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Anxiety disorders: Diving into the domain of a mental disorder

Anxiety disorders: Diving into the domain of a mental disorder

Becca Zheng

May 24, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

[su_dropcap style="flat"]A[/su_dropcap] nxiety affects nearly 40 percent of Americans. Learn what it means to struggle with anxiety in this podcast which focuses on someone who copes with an anxiety disorder, and hear what a psychologist has to say about the general ideas and issues with anxiety. [soundcloud...

13 reasons why this show matters

13 reasons why this show matters

Becca Zheng

May 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

[su_dropcap]S[/su_dropcap]uicide, depression, bullying and sexual assault is ultimately how “13 Reasons Why” found itself in the spotlight of the entertainment industry, attracting a mix of both positive and negative perspectives over the way these topics were portrayed. The show focuses on a...

Andi Mack: New TV show involving Asian Americans and teen pregnancy

Andi Mack: New TV show involving Asian Americans and teen pregnancy

Becca Zheng

March 31, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]T[/su_dropcap]he Disney Channel norm has always been to display typical kid-friendly shows: Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Phineas and Ferb and many others. With a majority of Disney shows characterizing typical lighthearted and casual ...

Jones React: Reddit Video Comments

Jones React: Reddit Video Comments

Becca Zheng

March 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Editors' Pick, Multimedia, Video

[su_dropcap style="flat"]O[/su_dropcap]n March 2, Reddit user “gandhiissquidward” posted a video to Reddit of biology teacher Kyle Jones’ lecture on antibiotic resistance. On his YouTube channel, Jones uploads lectures about biology topics like DNA replication, photosynthesis and population genetics...

Girls Soccer: Senior night against Los Altos HS

Girls Soccer: Senior night against Los Altos HS

Becca Zheng

March 2, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Soccer, Winter Sports

[su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap] final school year. A final season. A final game not only of the season, but of their high school careers. Aiming to step up and play with maximum effort against a tough component, senior night approached. Unfaltering motivation, teamwork and excellent possession of the...

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

Becca Zheng

March 1, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Video, Wrestling

Their food has been digested, their weigh-ins are complete, and adrenaline pumps through their veins. The referee lays on his stomach, transitioning back and forth as the wrestlers struggle to pin each others shoulders to the mat. He blows the whistle and the match is over. The MVHS wrestling team c...

Boys Soccer: Tie between MVHS and Santa Clara HS

Boys Soccer: Tie between MVHS and Santa Clara HS

Becca Zheng

February 6, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

On a rainy Thursday afternoon, with a broken scoreboard, the MVHS boys soccer team was gearing up to compete for a CCS birth. The Matadors needed a win against Santa Clara HS to remain in contention for a CCS berth. MVHS started the game off well, opening with a 1-0 lead. Senior Hidetoshi Yoshimura s...

Girls Soccer: Loss against opponent Milpitas HS

Girls Soccer: Loss against opponent Milpitas HS

Becca Zheng

January 16, 2017


Filed under Girls Soccer, Winter Sports

Photo by Roshan Fernandez and Om Khandekar [su_dropcap]A[/su_dropcap] typical chilly day on the field quickly turned into defeat, when the Matadors lost against Milpitas HS. During the first half of the game, MV attempted a number of shots, yet missed as Milpitas continued to drive towards victory. As the game progressed into the seco...

Boys soccer: Team blown out 0-3 against Los Altos HS

Boys soccer: Team blown out 0-3 against Los Altos HS

Becca Zheng

January 10, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[su_dropcap]W[/su_dropcap]ith the wind blowing in their faces and the rain soaking their jerseys, the MVHS boys soccer team stepped onto the damp field ready to play Los Altos HS on Jan. 3. In some of the worst conditions this area has to offer — high winds, pouring rain and low temperatures, MVHS...

One-on-one with senior Ron Talmor

One-on-one with senior Ron Talmor

Becca Zheng

December 7, 2016


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Sports Digital, Winter Sports

[su_dropcap style="flat"]I[/su_dropcap]n our print magazine, three of our staff writers trained under the guidance of winter sports athletes. But what happens when a staff member takes on an athlete at their own sport? Senior Ron Talmor took on not one, but two of our own, at a game of pickup basketball....

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Boys Soccer: Varsity boys pre-season victory against Cupertino HS

Becca Zheng

December 6, 2016


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, Multimedia, Sports

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he rain was quickly subsiding as the MVHS boys soccer team took to the field in their first preseason game on Nov. 30. The clouds remained heavy over the field throughout the game, but the team seemed unaffected by the weather and focused on their goal: win...

Cheer and Song: A year’s worth of effort

Cheer and Song: A year’s worth of effort

Becca Zheng

December 2, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Briefs, Multimedia, Scream and Shout, Video

“[su_dropcap style="flat]O[/su_dropcap]ne two, three four, five six, seven eight. Hail to thee’ ole MV High!” MV’s cheer and song team work towards a set of goals and aim to reach national level of competition. Although team members have different levels of cheer experience, they work together...