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Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Saratoga HS on senior night

Julia Yang

May 8, 2018


Filed under Boys Volleyball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On May 4, banners and posters decorated the sides of the field house, which buzzed with excitement from family and friends. This day marked senior night for the volleyball team and the last home game of the season against Saratoga HS, a team that MVHS had lost to earlier in the season. Before the gam...

Marching Band: members look to the next season

Marching Band: members look to the next season

Julia Yang

March 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Having ended their first season in a decade a couple months ago, the MVHS Marching Band is already looking forward to the next season, excited for what the future will bring to them. Scroll through the photos below to see what three Marching Band members had to say about the past season and what their...

Experiences in the New Student Support Club

Experiences in the New Student Support Club

Julia Yang

February 17, 2018


Filed under Briefs

The New Student Support Club is a club on campus that aims to create a comfortable environment for students coming from abroad or other schools as well as students who are shy and introverted. They offer translation services and academic support and host social and volunteering events for students to particip...

Marijuana through the years

Marijuana through the years

Julia Yang

January 31, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Marijuana, also known as cannabis or weed, has had a long history of human use, whether it be for medical or recreational purposes. In ancient cultures, marijuana started off as a medicine in Asia. Cultivation of marijuana flourished in America when early colonists grew it for textiles and rope. Throu...

Meme accounts at MVHS

Julia Yang

December 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Though memes have experienced explosive popularity since 2011, the rise of MVHS-focused pages and groups has occurred mostly within the last couple of years on newer platforms like Instagram and Facebook, with accounts such as @montavistamemes, @internationalthesmemiansociety and class groups such as the...

A glance at the New Student Support Club

A glance at the New Student Support Club

Julia Yang

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

For students coming from abroad or from other schools, MVHS may seem like a very intimidating place that takes a bit time to adjust to, whether it be the language, environment, or academics. However, with the New Student Support Club on campus, these struggles can be easily overcome as the club officer...

A color guide to roses and what they mean

A color guide to roses and what they mean

Julia Yang

October 6, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

Cowritten by: Sreya Kumar Whether it be for a Homecoming asking or as a congratulations gift for a friend, roses are beautiful and meaningful flowers to present. From the classic red rose, symbolizing love, to the rare lavender rose, symbolizing enchantment, each color of the rose carries a signifi...