17 Minutes of Silence

17 Minutes of Silence

On Wednesday morning, March 14, Mount Madonna School (MMS) middle and high students participated in the National School Walkout day, with a short hike to a nearby fountain on their campus. At the same time, MMS fifth grade students, with parent permission, held their...
As American As Apple Pie?

As American As Apple Pie?

This article was first published on November 1, 2017. Mass shootings: There were 372 mass shootings in the US in 2015, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870, according to the Mass Shooting Tracker, which catalogs such incidents. A mass shooting is defined as a single...
Heart Health Month: Diabetes and the Heart

Heart Health Month: Diabetes and the Heart

As a child growing up in India, it was common to hear elders on both my mother’s and father’s sides talk about their diabetes and their high blood pressure. I used to overhear conversations about stents, angioplasty, and blockages during family get-togethers. My...
Visa dates

Visa dates

This column carries final action dates and other transitional information as taken from the U.S. State Depart­ment’s Visa Bulletin. The information below is from the Visa Bulletin for September 2017. In the tables below, the listing of a date for any class indicates...