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“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”: Sweet but shallow

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”: Sweet but shallow

Cathy Wang, Copy/Content Editor

March 27, 2020

“To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” is a bit like Vegemite—either you love it or you hate it. In this film, lovely performances and clever filmmaking intersect with overused tropes and lack of a cohesive plot to create a product that will ultimately give you what you put into it. And as a ...

OPINION: Sanjay Dave’s comment about AP classes is problematic

OPINION: Sanjay Dave’s comment about AP classes is problematic

Cedric Chan and Vaishu Sirkay

March 23, 2020

In an interview with the “Los Altos Town Crier,” MVLA School Board president Sanjay Dave expressed a desire to change the end of the school year calendar to align with the AP tests in May. “Additional schooling after [AP tests], it’s kind of pointless,” Dave said to the Crier. “I’d ...

Are You Obligated to Vote?

Are You Obligated to Vote?

Stella Huang, Graphic Artist

March 20, 2020

Contagion or COVID-19?

Contagion or COVID-19?

Mia Scher, Senior Writer

March 20, 2020

When I heard the news that the school talent show was canceled, then the news that almost every college I applied to has canceled in-person classes and is doing online lessons instead, and then the news that March Madness was canceled, I thought of one thing: the movie “Contagion.” The 2011 St...

Bay Area counties under “shelter in place” order

Bay Area counties under “shelter in place” order

Tomoki Chien, Cedric Chan, and Isabella Borkovic

March 16, 2020

Santa Clara County is under a shelter in place order effective at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, March 17, and will last for at least three weeks. The mandate also covers the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda and the city of Berkeley.  The order directs all individuals to shelte...

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

Cedric Chan, Tomoki Chien, Nina Crofts, Vaishu Sirkay, Isabella Borkovic, and Janie Dent

March 13, 2020

The MVLA School Board approved a credit/no credit grading system for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year with a 4-1 vote.

Valley Fair Mall shooting threat found not credible

Valley Fair Mall shooting threat found not credible

Cedric Chan

March 11, 2020

Both the San Jose and Santa Clara Police Departments have found a mass shooting threat on social media not to be credible. The post, titled “Fun at the Mall,” was made on Reddit today, March 11, by a user who went by the name “James.” James threatened to come “fully armed” and with a bulletproof...

Superintendent releases new bell schedule proposal

Superintendent releases new bell schedule proposal

Vaishu Sirkay

March 4, 2020

Superintendent Nellie Meyer sent another bell schedule proposal to district parents that includes four block days and one seven-period day. After final negotiations between the District Teacher Association (DTA) and the Mountain View-Los Altos (MVLA) school district finish, the MVLA school board will ...

Mike Bloomberg: A Critical Mistake

Mike Bloomberg: A Critical Mistake

Kaavya Butaney, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Democrats are desperate. We will do almost anything to get Trump out of power. But this desperation might cause us to make some mistakes in our nomination choices. Or one mistake, really: Mike Bloomberg, whose popularity has risen rapidly through February, going from 4.8 percent on January 1 to 15.4...

No current plans to close Los Altos in light of coronavirus

No current plans to close Los Altos in light of coronavirus

Tomoki Chien and Cedric Chan

March 2, 2020

There are currently no plans to close Los Altos in response to the coronavirus outbreak. As of today, there are eight reported active cases of the virus in Santa Clara County.  According to Assistant Principal Galen Rosenberg, any guidance to close schools would come from the Santa Clara County O...

“The Rise of Skywalker”: classic turned catastrophe

“The Rise of Skywalker”: classic turned catastrophe

Kaavya Butaney, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

I know I’m not special when I say that I grew up with “Star Wars.” I first watched it when I was four years old, then rewatched it over and over and over again, mimicking the dialogue, recreating the lightsaber battles and theorizing over everything that happened. I never expected more than just...

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