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Outreach Group Seeks to Unify Student Body

Nadya Agrawal, Senior Writer

December 14, 2007


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The ASB’s new Outreach Committee enacted this year is intended to bridge the gap between students on campus, according to Outreach Commissioner senior Rosita Mancilla. Outreach Committee members take on various projects and events to include students who are not normally involved with school events. In...

News Briefs

Jamil Poonja and Ancy Dow

December 14, 2007


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Yearbook Struggles to Go Digital With CD Last year, the Yearbook class intended to create a “hear the year” CD to complement the annual yearbook. However, the CD will not be produced for various reasons. “The technology these days moves way too quickly,” Yearbook Adviser Danielle Paige s...

Main Street singers Break Pizza Record to Fund Tours

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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The Main Street Singers found time between singing to break their selling record in their biannual pizza fundraiser this fall. According to Main Street Singer senior Jay Danver, the group sold about 1,500 pizzas in the fall of 2006. During this year’s fall fundraiser, the singing group sold about 1,...

Amnesty Hosts Open Mic For Charity

Claire Bedard, Senior Writer

December 14, 2007


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The Amnesty International Open Mic, an annual event that is both an opportunity for local teens to perform and a fundraiser for the school’s club, took place on Thursday, December 6 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Red Rock Coffee Co. in downtown Mountain View. The event was free. According to club president ...

Student Recognition Held at Lunch

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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One-fourth of the school staff recognized a group of staff-selected students in the small gym Tuesday, December 4 at lunch. This was the first of four gatherings that will take place at the end of each quarter this year. Staff members each selected one or two students whom they want to recognize a...

Holiday Faire Raises Funds With Festive Cheer

Kate Keenan, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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This year’s Holiday Faire will be held in the large gym on December 14. The fair will only be open at lunch, as in previous years. Though ASB is in charge of the event, it is not ASB that chooses which clubs are able to participate. In order to participate in this event, clubs must complete a f...

Videos Encourage Dialogue and Action Among Students

Jamil Poonja, Managing Editor

December 14, 2007


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The school’s Cultural Proficiency Team is creating new videos highlighting “words and actions” which will be shown to students during second semester. According to English teacher and team member Susana Herrera, the team of teachers is responsible for increasing communication among students in an eff...

School Hires Readers To Ease Teacher Workload

Jeff Liu, Managing Editor

December 14, 2007


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As class sizes continue to increase, teachers have often found themselves struggling to grade student work and return it in a timely fashion. Conversely, students have sometimes been frustrated with the limited feedback or the delayed return of their completed work. The school has taken steps to take ...

District Wants Taco Truck to Drive Away

Sydney Negus, Content Editor

November 21, 2007


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In the midst of numerous district-wide changes to the way food is provided on school campus, the cater van (known colloquially as the taco truck) usually stationed behind the school at lunch is being pressured by the district to leave. The taco truck, operated by Julie Nguyen, regularly parks on Ja...

Teacher Injury Affects Math Class

Doug Sangster, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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Math teacher Steve Cochran will be taking a leave of absence until the end of the semester due to a leg injury that occurred on Sunday, October 7. As of press deadline, no permanent substitute had taken over his classes, three sections of Alternative Pathways Geometry and two sections of trigonometr...

Event Aims to Promote Tolerance

Sandra Song, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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The “Not in Our School” even was held from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, November 15, in the Eagle Theatre to present themes advocating diversity and tolerance within our community. The goal of the program is to work against the stereotyping, discrimination, hate crimes and racism that penetrate American Soc...

Food Drive a Time to Give Back

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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ASB has decided to eliminate the competition aspect of the annual Thanksgiving food drive. Without competition between classrooms, ASB hopes to promote a more altruistic spirit throughout the school The food drive allows students and their families to give donated food items to Second Harvest, a char...

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