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Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Aditya Dash

April 8, 2018


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As the MVHS badminton team prepared for its ninth game on a gloomy and cloudy afternoon, the team was warming up as they were about to play the Cupertino HS Pioneers. Having already previously defeated  them on their home court, MVHS had a level of confidence and it showed when they played, ultimately be...

Review: Nike LeBron 15 Equality

Review: Nike LeBron 15 Equality

Aditya Dash

April 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

[su_dropcap style="flat"]O[/su_dropcap]n Rolling with the Champion Kevin Durant x LeBron James x Cari Champion, NBA superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant discussed social issues that are important to the lives of many Americans. However, as the conversation continued, James and Durant voiced their...

Boys volleyball: MVHS dominates in spotlight by finishing second in San Diego

Boys volleyball: MVHS dominates in spotlight by finishing second in San Diego

Aditya Dash

March 20, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap]s the MVHS boys volleyball team arrived in San Diego on March 9, they experienced their own version of an all-star game. Surrounded by some of the best teams in the state, they were ready to compete against the best Southern California had to offer. With minimal expectations...

Badminton: The start of a journey towards CCS

Badminton: The start of a journey towards CCS

Aditya Dash

March 10, 2018


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap]s the MVHS badminton team filled the field house on March 6 before their first game, there was a sense of excitement in the air as the team practiced their serves.  Looking for their first win, the players individually had a bigger goal in their mind: to make CCS and win it al...

The preparation towards Advanced Placement

The preparation towards Advanced Placement

Aditya Dash

March 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[su_dropcap]O[/su_dropcap]n Thursday, March 1st, school financial specialist Calvin Wong was seen at the office sorting papers and registering students who had signed up to take the AP exam. With registration papers all around him, Wong patiently went through each student’s form and checked them. Though s...

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

Aditya Dash

February 1, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap]s sophomore Keshav Taneja receives his scores for the PSAT exam, he looks forward to ways in which he can prepare to take the next big test: the SAT. Taneja is hoping to perform well through the use of strategies and advice from his tutor. Taneja is also trying to do well the...

False alarms, real dilemmas

False alarms, real dilemmas

Aditya Dash

January 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[su_dropcap]W[/su_dropcap]hen MVHS alumna Anella Palacpac received an emergency alert on her phone at 1:07 p.m. on Jan. 13 in her dormitory at University of Hawaii in Manoa, fear shot up through her body. Immediately, she received a call from her father asking her what she was doing and if she was okay....

The currency of tomorrow

The currency of tomorrow

Aditya Dash

January 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap]s sophomore Surya Dantuluri browsed through the Internet three weeks before finals, he noticed the recent popularity surrounding cryptocurrency and its uses. Intrigued by its new logistics, he decided to invest a dollar into Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency system, in order to understand ...

Glitched scores

Glitched scores

Aditya Dash

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[su_dropcap]S[/su_dropcap]ophomore Ankit Rustagi was able to take a look at his PSAT score three weeks prior to the original release date, between Dec. 11-13. When he was first told by his friends about the leak, Rustagi rushed to take a look at his score and was quick to find out that his score had ...

To shave or not to shave: Take on No Shave November

To shave or not to shave: Take on No Shave November

Aditya Dash

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION

November, the eleventh month of every calendar year holds a tradition that has influenced thousands of people around the world. It marks the beginning of the time period known as No Shave November. In this month, men grow beards in order to raise awareness towards male-related diseases such as prostate...

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Aditya Dash

December 4, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[su_dropcap style="flat"]F[/su_dropcap]emale empowerment. Two words that have been a part of many people’s lives, plays a major role in society and is a topic of conversation for many MVHS students. It was the topic of conversation on November 18, when the MVHS Robotics Team (MVRT) held the Diversity ...

Why be a Study Buddy?

Why be a Study Buddy?

Aditya Dash

November 14, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap]s the seventh period bell rings, many students with  free periods swarm to the front of the school to go home or talk to their friends. However, others go to the library and stay there after their last class to tutor an MVHS student who needs their help. These students are ...