hangout hotspots in Los Altos and Mountain View

The end of school day is often associated with books being shoveled into backpacks hurriedly, chairs being pushed out with a disruptive sound, and students pouring out of classroom doors- but what is the motive that drives these students to pack up so hastily? Despite the desire to get out of class early, some students are also eager to explore unique and convenient spots to simply unwind with their friends. Downtown Mountain View and Los Altos are peppered with various hang out spots that host comfortable environments perfect for stressed students.

Convenient hang out spots are sprinkled all over Mountain View and Los Altos if you search closely. These few spots described above can supply a local and calming shelter from the sweat and stress of school for anyone.

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