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Badminton: Team celebrates senior night in a win over Gunn HS

Badminton: Team celebrates senior night in a win over Gunn HS

Ankit Gupta

May 1, 2018


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

While the sound of players shuffling usually fills the MVHS field house before a  badminton game, it instead buzzed with conversation and excitement as the team prepared to celebrate senior night. Graduating seniors would be showered with gifts and attention as they played their final home game. The t...

Straying Away: How the MVHS mascot lost its ties to the sport of bullfighting

Straying Away: How the MVHS mascot lost its ties to the sport of bullfighting

Ankit Gupta

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

[su_dropcap]W[/su_dropcap] hen art department chair Brian Chow first entered the MVHS gym more than 20 years ago, his eyes skimmed past the towering basketball hoops and purple banners, only to land on the mural on a wall. It contained two rows of light skinned athletes, painted in 10 variations of MVHS...

Girls soccer: Matadors fall to the Milpitas Trojans

Girls soccer: Matadors fall to the Milpitas Trojans

Ankit Gupta

February 16, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, SPORTS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Feb. 9, the MVHS girls soccer team, who was looking to solidify its spot in the CCS playoffs, hosted the Milpitas HS Trojans. The Trojans came into the matchup looking to rebound from two straight losses. The first few minutes of the game turned into a scoring rally, with both t...

What it feels like to root for a losing team

What it feels like to root for a losing team

Ankit Gupta

December 11, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he only thing worse than being a fan of a losing sports team is when it looks like that team will lose for years to come. As a lifelong fan of the San Francisco 49ers, it felt like that until the past few Sunday’s. The 49ers were one pass away from winning the Super Bowl against...

Parental Guidance: MVHS holds parenting classes

Parental Guidance: MVHS holds parenting classes

Ankit Gupta

November 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[su_dropcap]E[/su_dropcap]very Wednesday from September 27 to November 8, at 5:30 p.m. MVHS parents and students were not seen running daily errands or doing homework, but were instead attending parenting classes in the library. The class, taught by student advocate Richard Prinz, is focused on helping pa...

Q & A with department leads David Clarke and Scott DeRuiter

Q & A with department leads David Clarke and Scott DeRuiter

Ankit Gupta

October 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS

T eachers are tasked with managing curriculum, classrooms and students. While this is a large responsibility in itself, some teachers also fill a position which requires the overseeing of their respective department. The position, known as department lead, is a unique role that only one teacher in each...

Bay Area students hold Mental Health Summit

Bay Area students hold Mental Health Summit

Ankit Gupta

September 30, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS

Over 200 students, parents and administrators gathered at Santa Clara University on Sept. 29 where a mental health summit was held. The summit, which was in session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Locatelli Student Activities Center, was organized by the student-run youth action group Agents of Change. ...