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Boys basketball: MVHS loses senior night game against Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: MVHS loses senior night game against Santa Clara HS

Anish Vasudevan

February 17, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

Senior night is the most important game for most of the MVHS basketball team, with the seniors playing in the MVHS gym for the last time. On Feb. 14, boys basketball had their last home matchup against a powerful Santa Clara HS team. SCHS was a big team, but smaller in number which was a good sign f...

Man on the street: Winter Olympics

Man on the street: Winter Olympics

Anish Vasudevan

February 12, 2018


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On Feb. 9, the Winter Olympics began in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. 15 winter sports, 93 different countries, and with over 100 events, the Games will continue through Feb. 25. From figure skating to snowboarding, from Team USA to Team China, MVHS students’ attention are focused on different pla...

Super bowl: Pre-game and post game thoughts on the big game

Super bowl: Pre-game and post game thoughts on the big game

Anish Vasudevan

February 7, 2018


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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo days prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl LII, sophomore Aditya Chittari was sure that his team, the New England Patriots, would win. Chittari first watched the Patriots play in the Super Bowl XLIV, and has witnessed quarterback Tom Brady’s ability to perform on the biggest ...

Boys soccer: MVHS loses league matchup against Gunn HS

Boys soccer: MVHS loses league matchup against Gunn HS

Anish Vasudevan

January 30, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

At the end of a rainy and cold week, the MVHS boys soccer team faced off against Gunn HS for the second time in their season. Since they lost to GHS 3-2 three weeks earlier in the season, MVHS has only experienced more disappointment, winning only one out of four games since that matchup. Looking...

Girls basketball: MVHS loses quad game matchup against Milpitas HS

Girls basketball: MVHS loses quad game matchup against Milpitas HS

Anish Vasudevan

January 24, 2018


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On Jan. 19, the MVHS basketball teams faced off against Milpitas High School in a quad game, the girls varsity game. Last year, MHS won the matchup at MVHS, and so the Matadors  were eager to bounce back with a win. MVHS started off well against a much taller MHS team. Even though they were smaller i...

Girls basketball: Disappointing loss against league rival Saratoga HS

Girls basketball: Disappointing loss against league rival Saratoga HS

Anish Vasudevan

January 11, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The MVHS girls basketball team were looking to start the New Year off right, with their first win of the regular season. After only winning two games in their preseason, the team was hoping to rebound on Tuesday against league opponent Saratoga HS. The game went back and forth throughout the first half, but at t...

Boys basketball: Team loses tough season opener to Oak Grove HS

Boys basketball: Team loses tough season opener to Oak Grove HS

Anish Vasudevan

December 11, 2017


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MVHS boys basketball started fresh this year with a new coaching staff for both varsity and JV.   After winning just one game last year in the regular season, the team was looking for a win to start off the season playing against Oak Grove HS, a team they beat at the beginning of the season last year. ...

Cricket in Northern California

Cricket in Northern California

Anish Vasudevan

December 7, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

[su_dropcap]B[/su_dropcap]owler. Century. Wicket. These words are all part of the daily language of some MVHS students who spend their time playing cricket, instead of sports that are considered more typically American, such as basketball or football. One of these students is freshman Daniel Amirtharaj...

The NFL is facing an injury crisis

The NFL is facing an injury crisis

Anish Vasudevan

November 17, 2017


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J.J Watt. Aaron Rodgers. Richard Sherman. An average NFL fan will tell you that these players are among the elite in the NFL, leaders of their respective teams. These three players and many more are sidelined for the remainder of the season with injuries, an issue that has received a great deal of attention...

Scary fights at Halloween Haunt

Scary fights at Halloween Haunt

Anish Vasudevan

November 13, 2017


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Thousands of people from around the Bay Area gathered at Great America on Saturday, October 28 for the tenth annual Halloween Haunt. However, along with the crowd came violence, with fights breaking out around the entire park and police eventually having to enter the scene. According to the San Jose...

Helping out Puerto Rico

Helping out Puerto Rico

Anish Vasudevan

October 24, 2017


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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]leeping on a cot, living off of ready-to-eat food and drinking water out of boxes. This was Administrative Director of the Stanford Health’s Office of Emergency Management Brandon Bond’s life for four weeks, when he responded to the devastation Hurricanes Irma and Maria b...

What teachers wish students knew

What teachers wish students knew

Anish Vasudevan

October 4, 2017


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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are certain misconceptions that students have about school, such as believing that certain classes can impact the rest of their lives. For teachers like English teacher Vennessa Nava, having been through high school themselves, trying to ease students fears about grades and high...