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March 13, 2020

Column: Arts—Not just an Easy A

By Nina Crofts

March 1, 2020

In fifth grade, I had just started at a new school. Searching for an outlet to make friends and express my creative side, I joined choir. Despite having absolutely no choir experience, it soon felt like a community to me. Choi...

Column: Visual Arts in the Valley

By Bryce Li, Guest Writer

March 1, 2020

Most high schoolers pursuing art or design are commonly asked an age-old question: How are you going to make money? I’m no stranger to the precautionary tales of studying non-STEM subjects. But ask anyone who works at a top-...

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em

March 1, 2020

There is still room for more collaboration between the departments to thoroughly integrate art into STEM. Recently, the STEM department, specifically the new skills classes, have made efforts to collaborate with the art departm...

Art Department Frustrations

March 1, 2020

Though funding sources are more complicated than they seem, these differences in budget have created the impression that the school values the STEM departments over the art department.  “I feel that the art department is not a p...

Funding Complications

March 1, 2020

According to principal Wynne Satterwhite, the MVLA School District allocates a total sum of money to the school based on enrollment, which she then distributes to individual departments. This distribution is based on departments’ prev...


March 1, 2020

In technology-dominated areas like Silicon Valley, many people value STEM-based careers over those in art. Consequently, it seems that more grants and public schools are increasing funding towards STEM-related programs over the ...

Art and Stem Funding

Art and Stem Funding

March 1, 2020


By Nina Crofts and Marie Godderis

January 10, 2020

Chestnut Praline Latte - 4.5/5 The underdog of the holiday lineup, the Chestnut Praline Latte is the unexpected winner. It smells of a spiced candle, with a rich aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Its simple appearance doesn’t hint t...

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